The Reds (35-46) are 23-20 at home and 12-26 on the road. They start a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Monday and then play three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
“We have to play better on the road,” Price said. “We’re getting challenged here, going to Colorado and Arizona.”
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The Reds scored four earned runs in six innings against Arrieta (8-6, 4.33) in April at Great American Ball Park. They had no such luck this time. He looked more like the pitcher who no-hit the Reds in 2016.
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“He was good,” Price said. “That was seven innings of one-hit ball. He didn’t get in trouble with bad counts or walks. He didn’t give us much. We only squared up a couple of balls on the barrel. It’s a testament to how good he was.”
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Reds starter Tim Adleman (5-5, 4.67) allowed three earned runs on six hits in five innings.
Happ, who played college baseball for the Cincinnati Bearcats, hit a two-run home run in the second and a solo home run in the fourth. He drove in another run with a single in the sixth, tying his career high with four RBIs.
“He had it going today,” Adleman said. “I made a couple of bad pitches where he could handle them. Other than him, it was manageable today, but he got me.”
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