Chapman reaches 98 mph in Reds' win over Padres

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman had his best outing of spring training, giving up four hits over five innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday in a game between split squads.

With a fastball that reached 98 mph, Chapman struck out five. He walked one in a 78-pitch effort.

Jay Bruce, Miguel Cairo and Paul Janish each had two hits. Cairo and Janish had RBIs.

Padres starter Clayton Richard allowed five runs -- three earned -- and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings.

San Diego outfielder Mark Kotsay had two singles and reliever Huston Street pitched a scoreless inning.