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CINCINNATI -- Kevin Correia is getting plenty of support from his teammates.
The San Diego right-hander was on the mound Friday night for the Padres' second-biggest outburst of the season, a 10-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds. He was the winning pitcher in the biggest, too, a 17-2 victory over Atlanta on April 12.
"I've had a couple of weird ones," Correia said. "I'll never complain about runs. I feel good right now."
Correia didn't allow a hit into the sixth inning and Adrian Gonzalez hit his second career grand slam as San Diego extended its winning streak to seven games.
Tony Gwynn Jr. added a two-run homer and Matt Stairs and Everth Cabrera drove in two runs apiece in support of Correia, who didn't allow a hit until Ryan Hanigan led off the sixth with a double to center field.
"I was aware of it," Correia said. "The count was 3-2, and I'm thinking, 'Throw strikes.' I could've tried a slider down and away and maybe walked him, but I was only through five, and there was so much of the game left that it never even entered my mind."
Correia (3-1) improved to 6-1 in his career against Cincinnati, including 4-1 at Great American Ball Park. The Reds reached Correia for three hits and two runs in that inning. He left with two outs. Correia also walked Joey Votto three times and struck out five.
Chase Headley led off San Diego's four-run second inning with a single to center and went to third on Will Venable's double to right. Stairs doubled to virtually the same spot for his first RBI of the season. Gwynn followed one out later with his first homer, a drive into the visitors' bullpen down the right field line.
Stairs and Gwynn weren't in San Diego's original starting lineup. They were inserted after Padres manager Bud Black learned that Bronson Arroyo would be starting instead of Johnny Cueto, a decision made at least a day earlier but mistakenly not communicated to the media and San Diego. Stairs' start was his first of the season.
"We wanted to get Stairs and Gwynn some at-bats," Black said. "We felt that left-handers have a better chance against Arroyo. When we saw the rotation a week ago, we planned to play them on Saturday, when Arroyo was scheduled to pitch.
The Padres knocked Arroyo out of the game during their six-run fourth inning. Nick Hundley and Gwynn led off with singles and Correia walked while trying to lay down a sacrifice. Cabrera followed with a two-run single, and after former Red Jerry Hairston Jr. greeted reliever Micah Owings with a single to load the bases, Gonzalez hit the first pitch into the right field seats for his fourth home run of the season.
"You can actually miss-hit a ball here and still hit it out," Gonzalez said. "I didn't hit the ball all that well. There seemed to be a jet stream out there. I don't know how this park normally plays, but there was something out there tonight."
The six fourth inning runs were the most allowed by the Reds in one inning this season.
"I actually felt better than I did my last couple of times," Arroyo said. "I just got beat. Those big innings kill you. For their guy to be throwing as well as he was, giving up fivr or six [runs] early kills you."
Arroyo (0-2) was roughed up for eight runs on eight hits, issuing two walks without striking anybody out. His three-inning stint was the shortest since he lasted one inning while giving up seven hits and nine runs in a 15-3 loss to Milwaukee on May 6, last season.
That's what manager Dusty Baker most likely was thinking about while hoping that Arroyo can turn it around.
"We've covered this before," he said. "He goes through periods where he looks like he can't get anybody out, then he'll reel off six or seven great starts in a row."Notes
|Adrian Gonzalez's grand slam is his fourth homer of the year. He goes 2 for 4 during the win. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|San Diego Padres|
|Everth Cabrera, SS||5||1||2||2||0||0||0||.230|
|Jerry Hairston Jr., 2B||5||1||2||0||0||0||2||.227|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||4||1||2||4||0||0||0||.327|
|a- Scott Hairston, PH-LF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.233|
|Chase Headley, 3B||5||1||1||0||0||2||3||.355|
|Will Venable, RF||4||1||2||0||1||0||1||.255|
|Matt Stairs, LF||4||1||1||2||0||1||3||.167|
|Kyle Blanks, LF-1B||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.213|
|Nick Hundley, C||5||1||2||0||0||2||1||.282|
|Tony Gwynn Jr., CF||4||2||2||2||0||0||2||.176|
|Kevin Correia, P||2||1||0||0||1||0||1||.250|
|Tim Stauffer, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|b- Oscar Salazar, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|Sean Gallagher, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joe Thatcher, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Gonzalez in the 8th|
|b-struck out for Stauffer in the 9th|
|2B - Will Venable (2, Arroyo), Matt Stairs (2, Arroyo)|
|HR - Adrian Gonzalez (4, Owings), Tony Gwynn Jr. (1, Arroyo)|
|RBI - Everth Cabrera 2 (11), Adrian Gonzalez 4 (11), Matt Stairs 2 (2), Tony Gwynn Jr. 2 (5)|
|SB - Will Venable (4, 2nd base off Arroyo/Hanigan)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Cabrera-Hairston-Gonzalez|
|San Diego Padres|
|Kevin Correia (W,3-1)||5.2||3||2||2||3||5||0||3.13|
|HBP - Hanigan (by Tim Stauffer), Stubbs (by Sean Gallagher)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 97-54, Tim Stauffer 37-21, Sean Gallagher 28-15, Joe Thatcher 6-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 8-3, Tim Stauffer 4-0|
|Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 22, Tim Stauffer 10, Sean Gallagher 6, Joe Thatcher 1|
|Chris Dickerson, LF||5||1||1||0||0||4||4||.250|
|Orlando Cabrera, SS||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||.254|
|Paul Janish, SS||2||0||2||1||0||0||0||.462|
|Joey Votto, 1B||2||0||0||0||3||2||2||.310|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||4||0||1||1||0||1||3||.224|
|Scott Rolen, 3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.277|
|a- Miguel Cairo, PH-3B||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||.111|
|Jay Bruce, RF||3||1||0||0||1||1||0||.190|
|Drew Stubbs, CF||3||1||0||0||0||1||0||.163|
|Ryan Hanigan, C||3||1||2||1||0||0||0||.440|
|Bronson Arroyo, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.111|
|Micah Owings, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|b- Laynce Nix, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Nick Masset, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Carlos Fisher, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Jonny Gomes, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.222|
|a-grounded out for Rolen in the 6th|
|b-singled for Owings in the 7th|
|c-struck out for Fisher in the 9th|
|2B - Paul Janish (3, Gallagher), Ryan Hanigan (2, Correia)|
|SF - Orlando Cabrera (4)|
|RBI - Orlando Cabrera (13), Paul Janish (5), Brandon Phillips (9), Ryan Hanigan (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Paul Janish (5), Brandon Phillips (6)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Bronson Arroyo (L,0-2)||3||8||8||8||2||0||1||7.43|
|HBP - Gwynn (by Micah Owings)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 88-52, Micah Owings 56-44, Nick Masset 14-8, Carlos Fisher 16-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 5-4, Micah Owings 2-5|
|Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 19, Micah Owings 17, Nick Masset 4, Carlos Fisher 5|
|Attendance - 15183|
|Game Time - 3:16|
|Temperature - 59|
|Umpires - Home - Angel Campos, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Ted Barrett|