It was a battle of two high profile starting pitchers tonight. Jake Arrieta was slightly better than Zack Greinke allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of a three stint series. Both teams combined for five runs total through 5 & 1⁄2 innings, but remarkably none of those were driven in via a base hit. That changed when Aaron Altherr stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the 6th with two runners on and hit a hanging slider down the middle of the plate from Greinke over the centerfield wall to give the Phillies a 5-3 lead. The Diamondbacks had a golden opportunity to do major damage against Arrieta in the 4th with the bases loaded and no outs, but only came away with one run in the inning.
Full recap to follow.