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The Diamondbacks couldn't complete the sweep, losing the series final in agonizing fashion in the bottom of the 17th inning, after blowing a four-run advantage.

This man was a teenager when the game started.
This man was a teenager when the game started.
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Early on, it looked easy for Arizona, as they took it to major-league debutant Tyler Wagner. His first hit allowed was Paul Goldschmidt's 15th of the year, and he lasted only 3.2 innings, as the D-backs scored early and often, leaping our to a 5-1 lead by the middle of the fourth. However, Chase Anderson took over the mantle of suck, and the Brewers chipped away, taking the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Anderson allowed the first two hitters there to reach base, and was lifted, with a final line of five innings pitched, and six runs allowed on ten hits and no walks, with three strikeouts.

Arizona did tie things up in the top of the eighth, as Mark Trumbo hit his ninth of the season, but the offenses of both sides apparently packed their backs and departed, as 18 consecutive half-innings were then posted, without anyone scoring. The relief hero was Vidal Nuno who pitched five scoreless innings before giving up the homer, but got absolutely zero support. Every time Paul Goldschmidt came up, he was put on base: Goldie got three hits and four walks, and was set to lead off the 18th, with a chance at becoming the first National Leaguer since 1942 to reach base on hits and walks eight times in a game. He never got it. A.J. Pollock got three hits and two walks,

I'm pretty sure there will be a roster move or two coming up, because the bullpen cannot handle 11.1 innings of work unassisted. preston.salisbury will be along with the full guest recap in due course. He said it would be "late," but I think the game extended to meet him there...