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We may have a new closer, but the problem tonight was keeping a lead before the ninth...

Both starting pitchers did a very good job of keeping the opposition bats quiet through the first half of the game, The game was entirely scoreless through five innings, but it was Chase Anderson who blinked first. After Chad Billingsley had tossed the 11th consecutive zero, Anderson was unable to match him, as his control flagged: two free passes and an RBI double gave Philadelphia the lead, and it took nifty work by Andrew Chafin to keep it a one-run game. Arizona struck back immediately, however, scoring three times in the top of the seventh, with a two-run double from Paul Goldschmidt the big blow.

Unfortunately, the Arizona bullpen then handed over that three-spot right back to the Phillies. Daniel Hudson failed to retire either batter faced, Oliver Perez allowed a wild pitch and a two-RBI single, which was mis-played by A.J. Pollock to put the go-ahead run on third, and a single by not-so fan favorite, Jeff Francoeur, gave the home team the lead. While the D-backs did put the tying run on base in the ninth, that was it. Ender Inciarte had three of the Diamondbacks' ten hits, and Chris Owings a pair, but they were the only hitters to reach safely more than once.