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Reds are learning what other teams already knew after playing against Votto: Canadians will beat you. Reds lose, 4-0.

Suck it, DeRo! (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Suck it, DeRo! (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
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Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Jay Bruce.  After flirting with a .300 average, Bruce had slumped a bit, so it was nice to see him get two hits on the night.  Honorable mentions go to Scott Rolen (the only other Red with multiple hits) and Carlos Fisher (two perfect innings to close out the game).

Key Plays

  • It looked like it might be a good night for Edinson Volquez as he pitched a 1-2-3 first inning.  But errors, hits, and walks loaded the bases for the Blue Jays in the second and only the questionable baserunning of Adam Lind kept them off the scoreboard.  They broke through in the third inning as a result of shoddy Reds defense.  Yunel Escobar doubled to lead things off and Corey Patterson bunted him over.  However, Volquez fielded the bunt and threw it past Joey Votto, later claiming that the ball was wet.  Escobar scored, but Patterson was thrown out trying to go to third.  Blue Jays lead, 1-0.
  • Jose Molina homered leading off the fourth, and Rajai Davis followed that up with a triple.  Jayson Nix hit a sacrifice fly.  Blue Jays lead, 3-0.
  • Corey Patterson was the next to lead off an inning with a hit, doubling in the fifth.  Jose Bautista hit a sharp single and Patterson scored.  Blue Jays win, 4-0.



Other Notes

  • Joey Votto failed to reach base in consecutive games for the first time since August 2009.  He did however manage accept the Lou Marsh Trophy, awarded to Canada's top athlete.
  • Reds starters had gone 11 games pitching at least six innings before Volquez was pulled after five.  He did manage to strike out 8 batters, though.
  • Brandon Morrow is a pitcher that allows a lot of baserunners, but the Reds only worked one walk against him.
  • The Reds left the bases loaded in the seventh inning, and had two runners on in the ninth with one out.  They went 0-6 with runners in scoring position.



Final - 6.18.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto Blue Jays 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
WP: Brandon Morrow (3 - 4)
LP: Edinson Volquez (4 - 3)

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