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Diamondbacks 2, Royals 6: Swept Away

The Diamondbacks hoped to avoid the embarrassment of being swept at home, even if it was against a team in the playoff hunt. It, uh, wasn't avoided.

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The Diamondbacks struck first with a run in the 1st inning after a Trumo sac fly brought home Ender Inciarte. The Royals quickly responded, though, off an Alex Gordan 2 run homer in the 2nd. From there the Royals wouldn't relinquish the lead.

Jake Lamb, recently called up, knocked his first major league hit in the 3rd, but that was about it for good things for the Diamondbacks tonight.

Not a great start by Vidal Nuno tonight. His last start he went 6 innings and only gave up 1 run with 5 strikeouts. Tonight was no near the same quality, instead resulting in 4 innings pitched and all 5 Royals runs. Kansas City jumped all over him, swinging early at-bats and racking up 7 hits (and no walks) in those 4 innings.

Randall Delgado restored order by giving 3 innings of 1 hit ball, but by then too much damage was done. The D-backs offense sputtered in the late frames, unable to get even a baserunner after the 3rd inning.

So after splitting a four game series with the Pirates, Arizona turned around and got swept by Kansas City. For those keeping score at home, the D-backs have scored only 13 runs in the 5 games since Goldy was injured. Boo.