Votto homers for 3rd straight game, Reds beat Padres 11-3

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto homered for the third straight game and pulled into a tie with Ted Kluszewski on the Reds' career list Monday night, leading Cincinnati to an 11-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.

The Reds homered four times in all, with Patrick Kivlehan hitting his first career grand slam. Adam Duvall and Zack Cozart also connected.

Votto's 251st career homer off Jhoulys Chacin (11-8) moved him into a tie for fifth place with Big Klu, the first baseman who cut the sleeves off his uniform to free his big upper arms. Votto's 136th homer at Great American bumped him ahead of Jay Bruce for the ballpark record.

Votto also hit an RBI single against Chacin while extending his hitting streak to 12 games, his longest of the season. Chacin allowed five runs for the first time in 13 starts. The right-hander hadn't lost since June 27, going 5-0 with a 2.02 ERA.

Jose Pirela drove in all of San Diego's runs with his first career multihomer game. The first was a two-run shot off Tim Adleman, who went only 4 2/3 innings. Adleman hasn't won since June 27, going 0-5 in seven starts with a 6.88 ERA. Blake Wood (1-4) replaced Adleman in the fifth and pitched out of a two-on threat.

Cincinnati is 7-17 since the All-Star break.


San Diego recalled right-hander Carter Capps from Triple-A El Paso. He started the eighth and loaded the bases ahead of Kivlehan's grand slam off Phil Maton.

The Padres got Capps from Miami last season while he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. San Diego also optioned left-hander Buddy Baumann, who gave up Sean Rodriguez's game-ending homer in the 12th for Pittsburgh's 5-4 win on Sunday.


Padres: C Hector Sanchez was available to pinch-hit on Monday. He was hit in the helmet by a foul ball on Saturday night and was checked for a concussion.

Reds: C Devin Mesoraco went on the paternity list. RH reliever Austin Brice was called up from Triple-A Louisville.


Padres: Luis Perdomo (5-6) gave up five runs in six innings of a 5-2 loss to Minnesota on Wednesday. He's 1-1 in two career starts against the Reds with a 4.26 ERA.

Reds: Sal Romano (2-3) makes his seventh major league start and his first career against the Padres. He gave up four runs in six innings of a 6-0 loss at Pittsburgh on Thursday.