Cincinnati Reds lose lead in ninth place, lose to Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5

The Cincinnati Reds lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Monday night.

Gabriel Moreno started the day for the Diamondbacks with a home run in the second inning. That was then countered with the Reds’ first score coming from a two-RBI double off the bat of Spencer Steer. Steer introduced Santiago Espinal and Elly De La Cruz to score.

Joc Pederson hit a home run for the Diamondbacks to center field that tied the game 2-2.

Mike Ford had an RBI single and an RBI triple in this one, giving the Reds a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the ninth. Reds closer Alexis Díaz hit a batter and walked two more to load the bases with just one out. Kevin Newman singled to score two runs and secure the Diamondbacks’ victory.

The Reds fall to 17-24 on the season. They are seven games back in the NL Central.

Until next time

The Reds play the Diamondbacks on Tuesday at 9:40 pm ET.

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