Scottsdale, AZ (Sports Network) - Brandon McCarthy turned in three solid
innings in his comeback from brain surgery, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks
to a 7-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a spring training matchup.
McCarthy, who underwent a procedure last September for an epidural hemorrhage
after being struck by a line drive while then a member of the Oakland
Athletics, yielded just a solo home run to Zack Cosart while striking out five
in his second outing of the spring.
Chris Owings belted a solo homer during a four-run seventh inning for Arizona,
with Jason Kubel, Aaron Hill and Cliff Pennington each knocking home runners
earlier in the game.
Xavier Paul had two of the Reds' six hits on the afternoon, while Cincinnati
starter Johnny Cueto fanned four batters and allowed just one hit and one run
through the first three innings.
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