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Rays put up three in the 9th inning, defeat Diamondbacks 3-2


It was “one of those nights” for the Arizona Diamondbacks as a masterful Zach Davies start went to waste due to a three-run ninth inning from the Rays.

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Zach Davies, after two consecutive miserable outings, came out against one of the best offenses in baseball and tossed seven shutout innings. Yandy Diaz recorded the only two Rays’ hits up until the ninth inning.

Unfortunately, the Rays took advantage of the Diamondbacks lack of insurance runs and managed to finally break through with just three outs remaining.

Scott McGough took the mound for the D-backs in the ninth, he allowed three straight singles, bringing in the first run of the night for the Rays.

While McGough almost found his way out of the jam by recording two straight outs, a Josh Lowe double ultimately cleared the bases and handed the Rays a 3-2 lead.

By all means, this is a game that the Diamondbacks should have won. The pitching and fielding were excellent up until the final inning. 

But it would have been nice if the offense could have provided a few more insurance runs, knowing the bullpen depth has indeed been lacking all season.

Not scoring after the 5th inning for a team that heavily relies on its offense is not the ideal situation.

Nevertheless, games like tonight have happened one too many times this year and will be on the minds of the front offices heading into the trade deadline.

The Diamondbacks will wrap up their series against the Rays tomorrow night. Brandon Pfaadt is scheduled to make his first start in over a month with hopes of securing a series victory.

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