Zack Greinke had a rather pedestrian start, but left the game with a 5-4 lead after completing six innings. The Diamondbacks tacked on three insurance runs, and seemed headed for a comfortable win. Then the bullpen happened, this time in the form of Edwin Escobar and Enrigue Burgos. After Arizona surrendered four runs to allow the game to be tied in the ninth, some late night heroics from Jake Lamb and Brandon Drury sent the Diamondbacks faithful home happy in the 11th.
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The rumours swirling about the Arizona front office do not appear to be touching Diamondbacks President and CEO, Derrick Hall, who just signed an eight-year extension with the organization.
It was a night for milestones in Cincinnati as the Rangers topped the Reds on the strength of three home runs, including the first by pitcher Yu Darvish.
Albert Pujols and Mike Trout went back-to-back, with Pujols launching career homer number 584 to pass former teammate Mark McGwire and secure sole possession of tenth on the all-time list.