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