Robbie Ray likely gave the Diamondbacks the best start of the season, tossing six innings of two-run ball. It would have been better if not for a third inning where Ray suddenly couldn't throw strikes, walking four men and allowing the Cubs to score twice without a hit. However, that was the only damage, and we'll settle for six innings of two-run ball, especially after what we've been offered in the preceding few games. The A-bullpen was in full effect, with Tyler Clippard, Daniel Hudson and Brad Ziegler combining to throw three shutout innings of one-hit ball.
The offense was slow to get back into the game, but Jean Segura continued to power the offense, getting three hits. He and Paul Goldschmidt combined to score both the first and second runs for the Diamondbacks, Segura scoring it and being driven in by Goldy on both occasions, as we tied the game up in the eighth inning. Then, in the ninth, with one out, we got to see the return of Trevor Cahill to Chase Field. You won't be surprised to hear that he allowed a single to Welington Castillo, and one out later, with Chris Owings pinch-running, Yasmany Tomas looped one into left-field, and Owings came home for the first walk-off win of 2016.