SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Raisel Iglesias pitched six strong innings and Joey Votto scored the go-ahead run on a balk by James Shields and later homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 victory against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
Iglesias (3-4) retired 16 straight from the end of the first inning through the sixth to help the Reds avoid a three-game sweep. He allowed three runs and six hits while striking out eight and walking one. He had lost four of his previous five decisions.
Votto hit a two-run homer - his 20th - off Frank Garces with one out in the ninth. Votto had three hits and drove in three runs.
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Shields (8-5), who signed a $75 million, four-year contract as a free agent in February, has just one win in his last 13 starts.