MLB: Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 3

July 24, 2011 at 11:27 PM

CINCINNATI, July 24 (UPI) -- Drew Stubbs pounded a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over Atlanta.

Atlanta's Scott Linebrink (3-2) took the mound to start the ninth and Stubbs pounced on the first pitch he threw for the decisive, opposite-field homer.


Stubbs finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Brandon Phillips and Miguel Cairo also went deep for the Reds, who took the rubber match of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

Francisco Cordero (4-3) was credited with the win thanks to a scoreless top of the ninth.

Dontrelle Willis lasted 6 1/3 innings for the Reds, allowing three runs on six hits.

Braves starter Brandon Beachy was victimized by Martin Prado's error prior to Phillips' two-homer homer in the first, yielding three runs (one earned) on five hits over six frames.

Brian McCann socked a long solo homer and Julio Lugo added a score-tying RBI single for the Braves, who finished a seven-game road trip with a 3-4 mark.

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