Stubbs stays in seventh spot in lineup

Stubbs stays in seventh spot in lineup

CINCINNATI -- It was a lucky seventh on Thursday night for Drew Stubbs, so he was back in that spot in the batting order for Friday's series opener against the Padres.

Stubbs batted seventh on Thursday and responded by snapping an 0-for-20 skid with a fifth-inning single. He capped a 2-for-4 night with an RBI hit during the Reds' three-run seventh.

"Sometimes these things work, sometimes they don't," said Reds manager Dusty Baker.

Chris Dickerson was in left, batting leadoff. Jonny Gomes, who was not in the lineup on Friday, likely will play in both day games this weekend.

"I figured he'd be stronger staying on the same sleep pattern," said Baker of Gomes.