What's the thing where the Reds play nine innings and score more runs than the other team? Oh, right, a win.

For the first time in nearly two weeks, the Reds won a baseball game, beating the Nationals 1-0 at Great American Ball Park in front of 32,999 people.

After the game, Reds manager Bryan Price pointed to a bottle of champagne given to him by Rob Butcher, the team's director of media relations, after his first victory back in April.

"He told me, 'drink it whenever you want,'" Price said. "Now might be the time."

The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak and was the first since the last game before the All-Star break, a victory over the Pirates on July 13. The Reds found themselves just a game-and-a-half out of first place in the National League Central after that game, but were six games out – and in fourth place – as play began Saturday.

"We've got to play better baseball and it starts today and we start going out and kicking some (rear end) today and through the rest of the season, I'm feeling a lot better," Price said. "There's no doubt that for everyone in this building, we feel a lot better today after this win."

Starter Johnny Cueto deserves a bottle of champagne, a cigar or at least a high five after his performance on Saturday. Facing the team that scored eight runs off of him earlier this season and feeling dizzy from the heat and humidity during the first inning, Cueto dominated.

"I told Price, don't worry, I can keep going," Cueto said afterwards according to Tomas Vera.

And did he ever. Cueto allowed just four hits in seven scoreless innings before giving way to Jonathan Broxton and Aroldis Chapman.

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez was nearly as good as Cueto, also going seven innings and allowing just four hits while walking two and striking out eight. However, he gave up the game's only run and was saddled with a loss.