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Votto, Reds outslug Orioles

Jun 26, 2011 - 3:03 AM Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with two home runs and a career-high five RBI to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Baltimore Orioles, 10-5, in the second of a three-game interleague series.

Scott Rolen went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI for the Reds, who have won two of three.

Bronson Arroyo (7-6) earned the win despite giving up five runs on nine hits, including four home runs, in 6 1/3 innings.

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and J.J. Hardy added two hits, including a solo home run for the Orioles, who have dropped three of four.

Brian Matusz (1-3) took the loss after giving up six runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings.

The clubs combined for nine home runs in the game.

Votto hit his second homer of the day -- and the 101st of his career -- in the fifth, a two-run shot that made it 6-4. It also scored Brandon Phillips, who had reached base with a leadoff double.

Cincinnati continued its assault by adding two more runs in the seventh. Votto walked with one out and Scott Rolen joined the home run parade with a two-run blast to give the Reds an 8-4 lead.

The Orioles cut the deficit to three runs in the bottom of the seventh after Hardy blasted a homer down the left field line.

But the red-hot Reds offense proved to be too much as they added two more runs in the eighth for their 10-5 lead. Drew Stubbs led off with a homer to center. Edgar Renteria then walked, moved to second on a Ryan Hanigan ground out and scored when Phillips singled up the middle.

Baltimore had jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first after Adam Jones sent a hanging curveball over the right-center field wall.

Cincinnati answered back with a solo blast of its own in the top of the second. Jonny Gomes took advantage of a 2-0 fastball, roping it into the left field bleachers to tie the game.

The Reds took the lead on Votto's three-run shot to right-center in the third, his 100th career homer. Chris Heisey led off with a double down the left-field line before Phillips beat Hardy's throw from the outfield grass for a single. Votto worked a full-count before belting the payoff pitch into the stands.

The Orioles followed the longball theme with Markakis' two-run blast in the bottom of the third and Matt Wieters' solo-shot in the fourth.

Game Notes

Votto had the seventh multi-homer game of his career and upped his 2011 total to 11...Arroyo has surrendered 21 homers in 16 starts this season...All but one run scored in the game came on a homer...The Orioles fell to 5-6 in interleague action in 2011.

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  • Joey Votto grounded out pitcher to first to end the inning.

    Reds 10, Orioles 5  Mid 8Jun 25 9:42 PM

  • Edgar Renteria walked. Runner on first with none out and Ryan Hanigan due up.

    Reds 9, Orioles 5  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 25 9:33 PM

  • J.J. Hardy one-out, solo Home Run (10) to left. Nick Markakis due up.

    Reds 8, Orioles 5  Bot 7, 1 OutJun 25 9:21 PM

  • Scott Rolen one-out, two-run Home Run (4) to left scored Joey Votto. Jay Bruce due up.

    Reds 8, Orioles 4  Top 7, 1 OutJun 25 9:14 PM

  • Joey Votto none-out, two-run Home Run 2 (11) to right center scored Brandon Phillips. Scott Rolen due up.

    Reds 6, Orioles 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 25 8:31 PM
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    Reds 4, Orioles 4  End 4Jun 25 8:27 PM

  • Matt Wieters one-out, solo Home Run (7) to center. Mark Reynolds due up.

    Reds 4, Orioles 4  Bot 4, 1 OutJun 25 8:18 PM
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    Reds 4, Orioles 3  Mid 4Jun 25 8:13 PM

  • Nick Markakis none-out, two-run Home Run (6) to right center scored J.J. Hardy. Adam Jones due up.

    Reds 4, Orioles 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 25 7:58 PM

  • Joey Votto none-out, three-run Home Run (10) to right center scored Chris Heisey and Brandon Phillips. Scott Rolen due up.

    Reds 4, Orioles 1  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 25 7:50 PM

  • Jonny Gomes one-out, solo Home Run (10) to left. Drew Stubbs due up.

    Reds 1, Orioles 1  Top 2, 1 OutJun 25 7:30 PM

  • Vladimir Guerrero singled to pitcher. Runner on first with two outs and Luke Scott due up.

    Reds 0, Orioles 1  Bot 1, 2 OutsJun 25 7:21 PM

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