MLB: The Reds rout the Cubs as one of their all-time greats hits a big milestone
Cincinnati, Ohio - The Cincinnati Reds made easy work of the Chicago Cubs, as one of their best franchise players reached 2,000 hits in a certain Hall of Fame career.
It was Joey Votto’s (37) night as he got three hits on the night, crossing the 2,000 hit mark for his career as the Reds dominated the Cubs at home 14-5 on Monday night. The 2010 MLB National League MVP finished the game hitting 3-for-4, scoring a run himself, and batting in another.
This was the Reds’ second straight win, while their division rivals are going through a streak they’d like to forget – a 12-game skid, with their last win coming two weeks ago on August 5.
While having a better baseball game statistically, Reds second baseman Jonathan India went 3-for-6, driving in five runs. He finally broke the scoreless tie with a two-run shot in the fourth inning, before staying hot with two doubles later in the game.
On the mound, Wade Miley kept the Cubs scoreless through all seven innings he pitched, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts and just one walk. For his efforts, he got his 10th win of the season.
Aristides Aquino and Tucker Barnhart also helped Cincinnati’s cause, with both going 2-for-4, each blasting two-run homers.
The Cubs weren’t completely terrible in this one though, they did manage to get at Cincinnati relief pitchers for all five of their runs in the eighth. Robinson Chirinos, Jason Heyward, and Ian Happ drove in all of Chicago’s runs.
On Tuesday, the Reds and Cubs are back at it for game two of a three-game series, once again in Cincinnati.
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