Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hits go-ahead RBI double in eighth to lead Diamondbacks over Reds 2-1


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PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Pfaadt threw seven stellar innings, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Wednesday.

The D-backs took two of three in the series and five of six from the Reds this season.

Pinch hitter Pavin Smith started the D-backs’ rally with a two-out double to right field. Gurriel followed with another double to right, which wasn’t hit as hard, but still fell just out of the reach of a sliding Jake Fraley.

Paul Sewald retired the Reds in order in the ninth for his second save of the season. Ryan Thompson (1-1) threw a scoreless eighth.

Arizona’s Ketel Marte extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a leadoff single in the bottom of the first. Christian Walker gave the D-backs a 1-0 lead in the second with a solo homer, which was his eighth of the season.

Pfaadt cruised through the first 4 ...

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