CINCINNATI (AP) — Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said before the Diamondbacks' game against the Reds on Wednesday that Patrick Corbin's complete game on Tuesday had left him with a fresh bullpen.
He used every bit of it on Wednesday, and it still wasn't enough to shut down the Reds.
Cincinnati scored seven runs against starter Brandon McCarthy on its way to an 8-0 lead and added two more in the eighth for a 10-7 win.
Shin-Soo Choo went 4 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs to spark Cincinnati's offensive outburst, which was just enough against Arizona's offense.
"We played our tails off," Gibson said about his offense. "They did a heck of a job."
The Reds opened up a six-game lead over Arizona in the race for the National League's second wild-card spot.
Cincinnati remained third in the NL Central, but moved to 2½ games behind first-place Pittsburgh, which lost at San Diego.
Mike Leake allowed four runs in the fifth inning, but was dominant in his other five innings for first win in his past five starts.
Leake (11-5) allowed six hits and four runs with no walks and three strikeouts while the Reds were building an 8-0 lead.
The Diamondbacks added three runs against the Cincinnati bullpen before Aroldis Chapman finished for his 32nd save and first career two-inning save.
Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips added RBI singles in the eighth, giving the Reds their highest run total since winning 11-0 at San Francisco on July 22.
Choo hit Brandon McCarthy's second pitch of the game 337 feet down the left field line, where the ball appeared to hit the lens of a TV camera just inside the foul pole.
The homer was Choo's 16th of the season, his sixth leadoff homer of the season and 11th of his career.
The Reds had four straight two-out hits to open up a 4-0 lead in the second. Leake lofted a ground-rule double down the right field line that bounced into the netting above the visitor's bullpen to drive in one run, and Choo drove in two more with a single to center.
Chris Heisey added an RBI double and Devin Mesoraco made it 7-0 with a two-run single up the middle through a drawn-in Arizona infield to knock McCarthy (2-8) out of the game after a season-low 2 1-3 innings.
"I wasn't able to command anything, and when I would get ahead, I couldn't finish them," said McCarthy, who allowed eight hits and a season-high seven runs with one walk and two strikeouts while slipping to 0-5 in his past seven starts.
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