CINCINNATI (AP) - The San Diego Padres barely touched a pitcher who had been in a rut.
Bronson Arroyo recovered from his roughest outing of the season by going seven innings, and Joey Votto drove in a pair of runs off Andrew Cashner on Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-2 victory.
The Reds have won three straight since getting embarrassed by the St. Louis Cardinals at home last weekend, dropping games by scores of 13-3 and 15-2.
Arroyo (10-9) took the loss in that first game against the Cardinals, giving up seven runs in a season-low 3 2-3 innings. He was back on his game against San Diego, allowing only four hits in seven innings, including Logan Forsythe's solo homer.
``He's got good stuff,' Cashner said. ``Those were some of the better breaking balls I've seen from him tonight.'
For Cashner, not so good.
Votto drove in the first two runs off Cashner (8-6), ending the right-hander's streak of three straight wins. Brandon Phillips added a two-run homer off Tim Stauffer.
The main difference in Cashner this time was that he couldn't put batters away.
``They fouled some balls off and took advantage of mistakes,' manager Bud Black said. ``They got some balls in the middle of the plate.
``They swung the bats OK. They had some seeing-eye hits. It was their night.'
Cashner went deep in counts to batters and left after throwing 107 pitches in only five innings.
``I got into some counts I wanted to be in, I just didn't execute late in the counts,' he said.
The Padres were missing outfielder Carlos Quentin, out of the lineup for the seventh straight game because of a sore right knee that's not improving much. Black said after the game that he'll go on the disabled list. The Padres plan to call up OF Jaff Decker before the game on Saturday night.
``Quentin couldn't get over the hump on this one,' Black said.
San Diego's sloppy fielding helped the Reds score twice in the fifth for a 5-1 lead.
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 seven-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.
Frazier also had a walk and scored three times overall.
San Diego ranks fourth in the NL in fielding, but helped the Reds take control with sloppy defense. Votto opened the fifth inning with a four-pitch walk - Cashner wasn't going to give him anything this time - and came around on Chris Heisey's two-out single that right fielder Will Venable misplayed for an error. Then, Zack Cozart grounded to Forsythe, whose high throw from shortstop landed in the Reds' dugout area, letting in another unearned run.
Phillips hit his 14th homer an inning later, also with two outs.
Venable homered in the eighth off Alfredo Simon, giving the Padres their 27th multihomer game of the season. They had 26 all last season.
Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan was activated off the disabled list and started the game, his first in a month. He'd been sidelined since July 11 with a sprained left wrist. Hanigan went 0 for 2 with a pair of walks.
Reliever Jonathan Broxton gave up a single in the ninth, his first appearance since June 13. The Reds set-up man was activated on Wednesday after recovering from a sprained pitching elbow.
Notes: San Diego's Chase Headley had a pair of singles and a walk, extending his hitting streak to seven games. .. Forsythe's homer was his first on the road since June 28 at Miami. ... Bruce and Phillips are among only seven players in the majors who have driven in a run in at least 50 games this season. ... Frazier chose the soundtrack for the postgame fireworks show on Friday. ... LH Tony Cingrani (5-1) starts for the Reds on Saturday against RH Tyson Ross (2-5).
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