Arizona Diamondbacks Lose Yet Again; Cincinnati Reds Win 3-2
The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing such great baseball right now that the Cincinnati Reds' starting pitcher last night, 35-year-old Bronson Arroyo, hit a go-ahead homer.
The Diamondbacks have successfully lost four games in a row after being swept by the San Diego Padres over the weekend, so in the words of Chicago Cubs fans, "There's always next year."
Justin Upton started last night's game at Chase Field on a good note, hitting his 11th home run of the season, although it was only good for one run.
The Reds' Brandon Phillips had the answer an inning later, doubling home a run off D-backs starter Tyler Skaggs in his second start.
The Reds went up 2-1 in the 4th inning, after a routine throw to first base boinked off Paul Goldschmidt's glove.
Upton brought in the D-backs' other run off a single in the fourth inning to tie the game, but the Reds would need just one more.
It was Arroyo, hitting the sixth home run of his 13-year career.
The D-backs didn't manage to get a single hit off any of the Reds' three relievers, including Aroldis Chapman -- who hit only 97 mph, according to Fox Sports Arizona's radar gun.
If anyone's still under the impression that the D-backs are in a pennant race, they're five games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, and 7 1/2 behind the San Francisco Giants.
Wade Miley takes the hill for the sub-.500 D-backs against Johnny Cueto tonight at 6:40.
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