Votto hit a fifth-inning home run off Mike Clevinger (7-4), who matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in six-plus innings. Cleveland’s right-hander allowed five runs.
Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Amir Garrett, cutting the lead to 7-3. Raisel Iglesias relieved with two on and one out. Francisco Lindor’s sacrifice fly and Michael Brantley’s RBI double made it a two-run game.
Iglesias struck out All-Star Jose Ramirez on three pitches for his 18th save.
Schebler had an RBI single in the seventh and a two-run homer in the ninth.
Tucker Barnhart’s RBI double put Cincinnati ahead in the second. Jesse Winker had an RBI double in the fourth that was followed by Barnhart’s run-scoring single.
Schebler singled on the game's first pitch, but was nearly picked off with Jose Peraza batting. Schebler went back to the bag standing up on Clevinger's pickoff throw and was called out by James Hoye. The Redschallenged the play and the call was overturned.
Clevinger struck out the next two hitters and Tyler Naquin robbed Scooter Gennett of a run-scoring hit with a diving catch on the warning track in right.
Barnhart’s double scored Eugenio Suarez, who drew a leadoff walk in the second. Greg Allen crashed into the center field wall while making a leaping catch of Adam Duvall’s drive.
Votto hit his 266th career homer, moving into second place among Canadian-born players in MLB history and passed Matt Stairs. Larry Walker holds the record with 383.