Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hits go-ahead RBI double in eighth to lead Diamondbacks over Reds 2-1

Wed, May 15, 2024
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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hits go-ahead RBI double in eighth to lead Diamondbacks over Reds 2-1

PHOENIX (AP) - Brandon Pfaadt threw seven stellar innings, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Wednesday.

The D-backs took two of three in the series and five of six from the Reds this season.

Pinch hitter Pavin Smith started the D-backs' rally with a two-out double to right field. Gurriel followed with another double to right, which wasn't hit as hard, but still fell just out of the reach of a sliding Jake Fraley.

Paul Sewald retired the Reds in order in the ninth for his second save of the season. Ryan Thompson (1-1) threw a scoreless eighth.

Arizona's Ketel Marte extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a leadoff single in the bottom of the first. Christian Walker gave the D-backs a 1-0 lead in the second with a solo homer, which was his eighth of the season.

Pfaadt cruised through the first 4 2/3 innings without giving up a hit, but Santiago Espinal ended the shutout with one swing, driving a hanging sweeper into the left field seats to tie the game at 1-all.

Pfaadt allowed just one more hit through seven innings, walking two and striking out nine.

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Cincinnati lefty Andrew Abbott matched Pfaadt through seven, giving up one run and four hits. He struck out four and walked two. Fernando Cruz (1-4) took the loss, giving up the game-deciding doubles.


Reds: Pitcher Nick Lodolo (left groin strain) was placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to May 12. Pitcher Sam Moll was called up from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster. ... Second baseman Jonathan India was a late scratch from the lineup because of a migraine.


Reds: On the road for a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Thursday. The Reds haven't announced a starter for the opening game while the Dodgers will start Tyler Glasnow (6-1, 2.53 ERA).

Diamondbacks: Host the Detroit Tigers for a three-game series starting Friday. The D-backs will start Ryne Nelson (2-2, 5.33 ERA) in the opener while the Tigers counter with Tarik Skubal (5-0, 2.02 ERA).


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