Game 73: Blue Jays 1, Reds 2
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At long last, an interleague win.
The Cincinnati Reds won their first game against an American League opponent in 2011, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1. That makes the Reds 1-5 on the season, having been swept previously by the Cleveland Indians.
They narrowly escaped being swept by the Blue Jays, though, thanks to Bronson Arroyo’s best pitching performance of the season. He went 8 innings, striking out 5 and allowing one run on 5 hits and a walk. He also evened his record to 6-6.
The offense continued to have problems pushing runners across the plate. The team managed the bare minimum required for a victory, and it was all thanks to the bat of Miguel Cairo. After Joey Votto got a hit in the 6th, Cairo hit a two-run homer to give the Reds the lead.
Francisco Cordero closed the game out with a perfect 9th for his 15th save.