Reds use long ball for 6-5 win over Padres

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Associated Press

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 6:05 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drew Stubbs and Chris Heisey homered to back Homer Bailey's solid outing, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

The Reds, who have struggled to score runs on their 12-game road trip, used home runs to get their offense going for the second straight game.

Stubbs, who snapped an 0-for-32 hitless streak Friday night, homered in the first inning. Heisey, who drove in Cincinnati's only run in San Diego's 2-1 win Thursday night, hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning.

The Reds homered three times in Friday night's 6-0 victory. Cincinnati had hit just two homers in its six games before Friday.

Bailey (7-6) allowed a leadoff home run to Chris Denorfia on his first pitch, then settled down and surrendered only a pair of unearned runs heading into the seventh.

Clayton Richard (6-9) took the loss.

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