Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 3/28/12
Arizona-diamondbacks-louis
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Reds manager Dusty Baker was going to send Ryan Ludwick home, but the outfielder sent Baker home with a win instead. Dan Haren and Bronson Arroyo made solid starts, and Ludwick's two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Cincinnati a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Ludwick was sent home on Tuesday because he felt nauseous. Baker intended to give him another day away from the team, but Ludwick showed up and talked him out of it. "He wanted to play," Baker said. "I was going to send him home. He said he felt better. I sent him (Tuesday) to quarantine him so the other guys wouldn't get sick." Ludwick, trying to win playing time in left field, homered in the ninth off Loek Van Mil, who also walked Chris Heisey. Haren threw 90 pitches in 5 2-3 innings for the Angels, allowing two runs and nine hits. He struck out two. He has one more start to shake off a "dead arm" to get ready for the season. "My arm felt a little bit dead," Haren said. "It feels a little slow. I was laboring in the first couple innings, but that's what builds endurance. That's what spring training is for. Spring training is getting monotonous, but I'm right where I need to be." Arroyo worked six innings, his longest performance of the spring. He allowed two runs and four hits, including Vernon Wells' third homer. Arroyo rebounded from a ragged outing in which he walked five in four innings. He walked only one Angels batter. "Bronson threw the ball great," Baker said. "His command, everything was much better." Paul Janish hit a home run off Kevin Jepsen for Cincinnati. Roberto Lopez hit a two-run homer off minor leaguer Travis Webb to give the Angels a 4-2 lead. Jason Isringhausen, trying to win a job with the Angels, pitched a scoreless inning before Van Mil took over. "I was wondering when we were going to hit some home runs," Baker said. "I looked at the score sheet before Ludwick came up and we've been outhomered 32-20." NOTES: Reds RHP Josh Judy cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville. ... Cincinnati catchers Corky Miller and Dioner Navarro were reassigned to minor league camp along with outfielder Daryl Jones. The Reds have 28 players in camp, excluding injured pitchers Ryan Madson, Jordan Smith and Nick Masset, who will start the season on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. ... Haren will make his next start Monday in an exhibition at Anaheim. ... The Angels have not officially announced their opening-day starter.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

USF suspends DB indefinitely for role in shooting, arrest

Elway: Broncos plan to 'stay the course' with Siemian, Lynch

Boykin may have violated probation, could face jail time

Six reasons Raiders' move to Las Vegas will be awesome

Kraft: Patriots do not intend to trade Malcolm Butler

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brandon Marshall talks about how he can help Odell Beckham

Scherzer makes Tebow look silly in spring training at-bat

Lonzo Ball discusses headlines his father creates

Laettner taunts Kentucky after Elite Eight heartbreaker

Chargers finally sell out season tickets after two months

Report: Heat still hoping to trade Chris Bosh

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The 28 craziest ballpark foods for the 2017 season

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker