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Cingrani throws 7 solid innings, Hamilton triples twice as Reds beat Diamondbacks 9-1

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    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani delivers against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning of a spring exhibition baseball game on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

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    Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton slides home to score from third base on a ground out by Brandon Phillips in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

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    Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton watches his triple with Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Bobby Wilson, left, in the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

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    Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Randall Delgado pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

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    Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Evans, right, is greeted by teammate Garrett Weber (15) after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani in the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

Tony Cingrani pitched seven solid innings, Billy Hamilton hit two triples and the Cincinnati Reds topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 Thursday in a split-squad game.

Cingrani found out earlier that he will start the second game of the season against St. Louis on April 2. It's his first time on an opening-day roster.

The 24-year old left-hander allowed one run and five hits, including a homer by Nick Evans. Cingrani walked one but picked off two runners.

Hamilton also singled. The speedster is expected to be in the opening day lineup, leading off in center field.

Hamilton almost hit his second homer of the spring. His drive bounced high off the wall and got past right fielder Jordan Parraz, and Hamilton took a wide turn at third but held.

Randall Delgado, hoping for a place in the Diamondbacks' rotation, pitched four innings and gave up two runs and seven hits.