Arroyo finally breaks skid, Reds earn DH split with Marlins

Bronson Arroyo threw eight shutout innings to 2 victory over the Marlins in the second game of a doubleheader.

Florida had won the opener Wednesday, 6-5, after surviving a ninth-inning rally by the Reds. Cincinnati was in the opposite position in the nightcap, when a 3-0 lead dwindled to a one-run edge. But Francisco Cordero avoided blowing the save and secured a split.

Arroyo (8-10) was stellar in his start, limiting Florida to only six hits without a walk. The performance -- backed by another homer by Joey Votto, who went deep in the first game -- allowed him to win for the first time since June 25.

The right-hander had not held an opponent scoreless in any of his first 25 starts this season.