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Leake’s pitching, Votto’s home run defeat Cardinals

Mike Leake (9-5) threw eight shutout innings and Joey Votto went 3-for-3 with a walk, including a three-run homer against Jaime Garcia (3-4) in the sixth, to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday. Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth in a non-save situation.

By the numbers

The Cardinals have not scored against Chapman in 21 games since Sept. 2, 2011. ... Jason Heyward had a pinch-hit double against Leake in the eighth, his first hit against the right-hander in 14 career at-bats. ... Leake allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three. ... Cardinals lefty specialist Randy Choate has allowed hits to the last four left-handed batters he has faced. ... St. Louis (64-36) fell to 4-2 on the homestand and failed for the second time to move 30 games above the .500 mark.

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John Lackey (9-5, 2.88 ERA) vs. Anthony DeSclafini (5-7, 3.98 ERA), 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.