Sports Peralta's 7 RBIs help D-Backs overcome 6 HRs, top Reds 14-11
Peralta triples in 10th, has 7 RBIs; D-Backs beat Reds
CINCINNATI — David Peralta hit a three-run triple in a six-run 10th inning to finish with five hits and a career-best seven RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks overcame six Cincinnati home runs to beat the Reds 14-11 on Thursday. Carson Kelly followed Peralta with a two-run homer as the Diamondbacks opened a 14-8 lead. Arizona hung on in the bottom half to complete a three-game sweep that extended its winning streak to four. The Reds lost their fourth straight, finishing a 2-4 homestand.
CINCINNATI — David Peralta hit a three-run triple in a six-run 10th inning to finish with five hits and a career-best seven RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks overcame six Cincinnati home runs to beat the Reds 14-11 Thursday.
Carson Kelly followed Peralta with a two-run homer as the Diamondbacks opened a 14-8 lead. Arizona hung on in the bottom half to complete a three-game sweep that extended its winning streak to four and boosted its record to 9-10.
“I'm real happy with what we did,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “We won three games in a tough environment in about 40 hours. I'm real proud of the guys.”
O'Neill 2 HRs as Flaherty, Cards hand Reds 7th straight loss
ST. LOUIS — Tyler O’Neill homered twice and Jack Flaherty tossed seven sharp innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Cincinnati 5-2 Sunday, the Reds' seventh straight loss. O’Neill, who came off the injured list on Friday after missing 13 games with a right groin strain, hit solo home runs in the second and fifth innings. O’Neill had been 0 for 4 since being activated until breaking loose. The two-homer game was the second of his career — he connected for pair of two-run homers in a 7-0 win over Pittsburgh on June 15, 2019. He said the short stint on the injury list helped him regain his confidence.
The Reds lost their fourth straight, finishing a 2-4 homestand.
Cincinnati's Jesse Winker had his third career two-homer game, Nick Castellanos hit his sixth home run of the season as he returned from a two-game suspension and Eugenio Suárez, Joey Votto and Jonathan India also went deep. All of the Reds' home run came from among the top four spots in the batting order.
“Any time you get swept at home, it's tough,” Castellanos said. “The only thing we can do is shower it off and get ready for tomorrow because we've got a big series against St. Louis.”
Peralta tied his career high with his third five-hit game. He hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, had three singles and finished a double short of the cycle. He raised his average from .213 to .269.
Votto, Winker lead Reds to 6-5 win over scuffling Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — Joey Votto hit a go-ahead double, Jesse Winker homered and drove in two runs and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for the second straight night to defeat the scuffling Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 on Tuesday. The defending World Series champions have dropped six of eight, including three straight for the first time since 2019. “Right now it has kind of been salvage a series mode,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “There are some guys we have to get on track.” Votto's two-run double to right field off Scott Alexander (0-2) in the seventh snapped an 0-for-15 skid and gave Cincinnati the lead.
“To have a day like that is a big relief for me,” Peralta said. “I've been putting in a lot of hard work at home plate, trying to read better. Today was the day — a great sweep for us.”
Lucas Sims (0-1) struck out pinch-hitter Asdrùbal Cabrera to strand the potential go-ahead run on second base in the ninth.
Josh Rojas led off the 10th with an RBI single that drove in Cabrera, who started the inning on second under pandemic rules.
Stephen Vogt's single and Pavin Smith's walk loaded the bases, and Cionel Perez relieved with one out, got the second out, then allowed three consecutive extra-base hits.
Caleb Smith (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings for his first win since Sept. 23, 2019, for Miami at the New York Mets.
Reds starter Jeff Hoffman allowed two runs — one earned — and four hits in five innings with four strikeouts and a walk.
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Winker's homer in 10th propels Reds past Dodgers 5-3
LOS ANGELES — Jesse Winker's two-run homer in the 10th inning sent the Cincinnati Reds past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Monday night to snap a seven-game losing streak. Winker led off the 10th by taking Kenley Jansen’s slider over the wall in left field with Alex Blandino on second base after making the last out of the ninth. The Reds lead the majors with 34 home runs, including five by Winker, who tops the National League with a .382 batting average. “I know he throws a lot of cutters. I had a plan and just kind of went for it,” Winker said. “That was a good game. I was happy I got up and got it out.
Cincinnati became the first team in major league history to lose when it hit at least six home runs and its starting pitcher allowed two runs or fewer, according to STATS.
India hit his first career home run, in his 65th plate appearance, tying the score 8-8 in the eighth with a solo drive of Yoan López. India's helmet came off and he raised his right arm triumphantly as he rounded the bases.
Suárez had two hits in his last 27 at bats before his his first home run since April 10, a 441-foot, two-run drive tied the score 4-4 in the sixth off Taylor Widener, who allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings with a career-high seven strikeouts.
Arizona opened an 8-4 lead in the seventh, helped by five walks from Carson Fulmer and Sean Doolittle in an inning that included two-run homers by Winker and Votto.
Winker also homered on Winker's second pitch of the game.
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The Diamondbacks finished the season series 5-1 against the Reds.
Winker’s leadoff home run was Cincinnati’s third of the season and the fifth of his career. He slammed his bat on the ground and broke it in half after striking out in his next at-bat.
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India’s 13 RBIs tie the franchise record for RBIs by a rookie in the month of April, matching Josh Hamilton in 2007 and Joey Votto in 2018.
Diamondbacks: Tyler Naquin banged a sharp one-hopper off RHP Stefan Crichton’s right hand in the 10th. Crichton had to leave the game.
Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver (1-1) starts Friday at Atlanta. He is 1-1 with a 4.86 ERA in three starts against the Braves.
Reds: RHP Sonny Gray (0-0) takes the mound Friday at St. Louis. He is 1-2 in five starts against the Cardinals, including 0-1 in three starts at Busch.
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Guerrero's 3 homers, 7 RBIs lead Blue Jays over Nats 9-5 .
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit three home runs, including a grand slam and solo shot off Washington ace Max Scherzer, and had seven RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Nationals 9-5 on Tuesday night. Guerrero’s slam in the third put the Blue Jays ahead 4-3 and ended Scherzer’s scoreless streak at 19 innings. Guerrero made it 7-3 with his drive in the fifth and added a two-run, seventh-inning shot off Kyle Finnegan to complete his first three-homer game. Scherzer (1-2) joined Ivan Nova as the only pitchers to have allowed a homer to both Guerrero Jr. and his father, Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero.