CINCINNATI (AP) - Edinson Volquez pitched six effective innings,
Joey Votto homered, and the Cincinnati Reds earned a costly 5-3
victory over the Florida Marlins tonight.
Reds shortstop Jeff Keppinger fouled a pitch off his leg in the
second and X-rays revealed a broken left kneecap.
He drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 2-0 and played defense in
the third and fourth innings before departing. The team says
Keppinger is scheduled for an MRI exam Wednesday.
Pinch-hitter Cody Ross homered in the eighth to cut Cincinnati's
lead to 5-3, and Jeremy Hermida milked a leadoff walk in the ninth
against Francisco Cordero.
Hermida advanced to second on a wild pitch but Cordero retired
Hanley Ramirez and Jorge Cantu on groundouts and struck out Dan
Uggla for his seventh save.