The difference between the game that ended the Reds' losing streak and the five games that constituted it?
Two two-out hits.
Chris Heisey's RBI single followed by Joey Votto's two-run double in the seventh were the difference in the Reds' 4-1 victory over the San Diego Padres in the final game of the 10-day 11-game road trip.
"That's the difference every day" Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "In San Francisco we got a lot of those. In L.A. we got none. Here we got none. If you can get those two-out RBI knocks . . . They're hard to get and it breaks the back of the opponent. We got some big ones."
The victory before a crowd of 26450 at Petco Park on a typical gorgeous San Diego day snapped a five-game losing streak in which the Reds scored a total of five runs.
"Very relieved that it's over" Baker said. "We left a lot of runners out there again. We had a couple of baserunning miscues. We battled and battled and Homer (Bailey) gave us all we needed. Like I said before the the game...