Final: Philadelphia Phillies 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 8 ❖ Attendance: 18,603
Phoenix, AZ — The game went ten innings and was almost four hours long. There were twelve relief pitchers used between both teams and a combined seventeen runs scored. Luckily, the Philadelphia Phillies (35-45) came out on the winning end of a grueling match-up versus the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-45). With today's win, the Phils completed a three game sweep of the D-backs. It also happens to be the first sweep of the D-backs in their home park since 2006.
The Phillies offense came to life during this series in Arizona. Over the course of the three games, they accumulated 44 hits and 21 runs. However, it was the complete opposite of when the Diamondbacks game to Philly a little over a week ago. During that four game series at home, the Phillies only had 20 hits and 5 runs. Maybe a change of scenery helped spark the Phils' struggling offense, maybe not. Whatever the case, the team needs to carry it back to Citizens Bank Park when the reigning World Series champion Kansas City Royals come to town this weekend.
WP: Jeanmar Gomez (3-2, 2.89 ERA) ❖ LP: Silvino Bracho (0-2, 8.00 ERA) ❖ SV: Brett Oberholtzer (1)