Votto 3-run HR in 9th after Bryant error, Reds beat Cubs 7-4
Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant’s two-out error, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 7-4 Wednesday.
Bryant hit a two-run homer in the eighth that made it 4-all. The rookie has 22 home runs and 84 RBIs this season.
Cubs closer Hector Rondon (5-3) retired the first two batters in the ninth. Jason Bourgeois, who homered earlier, followed with a single.
Jay Bruce then hit a hard grounder that went through Bryant’s legs for an error, and Votto connected for his 27th home run.
J.J. Hoover (7-0) got the win despite allowing Bryant’s homer. Aroldis Chapman closed for his 27th save.
Tommy La Stella and Anthony Rizzo hit solo home runs for the Cubs.