PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Drury hit a tying three-run homer in the fifth inning, Mike Moustakas added a go-ahead single in the sixth and the Cincinnati Reds rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night.
Drury’s 12th home run came off Merrill Kelly and tied it at 4. The next inning, Matt Reynolds beat out an infield hit, stole second and scored when Moustakas dropped a broken-bat blooper down the right-field line.
Mike Minor (1-2) withstood a rough start and completed 6 1/3 innings for Cincinnati. He allowed eight hits and four runs, striking out five. Hunter Strickland pitched a hitless ninth for his second save.
It was a pitching rematch of last Wednesday’s game in Cincinnati, when Kelly held the Reds to one hit over six innings and Christian Walker hit an early two-run homer to spark the Diamondbacks to a 7-0 win.
This one started the same way, when Walker connected for his 16th homer with Ketel Marte aboard in the third. Cincinnati got one back on Kyle Farmer’s double and a single by Reynolds, who was a late addition to the Reds’ lineup.
The Diamondbacks picked up two more in their half of the fourth. Carson Kelly led off with a single off Moustakas’ glove, and Alek Thomas beat out a slow roller to second for a hit when Reynolds couldn’t make the play cleanly. Geraldo Perdomo followed with an RBI single, and Jordan Luplow’s sacrifice fly made it 4-1 Arizona.
Then Drury homered in the fifth, just clearing the wall in left-center after Chris Okey’s single and a walk to Nick Senzel.
Kelly (5-4) went six innings again but gave up eight hits and five runs. He struck out seven, including a stretch of five straight.
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