National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at Arizona|
(Wednesday, August 29th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 6, Arizona 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Chris Heisey hit two home runs and knocked in
three and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Wednesday
to complete a three-game sweep.
The Reds moved a season-high 28 games over .500 and lead the majors with an
80-52 record. They scored all six of their runs on homers.
Heisey tied the game with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and had a solo
blast in the eighth. Dioner Navarro's solo homer in the seventh gave the Reds
the lead and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run blast in the following frame.
Mat Latos (11-4) earned the win in seven innings, giving up two runs on five
hits and three walks and striking out seven. He had been 0-1 in his previous
four starts. Latos also had two singles.
The Diamondbacks dropped their sixth game in a row to end 2-8 on a 10-game
homestand. It was the first time this season they have lost six straight home
"We scored 13 runs in our last six games. The games that we lost, not a lot is
going right," said Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson. "Everybody is searching
and the more you search the tougher it gets at times."
The Reds had just two hits off Patrick Corbin (5-6) in the first six innings
but broke through in the seventh with the homers from Heisey and Navarro.
Corbin struck out eight and walked one in his 6 2/3 innings.
The rookie left-hander gave up a single to Latos in the third and a base hit
to Zack Cozart in the sixth, rolling through the Cincinnati lineup while the
Diamondbacks built him a 2-0 lead. The first run came on a Latos balk in the
first inning and Jake Elmore hit an RBI double in the fourth.
Todd Frazier started Cincinnati's rally in the seventh inning with a one-out
double and Heisey hit his fifth home run of the season over the center field
wall to tie the game.
Heisey said Corbin pitched well, but Cincinnati's scouting report caught up to
"I think the home run he gave up to me was one of the first at bats that he
had fallen behind," said Heisey, who had his fourth career multi-homer game.
"Then I was sitting on a fastball and I got it. He was pitching ahead,
pitching in, pitching out with his fastball. We knew he threw a lot of
fastballs, the scouting report had him doing that. Finally got to him."
Corbin's pitch count had been just 72 going into the inning.
"His sinker was dominant all day but he threw one to Heisey that didn't sink,"
said Gibson. "He was in total control of the game and it got away from him
Navarro's second homer, a line drive to left, came with two outs and gave the
Reds the lead. Corbin was pulled after giving up a second single to Latos.
Brad Ziegler got out of the inning, but the Reds scored three off Matt Albers
in the eighth on Phillips' 15th homer of the season and Heisey's solo shot.
The Reds won the season series with Arizona 5-2 ... In 14 series since the
All-Star break the Reds are 10-2-2 with five sweeps ... Cincinnati starts a
three-game series at Houston on Friday ... The Diamondbacks start a 10-game
road trip Thursday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
08/29 19:47:10 ET