National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at Arizona
(Friday, April 8th)
Final Score: Arizona 13, Cincinnati 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home
run, two RBI and three runs scored, as the Arizona Diamondbacks won their home
opener in convincing fashion, 13-2, over the Cincinnati Reds.
Miguel Montero had three hits, two runs scored and one driven in, Kelly
Johnson belted a three-run homer and Xavier Nady doubled in a pair for
Arizona, which has won two in a row following three straight losses.
Ian Kennedy (1-0) was the beneficiary of the run support, but he didn't need
much in tossing eight innings of one-run ball. The 26-year-old righty allowed
six hits and a walk while fanning nine.
"I can't say thanks enough for all the offense," Kennedy said.
Travis Wood (1-1) was knocked around for six runs on seven hits in five-plus
frames for the Reds, who have dropped consecutive games after starting the
Wood struggled from the get-go, as Willie Bloomquist led off the home first
with a double and came around on Upton's base hit to right-center. Stephen
Drew stepped to the plate with two outs and made it 2-0 with an opposite-field
Another leadoff double in the second led to a run for Arizona, as Montero hit
a two-bagger and eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Brandon Phillips' sacrifice fly in the third got the Reds on the board, but
the Diamondbacks pushed across three in the sixth to extend the lead.
Wood put the first three hitters on -- Chris Young beat out an infield single
between two walks -- then was pulled after Nady doubled past a diving Scott
Rolen at third for a 5-1 game.
Logan Ondrusek entered and allowed another run on Melvin Mora's sac fly, and
Matt Maloney served up Upton's solo blast off the left-field foul pole in the
Things got worse for Maloney in the eighth. Doubles from Nady and Montero
started the inning, and Bloomquist preceded Johnson's three-run blast with an
RBI single. Maloney was mercifully pulled after giving up a solo shot to Chris
Young to cap the six-run inning.
Joey Votto hit a solo blast off Aaron Heilman in the ninth to account for the
This was the opener of a three-game series...The Diamondbacks won their home
opener for the fifth straight year...Drew was in the starting lineup for the
first time this season. He was sidelined with a lower abdominal
strain...Montero has four multi-hit games this season...Cincinnati won five of
its seven meetings with the D-Backs last season.
04/09 02:54:30 ET
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