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Instant Replay: Diamondbacks 2, Phillies 1 (11 innings)

Instant Replay: Diamondbacks 2, Phillies 1 (11 innings)

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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Phillies, 2-1, in 11 innings Sunday afternoon.
 
The Diamondbacks won it on a two-out, RBI single by Daniel Descalso against Edubray Ramos. He drove in Paul Goldschmidt who had reached base on a two-out single. Chris Owings followed Goldschmidt and drew a 12-pitch walk.
 
It was the Phillies' 50th loss in 74 games.
 
The Phillies tied the game at 1-1 on a pinch-hit single by Howie Kendrick with two outs in the seventh.
 
The Phillies dropped to 24-50 and 10-30 on the road. They have scored just three runs in losing two in a row to the Diamondbacks.
 
Starting pitching report
Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson scattered three hits and a run over six walk-free innings. He struck out seven. Over his last two starts, the right-hander has given up just two runs in 13 innings. He has walked just two over that span. Hellickson did not give up a home run after allowing at least one in six straight starts.
 
Arizona right-hander Randall Delgado pitched four-hit, one-walk ball over five shutout innings.
 
Bullpen report
Luis Garcia pitched two scoreless and struck out three for the Phillies. His biggest strikeout came with two men on base and two outs in the bottom of the eighth. He struck out Gregor Blanco to keep the game tied at 1-1. Garcia has rung up six straight scoreless outings.
 
Pat Neshek got some help from centerfielder Odubel Herrera in pitching a scoreless ninth. Joaquin Benoit pitched a scoreless 10th.
 
Arizona reliever Rubby De La Rosa allowed a two-out triple to Aaron Altherr in the sixth inning. He then struck out Tommy Joseph on three pitches to end the frame and protect a 1-0 lead.
 
An inning later, Archie Bradley was faced with a similar situation but he gave up a bloop single to Kendrick and the Phillies tied the game at 1-1. The run was charged to Andrew Chafin.
 
Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth and Jorge De La Rosa a scoreless 10th. T.J. McFarland pitched a scoreless 11th and got the win.
 
At the plate
Aaron Altherr had three hits. Cameron Perkins struck out three times. He has struck out eight times in his first 22 at-bats.
 
Arizona took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. Nick Ahmed doubled against Hellickson and scored on a single by Paul Goldschmidt.
 
In the field
Center fielder Herrera made a leaping catch at the wall (right in front of 407-foot sign) for the third out in the bottom of the ninth. The catch, on a long drive by Descalso, preserved a 1-1 tie and sent the game into extra innings.
 
On the bases
Maikel Franco doubled in the second inning and was picked off by pitcher Delgado.
 
Health check
Updates here on Jerad Eickhoff and Kendrick (see story).

Moving up
After the game, the Phillies promoted second base prospect Scott Kingery to Triple A Lehigh Valley.
 
Up next
The series concludes Monday afternoon with Nick Pivetta (1-3, 4.46) facing Zack Greinke (8-4, 3.14).

Orioles trade Manny Machado to Dodgers; here's what it means for Phillies

Orioles trade Manny Machado to Dodgers; here's what it means for Phillies

Updated: 10 p.m.

No Manny Machado for the Phillies ... this time.

The Dodgers beat the Phillies' offer — at least in the eyes of the Orioles, which is all that matters. L.A. on Wednesday traded top prospect Yusniel Diaz, Dean Kremer, Zach Pop, Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera to Baltimore for Machado, a free agent at season's end.

Diaz is a 21-year-old right-handed outfielder with power and plate selection the Dodgers signed out of Cuba for $15.5 million in 2015. 

The Phillies went after the former Orioles superstar aggressively and were willing to part with well-regarded prospects including right-hander Adonis Medina, but in the end, the win-now Dodgers were more willing to overpay for the best available player.

This does not, however, close the book on Machado eventually signing a long-term contract with the Phillies. Corey Seager is the Dodgers' franchise shortstop. He's out for the season with an elbow injury, which is why L.A. made this move. It makes sense for the Dodgers to overpay, it makes sense for them to go all-in given their sky-high payroll, with where they are in their window of contention and with how last October went.

We know that Machado wants to play shortstop. It's a big deal to him and it's where he feels most comfortable. He said this week in D.C. that money isn't the only factor for him this winter, that happiness is most important. If he gets similar offers and one of the teams is willing to let him play shortstop, that could make all the difference.

The Phillies will still pursue Machado this winter. Right now, however, their focus will shift to other available players on the trade market. There are still some nice players out there who could boost the left side of the Phillies' infield, their rotation or bullpen.

Check out the Phils' other options here. The Blue Jays, Royals, and even the Orioles still match up well in a trade. 

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Aaron Nola overpowers Mookie Betts, Mike Trout in All-Star Game debut

Aaron Nola overpowers Mookie Betts, Mike Trout in All-Star Game debut

Aaron Nola vs. Mookie Betts, Jose Altuve and Mike Trout. Welcome to the All-Star Game.

Nola made his ASG debut Tuesday night in D.C., pitching the top of the fifth inning with the National League trailing 2-1.

He opened the frame by striking out Royals catcher Salvador Perez on a low-and-away curveball well off the plate.

Next up was Betts, the AL MVP favorite. On a 3-2 count, Nola struck Betts out swinging on a high-and-tight 96 mph fastball.

The next batter, 2017 AL MVP Altuve, singled to right-center on the first pitch. 

And that brought up Trout, who had homered in his previous at-bat against Jacob deGrom. 

Trout had no such luck against Nola, popping up to first base in foul territory on the third pitch he saw.

Nola threw 15 pitches, 10 strikes. 

This was a pretty cool moment for Nola, facing arguably the three best hitters in baseball and retiring two of them. Looked like he belonged.

He made some new friends, too. Here's Nola planning an offseason sleepover with Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke and Patrick Corbin.

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