Archie Bradley was thoroughly dominant in the early going, giving up just an infield single through the first four innings. He did seem to flag a little there after, putting two on in the fifth, and having to work through a real jam in the sixth. A walk, a single and a Nick Ahmed error loaded the bases with no outs, but Bradley did a good job of minimizing the damage. While a run scored on a double-play, that was all, and Archie exited after six inning of one-run ball (and that, unearned), on three hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. The A-bullpen of Tyler Clippard, Daniel Hudson and Brad Ziegler then took things the rest of the way.
Bradley also got the D-backs on the board, his sacrifice fly opening the scoring in the third. A Jake Lamb double into the left-center gap drove in our second run, and Michael Bourn picked up an RBI with a seventh inning single. Local boy Phil Gosselin scurried home on a wild pitch to add another insurance run and Lamb had an RBI triple to score Goldy once more, both in the ninth. Gosselin got a pair of hits and a walk, and there was also a two-hit game for Brandon Drury. Paul Goldschmidt walked and extended his hitting streak to 13 games, the longest active run in the majors. Don't look now, but the D-backs are only 1.5 back of the Rockies for third ... Little steps!
preston.salisbury will be along shortly with the full recap.