After falling in game one of the series Friday, the Cincinnati Reds needed some kind of spark on Saturday. Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo gave them that spark as both launched home runs in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
"We're playing some ugly baseball," Reds manager Dusty Baker said following the win. "I'm seeing things I haven't seen in a long time. We're winning, but I'm not real happy because I'm seeing some things that over the course of the year I haven't had to deal with."
Cincinnati took a quick 4-0 after two innings. In the first, Joey Votto hit a sacrifice fly and three batters later, Todd Frazier singled home a run to make it 2-0. In the second, Choo hit a two-run shot to extend the lead.
Reds starter Homer Bailey, who reached the 11-win mark, kept the Redlegs ahead all afternoon. He went seven innings and gave up five hits and three earned run, all of which came in the fourth inning.
"I just wasn't very sharp," said Bailey. "Twelve o'clock games are kind of tough to play in. Just kind of a good, bad day if you will. But, you know what? We scored enough runs and got a win when we really needed it."
With a one run lead heading into the sixth, Joey Votto launched his 23rd home run of the year to give Cincinnati some extra breathing room. Another insurance run in the eighth gave the Reds a 7-3 lead, the eventual final.
With the win, the Reds still remain two and a half games out of first place in the NL Central.
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