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Diamondbacks 9, Reds 8

Two more blown leads for the Diamondbacks, but the third one stuck (just) and they avoided a sweep in Cincinnati.

Zack Godley watches the D-backs bullpen in action.
Zack Godley watches the D-backs bullpen in action.
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This started off the same way as the other two games. Arizona scored in the first, Jean Segura coming home on a Rickie Weeks Jr single. But as in previous contests, the Reds came right back to retake the lead, as Zack Godley struggled out of the gate. Unlike previously, however, the Diamondbacks offense didn't shut up shop and go home, tying things up with a Yasmany Tomas home-run, then taking the lead on a two-run shot off the bat of Welington Castillo. Godley was up to the task, and three RBI singles for the Reds made the score 5-5 after just three innings.

Paul Goldschmidt's 17th home-run gave Arizona the lead once again in the fifth, and a strikeout-wild pitch gave Arizona a two-run lead their next time up, followed by an RBI double from Phil Gosselin. Tomas finished things off with 15th home-run in the eighth. Godley lasted 5.2 innings, scattering 10 hits and five runs, with two walks and three K's. Zack Curtis, Enrique Burgos, Jake Barrett and Tyler Clippard took things the rest of the way, though Clippard allowed three runs in the ninth before recording an out, to make things far more interesting than they should have been. Gosselin and Tomas each had three hits, with Segura and Weeks getting a pair apiece.

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