Votto leads Reds over Dbacks 3-2 in 10 inningsPosted: Updated:
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto singled with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds ended an afternoon of wasted chances by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Thursday.
Cincinnati loaded the bases with none out against Clay Zavada (1-2), stringing together a walk and a pair of singles. After Laynce Nix struck out and Jerry Hairston Jr. flied out to shallow right field, Votto singled past shortstop Augie Ojeda for his fourth hit of the game.
Francisco Cordero (1-2) escaped a bases-loaded threat in the 10th with the help of a double play. Justin Upton hit a routine fly to right fielder Jay Bruce, whose throw home beat the tagging Alex Romero for the third out. Bruce then had a bunt single during the Reds' winning rally.
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