CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto tied a career best with four hits and scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chris Heisey 's ninth-inning single, capping a comeback from a three-run deficit and leading the Cincinnati Reds over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday.
Down 3-0 in the third against Jaime Garcia , the Reds tied the score in the fifth.
Votto doubled off Marc Rzepczynski (0-1) leading off the ninth for his fourth four-hit game. Ryan Ludwick was intentionally walked, Jay Bruce struck out, Fernando Salas relieved and Heisey lined a single to left.
Aroldis Chapman (2-0) struck out five in two scoreless innings, helping the Reds avoid a three-game sweep.
Garcia, 6-1 against the Reds, allowed three runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings. Reds starter Johnny Cueto gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings.
St. Louis took a 3-0 lead in the third on Garcia's two-out single, Rafael Furcal 's RBI triple into the right-field corner and Jon Jay 's two-run homer, his first home run this season.
Votto doubled in a run in the third, when Garcia escaped a two-on, no-outs jam by striking out Ryan Ludwick and Jay Bruce , then retiring Miguel Cairo on a groundout. Votto's double gave the Reds seven hits, matching their total in the first two games on the series.
Bruce's sacrifice fly and Wilson Valdez 's run-scoring bunt single tied the score in the fifth.