The Arizona Diamondbacks turned to Wade Miley Tuesday night to try and snap the team's four-game losing streak. However, behind three runs in the second inning, the Cincinnati Reds topped Arizona 5-2 Tuesday night in Phoenix.
Arizona jumped in front in the first inning as Jason Kubel picked up his 80th RBI of the season. He hit a sacrifice fly to left that drove in Gerardo Parra, who led off the inning with a double and moved to third on a wild pitch.
But Cincinnati would cause Miley some problems in the top of the second. Miley allowed the first four men aboard and three runs crossed the plate. Todd Frazier led off with a single. Scott Rolen fought through a 15-pitch at-bat to draw a walk. Chad Heisey then singled to load the bases. A wild pitch scored Frazier and moved the other two runners up and then catcher Ryan Hanigan drove both in with a base hit. Miley retired the next three men, but it was 3-1.
After that, Miley started dealing. He retired 18 of the next 21 hitters. He went seven innings, allowing the three runs in the second, six hits and struck out five.
In the fifth, Arizona pulled within one. Ryan Wheeler singled for his second hit of the night. He was forced out at second when John McDonald grounded into a fielder's choice. McDonald advanced to second on a groundout by Miley and a double by Gerardo Parra brought him home.
Cincinnati pulled away in the top of the eighth after Miley left the game. Recently acquired reliever Matt Lindstrom gave up singles to Brandon Phillips and Ryan Ludwick, and a triple to Rookie of the Year candidate Todd Frazier. That gave the Reds the room they needed at 5-2 to put away Arizona.
Miley took the loss, his ninth of the year, and Cueto picked up his 17th win.
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