The Arizona Diamondbacks didn’t get off to a good start in Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Indians.
They struggled at times in the middle, too. And toward the end.
But the D-backs hung on to outlast the Indians 9-8 in 14 innings, erasing three separate deficits and surviving a ninth-inning blown save in what matched the longest game in Chase Field history.
The D-backs found themselves in an early 4-1 hole, but were able to mount a pair of rallies to take a 6-5 lead into the 9th. But Addison Reed walked two and allowed a hit, which tied things up at six.
The Indians then added a two-run home run off the bat of Carlos Santana in the 11th inning, but the D-backs scored two of their own to tie in the bottom half of the inning.
Then Arizona mounted a rally that was able to secure a win in the bottom of the 14th, following Gerardo Parra’s leadoff single and stolen base, an intentional walk to Miguel Montero and walkoff single off the bat of Aaron Hill.
Here’s a closer look at the win, by the numbers:
Diamondbacks reliever Joe Thatcher accomplished a career-first in the fourth inning, when he inherited a bases-loaded, no-out situation but retired the next three hitters without allowing a run.
Arizona erased three different multiple-run deficits on Tuesday — coming back from down 4-1 and 8-6.
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D-backs outfielder Ender Inciarte notched a career-high four hits in the game, going 4-for-7 with a walk.
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Reed’s blown save marked his third of the season — he had been 17-for-19 in such situations.
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley lasted a season-worst four-plus innings, allowing five runs — four earned — on eight hits and two walks.
Parra matched a career high with five hits — four of which came in the first nine innings — which helped him snap a 4-for-33 skid that had lasted over Arizona’s past eight games.
All eight D-backs position players that started the game recorded at least one hit, and five of them had multi-hit games.
The Diamondbacks stranded 14 runners on base during the game.
The D-backs got 10 innings of work out of their bullpen, and Arizona’s relievers combined to allow three runs on just six hits while striking out 14.
Montero matched his RBI total from all of last season, 42, with an RBI double in the first inning. He later added another RBI on a run-scoring single in the fourth.
Tuesday’s game lasted five hours and 32 minutes — 332 minutes total — matching the longest game in Chase Field history, which was played on April 3, 2013 against the St. Louis Cardinals.