"We've played so many close games this year that it's nice to
get a few runs," Casey said.
Casey hit a solo home run and an RBI double, and D'Angelo
Jimenez had a three-run homer to lead the Reds to an 11-1 rout of
the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Adam Dunn also hit a run-scoring double, and Darren Bragg and
Ryan Freel had RBI singles for the Reds, who won their second road
series since the All-Star break. Cincinnati has won three of its
last four games overall.
Brandon Claussen (2-3) allowed one run and four hits in 5 1-3
innings, snapping a personal three-game losing streak. He walked
one and struck out three, following strong starts by Josh Hancock,
Luke Hudson and Aaron Harang.
"All of them have gone out there and worked hard and they've
been able to string some quality starts together," Reds manager
Dave Miley said. "Sometimes it's contagious."
Stephen Randolph (2-4) lasted only three innings in his second
start for Arizona, which has lost 13 of its last 16. He allowed
four runs -- three earned -- and four hits. In his first two career
starts after 89 relief appearances, Randolph has given up five
earned runs and eight hits in six innings.
"I'm just not getting ahead of hitters and that builds your
pitch count in a hurry," Randolph said. "Once again, I put the
team in a hole by getting behind the hitters and giving them good
pitchers to swing at."
The Reds took a 1-0 lead in the first when Freel led off with a
double and scored one out later on Casey's double down the
Cincinnati added three more in the second on just one hit. Jason
LaRue and Juan Castro walked, and Bragg singled to score LaRue.
Claussen sacrificed the runners over and Freel walked. Felipe Lopez
hit an RBI grounder to make it 3-0, and Bragg scored when second
baseman Scott Hairston dropped Casey's line drive for an error.
Claussen walked Shea Hillenbrand to lead off the second and gave
up a two-out single to Jerry Gil before retiring the next 10.
"He kept our hitters off balance the whole game," Arizona
manager Al Pedrique said. "He moved the ball around the plate, but
the main thing was that he threw a lot of strikes early in the
The Diamondbacks broke the string with three hits off Claussen
in the sixth, including Andy Green's RBI single.
"When I went to get him, it looked like he was starting to
elevate (the ball)," Miley said. "He did a good job and we were
able to score some runs off him early."
Jimenez hit a three-run homer, his eighth, off Lance Cormier in
the seventh to give Cincinnati an 8-1 lead.
Casey's 20th homer off Mike Fetters in the eighth put the Reds
Reds reliever John Riedling hit the first two batters he
faced in the seventh. ... Randolph threw 41 of his 80 pitches in
the second. ... Claussen's last win was July 20 against Milwaukee.
He has pitched past the sixth only once in seven starts. ... Gil
became the second Diamondbacks player in as many days to single in
his first major league at-bat. C Chris Snyder singled in his first
on Saturday. ... Gil is the club-record 48th player Arizona has
used this season.