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So Much for a Cliff-Hanger; Lee and Phils Destroy Dbacks 9-2

By Scott Allen

For six plus innings on Wednesday, it appeared the Arizona Diamondbacks might just pull off yet another amazing win.  Then, Joe Saunders ran out of tricks, the Philadelphia Phillies pulled some of their old ones out of the bag, and it was another magical evening in the end for baseball’s best team as they defeated the Dbacks 9-2 with seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings.

It looked good early.  Paul Goldschmidt hit another early bomb, a two-run shot that gave the Dbacks a temporary lead 2-1.  It was all downhill from there.  Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee was in command most of the night, giving up just three hits in seven innings.

Tomorrow, the Dbacks look to win the rubber match of the series.  They’ll need it to after the San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-5 to move back to within 2.5 games of the Dbacks in the National League West.