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MLB: Cincinnati 6, San Diego 4

Aug. 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI Wednesday, delivering the go-ahead hit in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-4 win over San Diego.

Ludwick's homer and a solo shot from Zack Cozart had given the Reds a 3-2 lead in the first inning, but the Padres took a 4-3 lead in the fourth, when Chase Headley drove in Alexi Amarista with a two-out single and Will Venable followed with a single that drove in Kip Wells.

The National League Central-leading Reds rallied off San Diego starter Kip Wells (2-4), with Drew Stubbs collecting a one-out single and then scoring the tying run -- and chasing Wells -- when Jay Bruce doubled.

Dale Thayer entered the game, and Ludwick greeted him with a single to score Bruce, handing Cincinnati the lead for good.

Bronson Arroyo (7-6) allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings to earn the victory.

Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton each tossed a scoreless inning and Aroldis Chapman closed out the Reds' 12th win in 13 contests with his 23rd save.

Wells was touched for five runs after coughing up four walks and five hits over 4 1/3 frames.

Chase Headley belted a two-run homer and finished with three RBI for the Padres.

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