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SnakeBytes 7/27: Two bad teams going head to head

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The D'backs four run ninth inning completed a wild rally to beat the Phillies in a battle of two crap teams.

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Mitchell Leff

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"He threw a slider first pitch for a ball. I thought they didn't want to walk me because they'd have to face the best hitter [Paul Goldschmidt] on our team. Then he threw a fastball outside. I knew he was trying to make good pitches to me. He actually made a good pitch inside, a fastball inside. I felt like I have to put the ball in play. It's not like I was looking for a fly ball, but fortunately for me we got a fly ball."

- Martin Prado

Daily D'backs

Prado's fifth RBI completes D-backs' rally in 10 - dbacks.com

Martin Prado capped off a big night with sacrifice fly in the 10th inning that proved to be the game-winner as the D-backs beat the Phillies, 10-6, on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.

D'backs win BTN - Arizona Sports 620

Garagiola praises O'Neil in accepting honor from Hall - dbacks.com

Joe Garagiola Sr. has always had a delightful sense of humor about his place in the game, even in serious moments. And so it was no surprise that Garagiola kept the crowd laughing Saturday, when he received the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award in absentia.

Tony La Russa's latest challenge: Revamp struggling Diamondbacks - azcentral.com

Will he clean house? What kind of team and front office will he construct? Will his old-school beliefs translate in baseball's new analytics landscape? No one seems to know the answers, but few appear to be doubting him.

Evans is not headed to Japan — yet - azcentral.com

Nick Evans is still with the Diamondbacks, for now. Evans was surprised to hear of his signing, to a point. It's likely he'll end up a Golden Eagle in the next couple days, but nothing is yet official.

Nuno, Hernandez to settle series in Philadelphia -mlb.com game preview

In his third outing for the D-backs on Monday, though, Nuno regressed to his first-half form, surrendering three earned runs on seven hits, including two home runs, without making it through five innings. He looks to rebound Sunday when he faces off against Phillies right-hander Roberto Hernandez in the rubber game at Citizens Bank Park.

Around MLB

Rays win ninth straight - rays.com

The final score read like a pitchers' duel, but the Rays' ninth straight victory, a 3-0 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night, didn't exactly fit that description.

Hall of Fame Announces Changes to Voting Process - baseballhall

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors today announced changes to the rules for election for recently retired players, reducing the length of stay on the ballot for players from a maximum of 15 to 10 years, while installing a new balloting and registration process for Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting members.