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Ahmed sends Dbacks over Reds 2-1 in 15 innings

By JOE KAY
AP Baseball Writer
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CINCINNATI (AP) As the game went one with no hint that either team was capable of scoring, Arizona catcher Miguel Montero became philosophical.

''I knew eventually it was going to go one way or the other,'' he said.

Whenever it goes really long, the Diamondbacks always win.

Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when the innings pile up.

Arizona is 13-0 all-time in games of at least 15 innings.

''You get into a game like this, everybody is trying to end it,'' manager Kirk Gibson said. ''You tell yourself not to do it, but that's the reality of it.''

Ahmed's single off J.J. Hoover (1-8) gave the Reds their ninth loss in 10 games since the All-Star break, a slump that has dropped them below .500 for the first time since June 21. The offense has been the problem, scoring only 17 runs in those 10 games, by far the fewest in the majors.

''Just nothing was falling in for either team, really,'' Ahmed said.

Oliver Perez (1-1) gave up a hit and a walk in two innings. Addison Reed got his 25th save in 30 chances.

Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman fanned the side in the ninth, extending his major league record for a reliever to 44 consecutive games with at least one strikeout. One of his pitches was clocked at 104 mph.

Devin Mesoraco led off the second with his 17th homer off rookie Chase Anderson, ending a streak of three straight games at Great American without a homer - the longest in the ballpark's 12 seasons. Miguel Montero singled home the tying run in the fourth off Homer Bailey, who gave up five hits in eight innings.

Anderson allowed three hits and matched his career high with eight strikeouts in seven innings, retiring the last 11 batters he faced.

Arizona right fielder David Peralta saved a run in the fourth with a diving, backhand catch of Brayan Pena's fly ball. He doubled up Chris Heisey at first base.

ON DECK

Diamondbacks: Trevor Cahill (1-7) is trying to get his first victory as a starter this season. He's 0-5 in six starts. He also has made 15 relief appearances, going 1-1. ... Aaron Hill is expected back on Tuesday. He was out of the starting lineup the last two games with a bruised right hand, which was hit by a pitch. He has a 10-game hitting streak.

Reds: Mike Leake (7-9) is 3-0 in six career starts against Arizona.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: INF Jordan Pacheco was activated off the 15-day DL. Arizona claimed him off waivers from Colorado on June 12. He went 3 for 8 as a pinch-hitter before developing shoulder tendinitis. INF Nick Evans was placed on unconditional release waivers.

Reds: RH Logan Ondrusek is still resting his sore right shoulder, which landed him on the 15-day DL on July 22. Manager Bryan Price said he's still got some soreness.

CH-CH-CHANGES

Reds manager Bryan Price batted Jay Bruce second, trying to get his lineup out of a slump. Bruce went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and a pair of walks.

TAKE A LOOK

Arizona is asking for a review of a call in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies. Catcher Miguel Montero was called for blocking the plate on Ryan Howard, violating a rule enacted this season. Manager Kirk Gibson contends that Montero, who initially set up in front of the plate, went into the baseline to get the throw. Gibson hopes that the play leads to a clarification of the rule.

FLASH

Many of the 30,288 fans flashed their cell phone camera lights during extra innings and did the wave to amuse themselves.

JUMBO VS. TRUMBO

Reds reliever Jumbo Diaz faced Mark Trumbo in the 12th and gave up a single that ended a streak of 14 consecutive Diamondbacks retired.

STATS

Arizona's Martin Prado went 0 for 5, ending his six-game hitting streak. ... Mesoraco's 17 homers are the most by a Reds catcher since David Ross hit 17 in 2007. ... Zack Cozart extended his slump to 0 for 22, matching his career high from the start of this season. ... Chapman has struck out the side nine times this season. ... Todd Frazier struck out four times. The Diamondbacks struck out a season-high 18 in all.

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Players of the Game
Cincinnati

D. Mesoraco
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Arizona

M. Trumbo
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Ender Inciarte, CF6000031.245.276.298
David Peralta, RF6000010.310.337.450
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5010120.305.399.546
Mark Trumbo, LF6120032.200.242.400
Miguel Montero, C5011111.260.343.401
Martin Prado, 3B5100102.276.322.377
Didi Gregorius, 2B6020000.236.325.400
Nick Ahmed, SS6021012.229.229.271
Chase Anderson, P1000000.050.050.050
   a-Jordan Pacheco, PH1000000.247.303.358
   Brad Ziegler, P0000000.000.000.000
   Evan Marshall, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Gerardo Parra, PH1000000.256.301.358
   Randall Delgado, P0000000.000.000.000
   c-Alfredo Marte, PH1000011.258.258.452
   Oliver Perez, P0000000.000.000.000
   d-Aaron Hill, PH1000001.255.290.388
   Addison Reed, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals50282312    
a-lined out for Anderson in the 8th
b-lined out for Marshall in the 11th
c-struck out for Delgado in the 13th
d-flied out for Perez in the 15th
Batting
2B - Mark Trumbo (4, Bailey)
SH - Chase Anderson (4)
RBI - Miguel Montero (59), Nick Ahmed (3)
2-OUT RBI - Miguel Montero (19), Nick Ahmed (2)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Ender Inciarte 1, David Peralta 1
DP - Peralta-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chase Anderson 7311281 3.34
Brad Ziegler 2100030 2.68
Evan Marshall 1100030 3.54
Randall Delgado 2000210 4.71
Oliver Perez (W,1-1) 2100010 1.94
Addison Reed (S,25) 1000120 3.80
IBB - Bruce by Randall Delgado
HBP - Ludwick (by Oliver Perez)
Pitches-Strikes - Chase Anderson 89-60, Brad Ziegler 27-17, Evan Marshall 15-10, Randall Delgado 30-14, Oliver Perez 30-22, Addison Reed 26-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chase Anderson 5-6, Brad Ziegler 2-1, Randall Delgado 1-4, Oliver Perez 4-1
Batters Faced - Chase Anderson 24, Brad Ziegler 7, Evan Marshall 4, Randall Delgado 8, Oliver Perez 8, Addison Reed 4
Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Billy Hamilton, CF6000033.271.301.405
Jay Bruce, RF4000231.215.300.379
Todd Frazier, 3B6000043.277.338.474
Devin Mesoraco, C5121112.295.366.585
Chris Heisey, LF6000022.224.276.366
Brayan Pena, 1B6020002.258.287.391
Kris Negron, 2B6020022.222.263.556
Zack Cozart, SS2000001.222.272.289
   a-Donald Lutz, PH1000011.179.258.286
   Jumbo Diaz, P0000000.000.000.000
   Sam LeCure, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Ryan Ludwick, PH0000000.261.325.392
   J.J. Hoover, P0000000.0001.000.000
   c-Jack Hannahan, PH1000000.000.000.000
Homer Bailey, P2000010.132.154.132
   d-Skip Schumaker, PH1000011.238.286.314
   Aroldis Chapman, P0000000.000.000.000
   Jonathan Broxton, P0000000.000.000.000
   Ramon Santiago, SS0000200.253.357.313
Totals46161518    
a-struck out for Cozart in the 10th
b-hit by pitch for LeCure in the 13th
c-flied out for Hoover in the 15th
d-struck out for Bailey in the 8th
Batting
2B - Brayan Pena (13, Anderson)
HR - Devin Mesoraco (17, Anderson)
SH - Billy Hamilton (6), Zack Cozart (3), Ramon Santiago (5)
RBI - Devin Mesoraco (49)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Frazier-Negron-B. Pena
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Homer Bailey 8511130 4.03
Aroldis Chapman 1000030 2.23
Jonathan Broxton 1000000 0.98
Jumbo Diaz 2100010 3.14
Sam LeCure 1100020 3.23
J.J. Hoover (L,1-8) 2111230 5.32
Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 95-62, Aroldis Chapman 20-15, Jonathan Broxton 11-6, Jumbo Diaz 26-15, Sam LeCure 13-10, J.J. Hoover 38-23
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 13-7, Jonathan Broxton 1-2, Jumbo Diaz 1-4, J.J. Hoover 2-1
Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 29, Aroldis Chapman 3, Jonathan Broxton 3, Jumbo Diaz 7, Sam LeCure 3, J.J. Hoover 9
Game Information
Attendance - 30288
Game Time - 4:34
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Hal Gibson, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Tom Hallion