BALTIMORE (AP) — Joey Votto homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 Saturday night in a long-ball duel that featured nine home runs.
Votto hit a three-run drive in the third inning and put Cincinnati ahead for good with a two-run shot in the fifth. The two home runs matched the total of his previous 19 games and gave him 101 for his career.
The reigning NL MVP went 3 for 4 with a walk to raise his batting average to .320.
Jonny Gomes, Scott Rolen and Drew Stubbs also connected for the Reds. The five home runs were a season high.
Adam Jones, Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy homered for Baltimore. It was the first time the Orioles hit four homers in a game since Aug. 10, 2010, in Cleveland.
The interleague game attracted a crowd of 38,976 — nearly 18,000 more fans than the Orioles averaged over their previous 38 dates.
Bronson Arroyo (7-6) won his third straight start despite allowing a career-high tying four homers in 6 1-3 innings. The right-hander gave up nine hits, walked three and struck out six.
Making his fifth start for Baltimore since coming off the disabled list on June 1, Brian Matusz (1-3) yielded six runs and nine hits in 4 2-3 innings. The left-hander has given up 14 runs in his last three outings and has a 6.85 ERA.
Jones put the Orioles up 1-0 in the first inning with his 13th home run, the second in two games. Gomes tied it in the second with a drive to right.
Chris Heisey led off the third with a double and Brandon Phillips got an infield hit before Votto hit a 3-2 pitch into the right-field seats. Markakis hit a two-run shot in the bottom half to make it 4-3.
Wieters tied it in the fourth with his seventh homer, but later in the inning Hardy bounced into a double play with runners at the corners and one out.
Votto made it 6-4 with his 11th homer of the season. Reds manager Dusty Baker said before the game that Votto, who hit 37 homers last year, appeared on the verge of turning things around.
"He's coming," Baker insisted. "He's going to get hot again."
After Rolen hit a two-run drive off Brad Bergesen to make it 8-4 in the seventh, Hardy responded with a solo shot in the bottom half.
Stubbs opened the eighth with a homer off Bergesen, and Brandon Phillips added an RBI single — the first run of the game that did not come as the result of a home run.
NOTES: Markakis has hit in 15 straight games, longest streak by an Oriole this season. ... The Reds are expected to bring RHP Homer Bailey off the disabled list to start in Sunday's series finale. ... Cincinnati improved to 3-8 in interleague play. Baltimore fell to 5-6. ... Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman struck out Wieters and Robert Andino in the ninth inning with fastballs clocked at 101 mph.