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Arizona at Cincinnati

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    Arizona «8
    Cincinnati7

    Diamondbacks 8, Reds 7

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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - A long shot to make the Diamondbacks, Adam Eaton is impressing Kirk Gibson.

    Eaton had a double and triple, driving in three runs to lead an Arizona split squad to an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

    "Eaton's aggressive. I'm giving him a lot of innings while he's here," the Diamondbacks manager said. "He's got a great attitude."

    Chris Young hit two doubles for Arizona. Left-hander Tyler Skaggs, the Diamondbacks top pitching prospect, allowed one run on two hits over three innings.

    Skaggs was the first pick of the Los Angeles Angels in 2009. He was included in the deal that sent Dan Haren to the Angels.

    "I felt much better with where my curveball was today," Skaggs said. "I could have put away more hitters my last outing if I had that pitch working."

    Skaggs is probably not going to make the team out of spring training but Gibson wants to get a good look at him.

    "His curveball is coming. That's a plus pitch for him. We are going to give him another start," Gibson said.

    Skaggs is scheduled to pitch four innings against Kansas City on Saturday.

    Scott Rolen hit a three-run, opposite field home run off Joe Patterson, his first of the spring.

    The home run was encouraging for Cincinnati. Rolen's left shoulder is healthy after surgery. He was limited to 65 games last season and hit five home runs in 2011 after hitting 20 in 2010.

    "Scotty's hitting the ball well," Dusty Baker said. "The ball was up in the wind but I don't care he still blasted it."

    Mike Leake allowed a run on two hits and a walk in four innings, his longest outing of the spring.

    "When I was missing, I was missing small," Leake said. "I'm building my stamina right now, trying to get up and down for a few innings like in the regular season.

    Leake played in the majors without building innings in the minor leagues. The Reds shut him down before the season ended the last two years.

    Arizona scored seven runs off Clay Zavada and Sam LeCure in the fifth inning.

    "He was probably a little amped up facing his former team," Baker said. "He was overthrowing."

    Zavada is trying to comeback after elbow surgery.

    Todd Frazier, a candidate for a utility role hit his team leading fourth home run of the spring off Evan Marshall in the ninth inning.

    NOTES: The Reds optioned IF Kristopher Negron, IF Neftali Soto and RHP Josh Judy to Triple A Louisville. IF Didi Gregorius, IF Henry Rodriguez and RHP Pedro Villarreal were optioned to Double A Pensacola. IF/OF Donald Lutz and RHP Kyle Lotzkar were sent to high A Bakersfield. The Reds reassigned C Tucker Barnhart, RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Daniel Corcino, C Brian Esposito, RHP Sean Gallagher, LHP Donnie Joseph, RHP Chad Reineke and RHP Brett Tomko to the minor league camp. ... Bobby Borchering the Diamondbacks first pick in the 2010 draft lined out in his only plate appearance.

     
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    Arizona Diamondbacks
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Willie Bloomquist, SS4100012 .219
        Joseph Loftus, LF1000011 .000
    Adam Eaton, RF5023001 .207
    Chris Young, CF4120012 .444
        Mike MacDonald, P0000000 .000
       a- Bobby Borchering, PH1000001 .000
        Kevin Munson, P0000000 .000
        Evan Marshall, P0000000 .000
    Jason Kubel, LF2100101 .226
        Evan Frey, CF1000000 .000
       b- Archie Gilbert, PH-CF1000010 .000
    Ryan Roberts, 3B3111000 .250
        Chris Owings, SS2010000 .462
    Lyle Overbay, 1B2100100 .227
        Michael Freeman, 2B10100001.000
    Cody Ransom, 2B3113010 .190
        Jonathan Griffin, 1B2010001 .667
    Henry Blanco, C1000210 .278
        Ryan Budde, C1000002 .000
    Tyler Skaggs, P1100001 .000
        Joe Paterson, P0000000 .000
       c- Mark Reed, PH10100001.000
        Jason Lane, P0000000 .000
       d- Ryan Wheeler, PH-3B1100100 .286
    Totals37810756  
    a-lined out for MacDonald in the 8th
    b-struck out for Frey in the 9th
    c-singled for Paterson in the 5th
    d-grounded out for Lane in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Adam Eaton (1, Leake), Chris Young 2 (4, Leake, Zavada), Cody Ransom (2, Zavada), Jonathan Griffin (1, LeCure)
    3B - Adam Eaton (2, LeCure)
    RBI - Adam Eaton 3 (5), Ryan Roberts (8), Cody Ransom 3 (5)
    2-OUT RBI - Adam Eaton 3 (3)
    CS - Chris Owings (1, 2nd base by LeCure/Miller)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Wheeler-Freeman-Griffin
    E - Ryan Budde (1, Throwing), Michael Freeman (1, Throwing)
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Tyler Skaggs 3211050 7.94
    Joe Paterson 1133231 7.20
    Jason Lane (W,1-0) 1111200 3.00
    Mike MacDonald (H,1) 2100000 0.00
    Kevin Munson (H,1) 1000120 4.50
    Evan Marshall (S,1) 1422001 11.25
    HBP - Miller (by Kevin Munson)
    WP - Jason Lane (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Tyler Skaggs 21-21, Joe Paterson 18-10, Jason Lane 14-4, Mike MacDonald 8-8, Kevin Munson 12-7, Evan Marshall 9-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike MacDonald 4-3, Kevin Munson 1-0, Evan Marshall 1-1
    Batters Faced - Tyler Skaggs 11, Joe Paterson 6, Jason Lane 6, Mike MacDonald 8, Kevin Munson 5, Evan Marshall 6
    Cincinnati Reds
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brandon Phillips, 2B2210100 .259
        Chris Valaika, 2B2110000 .412
    Paul Janish, SS3010011 .261
        Zack Cozart, SS2020000 .370
    Joey Votto, 1B2100112 .200
        Miguel Cairo, 1B2000000 .286
    Ryan Ludwick, LF2011111 .231
        Todd Frazier, LF2111001 .286
    Jay Bruce, RF2100113 .391
        Daryl Jones, RF2010000 .304
    Scott Rolen, 3B2113000 .444
        Willie Harris, 3B2000101 .240
    Drew Stubbs, CF2000020 .286
        Denis Phipps, CF2000010 .345
    Ryan Hanigan, C3000020 .208
        Corky Miller, C0000000 .167
    Mike Leake, P1000000 .000
        Sean Marshall, P0000000 .000
       a- Wilson Valdez, PH1000000 .250
        Clay Zavada, P0000000 .000
        Sam LeCure, P1000001 .000
        Clayton Tanner, P0000000 .000
       b- Dioner Navarro, PH1000012 .130
        Justin Freeman, P0000000 .000
    Totals36795510  
    a-flied out for Marshall in the 5th
    b-struck out for Tanner in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Brandon Phillips (2, Skaggs), Paul Janish (3, Lane)
    HR - Todd Frazier (4, Marshall), Scott Rolen (1, Paterson)
    RBI - Ryan Ludwick (2), Todd Frazier (9), Scott Rolen 3 (5)
    2-OUT RBI - Ryan Ludwick (1), Todd Frazier (2)
    SB - Brandon Phillips (1, 2nd base off Lane/Blanco), Daryl Jones (1, 2nd base off Marshall/Budde), Willie Harris (2, 3rd base off Munson/Budde)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    E - Miguel Cairo (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Cincinnati Reds
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Mike Leake 4211110 5.73
    Sean Marshall (H,2) 1100020 7.20
    Clay Zavada (BS,1; L,0-1) 0.1364300 10.80
    Sam LeCure 1.2410010 9.35
    Clayton Tanner 1000110 0.00
    Justin Freeman 1000010 0.00
    HBP - Freeman (by Justin Freeman)
    Pitches-Strikes - Mike Leake 20-16, Sean Marshall 8-8, Clay Zavada 16-4, Sam LeCure 12-12, Clayton Tanner 9-5, Justin Freeman 6-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Leake 6-5, Sean Marshall 1-0, Sam LeCure 3-1
    Batters Faced - Mike Leake 15, Sean Marshall 4, Clay Zavada 7, Sam LeCure 9, Clayton Tanner 4, Justin Freeman 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 3963
    Game Time - 3:08
    Temperature - 55
    Umpires - Home - Jordan Baker, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Lance Barrett