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WASHINGTON -- Cincinnati's offense finally woke up, rallying twice to help the Reds end their road trip in satisfying fashion.
"It's always easier to do something again when you've already done it," said Jonny Gomes, who tied the game in the ninth with a pinch-hit double. "We've come from behind and won some games in our last at-bat. We know we have that ability, and I think you saw today this team's got a real deep bench and a real deep bullpen."
Bruce ignited the decisive rally with a single to left off Doug Slaten (2-1). After Laynce Nix singled, Miguel Batista replaced Slaten and Stubbs shot another single to right, his third hit of the game.
"His batting average isn't where he'd like it to be," Reds manager Dusty Baker said of Stubbs, who is hitting .241. "But he's come through with a lot of clutch hits for us."
"There's no ifs, ands or buts about it," said Capps, who has blown three saves in four chances after converting his first 16. "I missed a lot of pitches. That one's on me."
Washington manager Jim Riggleman lamented Capps' ineffective slider, a go-to pitch earlier in the season. Riggleman thought Capps had Rolen struck out on a checked swing only to have first-base umpire Paul Schrieber rule that Rolen didn't go around.
"If it can go wrong for [Capps] right now, it's going wrong," Riggleman said. "We're not making plays when he's out there."
With the Reds down 2-1 in the ninth, Capps entered and Stubbs doubled over the head of Roger Bernadina in right before Gomes ripped Capps' first pitch down the left-field line for a 2-2 tie. Rolen then clubbed a hanging 2-2 slider into the left-field stands, his 14th of the year.
Washington tied the game against Francisco Cordero in the bottom of the inning on pinch hitter Mike Morse's two-run double to right-center. Cordero (2-3) picked up the win despite blowing his fourth save in 20 tries.
The Reds improved to 5-1 in extra innings and won their second straight game.
"We're going to keep it going," Gomes said. "It's good to carry a win into home."
In the fourth, Bernadina drew a two-out walk from Reds starter Bronson Arroyo, and Desmond followed with a double off the wall in left just past the mistimed leap of Nix.
Washington starter Craig Stammen yielded a run on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. He walked none, struck out one and has not won in nine starts.
Despite the strong 66-pitch effort, Stammen was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse after the game to clear a roster spot for top prospect Stephen Strasburg, who will be activated to make his major league debut Tuesday against Pittsburgh.
"Somebody's got to go, and it's Craig and I feel terrible about that, too," Riggleman said. "One of the guys who has been leaving it all out there for you takes the hit on this."
Arroyo went eight innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out five.
|Laynce Nix flashes some leather by making this diving catch in the fifth inning. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Orlando Cabrera, SS||5||1||1||0||0||0||4||.267|
|Miguel Cairo, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.277|
|Francisco Cordero, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Nick Masset, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joey Votto, 1B||5||0||1||1||0||2||1||.318|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||0||1||.285|
|Jay Bruce, RF||5||1||1||0||0||0||2||.266|
|Laynce Nix, LF||5||0||3||0||0||1||0||.257|
|Drew Stubbs, CF||5||1||3||1||0||0||2||.241|
|Corky Miller, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.000|
|a- Jonny Gomes, PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.304|
|Ramon Hernandez, C||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.297|
|Bronson Arroyo, P||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||.231|
|b- Scott Rolen, PH-3B||2||1||1||2||0||0||3||.288|
|a-doubled for Miller in the 9th|
|b-homered for Arroyo in the 9th|
|2B - Orlando Cabrera (13, Stammen), Drew Stubbs (6, Capps), Jonny Gomes (10, Capps)|
|HR - Scott Rolen (14, Capps)|
|SH - Miguel Cairo (1), Bronson Arroyo (3)|
|RBI - Joey Votto (36), Drew Stubbs (27), Jonny Gomes (36), Scott Rolen 2 (40)|
|2-OUT RBI - Drew Stubbs (14)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|Francisco Cordero (BS,4; W,2-3)||1||2||2||2||2||3||0||3.86|
|Nick Masset (S,1)||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||6.66|
|IBB - Guzman by Francisco Cordero|
|Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 115-75, Francisco Cordero 28-16, Nick Masset 22-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 6-13, Nick Masset 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 31, Francisco Cordero 7, Nick Masset 5|
|Cristian Guzman, 2B||4||1||1||0||1||0||0||.313|
|Nyjer Morgan, CF||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.258|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 3B||5||0||1||1||0||0||1||.306|
|Adam Dunn, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||3||2||.271|
|Adam Kennedy, 1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.243|
|Josh Willingham, LF||4||1||1||0||1||0||1||.277|
|Roger Bernadina, RF||3||1||2||0||2||1||1||.260|
|Ian Desmond, SS||5||1||2||1||0||1||4||.277|
|Wil Nieves, C||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.180|
|a- Alberto Gonzalez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.298|
|Jamie Burke, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Craig Stammen, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.273|
|Drew Storen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|b- Willie Harris, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.182|
|Tyler Clippard, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Matt Capps, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Mike Morse, PH||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||.333|
|Doug Slaten, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Miguel Batista, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|a-struck out for Nieves in the 9th|
|b-struck out for Storen in the 7th|
|c-doubled for Capps in the 9th|
|2B - Cristian Guzman (9, Arroyo), Nyjer Morgan (10, Arroyo), Ian Desmond (9, Arroyo), Mike Morse (1, Cordero)|
|SH - Nyjer Morgan (5)|
|RBI - Ryan Zimmerman (32), Ian Desmond (30), Mike Morse 2 (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ian Desmond (15), Mike Morse 2 (2)|
|SB - Josh Willingham (5, 3rd base off Cordero/Hernandez), Ian Desmond (4, 2nd base off Cordero/Hernandez)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|Drew Storen (H,3)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.93|
|Tyler Clippard (H,12)||1.1||1||0||0||0||2||0||1.66|
|Matt Capps (BS,4)||0.2||3||3||3||0||1||1||3.62|
|Doug Slaten (L,2-1)||0.2||2||1||1||0||1||0||1.93|
|Pitches-Strikes - Craig Stammen 66-46, Drew Storen 2-1, Tyler Clippard 25-19, Matt Capps 20-14, Doug Slaten 11-7, Miguel Batista 15-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Craig Stammen 11-8, Doug Slaten 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Craig Stammen 27, Drew Storen 1, Tyler Clippard 5, Matt Capps 5, Doug Slaten 4, Miguel Batista 3|
|Attendance - 27202|
|Game Time - 3:05|
|Temperature - 87|
|Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Joe West|