by: Zane Miller
photo credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty images
The Reds lost the second game of their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night 5-2, clinching the series victory for the Diamondbacks.
The Reds got on the board first as second baseman Scooter Gennett drove in a run on a first inning RBI groundout, but the Diamondbacks responded in the bottom of the inning as first baseman Daniel Descalso hit a two run home run. The Diamondbacks then continued the offense into the third inning with an RBI double from second baseman Ketel Marte and an RBI sacrifice fly by third baseman Jake Lamb, who also added another run in the fifth by taking advantage of a Reds throwing error. The Reds would get a run back in the sixth as third baseman Eugenio Suarez hit a solo homer, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Diamondbacks went on to take the 5-2 win.
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Godley allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks over six innings, earning the win, while Reds starter Luis Castillo went five innings, giving up four earned runs, four hits and three walks in the loss. Diamondbacks reliever Brad Boxberger earned the save.
The teams will finish off their series on Wednesday afternoon.