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They didn't have to wait long.
Paul came off the bench to hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning and Hannahan scored the winning run on Joey Votto's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 13th to give Cincinnati a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Paul committed one error and made a terrible baserunning blunder on Saturday. Hannahan was charged with a career-high three errors and grounded into a double play in that loss.
"Live to fight another day," Hannahan said. "One of the best things about baseball is you can put a bad day behind you and show up the next day ready to win."
Hannahan drew a one-out walk from Tim Stauffer (1-1) and Shin-Soo Choo snapped a 0-for-16 slump with a one-out double to right field. Ryan Hanigan, pinch-hitting against a drawn-in, five-man infield and shallow two-man outfield, was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
The Padres went back to three outfielders with everybody drawn in, and Votto hit a fly to left field to drive in Hannahan from third base.
Paul tied the score with a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Ian Kennedy in the eighth and the Reds overcame two more errors for their fourth win in five games. They finished their eight-game homestand with five wins after starting 1-2 against St. Louis.
"After last night and making a few mistakes that some people say cost us the game, to be able to come back today late in the game and help put the team in position to win makes me feel good," Paul said.
The Padres, who've lost four of their last five games, were 1 for 17 with runners in scoring position and left 15 men on base.
"We're just having a bad stretch," second baseman Logan Forsythe said. "We're still playing good, fundamental baseball. There's just a couple of things we need to get better at, and one of them is good situational hitting."
Sam LeCure (2-1), Cincinnati's seventh pitcher, pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.
Kennedy was positioned to improve his career record against the Reds to 4-0 in four starts. Kennedy, in his second start for San Diego after being acquired from Arizona in a July 31 trade, allowed one hit -- pitcher Mike Leake's leadoff single in the third -- in 7 1/3 scoreless innings and retired 16 consecutive batters before pinch-hitter Zack Cozart reached with an infield single.
"Kennedy was dealing," manager Dusty Baker said. "I don't know if it was more him or us. We had to persevere. They threatened a bunch of times. It looked bleak for a while. Every time you turned around we were in trouble. It really taxed our bullpen heading to Chicago. We had to bear down to our last man today."
Paul tied the game with his seventh homer of the season, a 422-foot shot into the right-field seats on a 1-2 pitch. Paul has three pinch-hit homers this season and five in his career.
Leake allowed one earned run in seven innings, giving up six hits and two runs with three walks and four strikeouts. He also committed an error, the Reds' sixth in the last two games.
"We didn't get it done," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "It's a topic we talk about all the time. We got some good pitches to hit, but we didn't advance runners."
The Reds, who were charged with four errors in their 3-1 loss to San Diego on Saturday, committed another to help the Padres take a 2-0 lead on Rene Rivera's bases-loaded sacrifice fly to center field with one out in the second.
As Yonder Alonso scored from third, backup shortstop Cesar Izturis cut off Choo's throw, but Izturis' quick throw to second trying to get Forsythe going back sailed past Brandon Phillips into foul territory down the right-field line, allowing Forsythe to score.
|Players of the Game|
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|San Diego Padres|
|Will Venable, RF-CF||7||0||1||0||0||4||6||.252|
|Alexi Amarista, CF||6||0||0||0||1||0||1||.255|
|Chase Headley, 3B||6||0||2||0||0||1||1||.244|
|Yonder Alonso, 1B||5||1||2||0||1||0||2||.294|
|Logan Forsythe, 2B-LF||4||1||1||0||1||1||3||.215|
|Jaff Decker, LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||.000|
|a-Chris Denorfia, PH-LF-RF||2||0||1||0||1||0||1||.267|
|Ronny Cedeno, SS||6||0||3||0||0||2||4||.224|
|Rene Rivera, C||3||0||0||1||1||1||3||.192|
|b-Jedd Gyorko, PH-2B||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.246|
|Ian Kennedy, P||2||0||0||0||1||1||1||.122|
|c-Jesus Guzman, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.227|
|d-Mark Kotsay, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.198|
|e-Nick Hundley, PH-C||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.230|
|a-grounded out for Decker in the 8th|
|b-doubled for Rivera in the 13th|
|c-struck out for Kennedy in the 9th|
|d-lined out for Thayer in the 11th|
|e-struck out for Vincent in the 13th|
|2B - Will Venable (14, Leake), Jedd Gyorko (18, LeCure)|
|3B - Ronny Cedeno (2, Leake)|
|SF - Rene Rivera (1)|
|SH - Logan Forsythe (1)|
|RBI - Rene Rivera (2)|
|SB - Alexi Amarista (1, 2nd base off Ondrusek/Mesoraco), Logan Forsythe (4, 2nd base off Leake/Mesoraco)|
|Team LOB - 15|
|San Diego Padres|
|Tim Stauffer (L,1-1)||0.2||1||1||1||1||0||0||4.34|
|WP - Ian Kennedy (10)|
|HBP - Hanigan (by Tim Stauffer)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 97-62, Colt Hynes 6-3, Luke Gregerson 12-6, Dale Thayer 10-7, Nick Vincent 23-16, Tim Stauffer 19-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 9-12, Colt Hynes 1-0, Nick Vincent 1-3|
|Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 29, Colt Hynes 1, Luke Gregerson 3, Dale Thayer 3, Nick Vincent 7, Tim Stauffer 5|
|Shin-Soo Choo, CF||6||0||1||0||0||0||1||.276|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||5||0||0||0||0||2||1||.232|
|Joey Votto, 1B||4||0||0||1||1||0||1||.322|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||5||0||0||0||0||1||1||.260|
|Jay Bruce, RF||4||0||1||0||1||1||0||.272|
|Chris Heisey, LF||5||0||0||0||0||2||2||.209|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||4||0||0||0||1||1||1||.249|
|Cesar Izturis, SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.183|
|b-Zack Cozart, PH-SS||3||1||1||0||0||1||0||.240|
|Mike Leake, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.196|
|c-Xavier Paul, PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||.239|
|d-Derrick Robinson, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.254|
|Jack Hannahan, 3B||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.213|
|a-hit by pitch for LeCure in the 13th|
|b-singled for Izturis in the 8th|
|c-homered for Hoover in the 8th|
|d-flied out for Broxton in the 10th|
|2B - Shin-Soo Choo (27, Stauffer)|
|HR - Xavier Paul (7, Kennedy)|
|SF - Joey Votto (5)|
|RBI - Joey Votto (55), Xavier Paul 2 (30)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|E - Cesar Izturis (1, Throwing), Mike Leake (1, Throwing)|
|Sam LeCure (W,2-1)||1.1||1||0||0||0||1||0||2.76|
|IBB - Rivera by Mike Leake, Alonso by Logan Ondrusek|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mike Leake 109-67, Manny Parra 2-2, J.J. Hoover 12-6, Aroldis Chapman 16-10, Jonathan Broxton 18-13, Logan Ondrusek 43-21, Sam LeCure 15-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Leake 9-8, Manny Parra 1-0, J.J. Hoover 1-0, Jonathan Broxton 1-1, Sam LeCure 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Mike Leake 30, Manny Parra 2, J.J. Hoover 2, Aroldis Chapman 3, Jonathan Broxton 4, Logan Ondrusek 10, Sam LeCure 5|
|Attendance - 38567|
|Game Time - 4:18|
|Temperature - 84|
|Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Adam Hamari, Third Base - Rob Drake|