Diamondbacks’ bats go quiet in series loss to the Phillies

Jun 23, 2024, 11:45 AM | Updated: 5:03 pm

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cristopher Sánchez threw seven shutout innings as they take the win ...

Bohm #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies gestures after hitting a double as second baseman Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks flips the ball during the second inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on June 23, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cristopher Sánchez threw seven shutout innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks dropped the series to the Phillies in a 4-1 loss.

The Phillies would strike first in the game with an RBI-single by outfielder Nick Castellanos off pitcher Slade Cecconi in the second inning to make it 1-0.

Cecconi finished his start with three innings pitched with two strikeouts, while giving up one run on five hits as he would be pulled for recent call-up Brandon Hughes.

The Phillies would add two more runs in the sixth inning, courtesy of a two-run RBI single by outfielder David Dahl off D-backs reliever Justin Martinez to make it 3-0.

D-backs bench coach Jeff Banister was ejected from the game in the sixth inning after arguing a pitch-clock violation call against pitcher Joe Mantiply.

“We were really frustrated,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said after the game. “We’re passionate and want to win baseball games.”

The Phillies would add on in the seventh inning with an RBI-single by second-baseman Bryson Stott off pitcher Bryce Jarvis to make it 4-0.

The D-backs would finally score in the ninth inning, courtesy of a Ketel Marte RBI-single off pitcher Jeff Hoffman to make it 4-1. They would get the tying run up at the plate with two outs in the inning but Christian Walker hit into a groundout, ending the game.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. returned to the lineup after leaving Friday’s game with elbow soreness, going 2-for-4 at the plate.

The D-backs finished their six-game road trip with a 3-3 record after going 2-1 against the Washington Nationals and 1-2 against the Phillies.

Diamondbacks next game

After an off-day on Monday, The D-backs return home to Chase Field for a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins, starting Tuesday night.

First pitch is at 6:40 p.m. on 98.7 and the Arizona Sports app. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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