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Padres waste late scoring chances in loss to Reds

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San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin prematurely celebrates victory as he runs to first after hitting a line drive with a runner on third against the Cincinnati Reds that was caught for the third out of the ninth inning. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin prematurely celebrates victory as he runs to first after hitting a line drive with a runner on third against the Cincinnati Reds that was caught for the third out of the ninth inning. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — At first glance, it appeared Cameron Maybin was going to end the San Diego Padres' offensive frustrations.

But after Jay Bruce ran down Maybin's bases-loaded, two-out drive in the ninth inning, the Cincinnati Reds came back on Ryan Hanigan's go-ahead double and Drew Stubbs' three-run homer that capped a six-run burst in the 11th inning Tuesday night for a 8-2 win over the Padres.

When Maybin hit his line drive, he put up his hands to celebrate. So did teammate Orlando Hudson, who thought he was going to score from third base.

But Bruce made the running catch in right field to thwart San Diego.

"We need to get one or two hits to get everyone going," Padres third baseman Chase Headley said. "Right now, we're having a hard time in doing that, and that magnifies everything."

San Diego also had the bases loaded with one out in the 10th, but failed to score when Logan Ondrusek (2-0) struck out Headley. Left fielder Jonny Gomes then had to go back on Ryan Ludwick's fly ball after initially breaking in to snare it and end the inning.

"It's frustrating," Headley said. "It hurts right now. You hate going through it and you hate not being able to come through for your teammates."

Hanigan's double into the left-field corner off Cory Luebke (0-1) scored Gomes, who was running on the 3-2 pitch from first base. After pinch-hitter Chris Heisey and Edgar Renteria had RBI singles, Stubbs homered.

Logan Ondrusek (2-0) got out of bases-loaded jams in the ninth and 10th innings. Ondrusek, who was 5-0 last season as a rookie, became the first Reds pitcher to start his career 7-0 since 1986-87.

The victory also moved Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker into a tie for 22nd place on the career wins list at 1,413 with Hall of Famer Miller Huggins.

San Diego trailed 2-1 when Nick Hundley led off with a single against reliever Nick Masset for only the Padres' second hit. Maybin followed with a double and pinch-hitter Eric Patterson's groundout tied it.

The Padres' rally ruined a stellar outing by Reds rookie pitcher Sam LeCure, who allowed one hit in seven innings and left with a 2-1 lead.

LeCure retired the final 12 he faced after allowing Alberto Gonzalez's RBI triple in the second inning. The right-hander struck out eight and walked two.

Gomes drove in one run for Cincinnati with a first-inning double and Stubbs had the other RBI on a groundout.

Gomes, who had homered in his previous two games, has seven RBIs in four games.

Cincinnati reliever Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance at Petco Park since last Sept. 24. In that outing, he threw 25 pitches and all of them registered at least 100 mph, topping out at 105 mph. Chapman pitched a perfect seventh this time and his fastest pitch was 98 mph.

San Diego's Clayton Richard made his first start since he pitched just one inning Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers before a rain delay of 1 hour, 34 minutes forced him from the game. The lefty pitched well, but his throwing error contributed to Cincinnati's second run.

Richard allowed two runs on five hits over 7 2-3 innings with three strikeouts and two walks.

Gomes put the Reds ahead 1-0 with a two-out RBI double in the first inning after consecutive singles by Tony Phillips and Joey Votto.

San Diego tied it in the second when Gonzalez doubled in Hundley, who walked. When the relay throw to third base got away, Gonzalez stumbled around third and was thrown out at the plate by Scott Rolen from foul territory down the third-base line.

Notes: San Diego SS Jason Bartlett missed his third straight game with a tight back. ... Cincinnati RHPs Homer Bailey and Johnny Cueto were both due to arrive in town during the game after flying in from Arizona. Bailey (right shoulder impingement) threw three innings Tuesday in Goodyear at the club's player development complex. Bailey is scheduled for a rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Louisville. Cueto (right biceps/triceps irritation) threw two innings Monday and is set to pitch Saturday for Louisville.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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