The D-backs started this one brightly enough, with Jean Segura homering to lead off the top of the first inning, and Michael Bourn then doubled and came around to score on a Welington Castillo sacrifice fly. If only the game had ended at that point. However, the rules of baseball inexplicably demand that the other team gets a chance to bat as well. The Reds wasted absolutely no time getting back into this one, going single, walk, three-run homer, as Archie Bradley gave up the lead without retiring a batter. He did end up getting through five innings without further damage, though it was often a struggle.
Arizona's offense seemed to give up as well, managing very little after the first inning outburst. They almost tied the game in the fourth, leaving the bases loaded, but that was as close as they came. The bullpen allowed the Reds to pull away down the stretch, giving up runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth inning. Segura and Yasmany Tomas each had two hits, but the rest of the line-up conbined for only one hit.