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|Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:15 AM|
Reds 7, Padres 2
CINCINNATI — Bronson Arroyo recovered from his roughest outing of the season with a solid showing and Joey Votto drove in a pair of runs with a single and a triple on Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Arroyo (10-9) allowed only four hits in seven innings, including Logan Forsythe’s solo homer.
Catcher Ryan Hanigan was activated off the DL and started the game, his first in a month. He went 0-for-2 with two walks.
Votto drove in the first two runs off Andrew Cashner (8-6). Brandon Phillips added a 2-run homer off Tim Stauffer.
It was a break-out night for Todd Frazier. The Reds third baseman doubled in the first inning, ending an 0-for-31 slump that was the longest by a Reds player since Drew Stubbs went out in 32 consecutive at-bats last season. He came around on Votto’s single, which gave the first baseman a 7-game hitting streak.
Frazier opened the third with a walk and scored on Votto’s third triple of the season, a drive off the wall in right field that deflected back toward the infield. Jay Bruce’s double made it 3-0.
San Diego helped the Reds take control with sloppy defense. Votto opened the fifth with a walk and came around on Chris Heisey’s 2-out single that rightfielder Will Venable misplayed for an error. Zack Cozart grounded to Forsythe, whose high throw from shortstop landed in the Reds’ dugout area, letting in another unearned run for a 5-1 lead.
Phillips hit his 14th homer an inning later, also with two outs.
Venable homered in the eighth off Alfredo Simon.
Reliever Jonathan Broxton gave up a single in the ninth, his first appearance since June 13. He was activated Wednesday after recovering from a sprained pitching elbow.
Angels 5, Indians 2
CLEVELAND — Jered Weaver chalked up another win in Cleveland and Josh Hamilton hit a 3-run homer as the Los Angeles Angels ended their 4-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians, who dropped their fifth in a row on Friday night.
Weaver (7-5) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. J.C. Gutierrez worked the eighth and rookie Dane De La Rosa had a 1-2-3 ninth for his first major-league save.
Hamilton connected in the first inning when the Angels scored five off Scott Kazmir (7-5).
Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera homered for Cleveland, still reeling from a 4-game sweep by AL Central-leading Detroit.
The Indians were counting on Kazmir to turn things around but the left-hander couldn’t get out of the third inning against his former teammates.
He lasted just three innings, allowing five runs and six hits in his shortest outing since June 15.
His first inning couldn’t have gone much worse. J.B. Shuck led off with a single and went to third on Cowgill’s blooper. Mike Trout walked on a pitch that could have been called strike three and Mark Trumbo followed with a 2-run single. Trout stole third; an out later, Hamilton, in a 2-for-25 slump, launched his 17th homer into the right-field seats to make it 5-0.
Brantley picked up one of the runs in the second with his eighth homer.
Cabrera brought the Indians within 5-2 in the fourth by connecting for his ninth homer.