Schebler hits two of Reds' five homers in rout

Schebler hits two of Reds' five homers in rout

PHOENIX -- The Reds were homerless in their last five games entering Saturday night. That changed in a hurry as Scott Schebler swatted a home run in each of the first two innings for two of Cincinnati's five long balls in a 13-0 drubbing of the D-backs at Chase Field. Meanwhile, Anthony DeSclafani threw his first career shutout.

Schebler had the first multi-homer game of his career, driving in a career-high five runs. He and Brandon Phillips each collected three hits, while Joey Votto, Zack Cozart and Adam Duvall also went deep. The Reds' 13 runs matched a season high for the second time.

DeSclafani (8-2) allowed four hits, walking one and striking out nine. The right-hander threw 108 pitches as Cincinnati won for just the second time in six games.

Disco tosses first career shutout

"Kind of a crazy day, a great team win," Schebler said. "Disco obviously threw the heck out of the ball. Giving him any kind of run support is smart on our end."

D-backs starter Zack Godley (4-3) endured the worst outing of his young career. The right-hander lasted just two innings, surrendering a career-high nine runs on nine hits and losing for the first time since Aug. 3. Arizona has alternated wins and losses in the first six games of this homestand, going 3-3.

"Every pitch I threw, they hit, just chalk it up to a bad game," Godley said. "I didn't let my defense do what they were out there for, I gave up too many fly balls and a couple of them went over the fence. They were hard-hit balls."

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Votto gets it started: Three batters into the game, Votto made it a 2-0 lead when he pulled a 2-0 Godley pitch into the right-field seats for his 21st homer of the season. According to Statcast™, it had an exit velocity of 108 mph and carried 396 feet. Votto, who is batting .444 in the second half, is on track to be the first Major Leaguer since Josh Hamilton in 2010 to bat .400 in consecutive months. Votto batted .419 in July and is at .422 in August.

"This all started with Joey's first at-bat and honestly, got contagious after that," Schebler said. "Those first two runs are huge because it just got you going for the day. The first inning was great."

Votto's two-run blast

Godley's rare early exit: Godley had completed at least five innings in each of his first eight starts this season. This time, the right-hander set a career high in runs allowed for the second straight outing. Godley gave up seven earned runs in his last start against the Braves on Monday.

"They obviously hit him, his ball was elevated," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "They were on him, they just tattooed him. It was one of those outings he just was not able to get many guys out. Sometimes those happen."

Career-high for Cozart: The game was out of reach for Arizona already with a nine-run lead for the Reds, but it was satisfying for them when Cozart led off the fourth inning with a homer into the left-field seats. It gave Cozart a career high with 16 homers this season. It was his first homer since July 18, against the Braves. And it was his first time in the starting lineup since Aug. 16, when he was sidelined with right knee and left Achilles tendon soreness.

Cozart's solo homer

Welcome to the bigs: D-backs right-hander Vicente Campos made his Major League debut, coming in on relief to begin the third inning. The right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Campos was acquired by Arizona on July 31 in the trade that sent veteran reliever Tyler Clippard to the Yankees. He is the team's No. 4 prospect, as ranked by MLBPipeline.com.

"I feel really happy about it because I've been pitching pretty good in the Minor Leagues this year," Campos said through an interpreter. "The first time ever, when you go on the field, you're always going to feel nervous just a little bit." More >

Campos' first MLB strikeout

QUOTABLE
"We were able to take advantage of some mistakes and hit them out of the ballpark. We had some big innings. We had two out and nobody on and we're able to score five [in the second inning] -- that doesn't happen too often. That was a lot of really good at-bats."  -- Reds manager Bryan Price.

WHAT'S NEXT
Reds: The series concludes at 4:10 p.m. ET Sunday with Homer Bailey getting the ball on an extra day of rest. In his last start on Monday vs. the Dodgers in an 18-9 loss, Bailey lasted 2 1/3 innings and allowed six earned runs and nine hits. Despite being in the Majors since 2007, this will be Bailey's first career start at Chase Field.

D-backs: Archie Bradley takes the mound for the D-backs in the series finale on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. MST. Bradley (4-8, 5.06) has struggled in four starts this month, going 0-2 with an 8.22 ERA. The right-hander hasn't won since July 27. He also lost to the Reds earlier this season, allowing three runs in five innings on July 22.

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Jake Rill is a reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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