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Prado helps D-backs beat Phillies 10-6 in 10

By AARON BRACY
Associated Press
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Martin Prado's hard work paid off for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Prado doubled, homered and drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, to lift the Diamondbacks to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

''He works hard all the time and sometimes he's too hard on himself,'' Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. ''He believes the harder he works, the better he is.''

Nick Evans' three-run homer capped Arizona's four-run 10th inning.

Evan Marshall (3-2) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the victory.

Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche homered for Philadelphia, which blew a four-run lead and has lost eight of its last 11 games. Chase Utley had three hits and an RBI.

The teams combined to use 13 pitchers and pounded out 33 hits in the game that took 4 hours, 20 minutes.

Ender Inciarte reached on a bunt single with one out in the 10th and went to third on Didi Gregorius' double to right off Antonio Bastardo (4-4). The speedy Inciarte scored easly on Prado's fly ball to medium center field that was caught by light-throwing Ben Revere.

''I wanted to put the ball in play and fortunately I hit a fly ball,'' said Prado, who tied a career-high for RBIs in a game.

After an intentional walk to Paul Goldschmidt, pinch-hitter Evans broke the game open with a three-run shot to left.

''It's awesome coming from behind,'' Prado said. ''It was a really good win.''

Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard went 2 for 5 with two strikeouts in his return to the lineup after a .141 average in his previous 21 games caused manager Ryne Sandberg to bench him for three games.

The Phillies jumped all over Josh Collmenter early, cruising to a 6-2 lead before the Diamondbacks battled back against Cliff Lee and the Phillies' bullpen.

Collmenter allowed six runs on 11 hits in just 2 2-3 innings - his shortest outing as a starter this season.

''There were just too many bad pitches, especially fastballs up and over the plate,'' Collmenter said.

The Phillies pounded out eight hits in the first two innings. Asche's two-run homer to right highlighted Philadelphia's four-run second that put the Phillies in front 4-1. Lee scored one of the runs in the inning, reaching on Jimmy Rollins' double, but he nearly fell rounding third and let out a chuckle halfway to the plate.

After Arizona got a run back in the third when Prado went deep, Philadelphia scored twice more, chasing Collmenter in the process, in the bottom of the inning. Byrd had a leadoff homer to left and Lee added an RBI single to center to make it 6-2.

''Putting six runs up early was the positive side of things, but we weren't able to add on,'' Sandberg said.

Making his second start after spending two months on the DL with an elbow injury, Lee was a tad better than his last outing when he gave up six runs and 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings but still not in his usual form, tossing five innings and giving up three runs on nine hits this time.

''It looks like he's still building up arm strength and the balls still not coming out crisp and darting with some life at home plate,'' Sandberg said. ''He's lacking that right now along with the command.''

Both Sandberg and Lee said the elbow isn't an issue.

Arizona slowly clawed back, getting a run in the fourth on Prado's RBI single and two more in the sixth off right-hander Justin De Fratus on Prado's two-run double to left that made it 6-5.

And the Diamondbacks scored the tying run in the seventh on Inciarte's RBI groundout off lefty Mario Hollands.

''The bullpen struggled tonight,'' Sandberg said. ''It's just (not making) quality pitches right out of the pen, lacking getting first-hitter outs.''

The Phillies placed a runner in scoring position with two outs in the bottom of the ninth that featured two replay reviews. However, Grady Sizemore grounded out against Marshall with the winning run on second.

Earlier in the inning, second base umpire Dan Iassogna's safe call on Reid Brignac's steal attempt was overturned by replay review after a 1-minute, 33-second delay. Later, replays confirmed first-base umpire Dale Scott's safe call on Revere's infield single in which he eluded the tag of Goldschmidt with a diving touch of first after a two-minute delay.

NOTES: The teams combined to leave 24 runners on base. ... Aaron Hill extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a first-inning single but was hit for in the seventh after suffering a bruised right hand by a pitch from De Fratus. Gibson said Hill could be used as a pinch-hitter Sunday but likely wouldn't start. ... Philadelphia rookie RHP Ken Giles needed just 10 pitches to strike out the side in the eighth. . Sizemore has hit safely in all eight games leading off for the Phillies. ... Former Phillies INF Placido Polanco threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... The series concludes Sunday with Arizona LHP Vidal Nuno (0-1, 3.78) facing Phillies RHP Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 4.25).

 
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Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Aaron Hill, 2B3210002.256.291.389
   a-Didi Gregorius, PH-2B2110001.238.333.416
Martin Prado, 3B4135110.280.325.383
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4100224.308.404.554
Mark Trumbo, LF5021021.193.238.395
   Brad Ziegler, P0000000.000.000.000
   Evan Marshall, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Nick Evans, PH1113000.273.273.636
   Addison Reed, P0000000.000.000.000
Alfredo Marte, RF4010034.267.267.467
   Oliver Perez, P0000000.000.000.000
   Matt Stites, P0000000.000.000.000
   David Peralta, LF2000000.317.345.466
Gerardo Parra, CF-RF4120012.258.304.362
Tuffy Gosewisch, C5010016.242.254.323
Nick Ahmed, SS4110002.205.205.231
Josh Collmenter, P1010000.083.132.111
   Eury De La Rosa, P0000000.000.000.000
   c-Ender Inciarte, PH-CF3221000.253.285.303
Totals42101610310    
a-grounded out for Hill in the 7th
b-homered for Marshall in the 10th
c-doubled for De La Rosa in the 6th
Batting
2B - Didi Gregorius (3, Bastardo), Martin Prado (17, De Fratus), Ender Inciarte (6, De Fratus)
HR - Martin Prado (5, Lee), Nick Evans (2, Bastardo)
SF - Martin Prado (4)
SH - Nick Ahmed (1), Eury De La Rosa (1)
RBI - Martin Prado 5 (42), Mark Trumbo (22), Nick Evans 3 (7), Ender Inciarte (9)
2-OUT RBI - Martin Prado (13), Nick Evans 3 (4)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Goldschmidt-Ahmed
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Josh Collmenter 2.21166042 4.03
Eury De La Rosa 2.1200110 1.64
Oliver Perez 1100010 2.04
Matt Stites 1000010 6.14
Brad Ziegler 1000100 2.79
Evan Marshall (W,3-2) 1200100 3.67
Addison Reed 1100030 3.89
HBP - Ruf (by Eury De La Rosa), Utley (by Brad Ziegler)
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Collmenter 70-42, Eury De La Rosa 39-25, Oliver Perez 17-10, Matt Stites 13-8, Brad Ziegler 24-12, Evan Marshall 21-9, Addison Reed 24-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Collmenter 1-2, Eury De La Rosa 3-3, Brad Ziegler 2-1, Evan Marshall 2-0
Batters Faced - Josh Collmenter 18, Eury De La Rosa 11, Oliver Perez 4, Matt Stites 3, Brad Ziegler 5, Evan Marshall 5, Addison Reed 4
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Grady Sizemore, CF-LF6110013.237.302.341
Jimmy Rollins, SS6021022.241.322.397
Chase Utley, 2B4031110.293.355.436
Ryan Howard, 1B5020124.226.307.378
Marlon Byrd, RF6111028.269.319.483
Domonic Brown, LF4110003.232.281.340
   Ken Giles, P0000000.000.000.000
   Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Reid Brignac, PH1010000.269.347.418
   Antonio Bastardo, P0000000.0001.000.000
Carlos Ruiz, C5120001.260.366.368
Cody Asche, 3B4112122.253.306.400
Cliff Lee, P2121000.261.261.261
   b-Darin Ruf, PH0000000.158.261.368
   Justin De Fratus, P0000000.000.000.000
   Mario Hollands, P0000000.000.000.000
   Ben Revere, CF2010000.296.316.351
Totals456176310    
a-singled for Papelbon in the 9th
b-hit by pitch for Lee in the 5th
Batting
2B - Jimmy Rollins 2 (18, Collmenter), Chase Utley (26, Reed), Carlos Ruiz 2 (18, Collmenter)
HR - Marlon Byrd (20, Collmenter), Cody Asche (7, Collmenter)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (46), Chase Utley (50), Marlon Byrd (60), Cody Asche 2 (34), Cliff Lee (1)
2-OUT RBI - Cliff Lee (1)
CS - Reid Brignac (1, 2nd base by Marshall/Gosewisch)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard
E - Carlos Ruiz (4, Dropped fly)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cliff Lee 5933241 3.78
Justin De Fratus (H,4) 1222020 3.24
Mario Hollands (BS,1) 0.2211000 3.71
Ken Giles 1.1000030 1.04
Jonathan Papelbon 1000010 1.87
Antonio Bastardo (L,4-4) 1344101 4.17
IBB - Goldschmidt by Antonio Bastardo
HBP - Parra (by Cliff Lee), Hill (by Justin De Fratus)
Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 85-53, Justin De Fratus 29-18, Mario Hollands 12-8, Ken Giles 13-11, Jonathan Papelbon 6-5, Antonio Bastardo 22-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 6-4, Justin De Fratus 1-0, Mario Hollands 2-0, Ken Giles 1-0, Jonathan Papelbon 2-0
Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 26, Justin De Fratus 6, Mario Hollands 4, Ken Giles 4, Jonathan Papelbon 3, Antonio Bastardo 7
Game Information
Attendance - 29097
Game Time - 4:20
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Quinn Wolcott, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor