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Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Seattle Mariners 6

One bad inning doomed Zack Godley and the D-backs

Seattle Mariners v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

A four-run third inning gave the Seattle Mariners a lead they’d never relinquish, as Zack Godley and the D-backs dropped the opening game of a three-game set at Chase Field. After two scoreless frames, a Godley error as he tried to throw to third seemed to rattle the pitcher. That broke a scoreless tie: Four straight hits followed from Seattle, and three further runs scored. Godley did settle down, though allowed a solo home-run to Mitch Haniger in the fifth. He went five innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, with no walks and seven K’s.

After falling five runs behind, the D-backs got on the board in the fifth on an A.J. Pollock sacrifice fly. They then scored two more in the sixth thanks to a Dee Gordon error, but could get no closer. Matt Andriese allowed a run over two innings of relief, and T.J. McFarland pitched two scoreless frames. Nick Ahmed had two of Arizona’s six hits: Steven Souza and Ketel Marte each had a hit and a walk.