Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Martin Prado capped a 4-for-4 performance by
delivering a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth and the Arizona
Diamondbacks outslugged the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-8, to sweep a two-game
interleague set at Chase Field.
Prado fisted a blooper into right with the bases loaded against Tampa Bay
closer Fernando Rodney to send the D'backs in front for good. He supplied a
two-run homer earlier for Arizona.
Tampa Bay's bullpen gave up eight runs, with five pitchers needed to piece
together the last 6 1/3 innings after starter Chris Archer was forced to exit
with a forearm injury in the second inning. Joel Peralta (1-5) was responsible
for the go-ahead runs and was hit with the loss.
Brad Ziegler notched his seventh save after the D'backs defense turned their
franchise-best sixth double play of the game.
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