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Diamondbacks 3, Royals 4

At least this was a closer contest than last night, but a small army left on base for Arizona, doomed the D-backs to their fourth defeat in five games.

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Josh Collmenter didn't pitch badly at all, particularly considering his last two outings lasted eight innings in total. Collmenter went six frames tonight and only allowed three hits; however, those led to three runs for the Royals, all of them driven in by Mike Moustakas. He also walked two and struck out six. Evan Marshall worked two solid innings, with one hit and a strikeout. However, Matt Stites and Oliver Perez couldn't post a zero in the ninth, Kansas City getting a run on review, when a double-play was (correctly) overturned, Moustakas's headlong slide into first being ruled just in time.

That proved a crucial insurance run for the visitors, as the Diamondbacks' offense came up just short. We fought back tie the game at two in the third inning, on RBI singles by Aaron Hill and David Peralta. But that was it, until a late rally in the ninth inning, when a Mark Trumbo sacrifice fly made it a one-run game, with the tying run on first. However, that was the second out, and Andy Marte struck out to seal the loss. Miguel Montero had three hits, while there were two apiece for Hill, Peralta and, in his first game back, Cliff Pennington.