Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds' 3-0 win

Cincinnati Reds' Anthony DeSclafani (28) runs home to score on a bunt single by Billy Hamilton off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz

Cincinnati Reds' Anthony DeSclafani (28) runs home to score on a bunt single by Billy Hamilton off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz

Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton hits an RBI bunt single off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz in the seventh inning of a baseball ga

Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton hits an RBI bunt single off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz in the seventh inning of a baseball ga

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, Aug. 10, 2

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, Aug. 10, 2

Cincinnati Reds' Anthony DeSclafani (28) celebrates with Tucker Barnhart (16) after they scored on a bunt single by Billy Hamilton off Arizona Diamond

Cincinnati Reds' Anthony DeSclafani (28) celebrates with Tucker Barnhart (16) after they scored on a bunt single by Billy Hamilton off Arizona Diamond

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz reacts after giving up an RBI bunt single to Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton during the seventh in

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz reacts after giving up an RBI bunt single to Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton during the seventh in

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto hits a single off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, A

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto hits a single off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, A

Cincinnati Reds' Jose Peraza runs to third on a single by Joey Votto off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz during the sixth inning o

Cincinnati Reds' Jose Peraza runs to third on a single by Joey Votto off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz during the sixth inning o

Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez watches his RBI sacrifice fly off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz during the sixth inning of a bas

Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez watches his RBI sacrifice fly off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz during the sixth inning of a bas

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Au

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Au

CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and scored one of Cincinnati's two runs on Billy Hamilton's suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Friday night.

DeSclafani (6-3) allowed three hits and no walks while pitching into the eighth inning of his second straight shutdown outing. He limited Washington to one run on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts in seven innings of a 7-1 victory last Saturday.

The right-hander improved to 8-1 in his career when lasting at least six innings without a walk.

He gave way to Jared Hughes after allowing a leadoff single in the eighth. The NL West-leading Diamondbacks got runners to first and third before Hughes coaxed Alex Avila into a double-play grounder. Raisel Iglesias followed Paul Goldschmidt's two-out double by striking out A.J. Pollock in the ninth for his 22nd save.

DeSclafani also singled in the seventh and scored from first base on Buchholz's throwing error on Hamilton's bunt up the first base line, which drove in Tucker Barnhart.

The Reds, opening a nine-game homestand as the Central's last-place team and coming off a 2-7 trip, pushed a run across in the sixth on back-to-back leadoff singles by Jose Peraza and Joey Votto, and Eugenio Suarez's sacrifice fly to left, one step away from the warning track.

Buchholz (5-2) saw his personal winning streak snapped at five over eight starts. He allowed eight hits and three runs, two earned, with two walks and four strikeouts in seven innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: Votto started at first base after missing two games with a bruised right knee, the result of being hit by Ryan Madson's pitch Aug. 4 in Washington.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Opponents are hitting a combined .195 with 48 strikeouts in LHP Robbie Ray's seven road starts this season.

Reds: RHP Matt Harvey (5-7) has a 10.66 earned-run average in his three starts since the All-Star break.