D-Backs drop Reds to .500 with 3-1 win - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

D-Backs drop Reds to .500 with 3-1 win

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ian Kennedy overcame a nasty spill on the mound while pitching into the sixth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Wednesday night, dropping the defending NL Central champs to .500 for the first time since May 8.

Kennedy (2-1) got his right leg knocked out from under him by a comeback grounder, but stayed in the game and led the Diamondbacks to their third straight win. He also had a run-scoring groundout off Bronson Arroyo (2-2), who got little help from a struggling offense.

The Reds have lost six of seven, falling to 9-9. The last time they had a break-even mark was 30 games into last season.

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