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Cincinnati at Arizona

Final 10th
W: D. Weathers (3-6) L: T. Pena (1-2)
S: F. Cordero (30)
HR: CIN - None   ARI - None

D-Backs keep fading after Owings haunts old team in 10th

CBSSports.com wire reports

PHOENIX -- The way things have been going for the Arizona Diamondbacks, of course Micah Owings would come back to haunt them.

One day after first putting on his Cincinnati uniform, the former Diamondback doubled in the deciding run in the 10th inning to give the Reds a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over fading Arizona on Saturday night.

"Unbelievable," losing pitcher Tony Pena said.

"Just when you think you've seen it all, you haven't," Diamondback infielder Augie Ojeda added.

The loss, coupled with Los Angeles' 5-1 victory in Colorado, left the Diamondbacks 4½ games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West with 15 games to play.

The Diamondbacks have lost 13 of their past 17.

Arizona manager Bob Melvin said his team just "has to try to win one game and not get caught up in how many games we need to win and whatever. We'll go out there and play for tomorrow and do the best we can that particular day."

Owings, arguably the best hitting pitcher in baseball, was sent to the Reds as the "player to be named" in the deal that brought Adam Dunn to Arizona.

"I'm just grateful for the opportunity," Owings said, "and then for the fans here to show their respect for me, it meant a lot."

In his first appearance for Cincinnati, Owings came up as a pinch hitter with two outs in the 10th and lined one down the left field line, bringing home Chris Dickerson from first.

"Everybody knows he can hit," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "If anybody knows he can hit, they know he can hit."

Pena (1-2) gave up an unearned run that tied it in the ninth, then the deciding run in the 10th. David Weathers (3-6) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory. Francisco Cordero was perfect in the 10th for his 30th save in 36 opportunities.

Justin Upton doubled twice and scored both runs for Arizona, and Randy Johnson gave up a run through six innings three days after his 45th birthday.

All to no avail.

"We had a lot of opportunities to break it open," Melvin said. "We just couldn't find a good at-bat when we needed to."

The Reds trailed 2-1 going into the ninth but tied it with an unearned run.

New closer Chad Qualls was unavailable after appearing in four of six games, so Arizona manager Bob Melvin went to Pena.

Danny Richar and Javier Valentin led off the ninth with singles to put runners at first and third. Corey Patterson flew out to right. Richar retreated to third on Upton's strong throw home, but the ball got past catcher Miguel Montero for an error, allowing Richar to score.

Arizona went ahead 2-1 in the seventh when Josh Roenicke, in his major league debut for Cincinnati, walked Chris Young on four pitches to load the bases, then hit Dunn with a 1-0 count.

Johnson was thwarted in his bid for his 295th career victory. The big left-hander, who skipped his previous scheduled start because of shoulder fatigue, allowed one run on five hits before leaving after six innings -- and 98 pitches.

Upton led off the seventh with his second double of the night, then Tony Clark walked.

Stephen Drew advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt against left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, then Augie Ojeda bounced to third for the second out. That's when Baker brought in Roenicke, the 10th Reds player to make his major league debut this season.

The Reds got their lone run off Johnson in the first on Joey Votto's RBI double.

A Reds miscue helped the Diamondbacks tie it in the fifth. Upton's pop fly fell untouched between three Cincinnati players -- second baseman Adam Rosales, right fielder Jay Bruce and first baseman Votto.

Upton wound up on second with a double. He took third on Drew's bloop single to short left field, then scored on Ojeda's groundout to second.

Edinson Volquez got his third straight no-decision for the Reds, throwing 122 pitches before leaving after the first two batters reached base in the seventh. He gave up two runs on five hits, walking six and striking out eight.


  • Singer Jessica Simpson performed in a postgame concert. It also was Dan Haren bobblehead night.
  • The Reds haven't had a 17-game winner since Pete Schourek went 18-7 in 1995.
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Micah Owings deals a serious blow to former Red Adam Dunn and his Diamondbacks.  (AP)
Micah Owings deals a serious blow to former Red Adam Dunn and his Diamondbacks. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Upton
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0

R. Hanigan
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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Cincinnati Reds
Jerry Hairston Jr., CF-RF3100203 .327
Jeff Keppinger, SS5000003 .263
Joey Votto, 1B5011020 .287
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B3010221 .258
Jolbert Cabrera, LF3000003 .256
   a- Chris Dickerson, PH-LF1100111 .323
Jay Bruce, RF4000022 .259
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   b- Micah Owings, PH1011000 .302
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
Adam Rosales, 2B3000001 .071
   c- Danny Richar, PH-2B2110001 .375
Ryan Hanigan, C3020000 .296
   d- Javier Valentin, PH1010000 .254
    Wilkin Castillo, PR0000000 .471
    Paul Bako, C0000000 .208
Edinson Volquez, P3010011 .105
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
    Josh Roenicke, P0000000 .000
    Corey Patterson, CF1000000 .204
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b-doubled for Weathers in the 10th
c-hit a bunt single for Rosales in the 9th
d-singled for Hanigan in the 9th
2B - Joey Votto (27, R. Johnson), Micah Owings (3, Pena)
RBI - Joey Votto (72), Micah Owings (4)
2-OUT RBI - Micah Owings (4)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Volquez-Hanigan-Votto
Cincinnati Reds
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Jeremy Affeldt 0.2000000 3.58
Josh Roenicke 0.1000110 0.00
Danny Herrera 1200110 6.75
David Weathers (W,3-6) 1000110 3.38
Francisco Cordero (S,30) 1000020 3.31
IBB - Upton by Danny Herrera, Dunn by David Weathers
HBP - Ojeda (by Edinson Volquez), Dunn (by Josh Roenicke)
WP - Edinson Volquez (10)
Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 121-67, Jeremy Affeldt 7-5, Josh Roenicke 10-3, Danny Herrera 18-10, David Weathers 15-8, Francisco Cordero 15-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 2-5, Jeremy Affeldt 2-0, Danny Herrera 2-0, David Weathers 1-1, Francisco Cordero 1-0
Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 27, Jeremy Affeldt 2, Josh Roenicke 3, Danny Herrera 6, David Weathers 4, Francisco Cordero 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Stephen Drew, SS3010113 .281
Augie Ojeda, 2B4011003 .241
Chris Young, CF2000221 .246
Adam Dunn, LF-1B3011111 .239
Mark Reynolds, 3B3010215 .243
Chad Tracy, 1B3000033 .257
    Juan Cruz, P0000000 .000
    Doug Slaten, P0000000 .000
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
   a- Chris Burke, PH-LF2010012 .195
Miguel Montero, C4000013 .260
Justin Upton, RF4220112 .247
Randy Johnson, P1000111 .159
    Tony Clark, 1B0000100 .226
    Alex Romero, PR-LF0000000 .235
   b- Jamie D'Antona, PH1000000 .200
    Tony Pena, P0000000 .000
   c- Jeff Salazar, PH1000010 .222
a-doubled for Rauch in the 8th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Romero in the 8th
c-struck out for Pena in the 10th
2B - Chris Burke (5, Herrera), Justin Upton 2 (15, Volquez, Volquez)
SH - Stephen Drew (3), Chris Young (4), Miguel Montero (1)
RBI - Augie Ojeda (17), Adam Dunn (91)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Dunn (32)
CS - Stephen Drew (3, 2nd base by Volquez/Hanigan)
Team LOB - 13
E - Miguel Montero (4, Missed catch of throw)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Randy Johnson 6511230 4.11
Juan Cruz 1000110 2.76
Doug Slaten (H,4) 0.1000010 4.22
Jon Rauch (H,6) 0.2000120 3.93
Tony Pena (BS,4; L,1-2) 2321110 3.99
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Johnson 5-10, Tony Pena 2-3
Batters Faced - Randy Johnson 25, Juan Cruz 4, Doug Slaten 1, Jon Rauch 3, Tony Pena 10
Game Information
Attendance - 45075
Game Time - 4:01
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Bob Davidson, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Andy Fletcher