Collin Balester Tagged With Loss in Reds-Nationals Match

Washington pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Joey Votto and it cost them dearly in a 5-4 loss on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds were a -140 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Cincinnati got 7 innings from Johnny Cueto, who gave up 2 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 11. Bill Bray earned the victory, while the Reds got 2 RBIs from Joey Votto in the win.

Washington's starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Rick Ankiel in a losing cause.

Washington outhit their counterparts 17-14 in the game.

Next game, Cincinnati takes its act home to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Atlanta.