Votto Hits Three Homers, Reds Defeat Nationals 9-6

Rich Pilling/Getty Images(Cincinnati) -- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit three home runs, including a walk-off grand slam, as the Reds beat the Washington Nationals 9-6.

"Number one you're hoping to get your leadoff man on, which we did," Reds manager Dusty Baker said when describing the ninth inning comeback. "Then Valdez (Wilson) layed down a perfect bunt. Then Rodriguez (Henry) couldn't find the plate. We had some big walks and we battled and battled. Then Joey came through. He had a great big day with the slam and six RBIs a three home runs. That's as good of a day as you'll see."

Votto is now hitting .319 with five homers, 24 RBIs and a .466 OBP.

The win puts the Reds 2.5 games behind the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.

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