Arizona at Cincinnati

W: T. Cingrani (3-1) L: R. Delgado (0-1)
HR: ARI - N. Evans (1)   CIN - M. Costanzo (1)

Cingrani, Hamilton lead Reds over Diamondbacks

Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Tony Cingrani pitched seven solid innings, Billy Hamilton hit two triples and the Cincinnati Reds topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 Thursday in a split-squad game.

Both players will be on a major league roster for the first time.

''I'm beyond excited. It is a dream come true,'' said Cingrani, who hadn't had a chance to call home with the news.

''It is unbelievable for me and Billy. I played with Billy a lot'' in the minors. ''It will be unbelievable for both of us.''

Cingrani found out earlier that he will start the second game of the season against St. Louis on April 2. It's his first time on an opening-day roster.

The 24-year old left-hander allowed one run and five hits, including a homer by Nick Evans. Cingrani walked one but picked off two runners.

''Cingrani is the confident kind. He's not emotionally fragile,'' Reds first-year manager Bryan Price said.

Hamilton also singled. The speedster is expected to be in the opening day lineup, leading off in center field.

Hamilton almost hit his second homer of the spring. His drive bounced high off the wall and got past right fielder Jordan Parraz, and Hamilton took a wide turn at third but held.

On-deck batter Brandon Phillips was jumping up and down, waving on Hamilton.

''He's been terrific,'' Price said. ''His approach has been impeccable. He has kept the ball out of the air except for two sacrifice flies he hit the other day. His defense has been impeccable, too.''

Randall Delgado, hoping for a place in the Diamondbacks' rotation, pitched four innings and gave up two runs and seven hits.

''It was good today,'' Delgado said.

The Diamondbacks optioned Archie Bradley, one of the candidates to start to the minor leagues this morning.

''I'm just waiting for the manager to tell me what's going on. I'm not in a rush for it,'' Delgado said.


Diamondbacks: Delgado got two outs against the Dodgers on March 23 in Australia in his previous appearance. He made three spring training starts before the trip to Australia for a pair of regular-season games.

Delgado struck out three and walked one against the Reds. He struck out three.

Reds: Cingrani allowed 15 earned runs in 24 1-3 innings in six spring starts.

''Statistically, it hasn't been a good spring, but he has improved his changeup and breaking ball,'' Price said.


Reds: Catcher Devin Mesoraco hasn't played in 10 days because of a strained oblique.

''Devin has to play. He has to catch, throw, hit and run. It is unlikely that he will join us but we haven't signed off on putting him on the disabled list,'' Price said.

Brett Marshall is slowed by a strained tendon in his middle finger. He strained it in the game on Wednesday against the White Sox. ''Marshall is seeing a hand specialist in Phoenix today,'' Price said.


The Reds will leave injured players behind to work out in minor league games while the team breaks camp with non-roster players, Roger Bernadina, Chris Nelson and Jason Bourgeois.

''There are a lot of balls in the air. We've discussed it already, just trying to figure out what to do with the 40-man roster,'' Price said.

The Reds play against their minor league affiliates in Pensacola on Friday night and Louisville on Saturday afternoon.

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Players of the Game

N. Evans
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

M. Costanzo
AB 3
R 2
H 1
HR 1

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MLB Thursday winners and losers (0:57)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Justin Greene, CF4010011 .100
Aaron Cunningham, LF2000201 .294
Nick Evans, 1B4111022 .231
Andy Marte, 3B4020011 .276
Garrett Weber, 2B3000022 .000
   Mike Freeman, 2B0000000 .400
Jordan Parraz, RF3000022 .143
Bobby Wilson, C3010000 .091
   Lars Davis, C0000000 .000
Nick Ahmed, SS2010101 .250
Randall Delgado, P1000001 .000
   a-Tyler Bortnick, PH1000000 .167
   Ryan Rowland-Smith, P0000000 .000
   Cesar Carrillo, P0000000 .000
   Evan Marshall, P0000000 .000
   b-Mike Jacobs, PH1000000 .097
   Jess Todd, P0000000 .000
   Mark Serrano, P0000000 .000
a-flied out for Delgado in the 5th
b-grounded out for Marshall in the 8th
2B - Nick Ahmed (1, Cingrani)
HR - Nick Evans (1, Cingrani)
RBI - Nick Evans (1)
CS - Nick Ahmed (2, 2nd base by Cingrani/Barnhart)
PK - Aaron Cunningham (1, Cingrani)
Team LOB - 3
DP - Freeman-Ahmed-Evans
Arizona Diamondbacks
Randall Delgado (L,0-1) 4722130 5.28
Ryan Rowland-Smith 2100100 0.00
Cesar Carrillo 0544001 12.00
Evan Marshall 1000010 0.00
Jess Todd 0.2333200 9.82
Mark Serrano 0.1000010 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Randall Delgado 29-25, Ryan Rowland-Smith 11-7, Cesar Carrillo 5-5, Evan Marshall 4-4, Jess Todd 13-5, Mark Serrano 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randall Delgado 9-0, Ryan Rowland-Smith 3-3, Evan Marshall 1-0, Jess Todd 1-1
Batters Faced - Randall Delgado 20, Ryan Rowland-Smith 8, Cesar Carrillo 5, Evan Marshall 2, Jess Todd 7, Mark Serrano 1
Cincinnati Reds
Billy Hamilton, CF4131001 .327
   Ryan LaMarre, CF1000001 .222
Brandon Phillips, 2B3011001 .208
   Ruben Gotay, 2B1210100 .750
Joey Votto, 1B1000000 .245
   Mike Costanzo, 1B3212102 .125
Ryan Ludwick, LF1010100 .250
   Mike Wilson, LF21221001.000
Chris Heisey, RF3010002 .310
   Felix Perez, RF2111002 .250
Todd Frazier, 3B3000004 .265
   Ray Chang, 3B2022000 .667
Zack Cozart, SS3110011 .228
   Argenis Diaz, SS2000023 .174
Tucker Barnhart, C4010022 .278
   Max Ramirez, C0000000 .100
Tony Cingrani, P1000000 .000
   Chien-Ming Wang, P0000000 .000
   a-Thomas Neal, PH11100001.000
   Gary Hyde, P0000000 .000
a-doubled for Wang in the 8th
2B - Ryan Ludwick (2, Delgado), Mike Wilson (1, Todd), Felix Perez (1, Carrillo), Thomas Neal (1, Todd)
3B - Billy Hamilton 2 (3, Delgado)
HR - Mike Costanzo (1, Carrillo)
SH - Tony Cingrani 2 (2)
RBI - Billy Hamilton (8), Brandon Phillips (11), Mike Costanzo 2 (2), Mike Wilson 2 (2), Felix Perez (1), Ray Chang 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Billy Hamilton (4), Ray Chang (1)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Cozart-B. Phillips-Costanzo, Cozart-B. Phillips-Costanzo-Cozart-Gotay-Costanzo, Cozart-B. Phillips-Costanzo-Cozart-Gotay-Costanzo-Diaz-Gotay-Costanzo
Cincinnati Reds
Tony Cingrani (W,3-1) 7511261 4.81
Chien-Ming Wang (H,2) 1100000 3.38
Gary Hyde 1000120 2.00
WP - Gary Hyde (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Tony Cingrani 45-36, Chien-Ming Wang 3-3, Gary Hyde 12-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tony Cingrani 2-9, Chien-Ming Wang 2-0
Batters Faced - Tony Cingrani 24, Chien-Ming Wang 3, Gary Hyde 4
Game Information
Attendance - 4037
Game Time - 2:48
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Nick Marley, First Base - David Rackley, Second Base - Brad Myers, Third Base - Brian Hertzog