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Gallen throws 6 shutout innings, Carroll drives in 5 as Diamondbacks beat listless Reds 6-2

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CINCINNATI (AP) Zac Gallen threw six shutout innings in his first start in 11 days and Corbin Carroll had a three-run homer and five RBIs as the Arizona Diamondbacks dealt the Cincinnati Reds a sixth straight loss, 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Gallen (4-2) made his first start since April 26 when he left the game early due to a hamstring cramp. The right-hander allowed just one Reds hit through six innings, struck out six and walked three in not allowing a runner past second base.

“He got very sharp and very stubborn late,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “But at 79 pitches with the six up-downs, it was time to turn it over to the bullpen. He was great for us.”

The woes continued for the Reds, who scored just two runs in the three-game sweep by the Orioles at Great American Ball Park. With Tuesday’s loss, Cincinnati fell to three games under .500 for the first time this season.

Frankie Montas (2-3), making his first start since he was hit in the arm with a line drive April 21, allowed one earned run and four hits through six innings while striking out seven.

Carroll, who had just seven RBIs all season, drove in runs in the third and fifth innings and then, with two on in the seventh, pounded a fastball from Justin Wilson over the center field wall for his second homer of the season. Ketel Marte followed with another homer, only the second time this season Arizona has gone back-to-back.

Lovullo saw Carroll working and improving this season, but did not anticipate a five-RBI outburst from his leadoff man, who came in hitting .203.

“I probably thought something spectacular was about to happen, but five RBIs wasn’t on my bingo card,” Lovullo said. “But I know he was the right guy in the right spot. Just a lot of little things went right, but the home run was a really impressive swing.”

Jonathan India and Tyler Stephenson hit solo homers, accounting for two of the three Reds’ hits.

“(Hitters) are trying to do what they need to do to get out of slumps. Everyone here has the right mentality,” Montas said. “They know it’s a long season. We’ve only played like 30 something games. We still have 120 to play. The way they are approaching this right now, they are not putting their heads down and feeling defeated or (worrying about) how bad we’re losing.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Closer Paul Sewald (oblique strain) was reinstated from the injured list and reassumed his role. He’s been out all season. He allowed Stephenson’s one-out homer in the ninth but retired the next two batters.

Reds: TJ Friedl (fractured wrist) was taken off the injury list and got the start in center field. He was injured making a diving catch during spring training. He was 0 for 4.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks lefty Jordan Montgomery (1-2, 5.63 ERA) squares off against Reds right-hander Graham Ashcraft (3-1, 3.63, 30Ks) as the series continues Wednesday night.

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  • Great American Ball ParkCincinnati, OH
  • W: Z. Gallen (4-2)L: F. Montas (2-3)S: (0)
  • HR: ARI – K. Marte (6), C. Carroll (1), CIN – T. Stephenson (3), J. India (1)

PLAYERS OF THE GAME

Diamondbacks

Reds

HITTERSABRHRBIAVG
C. Carroll CF5125.211
K. Marte 2B5111.303
L. Gurriel LF4000.234
C. Walker 1B4000.271
J. Pederson DH4010.295
E. Suarez 3B4000.215
J. McCarthy RF1100.307
a- R. Grichuk PH-RF2010.271
T. Barnhart C3210.229
K. Newman SS4120.200
  • a-singled for McCarthy in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIAVG
T. Friedl CF4000.000
E. De La Cruz SS4000.262
S. Steer LF3000.240
T. Stephenson C4111.213
J. Fraley DH3010.294
C. Encarnacion-Strand 1B3000.190
J. India 2B3111.222
J. Candelario 3B3000.184
W. Benson RF2000.191

BATTING

  • 2B – J. Pederson (8)
  • HR – C. Carroll (2), K. Marte (7)
  • RBI – C. Carroll 5 (12), K. Marte (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out – L. Gurriel 2 (2), E. Suarez

BATTING

  • HR – T. Stephenson (4), J. India (2)
  • RBI – T. Stephenson (11), J. India (11)
  • 2-Out RBI – J. India
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out – S. Steer, J. Candelario

BASERUNNING

  • SB – W. Benson (7)

FIELDING

  • DP – (Newman-Marte-Walker)

FIELDING

  • E – E. De La Cruz (7)
PITCHERSIPHERBBSOERA
Z. Gallen(W, 4-2)6.010362.84
B. Jarvis1.011105.14
J. Mantiply1.000013.68
P. Sewald1.011019.00
PITCHERSIPHERBBSOERA
F. Montas(L, 2-3)6.041173.55
J. Wilson0.144008.59
B. Farmer1.200022.79
E. Pagan1.000135.52

PITCHING

  • Pitches-Strikes – Z. Gallen 79-47, B. Jarvis 16-8, J. Mantiply 15-9, P. Sewald 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls – Z. Gallen 5-5, B. Jarvis 2-1, J. Mantiply 1-0, P. Sewald 1-1
  • Batters Faced – Z. Gallen 22, B. Jarvis 4, J. Mantiply 3, P. Sewald 4

PITCHING

  • Pitches-Strikes – F. Montas 87-61, J. Wilson 21-13, B. Farmer 22-17, E. Pagan 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls – F. Montas 6-4, J. Wilson 2-1, B. Farmer 0-1
  • Batters Faced – F. Montas 24, J. Wilson 5, B. Farmer 5, E. Pagan 4