Bradley stymies Reds in shutout; Tomas delivers big double

D-backs pitching prospect vying for bullpen role

Bradley stymies Reds in shutout; Tomas delivers big double

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Competing for one of the final spots in the D-backs bullpen, Archie Bradley stretched out and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning while his team took a 3-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

Bradley went 5 2/3 innings before Todd Frazier notched Cincinnati's first hit in the sixth. The Arizona right-hander walked three in the game and struck out two over six innings.

Reds ace and Opening Day starter Johnny Cueto made his final spring tuneup with five innings. Cueto allowed all three of his runs and his three hits in the fourth inning. Overall he walked two and struck out seven.

Following a walk and an infield hit, Jake Lamb hit a single that loaded the bases in the top of the fourth against Cueto. Yasmany Tomas, who is vying to be Arizona's third baseman, laced a bases-clearing double to right-center field for the three-run lead.

Reds reliever Kevin Gregg, who is trying to lock down a bullpen spot, worked a scoreless inning with one strikeout following Cueto's departure.

Also competing with Bradley for a D-backs bullpen spot, Robbie Ray pitched three innings, struck out three and walked a pair while also earning the save for Arizona.

Up Next: Right-hander Rubby De La Rosa will get his final tuneup as the D-backs close out Cactus League play at 12:10 p.m. PT against the White Sox. De La Rosa, likely the team's No. 2 starter, has a 3.86 ERA this spring. The D-backs then will play two exhibition games against the Cubs on Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Chase Field. The game will be available on an exclusive webcast and MLB.TV.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.