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Reds touch up Miley, take series from D-backs: By The Numbers

Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart (2) celebrates with Jay Bell (49) after hitting a first-inning solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a baseball game, Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

It wasn't so much the big inning that did in Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley Sunday.

No, unlike his rotation brethren Brandon McCarthy, it was the big fly that sealed Miley's fate in the final game of the D-backs' four-game set with the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Coming off a career-high, 11-strikeout performance, Miley set a new personal high, although not of the positive variety.

Cincinnati combined to club four solo shots off of Miley over his six innings of work, and even a big three-run fourth inning was not enough to pull Arizona ahead on the afternoon.

Reds right-hander Alfredo Simon pitched 6.1 innings of quality baseball, as the Reds recorded their third consecutive win in the Valley, 4-3.

Here's a look back at the one-run loss by the numbers:


0-for-4:

After Sunday's defeat, Arizona falls to 0-4 in the first home game of each month: March 31 vs. Giants, April 1 vs. Giants, May 12 vs. Nationals and June 1 vs. Reds.

1:

David Peralta was called up from Double-A Mobile Sunday to fill A.J. Pollock's spot on the 25-man roster. In his major league debut, Peralta went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

He became just the sixth D-back to ever record two or more hits in his debut. The others were Mark Reynolds, Trent Oeltjen, Adam Eaton, Chris Snyder and Travis Lee.

.357:

Outside of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the D-backs have already played against every team in the National League Central. That hasn't exactly been a good thing, either.

In 14 games against the NL Central, Arizona is an unimpressive 5-9 (.357 winning percentage).

5:

Even in a losing effort, Arizona made a little bit of history as each of its five Venezuelan-born starters -- Ender Inciarte, Peralta, Gerardo Parra, Martin Prado and Miguel Montero -- recorded at least one base hit.

9:

Reliever Oliver Perez's scoreless streak was extended to nine appearances despite a topsy-turvy top half of the ninth. Perez allowed two hits and walked a batter before being replaced by Addison Reed, who retired the final two Reds he faced.

The veteran left-hander hasn't yielded a run since May 4.

13:

For the 13th consecutive game, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was retired at least once via the strikeout. In 2013, Goldschmidt never have a streak longer than seven games.

14:

Miley has now given up 14 long balls in 13 starts this season -- the second-most by any pitcher in all of baseball.

20:

In his last two outings, Miley has combined to punch out 20 batters, including nine on Sunday. The 20 strikeouts over a two-game stretch is a new career-high surpassing the 16 he recorded in June 2012 against the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.

1914:

Since 1914, only four pitchers have had nine or more strikeouts, allowed four or more home runs and walked zero in the same game. Miley became the fifth Sunday.

2010:

The last D-backs pitcher to give up four runs all on solo home runs was Dan Haren against the Toronto Blue Jays in May 2010. That night, Arizona fell by a final of 8-6.

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