Major League Baseball
Cincinnati 7, Chi. Cubs 4
When: 8:05 PM ET, Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature: 90°
Umpires: Home - Scott Barry, 1B - Adrian Johnson, 2B - Dan Merzel, 3B - Phil Cuzzi
Attendance: 28153

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs to power the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-4 win over the host Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez also homered for the Reds, who snapped a two-game skid. Kyle Farmer finished 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run to lead the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom and Kris Bryant each hit a solo homer, and Rafael Ortega went 2-for-3 with a double and a run.

Cincinnati right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez (5-3) limited Cubs hitters to two runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out five before giving way to the bullpen at the 109-pitch mark.

Chicago right-hander Adbert Alzolay (4-11) suffered his seventh loss in a row. He gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings. He walked none and struck out four.

The Reds jumped to a 2-0 lead with a pair of home runs in the first. Winker opened the scoring with his 21st homer, extending his career high, and Votto followed two batters later with another solo shot - the fourth straight game he had homered.

The Cubs pulled even at 2-2 in the bottom of the first. Rizzo pulled a 94 mph fastball to right field for his 14th homer of the season and his third in as many games.

Cincinnati pulled back in front, 3-2, after Tyler Naquin doubled to deep right field and came in to score on a single by Farmer.

Votto hit his second homer of the game and his 17th of the season to make it 4-2 in the third. It was his 312th career homer, which trails only Johnny Bench (389) and Frank Robinson (324) in team history.

In the sixth, Suarez joined the homer parade with a 398-foot blast to center field. It was his 19th homer.

Cincinnati added two more runs in the ninth to make it 7-2. Aristides Aquino ripped a double to left to score Farmer, and Jonathan India doubled in the next at-bat to score Aquino.

The Cubs pulled within 7-4 in the bottom of the ninth after solo home runs by Wisdom and Bryant. It was the 15th homer of the season for Wisdom and the 18th for Bryant.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Chi. Cubs
Vladimir Gutierrez Player Adbert Alzolay
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 7
2.84 ERA 7.20
Cincinnati   Chi. Cubs
Kyle Farmer Player Rafael Ortega
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .667
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 11 4 26 .297 11 7 7 1 0 0
Chi. Cubs 8 3 20 .235 18 9 4 6 0 0