CINCINNATI (AP) Rubby De La Rosa allowed two runs in seven innings and A.J. Pollock homered while enjoying his second consecutive four-hit game to help the Arizona Diamondbacks send the Cincinnati Reds to their seventh straight loss with a 6-3 win Friday night.
Pollock scored three runs and Yasmany Tomas added his own solo shot for the Diamondbacks.
Joey Votto hit his 23rd homer in the eighth inning off of Keith Hessler for the Reds, who went into the game on the verge of falling into last place in the NL Central. They led Milwaukee by a half-game.
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De La Rosa (11-5) improved to 5-0 with a 2.54 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break. He allowed seven hits with one walk, six strikeouts and a wild pitch. He also had two hits.
Addison Reed finished the eighth and Brad Ziegler pitched the ninth for his 23rd save.