BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO CREDIT: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
The Reds defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Wednesday afternoon, salvaging one game of their three game series as the Diamondbacks won on Monday and Tuesday night.
“We got six RBIs from our corner outfielders,” Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. “You never can ask for that. But you've got to get production from your corner outfielders.”
The Diamondbacks pulled out to an early lead as first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit a two run homer and left fielder David Peralta had an RBI single in the first inning, followed by a solo home run by catcher John Ryan Murphy in the third. However, the Reds picked things up in the fourth as left fielder Adam Duvall hit a grand slam home run in the fourth to tie the game up. The team then continued the momentum into the sixth as right fielder Scott Schebler had a two run shot to give the Reds their first lead of the game. Third baseman Eugenio Suarez added an insurance run in the ninth on an RBI single, as the Reds went on to win 7-4.
Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano earned the win with five innings pitched while allowing four earned runs on seven hits but no walks. Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs on eight hits and a walk as he was saddled with the loss. Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias picked up the save.
The Reds will have an off-day on Thursday before taking on the San Diego Padres on the road on Friday night.