Cincinnati 6, San Diego 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 20527

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Cincinnati 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 44-62 22-29 22-33 L2
Cincinnati 63-41 33-19 30-22 W2

Recap

Reds 6, Padres 4: Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in four runs for the second straight game and Cincinnati's beefed-up bullpen locked down a second consecutive win over visiting San Diego with three scoreless innings.

Ludwick gave the Reds the lead twice, capping a three-run first inning with a two-run blast into the left-field seats and making it 5-4 with an RBI single to right in the fifth. He added another RBI single in the seventh.

Bronson Arroyo (7-6) allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings for the Reds, who have taken two of three in the series and will send ace right-hander Johnny Cueto to the mound against Ross Ohlendorf in Thursday's finale. Cincinnati has won 16 of 19 since the All-Star break and 19 of 22 overall, and has the best record in the majors at 63-41. 

Arroyo has won four of his last five starts. The Reds' loaded bullpen ensured that, as Sean Marshall worked a perfect seventh, Jonathan Broxton pitched a 1-2-3 eighth in his Cincinnati debut and Aroldis Chapman worked around a two-out double in the ninth for his 23rd save. 

Chase Headley drove in three of San Diego's runs, belting his career-high 13th home run - a two-run shot in the first - and adding an RBI single in the fourth. 

Zack Cozart led off the bottom of the first with a homer for the Reds - his 11th of the season and the third leadoff homer of his career.

Padres starter Kip Wells (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits and walked four in 4 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reds C Devin Mesoraco was suspended three games for making contact with home plate umpire Chad Fairchild on Monday. Mesoraco will appeal the suspension, but he was placed on the seven-day concussion DL later in the day. … Ludwick has six home runs and 20 RBIs in 15 games since 1B Joey Votto went on the disabled list. … Reds INF Wilson Valdez left the game with a stiff neck. The Reds already are without Votto and 2B Brandon Phillips, who sat out with a strained left calf.  … Cincinnati has hit 14 home runs in its past five games and ranks second in the National League with 120. … Wells dropped to 2-12 all-time against the Reds. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Cincinnati
Kip Wells Player Bronson Arroyo
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 1
5 Hits 7
10.38 ERA 6.00
Hitting
San Diego   Cincinnati
Chase Headley Player Ryan Ludwick
2 Hits 3
3 RBI 4
1 HR 1
5 TB 6
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 8 1 12 .229 9 3 4 2 1 0
Cincinnati 9 2 17 .300 14 5 6 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Reds have a W/L % of .587 after a win and .634 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Padres have a W/L % of .432 after a win and .403 after a loss.