Votto, Rolen homer as Reds beat Pirates 8-4

  • Sat Oct 3rd, 2009 7:20pm
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CINCINNATI — Joey Votto homered and drove in three runs and Scott Rolen homered and the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Zach Duke’s control problems for an 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

Johnny Cueto rebounded from a rough first inning for the win. Cueto (11-11) allowed five hits and four runs with four walks and six strikeouts in six innings.

Duke walked a season-high five, one short of his career high, while losing for the fifth time with just one win in his last seven starts. Duke (11-16) gave up six hits and five runs with two strikeouts in five innings.