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Reds rally for 6-5 win in 10th over Cardinals

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 13, 2011, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 13, 2011, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 13, 2011, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 13, 2011, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) talks with catcher Ryan Hanigan in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, May 13, 2011, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) talks with catcher Ryan Hanigan in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, May 13, 2011, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto fields a ground ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Nick Punto in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 13, 2011 in Cincinnati. Votto threw Punto out at first. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto fields a ground ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Nick Punto in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 13, 2011 in Cincinnati. Votto threw Punto out at first. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto's two-out, run-scoring single in the 10th inning completed the Cincinnati Reds' rally to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night that tightened the NL Central.

With 32,972 fans waving white rally towels and chanting "MVP," the National League MVP came through against Jason Motte (1-1), driving home Chris Heisey from second base.

The Reds overcame a 5-2 deficit in the late innings. Brandon Phillips' single off Eduardo Sanchez tied it in the ninth, and Votto kept the Reds perfect in four extra-inning games this season.

Francisco Cordero (3-1) pitched out of a two-on threat in the ninth, striking out Jon Jay to keep it tied.

The defending NL Central champions moved within a half-game of the first-place Cardinals.

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