Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Greene deals, Votto and India homer, Reds win

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Reds 7 Cards 1 

The Reds started getting the band back together Sunday and it produced sweet music. 

Hunter Greene came off the Covid-IL to give the Reds six strong innings, while Jonathan India and Joey Votto came of the IL and homered as the Reds beat the Cardinals 7-1 to avoid a series sweep Sunday afternoon. 

Hunter Greene: 6 IN, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 9 K, 109 pitches. Per ELias Sports, it was the seventh start in which Greene allowed 2 hits or fewer while throwing at least 6.0 innings, the most for any Reds pitcher in his first 42 career starts.

Welcome back: India homered In his first AB since July 28 to open the 3rd inning. He also stole his 13th base. 

Double digit power: Will Benson smacked his 10th HR, becoming the 10th Red to reach double figures this season. Benson also doubled. 

Triple Dip: TJ Friedl and Nick Martini each tripled in the 6th.

2 H: Benson (HR), Steer, Friedl (3B, HR)

Tank shots: The three homers all traveled over 400 feet…..India 409, Benson 414 and Votto 437. 

Per Sarah Langs (MLB): Votto is the 9th player since 1900 to homer on his birthday at age 40 or older, joining: Alex Rodriguez, Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Tony Phillips, Wade Boggs, Darrell Evans, Joe Morgan, Bob Thurman. 

How they scored:
3rd India HR, 1-0 Reds
3rd Benson, HR, 2-0 Reds 
6th Spence Steer RBI 1B, 3-1 Reds 
6th Martini RBI 3B, 4-1 Reds
6th Votto RBI GO, 5-1 Reds 
8th Friedl HR, 6-1 Reds 
8th Votto HR, 7-1 Reds

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