Cristian Guzman hit his first homer since 2005 to give Mike Bacsik an early advantage. Bacsik, making his second start of the year, cruised through seven innings before struggling in the eighth, but earned his first win since 2004. Dmitri Young helped out with three hits and two RBIs.
Adam Dunn got the Reds on the board in the fifth inning with his 12th homer, and Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run shot in the eighth. But the long balls accounted for Cincinnati's only runs in the club's third straight loss to Washington. Gary Majewski tossed two-thirds of an inning in his return to the Majors.
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