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By the time the Arizona Diamondbacks got on the board in Tuesday night’s game, the Toronto Blue Jays already had a 5-0 lead. Through the first two innings, the Blue Jays had eight hits and five runs. Wade Miley (9-10) was unable to make it through the second frame. He finished after 1.2 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits – ouch. The D-Backs went on to lose by a score of 10-4.
Brett Lawrie‘s single in the top of the first scored Jose Reyes and got Toronto their first run of the game. They would add on four more in the next inning, including a two-run homer off the bat of Rajai Davis.
Finally, Adam Eaton‘s solo shot to lead off the bottom of the fourth got the Diamondbacks in the run column. After another Blue Jay run in the top of the fifth, Didi Gregorius‘s two-run home run in the bottom half of the frame cut the lead to 6-3. In the bottom of the seventh, Miguel Montero‘s home run put the Snakes down by just two. Yet, Toronto responded with an Edwin Encarnacion homer which gave them a 7-3 lead.
Todd Redmond (3-2) earned the victory for the Blue Jays, allowing three runs of four hits through five innings of work. Redmond, who beat the New York Yankees last week, won two straight for the first time in his career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers (83-55), who won again, now lead the D-Backs (69-68) by 13.5 games for first place in the National League West. The Cincinnati Reds (78-61) are 8 games ahead of Arizona for the second and final wild-card spot.
The Diamondbacks look to avoid a sweep in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale.