Choo, Votto power Reds past Brewers
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto each homered and drove in three runs, helping the Cincinnati Reds to a much needed 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
The Reds entered the day with three losses in their last four contests, which reduced their lead over the streaking Washington Nationals to 4 1/2 games in the National League wild card race.
However, the team took advantage of Milwaukee's rookie starter Johnny Hellweg (1-4), tagging the right-hander for four runs on eight hits over five innings to maintain its distance over Washington.
Choo scored three times and Todd Frazier produced an RBI single to back a solid outing from Homer Bailey (11-10), who worked around a three-run fourth to throw seven innings and stay undefeated in his last nine starts.
Carlos Gomez had two hits, an RBI and a run scored in the setback for Milwaukee, which won Friday's series opener, 5-1.
09/14 16:39:15 ET