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Diamondbacks 3, Angels 2

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Great pitching and home runs supported the Dbacks in the opener of the 2-game home set with the Angels.

Chase Anderson was great through his first 4 innings, keeping the Angels at bay while the D-backs scored a couple to get a quick lead. But the 5th and 6th innings were shaky, with Anderson giving up hard hit balls but getting out of it generally unscathed with just 2 runs allowed. He went 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and just the 2 runs allowed.

After that the bullpen did its job, albeit scarily. David Hernandez got into trouble in the 7th, allowing 2 runners to reach before getting the 1st out of the inning, but Oliver Perez and Daniel Hudson worked out of the jam and keep the Angels at bay. Hudson stayed for the 8th and was pretty good, getting 2 quick outs before allowing a triple that he quickly stranded at 3rd with a strikeout. And like clockwork, Brad Ziegler got a double play ball in the 9th and a grounder to end it for a quick and painless 9th inning.

On the offensive side of the ball it was the Goldy and Yasmany show, with Paul hitting a solo home run in the 1st and Tomas hitting his 1st triple of his young career. Wellington Castillo also had a home run, his 2nd as a member of the D-backs. And while the D-backs had their chances to score an insurance run, it just wasn't in the cards as they made silly mistakes on the base paths.