Tejada's 2-run single lifts Padres over Reds, 4-3

Associated Press - September 25, 2010 1:35 AM ET

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Miguel Tejada hit a go-ahead, two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres beat Cincinnati 4-3 on Friday night to take the NL wild-card lead and keep the Reds' magic number at three for clinching the NL Central.

Tejada worked the count full against Nick Masset before singling past diving shortstop Orlando Cabrera to bring in Chase Headley and Will Venable. The 36-year-old Tejada pumped his fist the entire way to first base, gave an emphatic high-five to coach Rick Renteria and then did the "spotlight," where he raises his right hand and pretends to shine a light on his teammates in the dugout.

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