CINCINNATI -- First baseman Joey Votto's single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove home Shin-Soo Choo with the winning run lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Angels Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.
With the score tied in the ninth, Angels reliever Scott Downs hit Choo with a pitch to begin the inning. Choo was then sacrificed into scoring position on Chris Heisey's bunt. He scored when Votto's ground ball eluded second baseman Howie Kendrick into right field.
Downs (0-1) took the loss.
Second baseman Brandon Phillips hit a three-run home run to put Cincinnati ahead early, but the Angels fought back with homers from Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo.
Josh Hamilton went hitless again Wednesday making him 0-for-8 with three strikeouts in his first two games in an Angels uniform.
Cincinnati starter Mat Latos struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings, but the Angels stayed close with Kendrick's homer and the two-run blast by Callaspo, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
Wilson, who was making his first career start against the Reds, gave up four runs, three earned, in six innings. Meanwhile, the Angels bullpen delivered another solid performance, allowing just one hit in three innings before Cincinnati rallied in the ninth.
The Angels tied the score off Jonathan Broxton in the eighth when Erik Aybar reached on an infield hit and later scored from third on Mark Trumbo's groundout making the score 4-4.
Aroldis Chapman (1-0) pitched the ninth with one walk and a strikeout to earn the victory.
Latos struck out seven through five innings, including three straight in the fourth.
Wilson retired the first 10 batters he faced. But Cincinnati, which collected only three hits in Monday's season-opening 13-inning loss to the Angels, hit him hard in the fourth.
Phillips, who was moved into the cleanup spot Wednesday due to Ryan Ludwick's injury, got his first RBI opportunity with runners on first and second and launched a 1-1 pitch from Wilson 394-feet into the left-center field seats putting the Reds ahead 3-0.
Jay Bruce followed with a double and reached third when Angels left-fielder Mark Trumbo misplayed the ball for an error. He scored on Todd Frazier's single making the score 4-0.
NOTES: Ludwick was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday retroactive to Monday when he tore the labrum in his right shoulder while sliding headfirst into third base in the season-opener. Ludwick had surgery Wednesday to repair the labrum and his expected to miss up to 14 weeks. ... Derrick Robinson's contract was selected from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday to fill Ludwick's roster spot. ... The Angels are the only Major League team with four players on their roster who hit at least 30 homers last season: Josh Hamilton (43), Mark Trumbo (32), Albert Pujols (30) and Mike Trout (30).