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Reds hit 7 HRs, beat Padres 13-1

CINCINNATI (AP) - Miguel Cairo and Ryan Hanigan each homered twice, and the Reds hit seven in all off starter Tim Stauffer and the Padres bullpen - matching a San Diego record - while powering their way to a 13-1 victory on Saturday night.

The Reds won their fourth straight game - one shy of their season high - with their biggest home run splurge of the season.

Stauffer (7-9) gave up five homers in only three innings, tying Woody Williams' club record for most allowed in a game. Stauffer gave up three - his previous career high - in a 9-8 loss to the Mets on Monday.

Reds starter Homer Bailey (7-5) gave up six hits in seven innings, including Kyle Blanks' homer.

One of the major leagues' most homer-friendly ballparks was at its most gracious. All 14 runs scored off homers. The eight combined homers matched Great American's record for a game.

Joey Votto hit a solo homer in the first inning, latching onto a below-the-knees fastball from Stauffer. After Jay Bruce walked, Cairo hit an at-the-knees breaking pitch for a 3-0 lead.

Todd Frazier led off the second with a homer, and the Reds sent eight batters to the plate for five runs in the third. Bruce hit a two-run shot - his fourth homer in the last six games - and Hanigan completed the rally with a three-run shot that left Stauffer rattled.

The right-hander dropped the baseball that catcher Nick Hundley tossed to the mound while Hanigan rounded the bases. Second baseman Orlando Hudson then jogged to the mound for a pep talk. Stauffer retired Bailey to end the inning and his appearance - three innings, seven hits, nine runs.

It was a stunning turnaround for Stauffer, who had been at his best in his last dozen starts, putting up a 2.25 ERA.

Cairo hit another two-run shot off Anthony Bass for his first multihomer game. Hanigan had a two-run shot in the eighth off Joe Thatcher for his second career multihomer game.

It was the fourth time San Diego gave up seven in a game, the last time on Sept. 18, 2006, at Dodger Stadium. The last time Cincinnati homered seven times was July 4, 2010, at Wrigley Field.

NOTES: The Padres wrap up their 10-game trip to New York, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on Sunday. They're 5-4 so far. ... The Reds will try for their first sweep of the Padres in Cincinnati since they took three straight in August 2002, the final season at Cinergy Field. ... LHP Wade LeBlanc will make his sixth start of the season for San Diego on Sunday. He hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any start so far. ... Reds 2B Brandon Phillips was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game because of a sore left elbow, hit by a pitch last Tuesday. He took ground balls and is expected back on Sunday. ... LHP Dontrelle Willis tries for his elusive first win for Cincinnati on Sunday. Willis is 0-2 in six starts. The bullpen has blown three saves behind him. ... Willis has hit safely in all six starts. It's the longest hitting streak by a Reds pitcher since Jose Rijo hit in eight straight in 1993.

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