Zack Greinke once again played the role of stopper and did so in emphatic fashion. The Arizona ace threw seven innings of shutout baseball, recording seven strikeouts and not walking a batter. The win moved Greinke to 9-0 at home on the season, surpassing Patrick Corbin’s team record of eight consecutive wins at home to start the season.
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All the games were close ones and on the road for Arizona. Furthermore, the pitching matchups were about as unfavorable as they could have been, not the sort to expect should these teams face off in October.
The three game in Los Angeles notwithstanding, great starting pitching has placed the Diamondbacks in the driver’s seat this season.
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