PHOENIX -- In his first big league start, Mark Leiter made it one to remember as he tossed six scoreless innings, helping the Phillies cool off the red-hot D-backs' offense in a 6-1 victory on Friday night at Chase Field.Leiter, who made 12 relief appearances earlier this year, picked up
PHOENIX -- In his first big league start, Mark Leiter made it one to remember as he tossed six scoreless innings, helping the Phillies cool off the red-hot D-backs' offense in a 6-1 victory on Friday night at Chase Field.
Leiter, who made 12 relief appearances earlier this year, picked up his first Major League win as he allowed just three hits and a walk, while striking out five. Freddy Galvis helped get the Phillies offense started when he lined a first-inning triple just out of the reach of a diving David Peralta in right. Galvis came home to score when Aaron Altherr followed with a groundout to first.
"It's something I'll never forget," Leiter said. "I'll be honest with you: I think I was probably more excited for this than I was for my Major League debut. I've started a lot more than I've been in the bullpen, so it's something I'm more comfortable with. To go out there and contribute to a win is what I was hoping to do."
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Maikel Franco added a home run in the eighth off reliever Jorge De La Rosa and the Phillies broke things open with four runs in the ninth, winning for just the third time in their last 16 games.
D-backs starter Patrick Corbin (6-7) allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings, but took the loss. Arizona's lone run came on an eighth-inning triple by Daniel Descalso that scored Rey Fuentes.
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"Obviously a shutdown moment for our offense," D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. "Something we need to turn the page on."
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Bad then really good: Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera seemed to break in and take a bad route as Chris Iannetta's drive went over his head and rolled to the wall for a double to lead off the third. Herrera, though, atoned quickly as the next batter, Fuentes, hit a fly ball to center that Herrera caught, throwing a laser to third to nail Iannetta trying to advance. More >
"He may have misjudged it, but sometimes those line drives knuckle, they take off like a 2-iron," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "I can't fault him for that, especially after he came with that next play."
Close call: After Descalso's RBI triple, Peralta hit a line drive to short that had an exit velocity of 108 mph, according to Statcast™. However the ball was right at Galvis and he made the catch. Following a walk to Paul Goldschmidt, Joaquin Benoit struck out Jake Lamb to end the eighth inning.
"Just a tough night, offensively," Lovullo said. "I thought we had some opportunities; a couple well-hit balls. Just, they made some good defensive plays late in the game. Obviously, the line drive by Peralta was a crucial moment."
"I'm pretty fired up about that to say the least." -- Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph, on homering into the pool in right-center field in the ninth inning. Joseph, who grew up in the Phoenix area, is the first visiting player to homer in the pool this season, and just the 25th visiting player to do it all-time.
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Friday was just the second time this year that the D-backs were held to one run at Chase Field.
Phillies: The Phillies hope second baseman Howie Kendrick is back in the lineup Saturday night at 10:10 p.m. ET. Kendrick was scratched from Friday night's game because of tightness in his left hamstring, but he hit a pinch-hit, ground-rule double in the ninth. He entered the game hitting .350 with seven doubles, one triple, two home runs and 12 RBIs in 120 at-bats
D-backs:Robbie Ray will get the start for the D-backs on Saturday night in the second game of a four-game set with the Phillies at 7:10 p.m. MST. The left-hander is 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA over his last six starts, which have all resulted in Arizona wins.
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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB
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