Leake throws three scoreless as Reds offense routs D-backs

Will Ferrell plays for both teams in Cactus League charity tour

Leake throws three scoreless as Reds offense routs D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Reds jumped on the D-backs early and never let up as they rolled to a 12-1 win Thursday afternoon at Salt River Fields.

The highlight of the day was comedian Will Ferrell playing for both teams -- left field for the D-backs and third base for the Reds.

By the time Ferrell entered the game in the top of the seventh for the D-backs, the Reds were already up 9-1.

Reds starter Mike Leake looked ready for the regular season to begin as he allowed just two hits in three scoreless innings.

"I felt good, good pitches, bad pitches, I was able to throw strikes when I needed to," Leake said after his second start of the spring. "I got behind a few at-bats. I was able to come back and get quicker outs."

Meanwhile, Allen Webster, who is trying to win a spot in the Arizona rotation, struggled. The right-hander allowed three runs in the first and another in the third before being taken out with one out in the frame.

Brayan Pena and Todd Frazier each collected three RBIs apiece for the Reds.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.