Club's third blown save in five games erased by rallies
By Jake Rill
PHOENIX -- For the third time in five games, the D-backs' struggling bullpen blew a ninth-inning lead. However, none of those blown saves prevented the fans at Chase Field from going home happy.
Arizona notched another walk-off win when Brandon Drury scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th in Friday night's 4-3 win over the Reds, despite Daniel Hudson blowing a save opportunity in the ninth and Enrique Burgos allowing Cincinnati to take the lead in the 10th.
"The goal is to win games," Drury said. "You can't do anything about it, you've just got to go keep battling and pick your teammates up. That's what the name of the game is, and we're going to keep on doing that."
On Monday, Burgos gave up a one-run lead in the ninth against the Braves. In the bottom of the inning, Paul Goldschmidt hit a homer and the D-backs won, 9-8.
On Wednesday, Burgos let a four-run lead slip away in the ninth. But after the Braves battled back to tie it, Drury drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 11th.
Drury got the winning rally started again Friday when he hit a one-out double off Reds reliever Blake Wood. He advanced to third on a Chris Owings groundout, then came into score.
"That's why I love to play baseball, to watch that kind of stuff," said D-backs starter Braden Shipley, who pitched seven innings of one-run ball. "The team's constantly rallying, never quits, and that's just a testament to what this team has to offer every day."
Shipley was in line for the win when Hudson entered in the ninth. After recording the first two outs, Hudson allowed three consecutive singles, with Jose Peraza's tying the game at 2.