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Rain, then snow halts game with D'backs leading Reds in 8th

Reds reliever Lucas Sims walked in a run to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 lead over Cincinnati in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday night before the game was suspended because of rain.

Play was called just before the rain turned into snow at Great American Ball Park. It will resume before the teams play their regularly scheduled game on Wednesday night.

Pitching in a driving rain with one out in the eighth, Sims hit pinch-hitter Wyatt Mathisen with a pitch to load the bases and then walked Carson Kelly on a full count. Umpire Jerry Meals, the crew chief, then stopped the game.

Falling snow is illuminated by stadium light during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The game was suspended due to inclement weather. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Andrew Young, who entered as a defensive replacement in the seventh, led off the eighth with a homer to center field off Reds reliever Tejay Antone to tie it.

Kyle Farmer hit a two-run homer in the Reds sixth inning off reliever Yoan López, who was called on after starter Zac Gallen walked Tucker Barnhart with two outs.

Gallen pitched well, allowing three earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts through 5 2/3 innings.

Cincinnati Reds' Jonathan India scores during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Arizona scored three times in the first on three singles and an errant throw to second on a double-play ball by Reds second baseman Jonathan India.

It could have been worse for Cincinnati, with starter Luis Castillo working out of bases-loaded jams in the third and fourth before being relieved by José De León to start the fifth.

Pavin Smith had three hits for Arizona.

Cincinnati Reds' Kyle Farmer points as he runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: CF Ketel Marte (hamstring) and his replacement, Tim Locastro (jammed finger), are on the shelf with injuries. First baseman Christian Walker (strained oblique) also is still out. ... Hitting coach Darnell Coles didn't make the road trip after tearing his right Achilles tendon. He's scheduled for surgery Friday.

Reds: 3B Mike Moustakas was put on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Saturday. He missed the entire weekend series against Cleveland with what manager David Bell said was a non-COVID-19 illness. ... INF Alex Blandino was reinstated from the injured list.

Cincinnati Reds' Kyle Farmer hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

UP NEXT

The suspended game will pick up in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. The originally scheduled game will be a regulation nine-inning game and start no earlier than 6:40 p.m.

The Reds planned to send right-hander Tyler Mahle (1-1) to the mound to face Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly (1-2) in the nightcap. Kelly earned a win despite allowing six runs on nine hits in six innings against the Nationals on Thursday. He's allowed 23 hits and 15 earned runs in 16 innings this season. Mahle yielded two runs on three hits and struck out seven in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Asdrubal Cabrera, left, fist-bumps Robby Hammock after hitting an RBI single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

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Cincinnati Reds' Jesse Winker, left, watches as Eugenio Suarez makes a catch for an out on a ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed during the third inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Asdrubal Cabrera dives for but it unable to field a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Luis Castillo for a double during the third inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Cincinnati Reds' Luis Castillo throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)