Diamondbacks 13, Phillies 8: Arizona Belts 8 Homers to Drop Phillies Into First-place Tie


The Arizona Diamondbacks came into Citizens Bank Park on Monday night and put on a power display that left the Phillies bruised, battered and headed the wrong way in the National League East standings.

The Phillies' embarrassing 13-8 loss dropped them into a first-place tie in the division with the surging Atlanta Braves. Both teams are 37-29.

The Phillies, who have lost seven of their last 11 games, had held sole possession of first place since April 26.

The Diamondbacks opened the game with three straight home runs against Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff and hit eight in all, a club record that equaled the most ever hit against the Phils in a game at CBP.

The Phillies had never before given up three consecutive homers to open a game.

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• Arizona had five hits against Eickhoff in four-plus innings. They were all home runs.

• After Eickhoff was tagged for three straight solo homers to open the game, the Phils got big hits from Jean Segura (first-inning homer), Scott Kingery (second-inning triple) and Rhys Hoskins (third-inning RBI single) to tie the game. It did not stay tied long as Eickhoff gave up a pair of two-run homers in the fourth. Both homers were preceded by walks.

• Though it did not affect the outcome, Kingery homered twice to the opposite field. He also tripled. He entered the game just 1 for 10 on the homestand.

• The two teams combined for a major-league record 13 homers. The Phillies hit five, three in the final two innings of a blowout. Jay Bruce hit his fifth in a week with the team.

Eickhoff's night

The right-hander fell to 3-4 and his ERA rose from 4.14 to 5.02.

He has been tagged for 16 home runs and 27 runs over his last six starts. The Diamondbacks did damage against his fastball, his curveball and his slider.

Bombs away

Phillies pitchers have given up 108 home runs, far and away the most in the National League, and they are on their way to blowing past the team record of 221 set in 2017.

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The Diamondbacks are 10-1 in their last 11 games at CBP and they have hit 28 homers in those games.

An oddity

The Phils successfully challenged back-to-back base-running plays in the third inning. Both times, Jean Segura was ruled safe after initially being called out.

Health check

Seranthony Dominguez will see orthopedist James Andrews later this week for a second opinion on his ailing right elbow. Dominguez has ligament damage in the elbow and will likely require Tommy John surgery that will keep him out well into next season.

Outfielder Roman Quinn has recovered from his groin strain. He is slated to play nine innings for Single A Clearwater on Tuesday. The Phillies have not put a timetable on his return, but the feeling is he could be back soon.


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Up next

The series continues Tuesday night with Jake Arrieta (5-5, 4.29) facing Arizona rookie right-hander Jon Duplantier (1-0, 3.27).

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