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Joey Votto returned from the 10-day injured list on Sunday, just in time for his 40th birthday.

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He hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to help the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1.

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Votto had been out since August 24 due to discomfort in his surgically repaired left shoulder.

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He started at first base and batted sixth in the lineup.

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He went 1 for 4 with a walk and a strikeout.

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The home run was Votto's 14th of the season.

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He also has 35 RBIs.

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The Reds also got home runs from Jonathan India, Will Benson and TJ Friedl.

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Hunter Greene allowed one hit in six innings to get the win.

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The win snapped the Reds' three-game losing streak.