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Recap: Reds 3, Diamondbacks 4
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Chase Field
Date: June 22, 2013 7:15 PM EDT
  

PHOENIX (AP) - Jay Bruce's first multihomer game of the season wasn't enough for the Cincinnati slugger because his team came up short.

``The big night offensively didn't really mean a whole lot,' Bruce said after closer Aroldis Chapman squandered a one-run lead in the ninth inning and the Reds lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Saturday.

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Bruce's second home run, a two-run shot off Heath Bell, gave Cincinnati a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. It was his team-leading 18th homer, though he said he doesn't focus on the numbers.

``I try not to worry a whole lot about the results as much as the work and preparation before the game,' Bruce said. ``It has given me more of a mental peace of mind.'

Bruce's home run also put Mike Leake in position to win after he dueled Arizona starter Patrick Corbin for eight innings. Leake retired his first 17 batters and scattered four hits while allowing two runs.

``Leake has arguably been our best pitcher, our most consistent pitcher,' Bruce said. ``He made one mistake but you are going to win a lot of games giving up just two runs.'

Unfortunately for Leake and the Reds, Chapman was unable to get an out in the ninth.

Paul Goldschmidt lined a leadoff single that deflected off the glove of first baseman Joey Votto and into right field. Chapman (3-3) then issued consecutive walks to Miguel Montero and Cody Ross.

With the infield drawn in, Jason Kubel hit a two-run single over second base for his third career game-ending hit.

``Usually Joe catches that ball,' Reds manager Dusty Baker said. ``We were all surprised when the ball went to right field, but that's what happens when it's their day. After that, he (Chapman) couldn't find the plate.'

Chapman repeatedly reached triple digits on the radar gun but also threw a wild pitch while facing Ross.

``You hate to lose it like that,' Baker said. ``Of late, we've lost quite a few of them like that. It seemed like Chapman was overthrowing some today.'

Brad Ziegler (4-1) replaced Bell after Bruce's second home run and earned the win.

Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer for Arizona, which has won four straight.

``It's a tough one to swallow but we will be right back there tomorrow,' Leake said.

Corbin allowed one run and three hits over eight innings and was handed his fourth straight no-decision in his quest to become the first Diamondbacks pitcher to win his first 10 decisions.

Bruce gave the Reds a 1-0 lead when he led off the second inning with a line drive to the balcony overhanging center field, about 20 feet from where his ninth-inning shot landed.

The 472-foot drive was the longest home run at Chase Field this season and the fourth-longest ever by an opponent. Bruce has homered in seven of his last nine games.

Corbin broke up Leake's nascent bid for a perfect game when he looped an opposite-field double into the left-field corner with two outs in the sixth.

Two pitches later, Parra drove a cut fastball just over the fence into the pool area in right-center for his second home run in two games to give Arizona a 2-1 lead.

``It is a pitch that you have to be careful with, but I didn't quite get it where I wanted,' Leake said.

Corbin allowed Bruce's first home run, a single by Devin Mesoraco in the seventh and Derrick Robinson's one-out triple to center in the eighth.

With Robinson representing the potential tying run, the 23-year-old lefty struck out Shin-Soo Choo and Votto to escape the jam and turn the game over to the bullpen.

NOTES: Chapman's blown save was his first since May 19 at Philadelphia. ... It was Bruce's 13th career multihomer game. ... Two of Corbin's four hits this season have been doubles. ... Leake threw only 52 pitches over the first five innings and 92 total. ... Parra's home run was the second allowed by Leake in his past five starts. ... RHP Randall Delgado will make his second start for the Diamondbacks against RHP Mat Latos in Sunday's series finale. Latos is coming off his first loss of the season Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Reds at Diamondbacks
Fri, Jun 21 Final 5 to 11
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Reds at Diamondbacks
Sat, Jun 22 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Reds at Diamondbacks
Sun, Jun 23 Final 4 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CIN  +112   -200   8 
 ARI  -122   +170   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CIN  +112   -190   8 
 ARI  -122   +165   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CIN  51%   5%   31% 
 ARI  49%   95%   69% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CIN 5 Over: 16 
 ARI 11 Cover: +105 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Mar 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CIN 2 Cover: +100 
 ARI 1 Under: 3 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 4, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CIN 2 Over: 9 
 ARI 7 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Feb 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CIN 14 Cover: +105 
 ARI 6 Over: 20 
 Tools:   Recaps

 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, Jun 22
 
    Rockies at Nationals
12:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Royals
2:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Phillies
4:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Cubs
4:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Brewers
4:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Tigers
7:15 PM EDT
    Twins at Indians
7:15 PM EDT
    Rangers at Cardinals
7:15 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Padres
7:15 PM EDT
    Reds at Diamondbacks
7:15 PM EDT
    Pirates at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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