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Diamondbacks take series opener vs. Nationals

Jun 6, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Corbin Carroll (7) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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After trailing 4-1 early on, the Diamondbacks did what they have done all season: comeback and win.

It was a grand slam from Stone Garrett in the first inning that boosted the Nationals into a three-run lead. However, starting pitcher Tommy Henry would then settle down nicely. Henry allowed just one more run in the following four innings before Arizona went to the bullpen.

The ability of rookie Tommy Henry to limit any further damage allowed the Diamondbacks offense to really get things rolling. This offensive onslaught began with a two-run fourth inning.

In innings four through seven, the Diamondbacks racked up nine runs, scoring at least two in each. A total of 12 hits plus additional help in the form of eight walks bolstered the Diamondbacks to a 10-5 victory.

Pavon Smith, Emmanuel Rivera, Josh Rojas, and Gabriel Moreno all had multi-hit games. They combined for nine RBIs and just one strikeout.

The Diamondbacks bullpen was also excellent, as they provided four shutout innings in relief. Throughout these innings, four different relievers allowed just two hits and walked zero.

With the Dodgers falling late to the Reds, the Diamondbacks now hold first place in the National League West.

Game two of this three-game series with the Nationals will be tomorrow at 4:05 PM. Zach Davies will take the mound for Arizona against former Diamondbacks star pitcher Patrick Corbin. 

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