The Redlegs (4-2) took the rubber match of the series Sunday by turning away the Nationals (4-2), 6-3.
It was matchup pitting two aces against one another: Washington's Stephen Strasburg vs. Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto. Although the affair promised to be a pitcher's duel, it certainly didn't start out that way.
Strasburg surrendered three runs to the host Reds in the bottom of the first frame, while Cueto coughed up three runs in the top of the second, courtesy of a three-run homer by Nats catcher Kurt Suzuki.
However, in the end, it was Dusty Baker's crew who emerged victorious. They used a three-run sixth to cap off a successful homestand with back-to-back series wins, and over two really good ballclubs at that.
Here are some notables and highlights from the game...
+ Cueto earned his first win of the season after tossing six innings, striking out six, walking three, and allowing seven hits.
+ Sean Marshall made his season debut by hurling a scoreless seventh ...