Associated Press - The bullpen was depleted. The Reds' offense was thread-bare. Mike Leake took care of both problems.
Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run -- a rare commodity for the Reds these days -- leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The offense has been the biggest problem, scoring only 20 runs -- by far the fewest in the majors over that span. Leake (8-9) pitched in that way, too.
His single off the glove of diving third baseman Martin Prado drove in a run in the second off Trevor Cahill (1-8), who has yet to win as a starter this season. Frazier and Brayan Pena also had RBI singles off Cahill, who fell to 0-6 in seven starts this season.
A Reds lineup already missing first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips -- both on the disabled list -- also was without right fielder Jay Bruce, who went on bereavement leave for his grandfather's death.
Both teams wasted chances during Arizona's 2-1, 15-inning victory in the series opener on Monday, which depleted the bullpens. Leake gave Cincinnati's relievers a chance to recover by giving up five hits in 7 2/3 innings.
With his sinker working well, Leake got 18 outs off grounders or strikeouts.
Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 23rd save in 25 chances. He extended his streak of at least one strikeout in 45 consecutive appearances, a major league record for a reliever.