National League Game Summary - Arizona at Cincinnati|
(Monday, July 16th)
Final Score: Arizona 5, Cincinnati 3
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Miguel Montero went 3-for-4, knocked in four
runs, and his three-run double highlighted a big first inning, as the
Diamondbacks held off Cincinnati, 5-3, in the opener of a four-game series.
Justin Upton added an RBI single in the first inning and Montero homered
leading off the third. Willie Bloomquist had three hits and scored once, and
Justin Upton tallied three hits with an RBI for Arizona, which was swept in a
three-game set by the Cubs over the weekend.
"We left Chicago not the way we wanted to end it," Diamondbacks second baseman
Aaron Hill said. "We came in and just forget what happened in the past."
Wade Miley (10-5) allowed eight hits and three runs while fanning six over 5
2/3 innings to snap a two-start skid. J.J. Putz fanned two in the ninth for
his 17th save.
Bronson Arroyo (4-6), who was coming off a three-hit shutout of the Padres,
yielded eight hits and five runs over three frames.
Drew Stubbs had a two-run single for the Reds, who had their six-game winning
The Reds, who remain in first place in the NL Central, will be without, first
baseman Joey Votto for the next 3-to-4 weeks. He will undergo surgery on
Tuesday to repair torn meniscus in his left knee. The 2010 National League MVP
originally hurt the knee during a June 29 game against the Giants when he slid
into third base.
Stephen Drew, Bloomquist and Hill singled to load the bases to start the
contest before Montero doubled down the left field line. Upton then lined a
single into center.
Brandon Phillips doubled in Todd Frazier in the bottom of the first, and the
Reds got closer the following frame when Stubbs grounded a hit to left to
Montero led off the third with a homer to right, and Miley went to work from
there, retiring 11 straight batters until Phillips singled with one out in the
sixth. Phillips was thrown out at third, though, to end the inning, just after
Brad Ziegler came on in relief.
Montero was thrown out at home trying to score on a wild pitch in the seventh
inning. The Reds were trying to intentionally walk Chris Young when Bill
Bray's pitch went over the plate even though catcher Ryan Hanigan stepped out
to take what was supposed to be pitch outside. Montero was tagged out at the
plate on the thigh.
"That's not how it was planned," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
Miguel Cairo came up as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning for the Reds and
was ejected after being called out on a ball that hit behind the plate and
rolled to the back portion of the base. He was tagged out by catcher Ryan
The Diamondbacks announced that their August 23 home game against the Marlins
will be played as the opener of a split day-night doubleheader on August 22 at
12:40 p.m. local time, the first ever at Chase Field. The second game of the
DH will be played at 6:40 p.m. as originally scheduled. The doubleheader was
necessitated in order to avoid playing more than 20 straight days without an
open day. The original schedule had 23 days in a row with a contest...At least
one home run has been hit in each of the last 69 games at Great American Ball
Park...Arizona left 10 men on base.
07/17 02:11:23 ET