Joey Votto took a few steps toward center field, clamoring to see the ball. When Carlos Gomez flipped his glove open as he ran toward the infield, the game was over.
Votto was robbed of a potential go-ahead homer when Gomez made a spectacular catch for the final out, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
''The whole thing is really a random occurrence and it's what makes baseball so special,'' Votto said. ''Carlos has had a fantastic year this year. Today he didn't have a good game offensively and he goes out and makes a game-changing play on the defensive end.
''You know, I did everything I could, and he made a great play.''
Reds right-hander Homer Bailey allowed a season-high 10 hits and four runs in his first start since his second career no-hitter. Chris Heisey hit a solo homer for Cincinnati, and Jay Bruce and pinch hitter Xavier Paul each had an RBI single.
But Gomez made the biggest play of the game when he used a perfectly t...