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Reds down Cardinals

Joey Votto homered and drove in two runs to help the Cincinnati Reds defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 Saturday afternoon and evened the three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati won the game as -130 favorites, while the seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

Micah Owings went deep for the Reds, while tossing 6 2-3 innings for his sixth victory. Francisco Cordero collected his 20th save with a scoreless ninth.

Colby Rasmus went deep in a losing effort for the Cardinals, while Brad Thompson gave up nine hits and five runs in five innings on the hill.