Reds split spring games

Published 11:44 pm Saturday, March 24, 2012

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Aroldis Chapman had his best outing of spring training, giving up four hits over five innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday in a game between split squads.

With a fastball that reached 98 mph, Chapman struck out five. He walked one in a 78-pitch effort.

Jay Bruce, Miguel Cairo and Paul Janish each had two hits. Cairo and Janish had RBIs.

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Padres starter Clayton Richard allowed five runs — three earned — and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings.

San Diego outfielder Mark Kotsay had two singles and reliever Huston Street pitched a scoreless inning.

Giants 6, Reds 4

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Cain pitched five scoreless innings to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 in a split squad game for both teams Saturday.

Cain allowed four hits and no walks. He struck out five.

Gregor Blanco and Justin Christian homered for San Francisco. Nate Schierholtz had two hits and Brandon Belt had four hits for the Giants.

Minor leaguer Danny Dorn hit a three-run home run off Andrew Kown for Cincinnati.

Homer Bailey allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings for Cincinnati. He is competing with Aroldis Chapman for the fifth spot in the Reds rotation.

Chapman pitched five scoreless innings against a San Diego Padres split squad.