The D-backs took the lead in the second innings, on Steven Souza Jr’s third home-run of the year, a solo shot. However, the Giants rallied to tie the game at one in the third. And after Ketel Marte’s RBI single in the fourth gave Arizona another lead, San Francisco knotted things up at two in the sixth. That was Robbie Ray’s last inning, as he was replaced by Yoshihisa Hirano with two outs. Ray went 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and four walks with eight strikeouts.
After Andrew Chafin and Archie Bradley got the D-backs through the seventh, the decisive blow came off Bradley in the eighth, an Evan Longoria home-run which gave the Giants their first lead of the day. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, but Ketel Marte flew out, and the team went meekly in the ninth. With the Dodgers winning, the D-backs drop back into a tie for first place in the NL West.
Turambar will be along with the full beercap in a bit!