D-Backs 4, Reds 2
The Diamondbacks beat the Reds 4-2.
An unearned run and a late run given up by Jared Burton was difference.
Aaron Harang went six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits. He walked two and struck out six. Except for five batter stint in the third he was good. He retired the last 10 he faced.
D-Backs 1st: Orlando Hudson reached on Edwin Encarnacion's throwing error, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Conor Jackson's single.
Reds first: 1-2-3. Brandon Webb struck out Jeff Keppinger and Junior Griffey.
D-Backs 2nd: Perfect inning for Harang, two Ks.
Reds 2nd: They got a runner on via Edwin Encarnacion's two-out walk. But Webb looks sharp.
D-Backs 3rd: Harang struck out Webb, gave up a home run to left to Chris Young, got Hudson to fly out, then gave up a bomb to left-center to Eric Byrnes. Harang walked the next two hitters. But he struck out Mark Reynolds to escape further damage.
Reds 3rd: Javy Valentin hit one to the base of the wall in right to lead off. With Valentin's speed and the short wall it, was long single. Harang struck out trying bunt him over. Corey Patterson flied to short center and Keppinger grounded out.
D-Backs 4th: 1-2-3, quick inning for Harang.
Reds 4th: Griffey walked to start the inning. Brandon Phillips hit a shot to right-center. Young came in to try to cut it off. It got by him and to the wall. Griffey scored easily and Phillips ended up at third with a triple. Adam Dunn’s groundout got Phillips in.
D-Backs 5th: 1-2-3.
Reds 5th: Leadoff single by Harang. Great play by Hudson, great hustle by Harang. DP from Keppinger ended it.
D-Backs 6th: 1-2-3.
Reds 6th: Two-out walk from Dunn.
D-Backs 7th: Jared Burton pitching. He got two quick outs. Then Jeff Salazar turned on a pitch. It stayed just inside the foul pole in the right. Arizona 4, Reds 2.
Reds 7th: Norris Hopper was hit by a pitch with two outs.
D-Backs 8th: 1-2-3 inning for David Weathers.
Reds 8th: 1-2-3, thanks to a nice play by Hudson on Griffey's grounder.
D-Backs 9th: Francisco Cordero gave up a hit on the firdst pitch, then retired the side in order.
There was a 59-minute delay at the start. It was the first rain delay on Opening Day since 2000. The Reds had a three-hour delay that day. The game with the Brewers was declared a 3-3 tie. It was first delay at start since a 17-minute delay in 1991.
Edinson Volquez and Matt Belisle were solid in extended spring games:
Volquez, 7.2ip, 2h, 0r, 0bb, 13k, 93 pitches
Belisle, 6ip, 4h, 1er, 0bb, 2k, 63 pitches