Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds hits a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August 15, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  
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Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, Tony Cingrani lift team to 2-1 win over Brewers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and Tony Cingrani pitched solidly into the seventh, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.

Cingrani (6-2) allowed only a second-inning home run to Khris Davis. Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 30th save in 34 chances.

The Reds have won five straight and 10 of 13.

Votto's homer was the only earned run allowed by Kyle Lohse (8-8) in seven innings. The right-hander also allowed an unearned run on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.

Cingrani pitched 6 1-3 innings, scattering four hits and one walks while striking out nine.

In the team's last seven games, Reds starters are 4-1 with a 1.35 ERA.

Brewers All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez sprained his right knee while making a leaping catch at the center field wall in the fourth inning. He was removed from the game.

Gomez robbed Brandon Phillips of a likely extra-base hit, and crashed awkwardly to the ground with his right knee bent under his body and his right hip hitting the base of the wall in the fourth inning.

The team said Gomez would undergo an MRI on the knee Friday.

Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead when Davis hit a 3-2 pitch from Cingrani three rows from the top of the left field bleachers in the second. It was Davis' fifth homer in his first 49 at-bats this year.

The Reds tied the score 1-all in the fifth with an unearned run. Devin Mesoraco hit a bouncer up the middle, and Jeff Bianchi's throw pulled first baseman Juan Francisco into the runner's path and they collided at the bag.

Mesoraco landed on top of Francisco as the ball scooted away. He playfully patted Francisco twice on the side before first base coach Billy Hatcher emphatically told him to sprint to second, reaching on Bianchi's throwing error.

Zack Cozart hit the next pitch from Lohse to center for a single. Logan Schafer's one-hop throw beat Mesoraco to the plate by several steps, but catcher Jonathan Lucroy couldn't handle the bounce and he scored to tie the game at 1-1.

Votto then led off the sixth with his 18th homer of the year to give the Reds the lead for good.

NOTES: Gomez is batting .288 with 18 home runs and 55 RBI in 114 games. He was selected to his first All-Star game this season. . Chapman had 38 saves in 2012, his first year as the team's closer. . Bianchi saved two runs in the first with a leaping grab in the outfield to rob Ryan Ludwick of a hit with two outs and the bases loaded. . The Brewers are 11-25 against left-handed starters. . Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez is hitless in nine at-bats since returning from the DL on Tuesday.

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