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Atlanta's Randall Delgado allowed one unearned run on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings. He has three losses and two no-decisions since winning his first two starts.
The Braves loaded the bases in the eighth against Ondrusek and Aroldis Chapman. Chapman struck out Jason Heyward to end the inning.
The Reds scored the first run of the game on an unusual error in the fourth. Back-to-back singles by Jay Bruce and Heisey left runners on first and second with two outs when Todd Frazier hit a grounder to rookie shortstop Tyler Pastornicky.
Heisey was running from first on the play, so second baseman Dan Uggla did not cover second base, apparently thinking there was no chance for a play at the bag. Pastornicky fielded the ball and instead of throwing to first made a quick pitch toward second base. Bruce scored the unearned run from second on Pastornicky's throwing error.
"All I can do is make sure it doesn't happen again," Pastornicky said.
The Braves tied the game in the fifth. With one out, Michael Bourn tripled into the right-field corner. Martin Prado followed with a fly ball to shallow right field. Bourn tagged and scored when catcher Devin Mesoraco couldn't handle Jay Bruce's throw from right field.
One day after having four hits, including three homers, Votto was 0-for-2 with two walks.
NOTES: Delgado walked Votto on four pitches in the first inning after striking out Zack Cozart and Stubbs. Votto led off the sixth with another free pass. His 33 walks lead the major leagues. ... Prado was turned the wrong way when tracking Bruce's line drive in front of the left-field wall in the sixth but recovered at the last second to make a lunging catch. ... The two-game series ends on Tuesday night when Reds' right-hander Johnny Cueto (4-0) faces Tim Hudson (1-1). Hudson is 3-1 in six career starts against the Reds.
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