Taijuan Walker’s final outing of the regular season was a strong one. Like Zack Greinke last night, he was on an abbreviated pitch count, and got through five innings in 76 pitches. He allowed only one run on three hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. He had the chance at victory, as the Diamondbacks tied things up in the fifth on a David Peralta RBI double, then took the lead in the sixth, as A.J. Pollock clobbered his 14th home-run of the season.
However, Archie Bradley had one of his worst outings of the year. He worked 1.1 innings, and allowed three runs on four hits and a walk. It might have been worse, but for the Royals running into an out on the basepaths before the three-run homer which gave them the lead. Zack Godley worked the last five outs. Daniel Descalso made it a one-run game in the eighth, but the D-backs left the tying run on third there, and couldn’t bring in a lead-off double in the ninth either.