It wasn’t pretty, but the Diamondbacks managed to hold on and secure a win after Robbie Ray gave the team 6 2⁄3 inning of shoutout baseball. The hard-throwing left-hander did walk five in the outing, something he will need to work on, but he also struck out eight. Meanwhile, Jake Lamb cleared a bases-loaded situation with a triple to left-center field.
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