Arizona (41-89) at Cincinnati (61-67)

Fair Currently: Cincinnati, OH
Temp: 63° F
  • Game info: 1:15 pm EDT Sun Aug 29, 2004
  • TV: KTVK
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It’s been more than a year since the Arizona Diamondbacks swept a series.

They’ll try to end that drought when they complete their weekend set with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

The Diamondbacks, who have the worst record in the majors, have not swept a series since taking three straight from Montreal from Aug. 5-7, 2003.

Casey Fossum combined with four relievers on a four-hitter Saturday, and Juan Brito singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to lead Arizona to a 6-3 win.

The Diamondbacks, who won Friday’s series opener 4-3, have won consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 3-4 against Florida. They have also won two in a row on the road for the first time since June 10 at Baltimore and June 11 at Toronto.

While the Diamondbacks try for their first series sweep, Edgar Gonzalez will try for his first win of the season. The 21-year-old right-hander, who has lost each of his seven starts this season, allowed two runs and seven hits over six innings Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

“I’m working hard, and this start was better,” Gonzalez said. “When I’m on the mound right now, everything is better. But I want to pitch better every day.”

Austin Kearns had a two-run single Saturday, and Ryan Freel had an RBI double for the Reds, who had won three of four coming into this series.

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E. Gonzalez Cin vs. J. Hancock StL
0-9 Record 5-2
9.32 ERA 5.09
31 K 36
18 BB 28
1.94 WHIP 1.59