Arroyo shut out Atlanta for seven innings, Jeff Keppinger capitalized on a rare start by hitting a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Arroyo (4-10) matched his season low by giving up only three hits and matched his season high with nine strikeouts. He did not allow a run in a start for the first time since Sept. 25 against the Chicago Cubs.
Ken Griffey Jr. and Brandon Phillips added two-run singles in a four-run seventh inning before the Braves answered with four runs off Mike Stanton in the eighth.
Arroyo began Tuesday night's game ranking among the NL leaders in losses, hits and runs allowed. He struck out the side in the first inning and was rarely threatened.
Andruw Jones hit a two-run homer deep into the left-field seats off Stanton. The Braves extended the rally as Brian McCann singled, Jeff Francour walked and Kelly Johnson hit a two-run triple to the center-field wall, cutting the Reds' lead to 6-4.
David Weathers ended the inning by getting Jarrod Saltalamacchia to line out to center. He got three outs in the ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances.