Originally published Monday, June 19, 2017 at 05:55a.m.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Rey Fuentes hit his first major league home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Fuentes entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch runner and was caught stealing. However, the rookie redeemed himself with a homer off Jeanmar Gomez (3-2) with one out in the 10th.
The Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep of the Phillies with their seventh straight win overall. Arizona improved to 44-26, the best 70-game start in team history.
The Phillies have lost 11 of 12 and have baseball's worst record at 22-46.
Hector Neris entered with a 4-3 lead in the ninth and failed to pick up a save for the second time in eight chances. He walked the first batter he faced, allowed two singles to tie the game and then worked out of a jam to keep the score even.
Archie Bradley (3-1) pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth, stranding a pair of baserunners. Fernando Rodney earned his 20th save in 23 chances.
The Diamondbacks raced out to an early 3-0 lead against Ben Lively with first-inning home runs by Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings. Lively scattered four hits over his last five innings of work.
Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco each hit solo home runs for Philadelphia. Ty Kelly put the Phillies ahead 4-3 in the sixth inning with a pinch-hit RBI double.
Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings after giving up just one run over his last 37 innings.