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Diamondbacks 4, Athletics 7

Not a pretty game for the D-backs today; the offense fell short again, but it was a couple of unearned runs allowed and sloppy all-around play that made the difference.

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Spot starter Allen Webster wasn't really the problem this afternoon. He worked five innings and allowed one earned run on six hits and a walk with a trio of strikeouts; at 72 pitches, he could probably have gone longer. A solo home-run to the Steven Vogt, who has been a thorn in our side all series, was the only run charged to Webster. Unfortunately, there were also two unearned ones in the third, on plays which should have ended the inning. Jake Lamb handcuffed Paul Goldschmidt with a bad throw on a groundball, and the runner who had been on first came all the way round to score. This was followed by an RBI triple on a ball Yasmany Tomas misjudged in right.

The Diamondbacks hitters weren't doing much either. They took advantage of an Oakland miscue for two unearned runs on RBI hits by Ender Inciarte and Chris Owings. David Peralta got his 14th home-run in the third inning, a solo shot that gave us a temporary 3-2 lead, but we had to tie things up in the ninth on a Peralta sac fly. Brad Ziegler tossed a scoreless tenth, but couldn't get the last out in the 11th, and the A's scored three there. Peralta had three hits, Owings, Inciarte and Jake Lamb a pair apiece, while Goldschmidt drew a pair of walks [and went hitless in the bat-rack department]. The game also saw the major-league debut of Silvino Bracho, who worked a scoreless ninth.