Final Score: Arizona 11, Cincinnati 5
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Paul Goldschmidt belted two homers and Jason
Kubel supplied four hits with an RBI to help fuel the offensive outburst in
the Arizona Diamondbacks' 11-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.
Goldschmidt broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run shot off Cincinnati starter Johnny
Cueto (4-1) during a four-run fifth, then added a solo shot as the
Diamondbacks put up another four-spot in the sixth.
Wade Miley got the start for Arizona in Friday's series opener, but failed to
protect an early three-run lead.
Cueto had stymied Arizona in his previous six career starts, compiling a 5-0
record with a 1.66 ERA. However, the Diamondbacks jumped on the right-hander,
who made his second start since coming off the disabled list.
Gerardo Parra homered to right field off Cueto to begin the bottom of the
first, then Willie Bloomquist plated a pair with a two-out, bases-loaded
single to center in the next inning.
"He was getting balls over the heart of the plate, the slider wasn't as
sharp," Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said about Cueto.
A red-hot Jay Bruce put Cincinnati on the board in fourth by homering for the
sixth time in his last eight games. The solo blast to right field was the
150th home run of his career.
The Reds pushed two more runs across in the fifth to pull even. Joey Votto
doubled home Cueto, who opened the frame by reaching on a bunt single. Shin-
Soo Choo walked in front of Votto and scored the tying run on a fielding error
by Arizona shortstop Didi Gregorius.
With runners on the corners, Will Harris (1-0) relieved Miley and fanned Todd
Frazier to end the inning.
The Diamondbacks quickly countered in their half of the fifth to reclaim the
lead. Goldschmidt followed a leadoff single by Bloomquist with a drive to
right-center, and Martin Prado greeted reliever J.J. Hoover with a sacrifice
fly later in the inning. Kubel, whose single chased Cueto and put men on the
corners for Prado, later scored on a wild pitch by Hoover.
Arizona widened its advantage when Goldschmidt went deep for a second time in
the sixth. The inning also featured RBI doubles by Kubel and Gregorius
sandwiched around another Prado sac fly.
"We scored some runs early, they did a good job coming back," said
Goldschmidt. "We were able to get the lead again and tack on, kind of put the
game out of reach."
The Reds got a solo homer from Votto in the seventh and a run-scoring single
from a pinch-hitting Devin Mesoraco in the ninth to round out the scoring.
Cueto was tagged for seven runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He had allowed
seven runs in his previous 38 career innings against the Diamondbacks, and the
11 hits allowed matched his career high ... Miley gave up five hits, walked
four and struck out five in 4 2/3 innings ... The Diamondbacks designated
infielder Josh Wilson for assignment on Friday and recalled pitcher Zeke
Spruill from Triple-A Reno. The right-hander was part of the return in the
trade that sent outfielder Justin Upton to Atlanta. Spruill made his major
league debut versus the Reds, tossing a scoreless sixth.
06/22 02:06:02 ET
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