PHOENIX (AP) – Adam Dunn hit a grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for the second night in a row, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Saturday for their first road series win of the season.

Sean Casey drove in two runs with a single and double, his first RBIs in 13 games, and Ray Olmedo had three hits, including a triple, for Cincinnati.

Light-hitting Chris Snyder drove in two runs on three hits for the Diamondbacks, and made a nice defensive play that ended up meaning little in the Reds’ five-run eighth inning.

Brandon Webb (8-6) held Cincinnati to one run through seven innings and had a 2-1 lead before losing his control in the eighth. He walked Felipe Lopez on four pitches with one out, then gave up an infield hit to Olmedo. Casey followed with an RBI double to tie it at 2.

Ken Griffey Jr. was walked intentionally to load the bases, and it looked like Webb might get out of it when catcher Snyder tagged out Lopez coming home on Joe Randa’s slow roller up the third base line for the second out.

But Webb fell behind Dunn 3-1, and the Reds’ slugger drove the next pitch into the left field seats for his fourth career slam and 23rd homer of the season.

Snyder, hitless in his last 10 at-bats entering the game, singled in a run in the third and doubled in another in the fourth.

Webb allowed six runs and nine hits, struck out five and walked three in his third straight loss.

Todd Coffey (2-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief behind starter Brandon Claussen to get the victory. Claussen allowed two runs and seven hits, struck out four and walked none in 5 2-3 innings.

The Reds went up 1-0 in the first. Lopez singled, moved to second when Olmedo bounced out to the pitcher, then scored when Casey singled.

Tony Clark led off the Arizona second with a double, advanced to third on Shawn Green’s single, then scored to tie it at 1 on Snyder’s two-out single.

Luis Terrero reached on a two-out, infield single in the fourth, then stole second and scored on Snyder’s double over the head of Dunn in left field to put the Diamondbacks up 2-1.

Notes: The Reds are 4-2 on their road trip to San Francisco and Arizona. … Webb, who led the majors in walks last season, had just two first-pitch strikes against eight batters in the eighth. … Webb is 2-6 since winning his first six starts of the season. …. Arizona has been outscored by 63 runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings this year. … The Diamondbacks have lost eight of nine at home, and have scored no more than three times in any of those games. They have lost seven of their last eight home series.

AP-ES-07-10-05 0028EDT


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