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Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 6

The Diamondbacks lost three leads tonight. I suppose that's better than not scoring, but it was still irritating.

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Arizona took the lead in the first, on Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer, his sixth of the year. However, Jeremy Hellickson's early inning struggles continued, as those two runs were given right back to Los Angeles. Undaunted, Arizona took the lead in the third, on an RBI single by Ender Inciarte, and after that too had been clawed back by the dodgers, Aaron Hill out the Diamondbacks in front for the third time, with his first home-run of the season. The score remained that way until the bottom of the seventh, though Hellickson left after 5.1 innings, being charged with three runs on six hits and a walk.

Our bullpen wasn't very good, though Andrew Chafin retired both batters faced. Evan Marshall and Brad Ziegler, however, combined to allow three runs in 1.2 innings, on six hits and a walk, and Los Angeles made no mistakes, closing out the game and setting themselves up for a possible sweep of the visitors tomorrow afternoon. Inciarte had a pair of hits for the Diamondbacks, and Jordan Pacheco reached base twice, on a hit and a walk. The game ended wheb Pacheco was hit by a batted ball while running from first to second, which serves as a strangely appropriate summary of the entire evening in many ways...