Cincinnati at Arizona

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Cincinnati (26-29) «002110000490
Arizona (23-36)000300000391

Reds 4, Diamondbacks 3

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PHOENIX -- The energized Cincinnati Reds head home feeling they're finally playing the way they thought would.

Chris Heisey hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth inning and the Reds connected four times in all, beating Arizona 4-3 on Sunday to take three of four from the Diamondbacks.

Cincinnati led 3-0 after homers by Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier in the third and by Ryan Ludwick in the fourth. Arizona tied it with a three-run fourth, then Heisey's second home run of the season put the Reds on top for good.

''We're really not a home-run hitting team,'' Frazier said, ''but when we do, we win.''

Frazier said the Reds have talked about boosting their energy on the field.

''A little gusto,'' he said. ''That's a word I used to use in high school in football. You have to show a little gusto, and I think we've been doing that. The energy is there, the fun is starting to come back. We're just happy we're playing good ball right now.''

Converted reliever Alfredo Simon (7-3) gave up three runs in 6 1/3 innings. Aroldis Chapman hit 103 mph on the Chase Field radar gun in a perfect ninth, overpowering three batters not long ago in the minor leagues and earning his seventh save in eight opportunities.

Wade Miley (3-6) allowed four home runs in a game for the first time in his career.

''He pitched well except for the four pitches,'' Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said, ''and those guys hammered them.''

David Peralta singled twice in his major league debut for the Diamondbacks.

The Reds won their last three and four of five to finish their western trip 4-3.

''You fight to win series and get on a roll,'' Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said. ''That's four out of five. We're heading in a nice direction.''

Arizona wrapped up a 3-4 homestand.

''I thought we swung the bats pretty well today,'' Gibson said. ''We hit a lot of balls and they made some plays on us. It just wasn't meant to be and that is frustrating.

''At the end they just shut us down. Chapman come in throwing 102, 103, it is pretty tough duty.''

Cozart hit the first pitch of the third inning into the left- field seats, his second home run of the season, to make it 1-0. After two outs, Frazier hit Miley's 1-0 pitch into the same area, his team-high 10th homer - and the Reds led 2-0.

Cincinnati made it 3-0 in the fourth when, with two outs, Ludwick homered - also to left.

Arizona broke a streak of 15 scoreless innings in the fourth.

Paul Goldschmidt drew a one-out walk and when Miguel Montero lined Simon's 3-0 pitch off the wall in right-center for a double.

Montero moved to third on Martin Prado's single then scored on Eric Chavez's sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 3-2. Peralta, just up from Double-A Mobile to replace the injured A.J. Pollock, singled to center, putting runners at first and third, and Ender Inciarte singled in the tying run.

Peralta led off the seventh with a single and Inciarte flied out to deep right. That was it for Simon. Gerardo Parra's two-out single off Sam LeCure put runners first and third but Cliff Pennington lined out to right to end the threat.

Prado singled with two outs off Jonathan Broxton in the eighth and took second on a passed ball. But Chavez popped out to end the inning. Broxton has allowed one run in 18 appearances this season.

Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out in the ninth on an error, single and hit batter against Oliver Perez. Addison Reed came on to get Heisey to pop out and Frazier flied out.

Notes

Billy Hamilton was a late scratch from the Reds lineup with a sore right elbow. ... Arizona had five Venezuelans in the lineup, a franchise record and tied for most in the majors since 1998. Each of them had at least one hit. It was the first time in the NL that a team started three Venezuelans in the outfield. ... Pollock, whose right hand was fractured when he was hit by Johnny Cueto's pitch Saturday night, will undergo surgery in the next few days. Gibson guesses Pollock will be out five to eight weeks. ... The Reds return home to open a three-game series against San Francisco on Tuesday. Arizona is off Monday and begins a three-game series at Colorado on Tuesday.

 
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Players of the Game
Cincinnati

C. Heisey
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
Arizona

M. Montero
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Heisey, RF-LF4111023 .239
Todd Frazier, 3B5111014 .269
Brandon Phillips, 2B4000020 .270
Devin Mesoraco, C4010010 .351
Brayan Pena, 1B4010020 .290
Ryan Ludwick, LF4121022 .253
   Aroldis Chapman, P0000000 .000
Skip Schumaker, CF4010002 .246
Zack Cozart, SS4121001 .225
Alfredo Simon, P3000020 .087
   Sam LeCure, P0000000 .000
   Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
   a-Roger Bernadina, PH-RF0000000 .176
Totals36494012  
a-hit by pitch for Broxton in the 9th
Batting
HR - Chris Heisey (2, Miley), Todd Frazier (10, Miley), Ryan Ludwick (4, Miley), Zack Cozart (2, Miley)
RBI - Chris Heisey (8), Todd Frazier (29), Ryan Ludwick (18), Zack Cozart (13)
2-OUT RBI - Todd Frazier (13), Ryan Ludwick (10)
CS - Devin Mesoraco (2, )
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Cozart-B. Phillips-B. Pena
PB - Devin Mesoraco (3)
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Alfredo Simon (W,7-3) 6.1733140 3.03
Sam LeCure (H,8) 0.2100000 1.19
Jonathan Broxton (H,7) 1100020 0.52
Aroldis Chapman (S,7) 1000020 1.80
Pitches-Strikes - Alfredo Simon 99-60, Sam LeCure 6-4, Jonathan Broxton 20-12, Aroldis Chapman 9-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Alfredo Simon 7-7, Aroldis Chapman 1-0
Batters Faced - Alfredo Simon 26, Sam LeCure 3, Jonathan Broxton 4, Aroldis Chapman 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gerardo Parra, RF4010001 .270
Cliff Pennington, SS4000022 .243
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3100120 .299
Miguel Montero, C4121010 .261
Martin Prado, 2B4120001 .267
Eric Chavez, 3B3001001 .258
David Peralta, LF4020020 .500
Ender Inciarte, CF4011001 .163
Wade Miley, P2010002 .231
   Evan Marshall, P0000000 .000
   a-Aaron Hill, PH1000001 .252
   Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
   Oliver Perez, P0000000 .000
   Addison Reed, P0000000 .000
   b-Nick Evans, PH1000010 .000
Totals3439318  
a-lined out for Marshall in the 7th
b-struck out for Reed in the 9th
Batting
2B - Miguel Montero (9, Simon)
SF - Eric Chavez (1)
RBI - Miguel Montero (27), Eric Chavez (8), Ender Inciarte (3)
2-OUT RBI - Ender Inciarte (1)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Oliver Perez (1, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade Miley (L,3-6) 6844094 4.85
Evan Marshall 1000000 1.42
Brad Ziegler 1000020 2.22
Oliver Perez 0.1100010 2.86
Addison Reed 0.2000000 3.91
WP - Evan Marshall (1)
HBP - Heisey (by Evan Marshall), Bernadina (by Oliver Perez)
Pitches-Strikes - Wade Miley 98-68, Evan Marshall 15-10, Brad Ziegler 12-10, Oliver Perez 15-10, Addison Reed 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Miley 2-6, Evan Marshall 1-2, Brad Ziegler 1-0, Oliver Perez 1-0
Batters Faced - Wade Miley 25, Evan Marshall 4, Brad Ziegler 3, Oliver Perez 4, Addison Reed 2
Game Information
Attendance - 24119
Game Time - 2:59
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Mark Ripperger, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Stuart Scheurwater