CINCINNATI (AP) — Ketel Marte strike a three-run homer, Josh Rojas singled home 2 more, as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their particular surge directly into playoff the law, beating the particular Cincinnati Whites 7-5 upon Friday evening.
The Diamondbacks have gained 10 of the last eleven games plus 13 associated with 17, departing them 2½ games at the rear of the Cubs for the last NL outrageous card. Chi town lost in order to Milwaukee 7-1 Friday.
This wasn’t many positive for that Diamondbacks. Left-hander Robbie Beam left within the fifth inning because of a sore on his remaining middle little finger. Ray continues to be their best starter recently, losing only one time in the last 8 weeks.
Kevin Ginkel (2-0) frequency two innings. Archie Bradley allowed a couple of singles as well as a walk within the ninth just before retiring Curt Casali on the fly golf ball for their 13th conserve in sixteen chances.
Marte and Rojas have been essential parts of the particular playoff press. They were on the center from it again Fri.
Nick Ahmed led from the third inning with his career-high 18th homer off Tyler Mahle (2-11). The Diamondbacks then required control along with five operates in the 5th inning.
Beam reached on one when this individual bunted more than Mahle’s mind while endeavoring to sacrifice. Marte followed together with his career-high 31st homer to get a 4-2 direct. Marte furthermore had a fantastic slam Wed during a four-one victory that will finished the sweep from the Padres.
Rojas’ two-run individual completed the particular rally plus left your pet with strikes in 7 of their last 8 games.
Beam went more than 200 strikeouts for the 3rd time in their career. Just Randy Manley has done much better with the Diamondbacks, putting together 5 200-strikeout periods. Stefan Crichton came upon when Beam left due to the blister and gave up Eugenio Suárez’s three-run homer.
Infielder Domingo Leyba was called up from Triple-A Reno. The Diamondbacks waited to see how that he recovered from an ankle injury before adding him.
Diamondbacks: Steven Souza Jr. is on the visit to see Reds team doctor Tim Kremchek, who repaired ligaments in the outfielder’s left knee in April…. Luke Weaver threw a simulated game Friday. The Diamondbacks are not sure of his next step in recovering from right forearm tightness.
Reds: CF Nick Senzel was from the lineup for a third straight game with a sore right shoulder.
Diamondbacks: Left-hander Alex Young (6-3) is 1-0 with a 3. 45 ERA in his last three starts. He’s facing the Reds for the very first time.
Reds: Luis Castillo (14-5) has won his last three starts. He’s 1-3 in four career starts against the Diamondbacks with a 5. 01 ERA.
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