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Joey Votto, Jesse Winker hit homers as Reds beat Giants 3-0

Joey Votto splashed a home run into McCovey Cove beyond the right-field arcade, Jesse Winker hit a two-run homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Monday night.

Winker's first home run of the year marked the first hit off Aaron Sanchez in the third and provided left-hander Wade Miley (2-0) with some early support.

Cincinnati bounced back after losing two straight — outscored 15-3 — at Arizona following a six-game winning streak.

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Wade Miley delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)

Miley allowed two hits in five innings. Tejay Antone then struck out five over 3 2/3 hitless innings before Lucas Sims recorded the final out for his first career save in Cincinnati's first shutout of the season. The Giants were shut out for the second time.

The Reds snapped San Francisco's four-game winning streak and maintained a one-game lead in the NL Central over Milwaukee.

Sanchez (0-1) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings in his home debut, facing the Reds for the first time in his career. Sanchez showed his delight with a great lunging stop by shortstop Brandon Crawford on a sharp grounder by Winker for the first out of the game.

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tejay Antone delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)

San Francisco starters have gone at least five innings and allowed three runs or fewer in all 10 games this season. It’s the Giants’ third-longest such streak to begin a season in the modern era.

QUIET CROWD

While the Giants have said they can accommodate approximately 8,900 fans at 22% of ballpark capacity, attendance was 3,662 on a cold spring evening. Giants third baseman Evan Longoria threw a ball into the bleachers before the top of the ninth.

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Eugenio Suárez (7) throws over San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater (13) to complete a double play during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. Giants pinch hitter Alex Dickerson was out at first. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)

STRONG CONNECTION

Reds manager David Bell spent one special season with San Francisco, in 2002 when the Giants lost to the wild-card Angels in seven games in the World Series.

“I’ve never shied away from saying how much this team and organization and city has been a big part in my life,” Bell said before the game. “I only played one year here but it felt like I played a lifetime here. I think it was because of the team we had, the city, the fans. It was just a good year.”

San Francisco Giants infielder Mauricio Dubón (1) leaps in vain for a two-run home run hit by Cincinnati Reds' Jesse Winker during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: INF Eugenio Suárez was hit on a hand by a pitch from Sanchez during the fourth inning but stayed in the game.

Giants: RF Mike Yastrzemski had a planned rest day, and manager Gabe Kapler said he will work to get the regulars days off after this initial homestand. “I think you’re going to see him regularly in the lineup going forward,” Kapler said. Yastrzemski entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth.

Cincinnati Reds' Jesse Winker points skyward as he runs out his two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)

UP NEXT

Cincinnati ace Luis Castillo (1-1, 6.97 ERA) pitches the middle game of the series opposite Giants opening-day starter and former Reds right-hander Kevin Gausman (0-0, 1.32 ERA). Cincinnati will see another one of its former pitchers when Johnny Cueto takes the mound for the Giants in the series finale Wednesday afternoon.

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Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suárez, left, reacts as a trainer examines the hand on which he was hit by a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez (21) delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) throws over San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater (13) too late to double up Donovan Solano at first during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 12, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. (AP PhotoD. Ross Cameron)