Aaron Hill and David Peralta made up most of the offense for the Diamondbacks tonight. Between the two of them, they were responsible for most of the run scoring in the game, and half of the hits. Hill hit a solo, game-tying home run in the first inning for the Diamondbacks first run. Then in the third and sixth innings, Peralta hit triples, both times being brought home by Hill, first on a sac fly, then on a ground ball to short stop.
A mixed bag for pitching performances tonight. Chase Andersen started for the Diamondbacks and was pretty solid for them tonight. He didn't go very deep into the game, only managing six innings, but scattered five hits and only allowed two runs. Oliver Perez and Evan Marshall combined for a scoreless seventh. However, Brad Zeigler did not have a good night. He got hit by line drive right in the chest, which was the final hit to load the bases, then he gave up a two-run single to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead which would not hold up. Reed came in to pitch the ninth, and got the save, thanks in large part to a great play by Aaron Hill.
The big blow came thanks to Miguel Montero. Three Tigers pitchers combined to load the bases in the eighth inning, and the third, LHP Corey Knebel, gave up a two-run single to Montero, and the Diamondbacks took a 5-4 lead. That would be our final. Full recap to follow