Suárez homers twice, Bauer fans 9 as Reds edge D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Trevor Bauer paused to share what he'd heard from a fan before he took the mound at Chase Field.

''He said, `You're going to give it up early and often, Bauer. You still suck,''' Bauer recounted, then grinned a little. ''So I just want to dedicate this to him. You stay strong, buddy.''

Whatever motivation there was from the moment, it worked. Eugenio Suarez homered twice in support of Bauer, who held his former team to one run on four hits in the Cincinnati Reds' 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Suarez pulled into a tie for the major league home run lead at 47 with Pete Alonso of the New York Mets, and he matched Andres Galarraga, who hit 47 in 1996, for the most homers in a season by Venezuelan.

The Reds, with two wins in their three-game series with Arizona, did more damage to the Diamondbacks' fading playoff hopes.

The Diamondbacks' seventh loss in eight games dropped them 5 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second NL wild card. They have scored 12 runs total in those eight games.

''Offensively, we aren't getting it done right now. I wish I had a magic wand and I could just swing it over these guys and make it all go away,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I don't know what is going on offensively. I really don't.''

Bauer (11-12) lasted eight innings with nine strikeouts and a walk in his longest start with the Reds. The right-hander arrived in a trade with Cleveland at the deadline.

''Trevor, he was in complete control the whole game,'' Reds manager David Bell said. ''All the way to the very end, he had a great fastball.''

Bauer struck out the side in his final inning of work. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his 31st save.

''Adrenaline rush kicked in,'' Bauer said.

The Reds went ahead 2-1 on back-to-back home runs from Josh VanMeter, his eighth, and Suarez, who hit his off the batter's eye in center field.

Suarez drilled his second of the day a few feet to the left of where his first one landed.

Zac Gallen (3-6) was charged with three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked two. Gallen has allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his first 15 career starts, one of only two NL starters in history to do so.

''The biggest thing with him was I was behind the count every at-bat,'' Gallen said of Suarez. ''I made some pitches but he was ahead in the count, he didn't have to offer at them but he got a pitch to hit and where he could do some damage.''

Wilmer Flores lined a 1-2 pitch from Bauer into right-center field to drive in Alex Avila from second base with two outs in the bottom of the third, giving Arizona the early lead. Flores has 9 RBIs in his last 13 home games.

The Reds got out of that inning with Aristides Aquino's throw from right field to third base to tag Flores trying to take an extra base on Ketel Marte's single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: IF Freddy Galvis wasn't in the lineup because of a sore left knee. He left Saturday's game in the seventh inning.

UP NEXT

Reds: Cincinnati originally named Sonny Gray its starter in Chicago Monday against the Cubs, but after the game announced it will be RHP Kevin Gausman (3-8, 5.83 ERA), with Gray pushed back a day.

Diamondbacks: Arizona opens a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, with LHP Robbie Ray (12-8, 4.30) set to start Monday. Ray, who was bothered by a blister in his last start, has a four-game winning streak at home.

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  • W: T. Bauer (11-12)L: Z. Gallen (3-6)S: R. Iglesias (31)
  • HR: CIN - E. Suarez 2 (47), J. VanMeter (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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P. Ervin LF40100021.289.347.510.858-1.0
J. VanMeter 2B-1B41111010.243.329.427.7565.5
E. Suarez 3B32222110.271.350.580.93012.5
A. Aquino RF40100001.269.327.596.9243.0
T. Barnhart C40000001.225.323.361.6850.0
M. Lorenzen CF30000120.233.324.400.7242.0
B. O'Grady 1B20000000.185.313.370.6830.0
a- A. Blandino PH-2B10000100.227.438.273.7101.0
J. Peraza SS40000003.234.280.342.6220.0
T. Bauer P30100010.167.211.167.3770.5
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for O'Grady in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Flores 2B40110001.315.357.485.8422.0
K. Marte CF40200011.327.387.590.9771.5
E. Escobar 3B40000022.269.319.522.841-1.0
C. Walker 1B40000022.253.337.455.792-1.0
J. Rojas LF40100010.231.314.341.6540.5
A. Jones RF30000011.264.314.422.736-0.5
N. Ahmed SS30000011.258.321.441.761-0.5
A. Avila C21000120.213.362.440.8021.0
Z. Gallen P00000000.105.105.105.2110.0
R. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Sherfy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Lamb PH10000000.199.330.354.6840.0
M. Andriese P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Vargas PH10000010.258.291.382.673-0.5
S. Crichton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Sherfy in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Andriese in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - J. VanMeter (8), E. Suarez 2 (47)
  • RBI - J. VanMeter (23), E. Suarez 2 (100)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Ervin, A. Aquino, J. Peraza 2 (31)
BATTING
  • SH - Z. Gallen (5)
  • RBI - W. Flores (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Flores (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte 2 (2), C. Walker (60)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Aquino (4), M. Lorenzen (4)
  • CS - P. Ervin (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Aquino (3)
  • DP - (Suarez-Blandino-VanMeter)
  • E - A. Blandino, E. Suarez (16)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (W, 11-12)8.04111904.411.2632.5
R. Iglesias (S, 31)1.00000204.191.2711.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (W, 11-12)8.0
R. Iglesias (S, 31)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Gallen (L, 3-6)5.25332532.811.232.5
R. Scott0.00001006.752.44-1.0
J. Sherfy0.10000002.511.470.0
M. Andriese2.01000104.641.385.5
S. Crichton1.00000103.860.943.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Gallen (L, 3-6)5.2
R. Scott0.0
J. Sherfy0.1
M. Andriese2.0
S. Crichton1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 117-80, R. Iglesias 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 6-9, R. Iglesias 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 29, R. Iglesias 3
PITCHING
  • WP - Z. Gallen (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Gallen 103-66, R. Scott 7-3, J. Sherfy 4-2, M. Andriese 15-12, S. Crichton 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Gallen 4-8, M. Andriese 4-0, S. Crichton 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Gallen 24, R. Scott, J. Sherfy, M. Andriese 6, S. Crichton 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
P. Ervin LF40100021.289.347.510.858-1.0
J. VanMeter 2B-1B41111010.243.329.427.7565.5
E. Suarez 3B32222110.271.350.580.93012.5
A. Aquino RF40100001.269.327.596.9243.0
T. Barnhart C40000001.225.323.361.6850.0
M. Lorenzen CF30000120.233.324.400.7242.0
B. O'Grady 1B20000000.185.313.370.6830.0
a- A. Blandino PH-2B10000100.227.438.273.7101.0
J. Peraza SS40000003.234.280.342.6220.0
T. Bauer P30100010.167.211.167.3770.5
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for O'Grady in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Flores 2B40110001.315.357.485.8422.0
K. Marte CF40200011.327.387.590.9771.5
E. Escobar 3B40000022.269.319.522.841-1.0
C. Walker 1B40000022.253.337.455.792-1.0
J. Rojas LF40100010.231.314.341.6540.5
A. Jones RF30000011.264.314.422.736-0.5
N. Ahmed SS30000011.258.321.441.761-0.5
A. Avila C21000120.213.362.440.8021.0
Z. Gallen P00000000.105.105.105.2110.0
R. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Sherfy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Lamb PH10000000.199.330.354.6840.0
M. Andriese P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Vargas PH10000010.258.291.382.673-0.5
S. Crichton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Sherfy in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Andriese in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - J. VanMeter (8), E. Suarez 2 (47)
  • RBI - J. VanMeter (23), E. Suarez 2 (100)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Ervin, A. Aquino, J. Peraza 2 (31)
BATTING
  • SH - Z. Gallen (5)
  • RBI - W. Flores (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Flores (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte 2 (2), C. Walker (60)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Aquino (4), M. Lorenzen (4)
  • CS - P. Ervin (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Aquino (3)
  • DP - (Suarez-Blandino-VanMeter)
  • E - A. Blandino, E. Suarez (16)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (W, 11-12)8.04111904.411.2632.5
R. Iglesias (S, 31)1.00000204.191.2711.0
Total9.04111110---
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (W, 11-12)8.0
R. Iglesias (S, 31)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Gallen (L, 3-6)5.25332532.811.232.5
R. Scott0.00001006.752.44-1.0
J. Sherfy0.10000002.511.470.0
M. Andriese2.01000104.641.385.5
S. Crichton1.00000103.860.943.5
Total9.0633373---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Gallen (L, 3-6)5.2
R. Scott0.0
J. Sherfy0.1
M. Andriese2.0
S. Crichton1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 117-80, R. Iglesias 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 6-9, R. Iglesias 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 29, R. Iglesias 3
PITCHING
  • WP - Z. Gallen (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Gallen 103-66, R. Scott 7-3, J. Sherfy 4-2, M. Andriese 15-12, S. Crichton 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Gallen 4-8, M. Andriese 4-0, S. Crichton 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Gallen 24, R. Scott, J. Sherfy, M. Andriese 6, S. Crichton 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Suarez homered to center31
  • 4TH INNING
    Suarez homered to center21
    VanMeter homered to right11
  • 3RD INNING
    Flores singled to right center, Avila scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Stefan Crichton pitching
    • M. Lorenzen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lorenzen struck out swinging
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Ball, Blandino grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Raisel Iglesias relieved Trevor Bauer
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • J. Rojas: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Andriese Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Suarez struck out on foul tip
    • A. Aquino: Ball, Aquino grounded out to third
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
    • Ildemaro Vargas hit for Matt Andriese
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Vargas struck out swinging
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Flores safe at first on 3rd baseman Suarez throwing error
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Marte struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Andriese pitching
    • T. Bauer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bauer grounded out to first
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Foul, Ervin singled to center
    • J. VanMeter: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ervin caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, VanMeter grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • J. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas singled to right
    • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Jones flied out to left
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ahmed grounded into double play third to second to first, Rojas out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Strike looking, VanMeter popped out to shortstop
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez homered to center
    • A. Aquino: Foul, Ball, Aquino reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Aquino stole second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Barnhart grounded out to third
    • M. Lorenzen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Aquino to third on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lorenzen walked
    • Robby Scott relieved Zac Gallen
    • Alex Blandino hit for Brian O'Grady
    • A. Blandino: Foul, Foul, Ball, Lorenzen stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blandino walked
    • Jimmie Sherfy relieved Robby Scott
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake Lamb hit for Jimmie Sherfy
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Lamb safe at first on 2nd baseman Blandino throwing error
    • W. Flores: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Flores popped out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Foul, Marte reached on bunt single to shortstop, Lamb to second
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
    • C. Walker: Walker fouled out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • B. O'Grady: Ball, O'Grady flied out to left
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Peraza flied out to deep center
    • T. Bauer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bauer singled to center
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ervin struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Jones flied out to center
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, VanMeter homered to right
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez homered to center
    • A. Aquino: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Aquino flied out to right
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Barnhart grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Lorenzen: Strike looking, Lorenzen grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Escobar lined out to right
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • J. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Rojas popped out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza lined out to right
    • T. Bauer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bauer struck out swinging
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Ervin struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to second
    • A. Avila: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
    • Z. Gallen: Gallen hit sacrifice bunt to first, Avila to second
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Flores singled to right center, Avila scored
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Marte singled to right, Flores out at third
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • M. Lorenzen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lorenzen struck out swinging
    • B. O'Grady: Strike looking, Ball, O'Grady flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Walker fouled out to first
    • J. Rojas: Rojas grounded out to second
    • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Ervin flied out to deep center
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, VanMeter struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Suarez walked
    • A. Aquino: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Aquino lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Ball, Flores flied out to deep center
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte flied out to center
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)