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Diamondbacks secure first series win since July 19th

Overcoming an early 3-0 deficit, the Arizona Diamondbacks orchestrated a late-game rally, clinching their first series victory since July 16th. This win not only levels their record back to .500 but also injects a surge of momentum as they gear up for a pivotal three-game series against the Rockies starting on Monday.

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With rookie SP Brandon Pfaadt on the mound, San Diego wasted no time. Ha-Seong-Kim began the hit parade with a leadoff double. This was then followed up by a base hit from Fernando Tatis Jr. The Padres swiftly seized a 1-0 advantage even before an out was registered on the scoreboard.

Although the Diamondbacks managed to narrow the three-run gap with a run in the bottom of the first inning, it wasn’t until the last three innings that Arizona truly embodied their reputation as the “answerbacks.”

Brandon Pfaadt did eventually find his rhythm, proceeding to deliver four innings without conceding any more runs. The Diamondbacks’ bullpen also stood firm, yielding only a solitary run in the 7th inning. This combined effort allowed the D-backs offense to find its footing and build a comeback.

The bottom of the seventh inning began with a duo of pop flies. Yet, a well-timed Geraldo Perdomo single positioned the tying run on base for the powerhouse slugger, Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Gurriel would go on to hammer his first career pinch hit home run to tie the game at four apiece.

Once the Diamondbacks took their first lead of the game in the 8th inning, newly acquired closer Paul Sewald took the mound with a chance to close out back-to-back games.

And this is exactly what he did.

While the Diamondbacks certainly aren’t completely out of the woods, this win nudges them a bit closer in the National League Wild Card race.

Next up is the struggling Rockies, which presents an opportunity for the D-backs to gain even more ground.

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