Reds Sweep; Cards lose in Chicago

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Reds swept the Marlins with a 2-0 victory at GABP Sunday afternoon and in Chicago the St Louis Cardinals lost for the second time which moves the Reds back into first place in the National League Central Division.

Homer Bailey got the win and moves to 2-2.

In Chicago the Cubs survived a late scare to win 9-7 after having a 7 run lead in the 5th inning.

Back in Cincinnaite, Reds first baseman Joey Votto was ejected by plate umpire D.J. Reyburn after disagreeing with a called strike in the first inning, his fourth ejection in the past two seasons.

Votto, the NL's top hitter at .322, took a called third strike to run the count to 1-2 with two outs in the first inning Sunday. Votto said something as he backed away from the batter's box. He got back in the box and started digging in with his head down, and Reyburn ejected him. Votto raised his arms in surprise.

Votto has a history of arguing calls with umpires. He was ejected twice last season for arguing ball & strike calls. Last month, he was ejected in the first inning of a game at Wrigley Field for arguing a called third strike.

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