GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Reds manager Dusty Baker was going to send Ryan Ludwick home, but the outfielder sent Baker home with a win instead.
Dan Haren and Bronson Arroyo made solid starts, and Ludwick's two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Cincinnati a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Ludwick was sent home on Tuesday because he felt nauseous. Baker intended to give him another day away from the team, but Ludwick showed up and talked him out of it.
"He wanted to play," Baker said. "I was going to send him home. He said he felt better. I sent him (Tuesday) to quarantine him so the other guys wouldn't get sick."
Ludwick, trying to win playing time in left field, homered in the ninth off Loek Van Mil, who also walked Chris Heisey.
Haren threw 90 pitches in 5 2-3 innings for the Angels, allowing two runs and nine hits. He struck out two.
He has one more start to shake off a "dead arm" to get ready for the season.
"My arm felt a little bit dead," Haren said. "It feels a little slow. I was laboring in the first couple innings, but that's what builds endurance. That's what spring training is for. Spring training is getting monotonous, but I'm right where I need to be."
Arroyo worked six innings, his longest performance of the spring. He allowed two runs and four hits, including Vernon Wells' third homer.
Arroyo rebounded from a ragged outing in which he walked five in four innings. He walked only one Angels batter.
"Bronson threw the ball great," Baker said. "His command, everything was much better."
Paul Janish hit a home run off Kevin Jepsen for Cincinnati. Roberto Lopez hit a two-run homer off minor leaguer Travis Webb to give the Angels a 4-2 lead.
Jason Isringhausen, trying to win a job with the Angels, pitched a scoreless inning before Van Mil took over.
"I was wondering when we were going to hit some home runs," Baker said. "I looked at the score sheet before Ludwick came up and we've been outhomered 32-20."
NOTES: Reds RHP Josh Judy cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville. ... Cincinnati catchers Corky Miller and Dioner Navarro were reassigned to minor league camp along with outfielder Daryl Jones. The Reds have 28 players in camp, excluding injured pitchers Ryan Madson, Jordan Smith and Nick Masset, who will start the season on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. ... Haren will make his next start Monday in an exhibition at Anaheim. ... The Angels have not officially announced their opening-day starter.
|Los Angeles Angels|
|Peter Bourjos, CF||3||0||0||0||1||2||3||.298|
|Jason Isringhausen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Kevin Jepsen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Loek Van Mil, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Bobby Abreu, RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.087|
|Andy Workman, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Maicer Izturis, SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.438|
|Andrew Heid, LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Vernon Wells, LF||3||1||1||1||0||0||0||.250|
|Travis Witherspoon, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.200|
|Mark Trumbo, 1B||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||.350|
|Kaleb Cowart, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.250|
|Alberto Callaspo, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.319|
|Adam Heether, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chris Iannetta, C||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.276|
|Jett Bandy, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|Alexi Amarista, 2B-SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.340|
|Dan Haren, P||1||0||0||1||1||1||0||.000|
|Steven Geltz, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Roberto Lopez, PH-1B||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||1.000|
|a-homered for Geltz in the 7th|
|HR - Vernon Wells (3, Arroyo), Roberto Lopez (1, Webb)|
|RBI - Vernon Wells (12), Dan Haren (1), Roberto Lopez 2 (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Vernon Wells (6), Dan Haren (1), Roberto Lopez 2 (2)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Trumbo-Izturis, Callaspo-Amarista-Trumbo|
|PB - Jett Bandy (1)|
|Los Angeles Angels|
|Jason Isringhausen (H,3)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||7.71|
|Kevin Jepsen (H,5)||1||1||1||1||0||1||1||5.00|
|Loek Van Mil (BS,1; L,1-2)||0.2||1||2||2||1||0||1||9.53|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 28-28, Steven Geltz 1-1, Jason Isringhausen 5-5, Kevin Jepsen 9-7, Loek Van Mil 10-4|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 7-6, Jason Isringhausen 1-1, Kevin Jepsen 1-1, Loek Van Mil 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Dan Haren 24, Steven Geltz 1, Jason Isringhausen 3, Kevin Jepsen 4, Loek Van Mil 4|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||2||1||2||0||0||0||0||.320|
|Brodie Greene, 2B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Logan Ondrusek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Wilson Valdez, SS||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.289|
|a- Paul Janish, PH-SS||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||.306|
|Joey Votto, 1B||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.214|
|Miguel Cairo, 1B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.343|
|Scott Rolen, 3B||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.308|
|Juan Francisco, 3B||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.163|
|Jay Bruce, RF||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.348|
|Willie Harris, RF||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.231|
|Todd Frazier, LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.227|
|Travis Webb, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jose Castro, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Drew Stubbs, CF||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||.244|
|Chris Heisey, CF||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||.217|
|Ryan Hanigan, C||2||0||2||1||0||0||0||.257|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.212|
|Bronson Arroyo, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|Ryan Ludwick, LF||2||1||1||2||0||0||0||.237|
|a-popped out for Valdez in the 5th|
|2B - Drew Stubbs (3, Haren), Ryan Hanigan (1, Haren)|
|3B - Scott Rolen (1, Haren)|
|HR - Paul Janish (1, Jepsen), Ryan Ludwick (1, Van Mil)|
|RBI - Paul Janish (5), Ryan Hanigan (1), Ryan Ludwick 2 (6)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Hanigan (1), Ryan Ludwick 2 (3)|
|SB - Brandon Phillips (2, 2nd base off Haren/Iannetta)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Logan Ondrusek (W,2-0)||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||1.74|
|Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 37-32, Travis Webb 14-6, Logan Ondrusek 10-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 8-5, Travis Webb 1-1, Logan Ondrusek 3-1|
|Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 23, Travis Webb 6, Logan Ondrusek 6|
|Attendance - 3609|
|Game Time - 2:37|
|Temperature - 7882|
|Umpires - Home - John Tumpane, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Barry Larson|