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|Arroyo Pitches Reds Past A's to Keep Pace with Cardinals
|OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo rediscovered his control and didn't walk a batter in eight strong innings, Corky Miller hit a two-run single and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Tuesday night.
Joey Votto added an RBI double in the second as the Reds quickly jumped on Dallas Braden, whose winless stretch reached eight starts since his perfect game against Tampa Bay on May 9. Braden is 0-5 during that stretch and he's even been growing a beard in an effort to get out of his funk.
A's center fielder Coco Crisp hit a two-run homer in his third game all season following two stints on the disabled list, the latest with a strained rib cage.
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