"The game was tight still and we needed three outs and he got them for us," Hale said. "Definitely good to see, I could see a big exhale when he came off and relieved."
Before Sunday, Hernandez was 12-12 with a 3.42 ERA in three previous seasons as a reliever for the D-backs.
Leone was acquired from the Mariners on Wednesday and made one apperance for the D-backs since then. He gave up three runs in an inning against the Mets on Thursday. He is 0-5 with an 8.03 ERA in 11 appearances this season.
Last season, Leone was efficient for the Mariners in his rookie campaign, going 8-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 57 games.
Jake Rill is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.