DENVER (AP) -- Coors Field has given Bronson Arroyo fits in his career, but the right-hander finally got the better of the place for one night.
Arroyo pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Ryan Ludwick scored twice and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 Friday night for their eighth straight victory.
Ludwick, Scott Rolen and Ryan Hanigan had two hits apiece for the Reds, who have won 12 of 14 since the All-Star break and tied Washington for the best record in the National League.
"What it takes to win is pitching. That's what we've been doing," Rolen said. "Pitching and defense. It's hard to lose if you shut somebody out."
Friday, it was Arroyo providing timely pitching in the unlikeliest of places. Coming into the game he was 0-2 with an 8.84 ERA in three career starts at Coors Field. He put that disappointment behind with a strong outing against the Rockies.
"The game plan here is always tough for me because I throw so many breaking balls and it's hard t...