Pitcher Owings homers in 4-3 Reds win over Braves

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Micah Owings hit a three-run homer and pitched
six effective innings to overcome Javier Vazquez's complete game
and lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves
on Wednesday night.

Jay Bruce also homered and Ryan Hanigan had two hits to help
Owings (4-7) earn his first win since May 12 and improve to 4-0 in
four career starts against Atlanta. He was 0-4 in six starts since
a 3-1 win at Arizona.

The Reds squeezed out the win despite no production from the
first five batters in the lineup, who went a combined 0 for- 17.
Their only baserunner was Brandon Phillips, who walked in the
fourth inning.

Vazquez (4-6) allowed four hits and two walks and seven
strikeouts in eight innings.