Cincinnati (9-1-3, 30 points), the MLS points leader, became the third team in the post-shootout era (since 2000) to win its first eight home games of the season, joining the San Jose Earthquakes (10 wins, 2002) and the Philadelphia Union (nine, 2020).
Columbus (5-5-3, 18 points) was the latest victim after Moreno took advantage of a massive gaffe by goalkeeper Patrick Schulte to regain the lead.
Cincinnati won for the second time (2-5-4) in the “Hell Is Real” derby, but is 2-0-3 in the past five vs. the Crew at home.
Quinton was involved in the second score also when he pulled down Badji and Acosta stepped to the dot and scored his fifth goal.
Zelarayan made it 2-1 off a throw-in with Cucho Hernandez finding him unmarked in the middle of the box for his fourth assist in the past three games. Zelarayan has four goals and three assists in his past seven games.
Amundsen, in his third game since being acquired from New York City FC, scored in his second straight game. He came in from his left back position to put in a rebound of a Hernandez shot.