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Roberts, D-backs Beat Reds 5-4 In First Game Of Series

Ryan Roberts, filling in for the injured Melvin Mora, hit two home runs off of Cincinnati Reds starter Sam LeCure -- the second multi-homer game of Roberts' career -- and the Arizona Diamondbacks took the first game of the series with a 5-4 win. Chris Young and Kelly Johnson added homers of their own, totaling up to both the most homers hit in a game this season by Arizona and the most homers allowed by the Reds in a game this season.

Justin Upton almost went yard himself, but a potential home run bounced off the wall in right field and came back in play for a triple.

D-backs starting pitcher Armando Galarraga made it through six innings with six strikeouts, allowing three earned runs. Newly acquired closer J.J. Putz covered the ninth inning, getting his fourth save in as many chances, making him the first Snakes pitcher to convert his first four save chances of a season.

For LeCure and Cincy, it was the third straight game that the starter gave up at least five runs. The Reds have now lost five of six and are teetering at .500 since after starting the season at 5-0.