July 21, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7) after contact during the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Ludwick Comes Back To Haunt Padres, Reds Win 6-4


The Padres dropped their second straight game in Cincinnati, as former Padre Ryan Ludwick continued his assault on the Friars. Ludwick went 3-4, with a HR and 4 RBI’s, and the Reds defeated the Padres 6-4.

San Diego got out to the early lead in the first inning when Chase Headley hit his 13th home run of the year — a new career-high. The good times and the lead were short-lived, however.

The Reds bounced back with three in their half of the first off of Padres starter Kip Wells. Ludwick capped off the scoring with a two-run shot, his 19th of the year. Ludwick has two home runs and 10 RBI’s in the first three games of the series.

The Padres took the lead back in the 4th inning, on an RBI single by Will Venable, and an RBI infield single by Chase Headley. The runs would be all the Padres could muster.

Cincinnati scored two in the fifth, including the go-ahead single from Ryan Ludwick. The runs came off of Kip Wells, who gave up five runs in 4.1 innings.

The Reds bullpen kept the Padres in check, and fireballer Aroldis Chapman pitched a spotless ninth for his 23rd save of the seasin.

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