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Rolen Helps Reds Extend Lead In NL Central

Last updated on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

(PHOENIX, AZ) - The Cincinnati Reds own a two-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2.

Scott Rolen drove in three runs for Cincinnati with Paul Janish putting the Reds ahead for good with a solo home run off Arizona starter Daniel Hudson in the seventh.

Kelly Johnson gave the D-Backs the early lead with a two-run homer off Bronson Arroyo in the first.

Arroyo pitched into the eighth and picked up the win, moving to 13-7.

Hudson took the loss to drop to 4-2.

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