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Inside the Box: D-backs comeback falls short

After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the
box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s
time to go Inside the Box for June 5, 2011: Nationals 9, Diamondbacks 4

The Arizona Diamondbacks never give up, but they still fell short in their 9-4 loss to the Nationals on Sunday in 11 innings.

Arizona trailed 4-0 in the eighth inning, but the team rallied to send the game to extra innings where the bullpen fell apart.

Joe Paterson had his first real rough outing as a pro giving up five runs in the 11th inning.

Starter Ian Kennedy had a solid outing only giving up one run on five hits in seven innings pitched.

Kelly Johnson hit a home run in the eighth inning to get the rally started for the D-backs and then Arizona tacked on three more runs in the ninth to send the game to extra innings.

Arizona (33-27) fell a half game behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West with the loss.

The D-backs will look to get back on track as they head out on the road to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.