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San Francisco pushed to brink of elimination from NLDS

  • Madison Bumgarner reacts after giving up a home run to Ryan Ludwick in the 2nd inning. The San Francisco Giants played the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd game of the NLDS on Sunday, October, 7, 2012.
    (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

SAN FRANCISCO — Bronson Arroyo pitched the Reds back to Ohio on quite a playoff roll.

Arroyo retired his first 14 batters and delivered a gem a day after 19-game winner Johnny Cueto went down with a back injury, and Cincinnati beat the San Francisco Giants 9-0 on Sunday night to head home with a 2-0 NL division series lead.

A pair of Ryans provided the big hits. Ryan Ludwick connected leading off the second inning for his first career playoff homer and Ryan Hanigan hit a two-run single in the fourth and a later RBI single. Jay Bruce added a two-run double and Joey Votto

had three hits in his first multihit postseason game.

"Coming on the road, you think about getting one as a success and victory," Bruce said. "To be able come here and get two is very important."

Former San Francisco skipper Dusty Baker came into his old stomping grounds by the bay and left with two commanding victories 10 years after managing the Giants within six outs of a World Series title before falling short.


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