GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Mike Leake allowed one run over six innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 victory over San Diego on Wednesday.
Leake, who was recently named the team's fifth starter, limited the Padres to five hits and struck out four during his time on the mound. He did not allow a walk.
Ryan Ludwick gave the Reds a three-run lead in the seventh inning when he untied a 1-1 score with a two-out, three-run home run off lefty reliever Tommy Layne. Layne allowed four hits, a walk and three earned runs in his lone inning of work.
Joey Votto padded the Reds' lead with two outs in the eighth inning when he belted a two-run homer of his own. Votto, who has four home runs and 12 RBIs this spring, also collected a double during the contest.
Shin-Soo Choo opened the scoring for the Reds with a solo shot in the third inning. Choo's second home run of the spring was the first hit allowed by Edinson Volquez, who surrendered two hits and six walks in five-plus innings of work.
Volquez, who only allowed one run against his former team, is scheduled to pitch Monday against the Mets in San Diego's season opener.
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