Sampson gets 1st big league win as Reds beat D-backs 4-1


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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Keyvius Sampson delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Keyvius Sampson delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)


Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson reacts as he is presented with a Rush 40th anniversary Neil Peart signature drum set during a ceremony retiring his No. 51 Arizona Diamondbacks jersey, before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Diamondbacks, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson reacts as he is presented with a Rush 40th anniversary Neil Peart signature drum set during a ceremony retiring his No. 51 Arizona Diamondbacks jersey, before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Diamondbacks, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)


Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Philips, center top, reaches to field a wide throw from catcher Tucker Barnhart as Arizona Diamondbacks' Ender Inciarte (5) steals second during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)


PHOENIX — Keyvius Sampson earned his first major league victory, Cincinnati hit three home runs and the Reds beat Arizona 4-1 Saturday on the night the Diamondbacks retired new Hall of Famer Randy Johnson’s No. 51.

All the Cincinnati runs came on homers by Eugenio Suarez, Brandon Phillips and Marlon Byrd, whose solo shot in the ninth was his 150th career home run.

Sampson (1-1) gave up a first-inning run and the Diamondbacks never scored again. He went six innings and allowed four hits, struck out four and walked three.

Robbie Ray (3-7) pitched six innings for Arizona, allowing three runs and five hits. He matched his career high with eight strikeouts and walked one but fell to 0-3 in his last five starts.

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Keyvius Sampson delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/08/web1_105100122-0251e9d64210407db2e87acc1454a5a2.jpgCincinnati Reds starting pitcher Keyvius Sampson delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson reacts as he is presented with a Rush 40th anniversary Neil Peart signature drum set during a ceremony retiring his No. 51 Arizona Diamondbacks jersey, before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Diamondbacks, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/08/web1_105100122-ccd1d7f87cf74567bfb746647b831a85.jpgHall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson reacts as he is presented with a Rush 40th anniversary Neil Peart signature drum set during a ceremony retiring his No. 51 Arizona Diamondbacks jersey, before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Diamondbacks, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Philips, center top, reaches to field a wide throw from catcher Tucker Barnhart as Arizona Diamondbacks' Ender Inciarte (5) steals second during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/08/web1_105100122-6edab68f3e734d53b3d12bd5ebd184a9.jpgCincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Philips, center top, reaches to field a wide throw from catcher Tucker Barnhart as Arizona Diamondbacks' Ender Inciarte (5) steals second during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

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