Apr 25, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill (2) swings at a pitch in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks 5 Phillies 4: Hill Getting Hot

It took until April 25th but the Arizona Diamondbacks finally have won three consecutive games. However, they almost blew a four run lead to accomplish that feat. The D’backs edged the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-4 after leading 4-0 as late as the top of the 7th inning.

Josh Collmenter got the nod and pitched six brilliant innings, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out five. The combination of Joe Thatcher and Randall Delgado allowed Philly to score three runs in the bottom of the seventh. After A.J. Pollock hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth, Addison Reed came on and after getting the first two outs, allowed the Phillies to score a run. With Jimmy Rollins on second, he then intentionally walked Chase Utley to get to John Mayberry, Jr., in for Ryan Howard. Reed then struck Mayberry out to end the game.

The hitting star for the Snakes was Aaron Hill. He went 2 for 4 with three RBI’s including his second home run of the season. Over his last three games, the second baseman is 6 for 12 and his batting average has jumped over 30 points over the past week. Paul Goldschmidt had the team’s fifth RBI, a single in the fifth inning.

Game 2 is Saturday at 5:05 PM. Bronson Arroyo will be on the mound for Arizona to be opposed by Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee.

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