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