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Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2 (10 innings)

The Diamondbacks came in to today's game unbeaten in series finales and unbeaten in extra inning games. After blowing their third save in as many nights, both streaks looked in jeopardy. But a Wil Nieves sacrifice fly proved decisive, and the road-trip ended 4-5.

Parra singles home the go-ahead run in the ninth.
Parra singles home the go-ahead run in the ninth.
Ezra Shaw

It has now been 11 games since a D-backs starter got the win, despite the team having five victories and eight quality starts in that time. Today's unlucky no-decision went to Ian Kennedy, who matched zeroes with Madison Bumgarner into the 7th. He ended up pitching 6.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts. It looked grim, as the Giants took the lead in the seventh, but A.J. Pollock tied things up with an RBI single in the eighth, and an inexplicable decision to walk Cliff Pennington intentionally in the ninth, allowed Gerardo Parra to give Arizona the lead in the ninth with another RBI single.

The D-backs turned to David Hernandez to close things out, but he had no better luck than J.J. Putz the night before, allowing a solo homer to Brandon Crawford with one out. But the never-say-Diamondbacks took the lead again in the 10th, on a Wil Nieves sacrifice fly. After zero saves in his first three seasons, Matt Reynolds was called upon for his second save on consecutive nights, and after a two-out double, got a grounder to Didi Gregorius for the win. Paul Goldschmidt reached base safely three times (SnakeLines count: 5), and Gregorius had two more hits.

Arizona are now 7-0 in series finales, and 5-0 in games beyond regulation. They come home to Arizona, and will start a four-game series against Colorado tomorrow night. 'charmer will be back with the full recap, once she makes her way home from the park.