Taijuan Walker threw five solid innings on his comeback from the disabled list and the Arizona Diamondbacks pitched their fourth win by beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Wednesday.
Walker (5-3) allowed one run and six hits in his first appearance since May 19. He had been absent because of a blister on the index finger of his right hand.
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The Diamondbacks scored twice in the first inning and it was all they needed. Walker left the game after 82 pitches, but Panamanian Randall Delgado threw three blank innings in relief. Fernando Rodney struck out three innings in the ninth for 18 saves in 21 chances.
Jordan Zimmermann (5-5) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings.
Arizona is 9-1 in interleague games this season. His only loss came at home on May 10 against Detroit.
For the Diamondbacks, Venezuelans David Peralta 3-0 with a powered and Gregor Blanco 4-1 with a scored.
For the Tigers, the Venezuelans Miguel Cabrera of 4-2; Víctor Martínez of 4-0. The Cuban Jose Iglesias of 3-1.