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Votto's Clutch Home Run Leads Reds Past Cubs

Last updated on Monday, May 10, 2010

(CINCINNATI, OH) - Joey Votto’s three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning vaulted the Cincinnati Reds past the Chicago Cubs 5-3.

Reds starter Mike Leake took a 2-0 lead into the seventh when Marlon Byrd scored on a wild pitch and Tyler Colvin gave Chicago the lead with a two-run homer.

Votto's shot off Cubs starter Ryan Dempster made Leake the winner as the rookie out of Arizona State improves to 3-0.

Dempster took the loss to fall to 2-3 as the Cubs dropped two of three in the series.

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