— Sports

Peralta’s 7 RBIs help D-Backs overcome 6 HRs, top Reds 14-11

The Arizona Diamondbacks overcame six Cincinnati home runs to beat the Reds 14-11 Thursday. CINCINNATI (AP) – David Peralta hit a three-run triple in a six-run 10th inning to finish with five hits and a career-best seven RBIs. Carson Kelly followed Peralta with a two-run homer as the Diamondbacks opened a 14-8 lead. Arizona hung on in the bottom half to complete a three-game sweep that extended its winning streak to four and boosted its record to 9-10. “I’m thrilled with what we did,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “We won three games in a tough environment in about 40 hours. I’m real proud of the guys.”

The Reds lost their fourth straight, finishing a 2-4 homestand.

Cincinnati‘s Jesse Winker had his third career two-homer game. Nick Castellanos hit his sixth home run of the season as he returned from a two-game suspension, and Eugenio Suárez, Joey Votto, and Jonathan India also went deep. All of the Reds’ home runs came from among the top four spots in the batting order.

“Any time you get swept at home, it’s tough,” Castellanos said. “The only thing we can do is shower it off and prepare for tomorrow because we’ve got a big series against St. Louis.”

Peralta tied his career-high with his third five-hit game. He hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, had three singles, and finished a double short of the cycle. He raised his average from .213 to .269.


“To have a day like that is a big relief for me,” Peralta said. “I’ve been putting in a lot of hard work at home plate, trying to read better. Today was the day – a great sweep for us.”

Lucas Sims (0-1) struck out pinch-hitter Asdrùbal Cabrera to strand the potential go-ahead run on second base in the ninth. Josh Rojas led off the 10th with an RBI single that drove Cabrera, who started the inning on second under pandemic rules.

Stephen Vogt’s single and Pavin Smith’s walk loaded the bases, and Cionel Perez relieved with one out, got the second out, then allowed three consecutive extra-base hits. Caleb Smith (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings for his first win since September 23, 2019, for Miami at the New York Mets.

Reds starter Jeff Hoffman allowed two earned runs and four hits in five innings with four strikeouts and a walk. According to STATS, Cincinnati became the first team in significant league history to lose when it hit at least six home runs and its starting pitcher allowed two runs or fewer.

India hit his first career home run in his 65th plate appearance, tying the score 8-8 in the eighth with a solo drive from Yoan López. India’s helmet came off, and he raised his right arm triumphantly as he rounded the bases.

Suárez had two hits in his last 27 at-bats before his first home run since April 10; a 441-foot, two-run drive tied the score 4-4 in the sixth off Taylor Widener, who allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings with a career-high seven strikeouts.

Arizona opened an 8-4 lead in the seventh, helped by five walks from Carson Fulmer and Sean Doolittle in an inning that included two-run homers by Winker and Votto.

Winker also homered on Winker’s second pitch of the game.


The Diamondbacks finished the season series 5-1 against the Reds.


Winker’s leadoff home run was Cincinnati’s third of the season and the fifth of his career. He slammed his bat on the ground and broke it in half after striking out in his next at-bat.


India’s 13 RBIs tie the franchise record by a rookie in April, matching Josh Hamilton in 2007 and Joey Votto in 2018.


Diamondbacks: Tyler Naquin banged a sharp one-hopper off RHP Stefan Crichton’s right hand in the 10th. Crichton had to leave the game.


Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver (1-1) starts Friday in Atlanta. He is 1-1 with a 4.86 ERA in three starts against the Braves. Reds: RHP Sonny Gray (0-0) takes the mound Friday at St. Louis. He is 1-2 in five starts against the Cardinals, including 0-1 in three at Busch.

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Molly Aronson

I'm an award-winning blogger who enjoys all things creative but is especially passionate about lifestyle design. I blog over at mehlogy.com I love that I get to share my passion for healthy living, fashion, fitness, and travel with readers from all over the world.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button