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Reds: I've always loved that lineup



PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 30: Devin Mesoraco #39 of the Cincinnati Reds high fives Roger Bernadina #15 and Todd Frazier #21 after Devin Mesoraco hit a grand slam home-run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on May 30, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Final: Reds 6 Diamondbacks 4 Boxscore  Video highlights
Devin Mesoraco homered twice, including a 2nd inning grand slam, Bryan Price's makeshift lineup produced 6 runs and 11 hits, and student beat teacher 6-4 Friday night.
*I was close: Last night I declared Price's lineup would produce at least 7 runs and a win. Most runs scored since May 3, a span of 23 games.
*Reds had scored 12 runs in previous six games....including 3 runs or less in all six.
*8 different Reds had at least one hit....2 each Frazier, Bernadina, Mesoraco
*Mesoraco: Broke out of 4 for 35 slump with a 2 for 5 night, 2 HR, 5 RBI....he has 8 HR and 25 RBI, despite 2 trips to the DL.
*The much maligned band of Bernadina-Schumaker-Santiago went 4 for 11, R, RBI.
*Reds batters: 5 K, 1 BB.....bringing their total to 80 K, 8 BB in last 8 games.
*Defensive play of game: Runners on 2nd/3rd, 1 out....Phillips, backing up a grounder past Bernandina, fired to a hustling Leake at 1st to get the runner.
*Leake: 6 IN, 3 ER, 6 H, 4 K, BB
*Arroyo: 7 IN, 5 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 3 K
*Chapman recorded his 6th save
*LeCure pitched a clean 7th including a masterful sequence of pitches to strikeout Paul Goldschmidt.
*Broxton delivered a clean 8th, dropping his ERA to 0.57

Down on the Farm
Mat Latos: 4.2 IN, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 81 pitches/46 strikes

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