CINCINNATI (AP) -- That's two straight wins the Arizona
Diamondbacks can credit to Alex Cintron.
Cintron hit an RBI single with one out in the 11th inning,
lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the
Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Cintron also drove in the go-ahead
run Monday in the ninth against Pittsburgh.
"It's a great feeling to come through in the clutch," said
Cintron, who was hitting .156 in his previous eight games.
"He's gotten a lot of key hits for us lately," Arizona manager
Al Pedrique said.
The Diamondbacks lost two in a row between Cintron's hits.
Andy Green, a Lexington, Ky., native who grew up rooting for the
Reds, started the winning rally with a triple that right-fielder
Austin Kearns got his glove on before crashing into the wall.
"I had it," said Kearns, who was unhurt. "It was right in the
tip of my glove. As soon as I hit the wall, it came out."
"He went back on it pretty good," Reds manager Dave Miley
said. "It looked like a Sno-Cone."
After Quinton McCracken walked, Cintron hit a soft liner to
center off Joe Valentine (1-3).
Brian Bruney (3-3) allowed one hit in the 10th for the win. Greg
Aquino pitched the 11th for his eighth save.
The Reds trailed 3-1 in the seventh when Kearns scored on Jacob
Cruz's pinch-hit double off the left-field wall. Adam Dunn tied it
with his 38th homer of the season and second in three games leading
off the eighth.
Arizona right-hander Brandon Webb had a season-high eight
strikeouts while allowing six hits and two runs with two walks in 6
1-3 innings. He lowered his ERA to 3.67. Webb was in line to
improve to 3-1 with a 2.49 ERA in four career starts against the
Reds before Dunn's homer off of Shane Nance.
"We've had a hard time figuring him out," Miley said.
"He's got as much movement on his sinker as anybody in
baseball," Kearns said.
Reds starter Brandon Claussen gave up eight hits and three runs
with one walk and four strikeouts in six innings. He also threw two
Back-to-back doubles by Sean Casey and Dunn with two outs in the
first inning gave the Reds the early lead.
Arizona tied the score in the second when Shea Hillenbrand
scored from third on a wild pitch -- ball four to Luis Terrero.
Terrero snapped the 1-all tie in the fourth inning with a two-out
solo homer into the Reds bullpen in left-center, his second career
The Diamondbacks made it 3-1 in the fifth with help from Reds
center fielder Wily Mo Pena. Dunn, the left fielder, appeared to be
in position to catch McCracken's routine flyball to left-center
when Pena called him off, then allowed the ball to drop. McCracken
was credited with a double. He moved to third on Claussen's wild
pitch and scored on Cintron's single to right.
Pena returned to Cincinnati's lineup after missing five
starts with a sprained left wrist ... Ryan Freel's third-inning
stolen base was the fourth in four tries over five games with Chris
Snyder catching ... Felipe Lopez was hitless in 14 at-bats before
being credited with an infield single in the third that was bobbled
by shortstop Cintron as he tried to throw Freel out at third base.