Descalso, Godley send Diamondbacks over Reds 5-2

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks bashed the ball around the yard in their series opener against Cincinnati.

The hits were much harder to come by Tuesday night, but the ones they had were impactful - none more so than Daniel Descalso's first-inning homer.

Descalso sparked Arizona's offense with a two-run homer, Zack Godley pitched six effective innings and the Diamondbacks made the most of their four hits to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2.

''Descalso, with the two-run homer, got us playing downhill baseball,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''We didn't have a lot of hits, but we had meaningful hits to help us win the game.''

The Diamondbacks broke out of a nearly monthlong hitting slump in the series opener on Monday, scoring a season-high 12 runs. Descalso got Arizona going against Luis Castillo (4-5), hitting a two-run homer in the first inning, and Arizona won its second straight game on the heels of a 1-8 road trip.

Godley (5-4) bounced back from a shaky previous outing, working out of a jam in the first inning to allow two runs on six hits. Brad Boxberger worked a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.

Eugenio Suarez homered for the reeling Reds, who have lost 10 of 15.

''(Godley) had nice mix of breaking balls and change ups,'' Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said. ''We hit into a couple of double plays. That is baseball.''

Godley was roughed up his last start, allowing eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in a loss to Milwaukee. The Arizona right-hander looked like he might be in for another short night, giving up a run and three runners in the first inning.

Godley then worked around traffic until Suarez hit a solo homer to center in the sixth to pull the Reds within 4-2.

''It's a great team victory, great to get the series victory,'' Godley said.

Castillo entered Tuesday's game during the first winning streak of his big league career, winning his previous three decisions after holding Pittsburgh to two runs in six innings on Thursday.

The Diamondbacks jumped on him early with Descalso's two-run homer in the first inning and added two more in the third to go up 4-1.

Castillo allowed five runs - four earned - on four hits and struck out six in five innings.

''I was aggressive as I usually am,'' Castillo said through a translator. ''It was one of the nights that the small details were not there and when I made those mistakes, I got hurt.''

REDS MOVES

The Reds recalled RHP Jesus Reyes from Double-A Pensacola and optioned RHP Tanner Rainey to Triple-A Louisville prior to Tuesday's game. Rainey appeared in six games this season with an era of 13.50. The 25-year-old Reyes, who has yet to appear in the majors, was 0-8 with a 5.97 ERA with Pensacola.

NO STOPPING DYSON

One of Arizona's runs in the third inning came when Jarrod Dyson scored from first on Ketel Marte's double that hit the right field line. Third base coach Tony Perezchica put his hands up to hold Dyson at third, but he blew through the stop sign and scored standing up.

''You don't realize how much space Jerrod covers in such a short amount of time,'' Lovullo said. ''Before I knew it, he was by Tony and at home plate. It surprised us all, but he was moving. It's one of his great gifts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds Austin Brice (back) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday without trouble and RHP Raisel Iglesias (biceps) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Wednesday. Both are expected to be reinstated from the DL on Wednesday.

Lovullo said an X-ray of A.J. Pollock's broken left thumb showed the bone has not fully healed yet, but added it's about where he is expected to be in recovery. The outfielder broke his hand on May 14 and was expected to miss 4 to 8 weeks.

UP NEXT

Reds RHP Sal Romano has allowed 15 runs in 12 2/3 innings in three starts - all losses - heading into Wednesday's game against Arizona. Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin is 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA in six home starts this season.

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  • W: Z. Godley (5-4)L: L. Castillo (4-5)S: B. Boxberger (13)
  • HR: CIN - E. Suarez (10), ARI - D. Descalso (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Blandino SS41100023.267.351.337.6882.0
T. Barnhart C30000112.261.341.395.7360.5
J. Votto 1B40200011.287.404.426.8301.5
S. Gennett 2B40110001.345.379.553.9322.0
E. Suarez 3B31111102.294.371.594.9667.0
S. Schebler RF30000012.237.318.389.7070.5
A. Duvall LF40000022.180.272.390.661-1.0
L. Castillo P20000021.190.227.238.465-1.0
a- M. Lorenzen PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Winker PH10000000.245.354.325.6780.0
B. Hamilton CF30200000.213.296.308.6042.0
  • a-struck out for Castillo in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Garrett in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF32100100.185.276.294.5704.0
K. Marte 2B41110001.221.278.316.5944.0
J. Lamb 3B11010200.234.356.383.7394.0
D. Descalso 1B41221012.254.348.500.8487.5
D. Peralta LF40000012.257.327.417.744-0.5
C. Owings RF30000010.179.242.290.532-0.5
A. Avila C20000110.120.247.193.4400.5
N. Ahmed SS30000011.207.262.408.671-0.5
Z. Godley P20000021.105.105.105.211-1.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- S. Brito PH10000000.143.143.143.2860.0
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Boxberger P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Hirano in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Blandino (3)
  • HR - E. Suarez (10)
  • RBI - S. Gennett (38), E. Suarez (42)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (7)
  • HR - D. Descalso (6)
  • SF - J. Lamb (2)
  • RBI - K. Marte (13), J. Lamb (10), D. Descalso 2 (24)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Descalso 2 (10)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gennett-Blandino-Votto)
  • E - A. Blandino (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Descalso-Ahmed-Godley; Ahmed-Marte-Descalso; Lamb-Ahmed-Descalso)
  • E - D. Descalso (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (L, 4-5)5.04543615.491.442.0
D. Hernandez2.00000102.501.116.5
A. Garrett1.00001002.051.012.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (L, 4-5)5.0
D. Hernandez2.0
A. Garrett1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (W, 5-4)6.06222714.381.5421.5
Y. Hirano (H, 10)1.01000101.850.822.5
A. Bradley (H, 14)1.00000102.730.913.5
B. Boxberger (S, 13)1.00000101.801.1510.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (W, 5-4)6.0
Y. Hirano (H, 10)1.0
A. Bradley (H, 14)1.0
B. Boxberger (S, 13)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Castillo
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 90-57, D. Hernandez 24-17, A. Garrett 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 6-3, D. Hernandez 4-1, A. Garrett 1-2
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 22, D. Hernandez 6, A. Garrett 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - Z. Godley
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 94-57, Y. Hirano 12-9, A. Bradley 20-12, B. Boxberger 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 8-2, Y. Hirano 1-0, B. Boxberger 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 26, Y. Hirano 3, A. Bradley 3, B. Boxberger 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Blandino SS41100023.267.351.337.6882.0
T. Barnhart C30000112.261.341.395.7360.5
J. Votto 1B40200011.287.404.426.8301.5
S. Gennett 2B40110001.345.379.553.9322.0
E. Suarez 3B31111102.294.371.594.9667.0
S. Schebler RF30000012.237.318.389.7070.5
A. Duvall LF40000022.180.272.390.661-1.0
L. Castillo P20000021.190.227.238.465-1.0
a- M. Lorenzen PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Winker PH10000000.245.354.325.6780.0
B. Hamilton CF30200000.213.296.308.6042.0
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  • a-struck out for Castillo in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Garrett in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF32100100.185.276.294.5704.0
K. Marte 2B41110001.221.278.316.5944.0
J. Lamb 3B11010200.234.356.383.7394.0
D. Descalso 1B41221012.254.348.500.8487.5
D. Peralta LF40000012.257.327.417.744-0.5
C. Owings RF30000010.179.242.290.532-0.5
A. Avila C20000110.120.247.193.4400.5
N. Ahmed SS30000011.207.262.408.671-0.5
Z. Godley P20000021.105.105.105.211-1.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- S. Brito PH10000000.143.143.143.2860.0
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Boxberger P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Hirano in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Blandino (3)
  • HR - E. Suarez (10)
  • RBI - S. Gennett (38), E. Suarez (42)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (7)
  • HR - D. Descalso (6)
  • SF - J. Lamb (2)
  • RBI - K. Marte (13), J. Lamb (10), D. Descalso 2 (24)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Descalso 2 (10)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gennett-Blandino-Votto)
  • E - A. Blandino (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Descalso-Ahmed-Godley; Ahmed-Marte-Descalso; Lamb-Ahmed-Descalso)
  • E - D. Descalso (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (L, 4-5)5.04543615.491.442.0
D. Hernandez2.00000102.501.116.5
A. Garrett1.00001002.051.012.0
Total8.0454471---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (L, 4-5)5.0
D. Hernandez2.0
A. Garrett1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (W, 5-4)6.06222714.381.5421.5
Y. Hirano (H, 10)1.01000101.850.822.5
A. Bradley (H, 14)1.00000102.730.913.5
B. Boxberger (S, 13)1.00000101.801.1510.5
Total9.07222101---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (W, 5-4)6.0
Y. Hirano (H, 10)1.0
A. Bradley (H, 14)1.0
B. Boxberger (S, 13)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Castillo
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 90-57, D. Hernandez 24-17, A. Garrett 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 6-3, D. Hernandez 4-1, A. Garrett 1-2
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 22, D. Hernandez 6, A. Garrett 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - Z. Godley
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 94-57, Y. Hirano 12-9, A. Bradley 20-12, B. Boxberger 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 8-2, Y. Hirano 1-0, B. Boxberger 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 26, Y. Hirano 3, A. Bradley 3, B. Boxberger 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Suarez homered to center25
  • 5TH INNING
    Lamb safe at first on shortstop Blandino fielding error, Dyson scored15
  • 3RD INNING
    Lamb hit sacrifice fly to left, Marte scored14
    Marte doubled to deep right, Dyson scored, Marte to third13
  • 1ST INNING
    Descalso homered to right, Lamb scored12
    Gennett grounded out to second, Blandino scored, Votto to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brad Boxberger relieved Archie Bradley
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Schebler lined out to third
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • Jesse Winker hit for Amir Garrett
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Winker grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gennett lined out to left
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Amir Garrett relieved David Hernandez
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lamb walked
    • D. Descalso: Foul, Ball, Descalso fouled out to third
    • D. Peralta: Peralta flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Zack Godley
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hamilton singled to shallow center
    • A. Blandino: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blandino struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Hamilton out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hernandez Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to second
    • Socrates Brito hit for Yoshihisa Hirano
    • S. Brito: Brito grounded out to first
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson lined out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez homered to center
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schebler safe at first on 1st baseman Descalso fielding error
    • A. Duvall: Duvall grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Schebler out at second
    • Michael Lorenzen hit for Luis Castillo
    • M. Lorenzen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lorenzen struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • David Hernandez pitching
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
    • C. Owings: Ball, Owings grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Avila: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • J. Votto: Votto grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Barnhart out at second
    • S. Gennett: Gennett grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • Z. Godley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Godley struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson singled to shallow right center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Dyson to second on wild pitch, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte popped out to third
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb safe at first on shortstop Blandino fielding error, Dyson scored
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Schebler hit by pitch
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • L. Castillo: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton singled to shallow center, Schebler to second
    • A. Blandino: Foul, Ball, Blandino grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Hamilton out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • A. Avila: Avila grounded out to second
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Blandino struck out looking
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to third
    • J. Votto: Ball, Votto singled to shallow center
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gennett singled to shallow right, Votto to third
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson walked
    • K. Marte: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Marte doubled to deep right, Dyson scored, Marte to third
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Lamb hit sacrifice fly to left, Marte scored
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Descalso singled to shallow left center
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Descalso out at second
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Duvall flied out to center
    • L. Castillo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton flied out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Ball, Strike looking, Owings flied out to deep right
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed reached on fielder's choice to third, Avila out at second
    • Z. Godley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Godley struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blandino doubled to left center
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Votto singled to shallow left center, Blandino to third
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gennett grounded out to second, Blandino scored, Votto to second
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez walked
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Dyson grounded out to second
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lamb walked
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Descalso homered to right, Lamb scored
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)