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Diamondbacks downward spiral continues with fourth consecutive loss

Aug 4, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Corbin Carroll (7) slides into second base for a double during the first inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks have now lost four in a row after falling to the Twins 3-2 on Friday night.

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As seen in their series against the Giants, Arizona struggled with runners on base and fell completely silent offensively in the second half of the ballgame.

While Merrill Kelly tossed six innings, only allowing two earned runs, the Diamondbacks could not provide any support on the other end, wasting yet another good start from their starting pitching.

After a Lourdes Gurriel Jr. home run in the 2nd inning, the D-backs did not record another extra-base hit. Despite outhitting the Twins 9-7, Arizona could only muster two runs.

In what was by far their best opportunity to take a lead, Arizona failed to convert a runners-on-the-corner, one-out situation in the top of the ninth. The game would end with a Geraldo Perdomo bunt pop-up to the pitcher, followed by a Ketel Marte strikeout.

Ketel Marte went 0-5 tonight for just the third time this year. He sat right in the middle of a top-of-the-order that combined for a 4-26 night.

The Diamondbacks are averaging less than three runs a game over their past eight games. This is by far their worst offensive stretch this season.

Game two of their series against the Twins will be tomorrow at 4:10 p.m. Ryne Nelson is scheduled to take the mound for the D-backs.

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