"It's not really the way we drew it up, but nevertheless we had enough runs," Gibson said. "He had a lead and you're going to throw strikes. You weren't going to walk that guy. You're going to go after him. Mesoraco had a pretty good series against us. He wasn't the tying run. [Reed] got the tying run out."
"I was able to get through it. It got better as the game went on, but early on I was just kind of fighting, just didn't feel very good. They were hitting it at some people so we were able to get some outs and get out of there."
Wade Miley batteled his way through 6.2 innings while Paul Goldschmidt and Didi Gregorius both added home runs as the Diamondbacks eked out a 5-4 win to take the game and series from Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Towers and Parra address the trade rumor mill. Eric Chavez announces retirement effective immediately.
The Diamondbacks haven't been as busy going into the deadline as many expected, but that doesn't mean they will be standing pat.
Fans around baseball have long-detested the regional blackout restrictions of the MLB television right deals. Those restrictions are starting to cause waves among owners now too, causing multiple teams to start heading in the direction of court.
This will almost certainly go down as the biggest deal of the day, but there is still time for it to be topped.
After designating him earlier this season, the A's traded for Sam Fuld, presumably to pair with Jonny Gomes in left field to replace the departed Yoenis Cespedes.
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired struggling Cleveland starter Justin Masterson.
The Red Sox continued the trade purge of their pitching they began with moving Jake Peavy by moving Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs.