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The Diamondbacks looked to get their latest interleague series against the Twins off to a good start behind Zack Godley.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Minnesota Twins Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Things started off well for the Diamondbacks against Ervin Santana. David Peralta got it going with a single. A.J. Pollock moved him over to second with a ground ball that was basically a swinging bunt to third base. Peralta then came home on a Jake Lamb single. Lamb took second on the erroneous throw home, putting him in position for Paul Goldschmidt. Goldy then took a 2-1 slider to right field for a single, scoring Lamb from second. After Desclaso flew out for the second out, Chris Iannetta walked, putting two on, with two outs, for Brandon Drury. However, Santana got Drury to ground out, ending the inning. 2-0 Dbacks

Santana settled down a bit in the next inning. He struck out Ketel Marte on three straight pitches for the first out, and got Gregor Blanco to ground out for the second out. David Peralta, however, didn’t really care that Santana was starting to get into a groove, and he put the first pitch he saw just over the left field wall for a solo home run. Pollock followed it with a single, but Lamb couldn’t keep it going and struck out on a full count to end the inning. 3-0 Dbacks

In the bottom of the second, though, the Twins began their comeback against Zack Godly. Byron Buxton hit a triple and was brought home by a Jorge Polanco double in the second. Max Kepler hit a traditional home run in the third and Buxton hit an inside the park one in the fourth, tying the game at three.

It stayed that way for an inning, but the Twins struck again in the sixth. Buxton hit a one out double, putting him a single away from the cycle, and that forced Godly from the game. Jorge De La Rosa came in and threw a wild pitch that allowed Buxton to go to third and then a single to Polanco to score him. He kept it there, though, and ended the inning three batters later.

Then it all kind of went to hell. David Hernandez gave up two two run home runs in the seventh, and Bracho gave up two solo shots in the eighth. That was all she wrote, with the Diamondbacks failing to make up that seven run deficit in the ninth.

The Sun will come out tomorrow: David Peralta, 19.4%

Rain on your wedding day: AJ Pollock, -23%

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Comment of the night is an easy one. Happy birthday, GuruB!

Also Born on this day… ME!

Once again.....Boycotting Taco Time for the 2017 DBacks season, since Tucson Taco Bell Owners are not honoring the promotion.

by GuruB on Aug 18, 2017 | 5:00 PM reply unrec (11) actions

An hour earlier tomorrow at 4:10 Arizona. Be there as the Dbacks try to even the series.