Arroyo pitches streaking Reds past Rockies 3-0

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Associated Press

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

DENVER (AP) — Bronson Arroyo pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Ryan Ludwick scored twice and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 Friday night for their eighth straight victory.

Ludwick, Scott Rolen and Ryan Hanigan had two hits apiece for the Reds, who have won 12 of 14 since the All-Star break and tied Washington for the best record in the National League.

Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 20th save in 24 chances.

Carlos Gonzalez and Jordan Pacheco each had two hits for the Rockies, who have lost seven of nine.

Arroyo (6-6) retired his first 11 batters before Gonzalez singled with two outs in the fourth. The right-hander left with two on in the seventh, but Alfredo Simon retired pinch-hitter Eric Young Jr. to end the threat.

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