After losing the first two games of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks finally bested their division rivals on Wednesday night by a score of 4-1.
The D-Backs wasted no time getting on the scoreboard and already had a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Three straight singles to lead off the game by A.J. Pollock, Willie Bloomquist and Paul Goldschmidt gave Arizona their first run of the game. Martin Prado stepped up to the plate and while he hit into a double play, it scored Bloomquist and had the Diamondbacks rolling.
The Snakes added one more run in the top of the second. Tuffy Gosewisch‘s double scored Gerardo Parra, who doubled earlier in the inning. Meanwhile, Patrick Corbin was cruising through Los Angeles’s line-up. The 24-year-old, however, did make one mistake which cost him more time on the mound. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Yasiel Puig slugged a home run off Corbin and knocked him out of the game. Yet, Puig’s homer was his teams only run of the game.
Corbin (14-6) allowed one run on eight hits through 6 1/3 innings of work. Brad Ziegler, who pitched a pefect ninth earned his tenth save of the season.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-6) suffered the loss, pitching 6 innings while allowing ten hits and three runs.
The D-Backs (73-72) trail the Dodgers (85-60) by 12 games for first place in the National League West and sit 9 games back of the Cincinatti Reds (83-64) for the second and final wild-card spot.
Arizona has a day off on Thursday before beginning a three game series against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Be sure to stay on the look out for the Venom Strikes Series Preview.