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Shelby Miller pitched well enough, but one bad pitch was also enough on a night where the D-backs offense were eaten by the Shark

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Helped by the Arizona defense turning three double-plays, Jeff Samardzija and Shelby Miller traded zeroes through the first four innings, and in the bottom of the fifth, it was Miller who scored the game's first run. He tripled to lead off the inning, and then came home on a Jean Segura single to give the D-backs as 1-0 lead. However, in the sixth inning, Miller got into trouble immediately, allowing a pair of singles followed by a three-run homer. A clearly disgruntled Miller was lifted with two outs, being charged with three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts, but the bullpen closed things out with 3.1 innings of one-hit ball.

Meanwhile, the offense were unable to get anything started against Samardzija, though Chris Owings did have a three-hit night. Jake Lamb had the only other Arizona hit for extra bases apart from Miller's triple, doubling in the first inning to put men on second and third, but Welington Castillo popped out. It was that kind of night for the D-backs, who dropped their third straight, and will likely lose ground on the rest of the teams at the top of the NL West. Turambar will be along shortly with the beercap.