Reds first baseman Joey Votto – playing in a rehab assignment in Columbus for Triple-A Louisville – hit an opposite-field home run with one out and nobody on in the top of the fourth inning off Clippers pitcher Matt Packer to give the Bats a 1-0 lead. Votto was called out on strikes in the first inning. He struck out swinging in the sixth. Kevin Geary, Bats beat writer for, Tweeted that Votto "looked very nimble in the field" and that his "knee looked fine."