Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds' 3-0 win

CINCINNATI (AP) Anthony DeSclafani was a baseball triple-threat against Arizona on Friday night.

DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and singled before scoring one of Cincinnati's two runs on Billy Hamilton's suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the Diamondbacks 3-0.

DeSclafani (6-3) allowed three hits and no walks while pitching into the eighth inning of his second straight shutdown outing. He limited Washington to one run on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts in seven innings of a 7-1 victory last Saturday.

''I had a good amount of things working today,'' DeSclafani said. ''I stayed out of the middle of the plate for the most part. I felt like this game was the most well put-together game.''

The right-hander improved to 8-1 in his career when lasting at least six innings without a walk.

''Anthony set the tone for the entire game,'' Cincinnati manager Jim Riggleman said. ''That was a good, old-fashioned ball game. That was a tough lineup he was facing. They're in first place and have to come in here and win games. Anthony was up to the task.''

''He was driving his fastball to both sides of the plate and did a good job with left-handed hitters, tying them up,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.

DeSclafani gave way to Jared Hughes after allowing a leadoff single in the eighth. The NL West-leading Diamondbacks got runners to first and third before Hughes coaxed Alex Avila into a double-play grounder. Raisel Iglesias followed Paul Goldschmidt's two-out double by striking out A.J. Pollock in the ninth for his 22nd save.

DeSclafani also singled in the seventh and scored from first base on Buchholz's throwing error on Hamilton's bunt up the first base line, which drove in Tucker Barnhart. Buchholz fielded the ball cleanly, but his throw sailed into foul territory down the field line.

''That was the first time I was ever a part of a play like that,'' DeSclafani said. ''I waited for Tucker to break. When I saw (third base coach Billy) Hatcher wave me around, I thought, `This is kind of fun. Just don't miss the bags.'''

Riggleman considered having Hamilton bunt earlier in the count, but fearing a pitchout, waited until 3-1. It paid off.

''He caught me a little off-guard, bunting on a 3-1 count,'' Buchholz said.

The Reds, opening a nine-game homestand as the Central's last-place team and coming off a 2-7 trip, pushed a run across in the sixth on back-to-back leadoff singles by Jose Peraza and Joey Votto, and Eugenio Suarez's sacrifice fly to left, one step away from the warning track.

Buchholz (5-2) saw his personal winning streak snapped at five over eight starts. He allowed eight hits and three runs, two earned, with two walks and four strikeouts in seven innings.

LIKE OLD TIMES

DeSclafani struck out at least nine batters for the fourth time in his career and first since Aug 27, 2016, at Arizona. His career high is 10 strikeouts.

RAINY DAY FEELING

Rain sent fans scurrying for cover in the middle of the first inning. They started returning to their seats in the bottom of the second. The start of the opener of Cincinnati's last home stand, also on a Friday, was delayed 2 hours, 55 minutes by rain.

TOWEL TIME

Reds OF Scott Schebler took Friday the next step in rehabbing the sprained joint in his right shoulder by throwing a towel without letting it go. Schebler has been out and unable to throw since July 14 after injuring his shoulder crashing into the right field wall trying to make a catch in St. Louis.

MR. 1700

Votto's sixth-inning bloop single to center field was his 1,700th career hit. He is the ninth player in franchise history to reach that level.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: Votto started at first base after missing two games with a bruised right knee, the result of being hit by Ryan Madson's pitch Aug. 4 in Washington.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Opponents are hitting a combined .195 with 48 strikeouts in LHP Robbie Ray's seven road starts this season.

Reds: RHP Matt Harvey (5-7) has a 10.66 earned-run average in his three starts since the All-Star break.

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  • W: A. DeSclafani (6-3)L: C. Buchholz (5-2)S: R. Iglesias (22)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Gennett 2B40100023.313.362.491.8530.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (23)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock, E. Escobar
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Barnhart (15)
    • SF - E. Suarez (6)
    • RBI - E. Suarez (88), B. Hamilton (23)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Suarez 2 (2), P. Ervin, M. Williams 3 (3), T. Barnhart
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Marte-Ahmed-Goldschmidt)
    • E - C. Buchholz
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Suarez-Gennett-Votto; Gennett-Peraza-Votto)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Buchholz (L, 5-2)7.08322402.671.149.0
    J. Diekman1.01000303.861.453.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Buchholz (L, 5-2)7.0
    J. Diekman1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. DeSclafani (W, 6-3)7.03000904.461.2132.5
    J. Hughes (H, 13)1.01000001.371.062.0
    R. Iglesias (S, 22)1.01000102.521.049.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. DeSclafani (W, 6-3)7.0
    J. Hughes (H, 13)1.0
    R. Iglesias (S, 22)1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - C. Buchholz
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Buchholz 93-65, J. Diekman 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Buchholz 7-9
    • Batters Faced - C. Buchholz 30, J. Diekman 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 94-63, J. Hughes 8-6, R. Iglesias 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 5-6, J. Hughes 2-0, R. Iglesias 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 23, J. Hughes 3, R. Iglesias 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    P. Goldschmidt 1B40200010.278.387.515.9022.5
    A. Pollock CF40100012.283.344.539.8830.5
    E. Escobar 3B30000021.278.338.505.843-1.0
    S. Souza RF30100010.254.327.413.7400.5
    K. Marte 2B30000011.255.326.430.756-0.5
    N. Ahmed SS30100000.244.300.458.7581.0
    A. Avila C30000022.175.308.315.623-1.0
    C. Buchholz P20000020.050.050.050.100-1.0
    J. Diekman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-flied out for Diekman in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    J. Votto 1B30100101.289.427.426.8532.0
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    E. Suarez 3B30110002.303.381.574.9552.0
    S. Gennett 2B40100023.313.362.491.8530.0
    P. Ervin LF30000132.295.369.443.812-0.5
    M. Williams RF40100004.295.311.409.7201.0
    T. Barnhart C41100011.243.325.357.6832.5
    A. DeSclafani P31100010.214.214.321.5361.5
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    B. Hamilton CF30110000.228.298.303.6012.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (23)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock, E. Escobar
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Barnhart (15)
      • SF - E. Suarez (6)
      • RBI - E. Suarez (88), B. Hamilton (23)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Suarez 2 (2), P. Ervin, M. Williams 3 (3), T. Barnhart
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Marte-Ahmed-Goldschmidt)
      • E - C. Buchholz
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Suarez-Gennett-Votto; Gennett-Peraza-Votto)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Buchholz (L, 5-2)7.08322402.671.149.0
      J. Diekman1.01000303.861.453.5
      Total8.0932270---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Buchholz (L, 5-2)7.0
      J. Diekman1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. DeSclafani (W, 6-3)7.03000904.461.2132.5
      J. Hughes (H, 13)1.01000001.371.062.0
      R. Iglesias (S, 22)1.01000102.521.049.5
      Total9.05000100---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. DeSclafani (W, 6-3)7.0
      J. Hughes (H, 13)1.0
      R. Iglesias (S, 22)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - C. Buchholz
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Buchholz 93-65, J. Diekman 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Buchholz 7-9
      • Batters Faced - C. Buchholz 30, J. Diekman 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 94-63, J. Hughes 8-6, R. Iglesias 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 5-6, J. Hughes 2-0, R. Iglesias 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 23, J. Hughes 3, R. Iglesias 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Hamilton reached on an infield single to second, Barnhart and DeSclafani scored, Hamilton to second on Buchholz throwing error03
      • 6TH INNING
        Suarez hit sacrifice fly to left, Peraza scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brandon Dixon at first base
        • Raisel Iglesias pitching
        • Daniel Descalso hit for Jake Diekman
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Descalso flied out to right
        • D. Peralta: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Peralta grounded out to second
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt doubled to left center
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Souza singled to left
        • Jared Hughes relieved Anthony DeSclafani
        • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to first, Souza to second
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Foul, Ahmed singled to left center, Souza to third
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Avila grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ahmed out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jake Diekman relieved Clay Buchholz
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gennett struck out looking
        • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
        • M. Williams: Ball, Williams singled to right center
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • A. Pollock: Pollock grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Buchholz Pitching:
        • M. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Williams flied out to right
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart doubled to deep center
        • A. DeSclafani: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, DeSclafani singled to right, Barnhart to third
        • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hamilton reached on an infield single to second, Barnhart and DeSclafani scored, Hamilton to second on Buchholz throwing error
        • J. Peraza: Foul, Foul, Peraza flied out to center, Hamilton to third
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto intentionally walked
        • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
        • A. Avila: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Avila struck out on foul tip
        • C. Buchholz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Buchholz struck out looking
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Peralta grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Buchholz Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza singled to center
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Votto singled to center, Peraza to third
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Suarez hit sacrifice fly to left, Peraza scored
        • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
        • P. Ervin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
        • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Buchholz Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded out to first
        • A. DeSclafani: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, DeSclafani grounded out to second
        • B. Hamilton: Hamilton grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Peralta flied out to left
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt lined out to second
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pollock singled to left
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Buchholz Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Peraza reached on an infield single to third
        • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Votto flied out to left
        • E. Suarez: Suarez singled to left, Peraza to second
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gennett fouled out to left
        • P. Ervin: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ervin walked, Peraza to third, Suarez to second
        • M. Williams: Strike looking, Williams grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • C. Buchholz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Buchholz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Buchholz Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart flied out to left
        • A. DeSclafani: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, DeSclafani struck out looking
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Hamilton popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • S. Souza: Strike looking, Foul, Souza popped out to first
        • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Buchholz Pitching:
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Gennett singled to center
        • P. Ervin: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
        • M. Williams: Williams grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gennett out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta lined out to left
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt singled to center
        • A. Pollock: Pollock grounded into double play third to second to first, Goldschmidt out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Buchholz Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza flied out to deep center
        • J. Votto: Votto flied out to left
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)