Clay Buchholz’s debut for the D-backs went very well. He had a shutout going into the sixth inning, where he allowed a lead-off home-run, which was immediately followed by a quick hook from Torey Lovullo. But Buchholz allowed only one other hit, going five innings with one walk and a pair of strikeouts. T.J. McFarland worked a scoreless sixth after Buchholz, but Jorge De La Rosa allowed a two-run homer and a solo shot in the seventh, getting the L for his efforts. Fernando Salas put up a scoreless eighth.
The offense struggled yet again, scratching the only run across on an RBI groundout from Jeff Mathis. The team ran into a couple of costly outs on the basepaths, Mathis being later thrown out at home on the team’s only hit with a runner in scoring position, and Paul Goldschmidt getting picked off. Jarrod Dyson had a nice day, getting half of the team’s six hits. The team could be out of first by the end of the afternoon.