The Phillies rallied for four runs in the eighth inning and defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-5, before 35,462 at Chase Field on Saturday. Down 5-0 in the seventh, the Phils tagged D'backs starter Bronson Arroyo for two runs and forged into the lead with a four spot in the eighth. Batting around that inning, the key hit came on a pinch-hit, two-run double from Cody Asche to tie the game, 5-5. Ben Revere delivered the tie-breaking single to score Carlos Ruiz. Starting pitching report The Diamondbacks roughed up Cliff Lee for five runs in the first three innings. In that stretch, Lee surrendered eight hits, but two of the five runs were unearned. Through three innings, Lee threw 63 pitches. For the game, Lee lasted six innings, allowed eight hits, five runs, walked an uncharacteristic two hitters and fanned two batters. The rough outing Saturday was a marked contrast to Lee’s previous start. Against the Dodgers on Monday, he allowed only four hits through eight innings to earn the win. Bullpen report After Lee settled down and kept the Diamondbacks scoreless over the final three innings he worked, the bullpen kept Arizona at arm’s length. The combination of Jeff Manship, Antonio Bastardo, Mike Adams and Jonathan Papelbon held Arizona scoreless over the last three innings. Papelbon pitched his ninth straight scoreless appearance to record his seventh save.
Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 5
CSN Philly | Apr 27