Homer Bailey struck out four and walked one in 7 1/3 innings. (David Kohl/AP)
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
Joey Votto was ejected after arguing a called third strike in his first at-bat, and it must have sparked his teammates. Brandon Phillips launched a three-run home run in the very next at-bat, and Jonny Gomes (two blasts) and Edwin Encarnacion each went deep to support a strong Homer Bailey.
a-Flied out for Geer in the 5th. b-Flied out for Mujica in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Gonzalez, Ad (13, Bailey, H), Blanks (5, Bailey, H). 3B: Cabrera, E (4, Rhodes). HR: Cabrera, E (1, 6th inning off Bailey, H, 0 on, 1 out), Gonzalez, Ad (26, 6th inning off Bailey, H, 0 on, 1 out),
Kouzmanoff (14, 9th inning off Cordero, F, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Gonzalez, Ad 6; Cabrera, E 7; Kouzmanoff 4; Blanks 2; Rodriguez, L 2. RBI: Rodriguez, L (13), Cabrera, E (13), Gonzalez, Ad (56), Kouzmanoff (54). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, Ad. Team RISP: 2-for-6. Team LOB: 3.
BASERUNNING SB: Blanks (1, 2nd base off Bailey, H/Tatum).
Game Scores: Geer , Bailey, H . WP: Mujica. HBP: Nix, L (by Geer). Pitches-strikes: Geer 73-42, Mujica 38-25, Thatcher 16-9, Bailey, H 111-75, Rhodes 13-9, Cordero, F 13-8. Groundouts-flyouts: Geer 8-2, Mujica 4-2, Thatcher 0-0, Bailey, H 7-7, Rhodes 1-1, Cordero, F 0-2. Batters faced: Geer 19, Mujica 12, Thatcher 4, Bailey, H 27, Rhodes 3, Cordero, F 4. Ejections: Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto ejected by 3B umpire Jerry Crawford (1st) Umpires:
HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Jerry Crawford. Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
6 mph, R to L. T: 2:31. Att: 18,563. Venue: Great American Ball Park. July 27, 2009 July 27, 2009
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