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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Mike Napoli had the perfect scenario. Claude Giroux Flyers Jersey . He didnt waste it. Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs to help the Boston Red Sox wrap up their first winning road trip of more than three games this season with a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. "It was nice to have a winning road trip," the Boston first baseman said. "Were playing better baseball. I thought there were a couple more games we couldve had." Napoli took advantage of a 2-0 fastball from Reds starter Mike Leake in a ballpark known for yielding home runs. "He got a fastball down and away, and hes a pretty good opposite-field hitter," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "In this ballpark, thats a decisive combination." Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo became the first Boston rookie to start his career 2-0 since Justin Masterson won his first three in 2008 and the Red Sox finished their eight-game trip with five wins. Skip Schumaker and Cincinnati starting pitcher Mike Leake each hit their second home runs of the season, but the Reds still ended their seven-game home stand with a 3-4 record after opening by sweeping a two-game interleague series against in-state rival Cleveland. "It is certainly frustrating," Schumaker said. "Mike gives us a chance to win every time out. It would have been nice to give him a chance or take him off the hook." Burke Badenhop and Junichi Tazawa each pitched one perfect inning before Edward Mujica overcame back-to-back leadoff singles in the ninth for his third save. Schumaker and Leake each hit solo home runs in the bottom of the fourth to give the Reds a 3-2 lead. The Red Sox immediately responded with two outs in the fifth on Yoenis Cespedes RBI single and Napolis 361-foot, opposite-field homer to right, his 15th homer of the season and second of the trip. Ranaudo allowed eight hits and four runs with one walk and one strikeout in six innings. Leake (9-11) lasted five innings, his shortest outing in 11 starts since going five innings on June 15 at Milwaukee. He allowed eight hits and five runs with one walk and three strikeouts. Boston reached Leake for two runs with just one hit in the first. Leakes wild pitch set up Daniel Navas RBI single, and Nava later scored on Napolis slow grounder to third baseman Todd Frazier, whose throw home was too late to get the runner. FINALLY Boston CF Jackie Bradley Jr. snapped a 0-for-35 slump with a second-inning single. OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS Boston is 24-23 in one-run games. The Red Sox were tied with Miami for the most one-run decisions in the majors going into Wednesdays games. The Reds slipped to 17-28 after going 27-22 last season. DANGEROUS BAT Leakes home run was the fourth of his career and raised his career hit total to 65, more than any major league pitcher since his debut in 2010. UP NEXT Red Sox: RHP Allen Webster makes his first career start against Houston on Thursday as Boston opens its second 11-game home stand of the season. Reds: RHP Alfredo Simon takes a 0.00 ERA in 3 2-3 innings over three games at Coors Field into his first career start on Thursday in Colorado, where the Reds open a seven-game road trip. TRAINERS ROOM Red Sox: Cespedes left the game after six innings with a right hand contusion after Farrell said he got jammed in his last at bat. Reds: RF Jay Bruce was scratched from the Reds original starting lineup due to illness. ... RHP Logan Ondrusek and 2B Brandon Phillips are scheduled to begin rehabilitation assignments with Triple-A Louisville on Friday. Jakub Voracek Flyers Jersey . Heather, the first Gaiter to win the award, set a Canadian Inter-university Sport record with 3,132 passing yards in eight league games, an average of 391.5 yards per game. 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The 2012 club went 60-40 on its way to the NL East title. Roark (10-6) became Washingtons first 10-game winner and improved to 3-0 in his last three starts. The right-hander has allowed three runs over 21 innings during those three wins, lowering his ERA to 2.82 -- the best in the rotation. Nobody would have predicted that during spring training. "Its pretty cool just to think about," Roark said. "You dream ever since youre a kid of getting to the big leagues. I took the opportunity and tried to run away with it. "It is a little surprising. Its been a good ride so far. Keep it going." Rafael Soriano gave up a walk and a double in the ninth while getting his 24th save in 27 chances and finishing the combined four-hitter. The Reds remain stalled since the All-Star break, dropping all seven games for their longest losing streak in five years. Its the first time they have lost their first seven games after the All-Star break since 1991, when they dropped eight in a row. Span had four singles, stole a base and drove in a run off Alfredo Simon (12-5), who has lost both starts since his first All-Star selection. The Nationals piled up nine hits, two walks and three runs off Simon in only 4 1-3 innings. Span is 9 for 18 on Washingtons road trip with two four-hit games. "Hes been great," manager Matt Williams said. "The key for him is hitting the ball back through the middle. Weve seen that over the last week or so, hitting the ball up the middle or the other way." Headingg into the All-Star break, the Reds won seven of nine at home, cutting their deficit in the NL Central from seven games to 1 1-2. Ron Hextall Flyers Jersey. Their worst road trip in five years wiped out most of their gains, but they had hoped to get their offence back in form at hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park. Roark allowed a run in the fourth when Billy Hamilton singled, stole second and came around on Ryan Ludwicks infield single. Otherwise, the Reds got only one other runner to second base. During the seven-game losing streak, Cincinnati has batted .176 as a team while scoring a total of 13 runs. "Its just really a mental game," manager Bryan Price said. "When we were going good before the break, nobody was pressing. Now, everybodys pressing. We cant get our offence going because were not getting a lot of baserunners." Washington had at least one hit in each of the first six innings, with four players having multi-hit games. The Nationals put five hits together in the fourth for three runs, including Zach Walters RBI double, Spans single and Anthony Rendons run-scoring single. Adam LaRoche singled home a run in the sixth off J.J. Hoover. Walters was called up Wednesday to fill in while Ryan Zimmerman is disabled by a pulled hamstring. NOTES: LHP Gio Gonzalez (6-5) starts Saturday for the Nationals. Hes 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in four career starts against Cincinnati. Johnny Cueto (10-6) had his worst start of the season in Washington on May 20, giving up eight runs in only 5 1-3 innings of a 9-4 loss. ... Nationals RF Jayson Werth was back after missing the last game with a sore right knee. ... Reds SS Zack Cozart was hitless, extending his slump to 0 for 17. ... 1B Joey Votto continues to do rehab for the strained muscles above his left knee. Hes been on the DL since July 8. "I think we need to let a few more weeks go by before we can really start to see that theres a point in time when we know hes going to be back," Price said. ' ' '