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After Tejada's hit, rookie Aroldis Chapman came on and struck out Adrian Gonzalez on fastballs clocked at 101, 102 and 103 mph to end the inning. All 25 of Chapman's pitches were 100 mph or faster, topping out at 105 mph.
Luke Gregerson (4-7) retired four batters for the win. Heath Bell pitched the ninth for his 44th save in 47 chances, and his 31st straight.
"These guys are fighting tooth and nail to try and get into the playoffs," Cincinnati starter Bronson Arroyo said about the Padres. "They have a little more pressure on them than we do on our end. It definitely was a playoff-type atmosphere tonight."
Young got his second straight no-decision in his return from a strained shoulder that kept him out from April 12 until last Saturday. He allowed one run and three hits in five innings, struck out one and walked three.
Young allowed Drew Stubbs' homer off the facade of the second deck in left field with one out in the second to give the Reds a 1-0 lead. It was his 21st.
Arroyo retired the first nine Padres batters before Venable singled up the middle leading off the fourth. He stole second and scored on Tejada's single to left to tie it at 1.
The Padres went ahead 2-1 in the fifth when Matt Stairs hit a leadoff single and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Mike Baxter, who was pinch-hitting for Young.
That lead didn't last long, though, as the Reds scored two unearned runs in the sixth by cobbling together three singles -- two of which didn't leave the infield -- and an error by first baseman Gonzalez.
Arroyo allowed two runs and five hits in five innings, struck out three and walked none.
NOTES: Cincinnati has lost 10 of its last 13 at San Diego, including five in a row. ... It was Young's first home start since June 3, 2009. ... Venable had two hits, his sixth multihit game in his last seven.
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