Lourdes Gurriel Jr. goes 4-for-4 as D-backs down Phillies

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. goes 4-for-4 as D-backs down Phillies

May 22, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (12) celebrates with third baseman Josh Rojas (10) after hitting a home run during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks past the host Philadelphia Phillies, 6-3, on Monday

Gurriel also doubled in his eighth career four-hit game while extending his hitting streak to 15 games.

Pavin Smith hit a solo home run and Geraldo Perdomo added a two-run double for the Diamondbacks, who have won three straight

Arizona starter Tommy Henry (2-1) gave up four hits and two runs with five strikeouts and two walks in 5 2/3 innings.

Andrew Chafin threw a scoreless ninth inning for his seventh save in nine chances.

Kyle Schwarber and Bryson Stott each hit a solo home run for the Phillies, who had their two-game winning streak snapped

Trea Turner contributed an RBI single.

Phillies starter Zack Wheeler (3-4) tossed six innings and allowed eight hits and four runs (three earned) with three strikeouts and one walk

Gurriel lined an RBI double down the right field line for a 5-3 Arizona lead in the eighth inning.

The Diamondbacks tacked on a sixth run when Kody Clemens committed a fielding error in the ninth

The Diamondbacks went ahead 1-0 in the second when Gurriel launched a solo homer to left center

Arizona then loaded the bases and Perdomo hit a two-run double to right. Smith then hit a fly ball to center and Dalton Guthrie threw out Gabriel Moreno, who was trying to score.

The Phillies closed within 3-2 in the fourth when Schwarber and Stott hit their home runs

The Diamondbacks quickly reclaimed a two-run advantage in the fifth when Smith connected on a fastball for a solo shot

Stott drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the seventh and pinch hitter Brandon Marsh struck out looking. Clemens then pinch-hit for Guthrie and singled to center.

Turner hit an 0-2 pitch for an RBI single to right to cut the deficit to 4-3. Nick Castellanos struck out, Bryce Harper was intentionally walked to load the bases and J.T. Realmuto flied out to center to end the threat.

–Field Level Media

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