Fuentes’ first home run prompted D-bacEl Puerto Rican King Fuentes hit the first run of his career at the most opportune moment: his tenth-inning bounce made the difference for the Arizona Diamondbacks to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Sunday. Philadelphia.
Fuentes entered the game in the eighth inning as an emerging runner and was pulled out in attempted robbery. But the Boricua was redeemed with the home run against the Venezuelan Jeanmar Gomez (3-2), with one out in the tenth.
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The Diamondbacks swept the series in Philadelphia and added seven straight wins.
Instead, the Phillies have lost 11 of 12.
Hector Neris came in the ninth with a 4-3 lead but was unable to complete the rescue for the second time in eight chances. He conceded a ticket to the first batter he faced and then allowed a couple of singles to tie the game.
Archie Bradley (3-1) took the win thanks to the zero he hung in the ninth, while Fernando Rodney scored his 20th save in 23 chances.
For the Diamondbacks, the Puerto Rican King Fuentes of 1-1, an annotated and a towed.
For the Phillies, the Venezuelans Odúbel Herrera of 5-2, an annotated one; And Freddy Galvis of 5-2. Maikel Franco of 3-1, an annotated and a towed. Filis in extras