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Diamondbacks win a wild one over the Phillies, extending their win streak to six games

Jun 12, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks Evan Longoria (3) hits a three-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic

In a wild series opener against the Phillies, which consisted of everything from ejections to a boatload of runs, the Diamondbacks erased a 5-1 deficit, extending their winning streak to six games with a final score of 9-8.

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After the D-backs struck first in the bottom of the first, Philadelphia responded with five unanswered runs, four of which came in the third inning.

Nick Castellanos got the hit party started with a solo homerun, which was followed by a triple, a double, and a single into center field to give the Phillies a 5-1 lead.

However, the Diamondbacks did what they have done all season and quickly began to eat away at the deficit.

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo was ejected after Corbin Carroll was hit by a pitch in two straight at-bats. This ejection would light a fire in the Diamondbacks offense.

It was two runs in the third, two runs in the fourth, and then a three-run home run by Evan Longoria, which capped off a four-run sixth inning that gave the Diamondbacks a 9-5 lead.

A remarkable seven of the nine Diamondbacks’ runs came with two outs.

But this would not be all the excitement that this game would bring.

First, the Phillies tacked on two runs in the seventh inning to make it a 9-7 game.

Then, a J.T. Realmuto double led off the top of the ninth; this double completed the cycle for Realmuto, something a catcher has not done since 2011.

Bryson Scott would drive in Realmuto with a two-out base hit.

Finally, after it seemed as if Kody Clemens had himself a go-ahead two-run bomb, the play would be overturned, and one pitch later Clemens would strike out to end the game.

The Diamondbacks have now won six in a row and hold a four-game lead over the Dodgers for first place in the NL West.

First pitch for game two of this four-game series will be at 6:40 tomorrow night.

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