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Taveras knocks five hits, Reds stroll past Diamondbacks

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PHOENIX -- Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker wondered if his team would be sluggish after playing 10 innings Sunday and then flying 1,500 miles to Arizona.

He needn't have worried.

With Willy Taveras matching a career high with five hits, the Reds opened a six-game Western swing with a 13-5 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

"Great way to start a road trip," Baker said. "Most of the guys, this is the first time we've come West. Everybody woke up 5:30, 6 o'clock in the morning, including myself. That's what you're a little concerned about, but the guys responded big-time to it."

Adam Rosales added a home run and two doubles as the Reds set season highs in runs and hits (18).

"Hopefully, our hitting's here to stay," Baker said.

Taveras, the leadoff man, set the table nicely. He wrapped four singles around a fourth-inning double.

Taveras, who scored four runs and drove in two, had five hits on April 25, 2007, at the New York Mets. He raised his average 32 points, to .315, and stretched his hitting streak to 12 games.

"He's been huge," said teammate Jerry Hairston Jr., who doubled twice and drove in two runs. "Hopefully, he keeps it going."

Bronson Arroyo (5-2) allowed five runs and 10 hits in seven innings, striking out five.

The Reds jumped on Arizona starter Jon Garland (3-2) early, scoring one run in the first, three in the third and three in the fourth.

Down 4-0 in the third, Arizona cut its deficit in half on a two-run homer by Justin Upton, who stretched his hitting streak to 18 games.

The Reds answered quickly.

No. 7 hitter Laynce Nix led off the fourth with a home run high above the 20-foot-high yellow line in center field, estimated at 433 feet. Three pitches later, Rosales hit a 424-foot shot to left-center field, and Cincinnati's lead was back to four.

Rosales marked his second home run in as many games by sprinting around the bases, just as he did after his first career home run on Sunday.

"They brought their bats," Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said. "They did a good job offensively of taking it to us. So we'll dust ourselves off, come back tomorrow. We'll play well tomorrow."

Garland left after 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs and 10 hits. He said his sinker wasn't sinking.

"I got a lot of pitches up tonight," Garland said. "You're facing a team like the Reds right now, who seem to be swinging the bats pretty well, you're going to get hurt."

Arizona showed little life in losing for the third time in four games under Hinch, who replaced Bob Melvin last Friday.

In the first inning, the Diamondbacks failed to cover second base, allowing Hairston to stretch a single into a double without a throw. The Chase Field crowd of 17,640 erupted into boos in the sixth, when Joey Votto scored on a wild pitch by Bobby Korecky and Brandon Phillips raced from first to third while catcher Chris Snyder tried to find the ball.

The few remaining fans had a chance to chuckle when infielder Josh Wilson pitched a scoreless ninth, becoming the fifth Diamondbacks position player to take the mound. Wilson, who also went one inning for Tampa Bay in 2007, kept his career ERA at 0.00.

"We'll take the zero," Hinch said.

Felipe Lopez had a home run, double and single for Arizona and Mark Reynolds hit his team-high eighth home run.

Notes

  • Baker said he had phoned Melvin, who was fired by Arizona last week, two years after he was named NL Manager of the Year. "Hey brother, as we all know, [it's] what have you done for me lately?" Baker said. "He doesn't like it, but he's at peace with it."
  • On Tuesday, Cincinnati RHP Micah Owings will make his first start against Arizona, the team that drafted him in 2005. On Sunday, Owings hit his sixth home run, and his second career pinch-hit home run.
  • Reds SS Alex Gonzalez, who has missed a week with a strained left oblique, threw and took batting practice without pain Monday. He will be examined again Tuesday.
  • Arizona SS Stephen Drew, on the DL since April 26 with a strained left hamstring, has been rehabbing at Triple-A Reno and might be back by the end of the series.
 
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Willy Taveras has five hits, four runs scored and two RBI to lead a potent Reds attack.  (AP)
Willy Taveras has five hits, four runs scored and two RBI to lead a potent Reds attack. (AP)

Players of the Game
Cincinnati

W. Taveras
AB 5
R 4
H 5
HR 0
RBI 2
Arizona

F. Lopez
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Cincinnati Reds
Willy Taveras, CF5452000 .315
    Darnell McDonald, CF1000001 .226
Jerry Hairston Jr., SS4222112 .257
    Mike Lincoln, P0000000 .000
Joey Votto, 1B4122102 .381
Brandon Phillips, 2B5022001 .257
Jay Bruce, RF5000003 .250
Ramon Hernandez, C4000002 .289
   a- Ryan Hanigan, PH-C1010000 .314
Laynce Nix, LF4221010 .327
    Chris Dickerson, LF1000001 .197
Adam Rosales, 3B5331000 .295
Bronson Arroyo, P3110012 .091
    Danny Herrera, P0000000 .000
   b- Paul Janish, PH-SS0000100 .345
Totals4213181033  
a-singled for Hernandez in the 8th
b-walked for Herrera in the 9th
Batting
2B - Willy Taveras (6, Garland), Jerry Hairston Jr. 2 (5, Garland, Garland), Brandon Phillips (5, Garland), Adam Rosales 2 (2, Korecky, Korecky)
HR - Laynce Nix (2, Garland), Adam Rosales (2, Garland)
SH - Bronson Arroyo (7)
RBI - Willy Taveras 2 (7), Jerry Hairston Jr. 2 (8), Joey Votto 2 (26), Brandon Phillips 2 (20), Laynce Nix (7), Adam Rosales (5)
2-OUT RBI - Joey Votto (11)
SB - Willy Taveras (8, 2nd base off Korecky/Snyder)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jay Bruce 1
DP - Hairston-B. Phillips-Votto
E - Adam Rosales (1, Misplayed grounder)
Cincinnati Reds
Bronson Arroyo (W,5-2) 71055053 7.02
Danny Herrera 1100000 2.13
Mike Lincoln 1000000 9.45
HBP - Ojeda (by Bronson Arroyo), Wilson (by Mike Lincoln)
Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 123-81, Danny Herrera 12-7, Mike Lincoln 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 7-9, Danny Herrera 1-1, Mike Lincoln 1-2
Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 32, Danny Herrera 3, Mike Lincoln 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
Felipe Lopez, 2B4231001 .323
    Josh Wilson, P0000000 .231
Chris Young, CF5110003 .193
Justin Upton, RF4112011 .307
   a- Miguel Montero, PH1000001 .273
Mark Reynolds, 3B4111012 .254
Eric Byrnes, LF4031000 .216
Chad Tracy, 1B2000001 .207
    Leo Rosales, P0000000 .000
   b- Conor Jackson, PH1000001 .182
    Bobby Korecky, P0000000 .000
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
   c- Ryan Roberts, PH-2B1010000 .348
Chris Snyder, C4000021 .219
Augie Ojeda, SS3010000 .302
Jon Garland, P1000012 .000
    Josh Whitesell, 1B3000001 .059
Totals37511505  
a-flied out for Upton in the 9th
b-popped out for Rosales in the 5th
c-singled for Gutierrez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Felipe Lopez (10, Arroyo), Eric Byrnes (7, Arroyo)
HR - Felipe Lopez (4, Arroyo), Justin Upton (7, Arroyo), Mark Reynolds (8, Arroyo)
RBI - Felipe Lopez (8), Justin Upton 2 (18), Mark Reynolds (15), Eric Byrnes (12)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Reynolds (4), Eric Byrnes (3)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Ojeda-F. Lopez-Tracy, Ojeda-Roberts-Whitesell
E - Mark Reynolds (7, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Jon Garland (L,3-2) 3.21077102 5.18
Leo Rosales 1.1000010 4.15
Bobby Korecky 2766120 13.50
Juan Gutierrez 1100000 2.84
Josh Wilson 1000100 0.00
WP - Bobby Korecky 2 (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 77-45, Leo Rosales 10-8, Bobby Korecky 49-35, Juan Gutierrez 17-12, Josh Wilson 12-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 6-4, Bobby Korecky 4-0, Josh Wilson 1-1
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 21, Leo Rosales 4, Bobby Korecky 14, Juan Gutierrez 4, Josh Wilson 3
Game Information
Attendance - 17640
Game Time - 2:58
Temperature - 96
Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Dana DeMuth