Reds star Joey Votto opens exhibition season with two hits


Gary Schatz - Associated Press



Gary Schatz

Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Joey Votto had two hits and reached three times in the Cincinnati Reds’ 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday in the spring training opener for both Ohio teams.

Scott Schebler homered in his first at-bat with the Reds, who got him from the Dodgers as part of a three-team deal that sent third baseman Todd Frazier to the White Sox. Schebler is part of a crowded competition for the starting job in left field.

Eugenio Suarez had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs. Suarez is moving from shortstop to third base, replacing Frazier.

Cleveland’s Carlos Santana homered off Jon Moscot in his first spring at-bat. Minor leaguer Eric Stamets also homered off Zack Weiss, who is competing for a spot in the Reds’ bullpen.

Gary Schatz

Associated Press

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