As yesterday, the opposition got on the board first, Zack Greinke allowing a one-out home run to give the home team an early lead. They actually held onto it for quite some time this afternoon. It wasn't tied up until Nick Ahmed delivered his fourth home-run of the season, with one out in the fifth inning. But it didn't stay that way long: three batters later, Paul Goldschmidt gave the Diamondbacks the lead for goo, his 14th homer in 2016 scoring himself and Jean Segura. Not to be outdown, Jake Lamb notched his 13th in the seventh inning. No D-back had a single hit today: Ahmed, Goldie, Segura and Lamb had two apiece, and Nick Ahmed three.
Meanwhile, Greinke had settled down very well after the first run. Through the end of the sixth inning, he did not allow another hit, and just the single base-runner on a walk. There was some traffic in the seventh, as the Phillies got the tying run to the plate with one out, but Greinke escaped any damage. He pitched eight innings, needing only 94 pitches, and gave up one hit on three hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. Brad Ziegler came in to close things out in the ninth, and picked up his 14th save, courtesy of a game-ending double-play.