New opponent, same approach. Through three innings, the D-backs were apparently a shadow of the team who took three of four from the Giants. They’d hardly managed a base-runner, and Shelby Miller had been inconsistent, to say the least. He gave up a solo run in the first, then led off the second with back-to-back walks, both of which came around to score, putting the Indians 3-0 up.
But, as we saw throughout the opening series, Arizona was just taking their time to get warmed up. RBI from Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury got the D-backs within one in the fourth, and then the floodgates opened. The home team sent 10 to the plate in the fifth: a Paul Goldschmidt doubled brought across the tying and go-ahead runs (above), and was followed by RBI hits from Jake Lamb, Tomas and Drury. Meanwhile, Miller had settled in, and though didn’t quite give us our first quality start, allowed three runs over 5.1 innings, on five hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.
Tom Wilhemsen and Randall Delgado took things the rest of the way, and Arizona completed their fourth come-from-behind victory. David Peralta, Lamb, Tomas and Drury each got two hits, while Goldschmidt reached base three times on a hit and two walks. Beercap to follow before too long!