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Cincinnati (58-61) «00010013x552

Bruce's three-run blast rallies Reds past Padres

CBSSports.com wire reports
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CINCINNATI -- Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

Logan Forsythe's tiebreaking RBI single put San Diego in front in the top half of the eighth, but the Reds rallied in the bottom half against Josh Spence (0-1).

Pinch-hitter Ramon Hernandez walked with one out and pinch-runner Brandon Phillips moved to second on pinch-hitter Edgar Renteria's short groundout to Spence. Joey Votto was intentionally walked and Bruce responded with a drive into the seats in right for his 24th homer.

Bruce also doubled in a run in the fourth for Cincinnati, which has won three straight games. Bill Bray (3-2) got the final out of the eighth, and Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his 23rd save.

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Mat Latos pitched seven effective innings for San Diego, but had to settle for a no-decision. The right-hander gave up two runs and four hits, struck out five and walked one.

Latos was in position to get the win before Drew Stubbs singled in Miguel Cairo to tie it at 2 in the seventh.

Nick Hundley went 3 for 3 with a solo homer for the Padres, who had won six of eight. Orlando Hudson and Forsythe each had two hits and drove in a run.

Bronson Arroyo made a pair of errors, but pitched six effective innings for Cincinnati. The soft-tossing right-hander allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits. He also struck out six, walked two and hit a batter.

The Padres grabbed the lead in the first, taking advantage of Arroyo's unusual error. Arroyo, last year's Gold Glove pitcher, missed first base and turned his right ankle on Jason Bartlett's one-out grounder to first baseman Joey Votto.

Cameron Maybin then walked and Bartlett moved to third on Jesus Guzman's grounder, setting up Hudson's RBI single to short left-center field.

Hundley, reinstated from the 15-day disabled list before the game, led off the second with a 406-foot home run to left-center field, his fourth of the season and first since April 17 at Houston.

Hundley was placed on the DL on July 8 with a right elbow strain that required arthroscopic surgery.

Notes

  • Reds SS Zack Cozart spent part of his 26th birthday on Friday undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left [non-throwing] elbow. He is expected to resume baseball activities in December and be 100 percent for spring training.
  • Cairo's seventh-inning triple was the 1,000th hit of his career.
  • The Padres optioned C Luis Martinez to Triple-A Tucson and sent RHP Ernesto Frieri to Tucson for a 30-day rehabilitation assignment.
  • RHP Tim Stauffer, San Diego's starter on Saturday, is 2-0 with a 1.76 ERA in three games, two starts, at Great American Ball Park.
  • RHP Homer Bailey, Cincinnati's scheduled starter, allowed five runs and six hits in three innings in a 10-7 loss to Colorado on Monday.
 
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Teammates congratulate Jay Bruce after blasting a three-run shot that eventually led the Reds rally past the Padres. (AP)
Teammates congratulate Jay Bruce after blasting a three-run shot that eventually led the Reds rally past the Padres. (AP)

Players of the Game
Cincinnati

J. Bruce
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
San Diego

N. Hundley
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Will Venable, RF4000023 .265
Jason Bartlett, SS4100111 .252
Cameron Maybin, CF4000101 .276
Jesus Guzman, 1B4000002 .338
    Josh Spence, P0000000 .000
   a- Aaron Cunningham, PH1000000 .235
Orlando Hudson, 2B3121100 .246
Blake Tekotte, LF3000023 .188
Nick Hundley, C3131100 .237
Logan Forsythe, 3B3021101 .207
Mat Latos, P3000034 .077
   b- Kyle Blanks, PH-1B1000012 .237
Totals3337359  
a-grounded out for Spence in the 9th
b-struck out for Latos in the 8th
Batting
2B - Nick Hundley (6, Arroyo)
HR - Nick Hundley (4, Arroyo)
SH - Blake Tekotte (2)
RBI - Orlando Hudson (29), Nick Hundley (16), Logan Forsythe (8)
2-OUT RBI - Orlando Hudson (14)
SB - Logan Forsythe 2 (3, 2nd base off Arroyo/Hanigan, 2nd base off LeCure/Hanigan)
Team LOB - 10
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mat Latos 7422150 3.80
Josh Spence (BS,2; L,0-1) 1133201 1.61
IBB - Votto by Josh Spence
Pitches-Strikes - Mat Latos 111-71, Josh Spence 17-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mat Latos 7-9, Josh Spence 2-1
Batters Faced - Mat Latos 26, Josh Spence 6
Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Fred Lewis, LF3000011 .245
   a- Ramon Hernandez, PH0000100 .301
    Brandon Phillips, PR0100000 .287
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
Paul Janish, SS3110010 .229
   b- Edgar Renteria, PH-SS1000000 .244
Joey Votto, 1B3100111 .315
Jay Bruce, RF4124000 .272
Miguel Cairo, 2B4110011 .266
Drew Stubbs, CF3011001 .252
Ryan Hanigan, C3000001 .244
Todd Frazier, 3B2000111 .204
Bronson Arroyo, P1000000 .143
    Sam LeCure, P0000000 .167
    Bill Bray, P0000000 .000
   c- Dave Sappelt, PH-LF1000000 .190
Totals2855535  
a-walked for Lewis in the 8th
b-grounded out for Janish in the 8th
c-flied out for Bray in the 8th
Batting
2B - Paul Janish (12, Latos), Jay Bruce (23, Latos)
3B - Miguel Cairo (2, Latos)
HR - Jay Bruce (24, Spence)
SH - Bronson Arroyo (6)
RBI - Jay Bruce 4 (73), Drew Stubbs (40)
2-OUT RBI - Jay Bruce 3 (20)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
DP - Janish-Cairo-Votto
E - Bronson Arroyo 2 (4, Missed catch of throw)
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bronson Arroyo 6621261 5.31
Sam LeCure 1.2111320 3.47
Bill Bray (W,3-2) 0.1000010 2.39
Francisco Cordero (S,23) 1000000 2.49
IBB - Forsythe by Bronson Arroyo, Hundley by Sam LeCure
HBP - Venable (by Bronson Arroyo)
Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 120-74, Sam LeCure 41-22, Bill Bray 6-5, Francisco Cordero 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 9-3, Sam LeCure 1-2, Francisco Cordero 3-0
Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 27, Sam LeCure 9, Bill Bray 1, Francisco Cordero 3
Game Information
Attendance - 28346
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott