Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Chris Heisey hit two home runs and knocked in
three and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Wednesday
to complete a three-game sweep.
The Reds moved a season-high 28 games over .500 and lead the majors with an
80-52 record. They scored all six of their runs on homers.
Heisey tied the game with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and had a solo
blast in the eighth. Dioner Navarro's solo homer in the seventh gave the Reds
the lead and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run blast in the following frame.
Mat Latos (11-4) earned the win in seven innings, giving up two runs on five
hits and three walks and striking out seven. He had been 0-1 in his previous
four starts. Latos also had two singles.
The Diamondbacks dropped their sixth game in a row to end 2-8 on a 10-game
The Reds had just two hits off Patrick Corbin (5-6) in the first six innings
but broke through in the seventh with the homers from Heisey and Navarro.
Corbin struck out eight and walked one in his 6 2/3 innings.
The rookie left-hander gave up a single to Latos in the third and a base hit
to Zack Cozart in the sixth, rolling through the Cincinnati lineup while the
Diamondbacks built him a 2-0 lead. The first run came on a Latos balk in the
first inning and Jake Elmore hit an RBI double in the fourth.
But Todd Frazier started Cincinnati's rally in the seventh with a one-out
double and Heisey launched his fifth home run of the season over the center
field wall to tie the game.
Navarro's second homer, a line drive to left, came with two outs and gave the
Reds the lead. Corbin was pulled after giving up a second single to Latos.
Brad Ziegler got out of the inning, but the Reds scored three off Matt Albers
in the eighth on Phillips' 15th homer of the season and Heisey's solo shot.
The Reds won the season series 5-2. They are 18-11 in August with one game
remaining in the month ... Cincinnati starts a three-game series at Houston on
Friday ... The Diamondbacks start a 10-game road trip Thursday in Los Angeles
against the Dodgers.
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