Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds played well without first baseman Joey Votto, winning 32 games while he was on the disabled list with a knee injury. Votto was activated Tuesday but did not play. Again, no problem for the NL Central-leading Reds. Jay Bruce provided all the offense the Reds would need with a two-run home run in the sixth inning as the Reds defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park. "Those are the types of games championship teams win, when you have a one-run lead late like that," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. Cincinnati (83-54) reduced its magic number to clinch the NL Central title to 18. The Reds, who have the majors' second-best record, hold an 8 1/2-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals with 25 games remaining. Reds starter Mat Latos (12-4) allowed one run on four hits in seven innings. Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and closer Aroldis Chapman recorded his 35th save, his 27th in a row since Ju...
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