Dbacks beat Reds 3-1 for series split

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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Rodrigo Lopez throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Rodrigo Lopez throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rodrigo Lopez held the NL's top offense in check for seven innings, getting his first win in more than two months, and the Arizona Diamondbacks slowed the Cincinnati Reds' playoff push with a 3-1 victory on Thursday.

The NL Central leaders went 4-3 on a homestand against the league's two worst clubs -- Pittsburgh and Arizona -- to keep control of the division.

Lopez (6-14) gave up eight hits and didn't walk a batter while winning for the first time since July 8.

The Reds got another inconsistent start from Edinson Volquez (3-3), still struggling to find his form after reconstructive elbow surgery last year.