Estrada, Brewers blank Reds 3-1 - NBC Sports

Estrada, Brewers blank Reds 3-1
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
August 25, 2013, 4:15 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) Caleb Gindl homered for the second straight game, and rejuvenated Marco Estrada held Cincinnati's lineup to one single over seven shutout innings on Sunday, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Reds.

The Brewers took two of three from the Reds, who remain right behind Pittsburgh and St. Louis in the NL Central race.

Estrada (6-4) gave up Shin-Soo Choo's leadoff single in the first inning, and then left the Reds swinging at nothing. He walked two, fanned a season-high nine and retired 10 batters on popups or fly balls - usually a risky thing in homer-friendly Great American Ball Park.

Jim Henderson gave up Joey Votto's 20th homer in the ninth inning while picking up his 21st save in 24 chances.

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