Diamondbacks extendlast-place Reds losingstreak to eight games


Associated Press



CINCINNATI — Paul Goldschmidt hit a pair of two-run homers, Ender Inciarte homered and drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on for an 11-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.

Goldschmidt, who hadn’t homered since July 27, had the seventh multihomer game of his career and finished with four hits and three runs.

The Diamondbacks matched last season’s total of 31 road wins while sending the Reds, who are in last place in the National League Central, to their eighth consecutive loss — one shy of matching the team’s longest of the season.

All-Star center fielder A.J. Pollock followed his back-to-back, four-hit games by going 3 for 5 and scoring two runs. Chris Owings went 3 for 4 to improve to 8 for 12 over the first three games of the four-game series.

Zack Godley (4-0) allowed one run in 3 2-3 relief innings for the win. Daniel Hudson got the final two outs for his second save.

Inciarte hit the first pitch of the game for a home run, his fourth of the season and first career leadoff homer. Goldschmidt followed two batters later with a two-run shot, his 23rd of the season.

Todd Frazier got the Reds on the board with an RBI single in the first, and after Pollock scored on a double-play ball in the third for a 4-1 lead, Jay Bruce produced a two-run double and scored on Brennan Boesch’s double for a 4-all tie, knocking Randall Delgado out of the game.

Delgado, making his first start since last Sept. 11, allowed six hits and four runs with two walks and two strikeouts in 2 1-3 innings.

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