Found July 19, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bryan Shaw and the Diamondbacks were just about to end a rough road trip on a positive note. Then they gave up a six-run lead, and just like that, they were headed back to Arizona having lost five out of seven following a 7-6 loss in Cincinnati on Thursday. Starter Joe Saunders pitched six innings and turned in a quality start, allowing three runs and four hits, but Brandon Phillips hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, doubled in the tying runs and scored the go-ahead one. Phillips finished with five RBIs, with the home run the big blow. Saunders thought he made the right pitch. "I don't know how he kept it fair," Saunders said. "Maybe he was cheating inside. You have to tip your cap and move on. It's a shame we couldn't close it out and win the series. The D-backs were swept in three games against the Cubs in Chicago but then took two out of three from the Reds before Thursday, when they built a big lead. Saunders was in ...

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Diamondbacks 7, Reds 1

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Minor League Game Review – 7/19/12

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