MLB: Cincinnati 5, Arizona 3

Aug. 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM   |   0 comments

CINCINNATI, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Bronson Arroyo got an early three-run lead and held tough for six innings Monday, enabling the Cincinnati Reds to post a 5-3 victory over Arizona.

Cincinnati scored three times in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie and hand Arroyo (12-9) a cushion. The right-hander responded by limiting the Diamondbacks to three runs on seven hits, walking none and striking out six.

Manny Parra and J.J. Hoover each supplied a scoreless relief inning and Aroldis Chapman racked up his 31st save as the third-place Reds tightened the race in the National League Central, pulling to within two games of division leader Pittsburgh.

Zack Cozart drove in a pair of runs, Todd Frazier homered and Brandon Phillips added three hits for Cincinnati, which won for the seventh in nine contests in the opener of a four-game set.

D-backs starter Randall Delgado (4-4) was reached for five runs on seven hits over six full innings.

Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with two RBI for Arizona.

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