For the first time in a long time the Cincinnati Reds were firing on all cylinders last night as Bronson Arroyo collected his tenth win going seven innings giving up four hits and a single earned run as the Reds topped the San Diego Padres by a score of 7-2.
Luckily for Arroyo, he got quite a bit of help from the offense. In the first, Joey Votto put the Reds on the board early with an RBI single to right which scored Todd Frazier.
Two innings later, Votto was at it again. This time he used a triple, his third this year, to score Frazier again and make it 2-0. After Brandon Phillips lined out, Jay Bruce scored Votto on a line drive double to right.
Arroyo gave up his lone earned run in the fifth. After retiring the first two batters, Logan Forsythe took the first pitch he saw and launched it into the seats in left center field.
"It was an all-around good ballgame," Arroyo said. "We had some clutch hitting with two outs and all the good stuff we need to continue on a good pace."
Cincinnati fired right back in the bottom half. Votto led of the inning with a walk. After the next two batters were retired, Chris Heisey drove home Votto and thanks to an error he advanced to second. The next batter, Zack Cozart, reached on a throwing error which brought home Heisey making it 5-1.
In the sixth Brandon Phillips smacked his 14th homerun of the season, a two-run shot to bring the Reds lead to 7-1.
Alfredo Simon came in for relief and allowed an earned run. He was followed by Jonathan Broxton, who was pitching for the first time since joining the team.
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