Through three innings, it looked like this game was going to provide the sweep the Diamondbacks wanted, as Arizona jumped out to a 4-0 lead. They scored three in the first, on a two-run shot by Paul Goldschmist and an RBI by David Peralta, and John Ryan Murphy added a home-run in the third. Patrick Corbin was looking good early too. But he gave up the lead without recording an out in the fourth, surrendering a grand-slam to Adam Duvall which tied the game. Corbin then allowed a two-run home-run in the sixth, to give the Reds the lead. He ended up going six innings, being charged with six runs on eight hits and a walk, though did strike out ten.
The D-backs offense found offensive chances hard to come by, After the first inning their next at-bat with a runner in scoring position did not come until the eighth, when they had two on base, including the tying run, but Nick Ahmed struck out swinging. T.J. McFarland allowed a run in the ninth, and left the bases loaded. Arizona did get the tying run to the plate with no outs in the ninth, but were unable to convert it, and the D-backs dropped back to one game above .500. Murphy and Jarrod Dyson had three hits, with Chris Owings getting a pair.