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Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4

The D-backs left this even later than last night, but it’s seven wins in a row.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It looked in the top of the first that the D-backs were going to run away, as a two-run homer from Paul Goldschmidt and a solo shot by Chris Owings gave them a three-run lead. Given they hadn’t conceded more than two runs in a Robbie Ray start for over a month, that would surely be enough, right? But Ray did not have his best stuff today: maybe it was the humidity? He allowed solo home-runs in the first and second, the Phillies tied things up in the third, then took a 4-3 lead in the sixth when J.J. Hoover was unable to strand an inherited runner.

The offense shut up shop for seven innings after that first. In the fourth, when they had men on the corners with nobody out. But Nick Ahmed struck out, and the opportunity vanished from there. However, they got a walk and two hits to lead off the ninth, Gregor Blanco’s RBI single tying the game. In the 10th, Rey Fuentes, who had come on to pinch-run in the 8th, smacked his first major-league homer, and Fernando Rodney closed things out, striking out the opposition once again. Brandon Drury reached base three times on two hits and a walk, and Goldschmidt, Blanco and Jeremy Hazelbaker had a pair of hits for the D-backs, who swept the series, and went 5-0 on the road-trip.