Arroyo denies doctoring baseballs

Updated: October 1, 2009, 1:53 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo has denied accusations by the St. Louis Cardinals that he used pine tar to get better grips on pitches.

St. Louis manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan both told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the stain on the bill of Arroyo's cap was pine tar that helped him grip balls during a 6-1 victory Wednesday. Cardinals starter John Smoltz found balls slippery and walked five in four innings.

Duncan said umpires assured him balls were properly ...

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