Diamondbacks halt skid with rout of Yankees

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"It was an awesome experience but I felt like I got some balls up in the zone and they did some damage with it", Green told Bryan Hoch of the MLB.com in this story.

"He attacked, " Girardi said.

But with his full complement of seed-throwing relievers available at the back end of the bullpen, Joe Girardi went to them. Aside from the one run he allowed in the first, he locked down the Arizona offense the rest of the game until he handed it over to the bullpen for the final three innings.

But a short-lived lead it was, as the trend of Pineda's worrisome inability to close innings after two outs bled into his Arizona outing. Ellsbury's single drove home Headley, giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead.

Following a humiliating 12-2 blowout on Monday night, the New York Yankees (16-21) battled for redemption in the middle game of their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-23).

Miller (1-5) scattered 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs. "The pitch; just got the ball up a little bit".

Chris Owings homered off Andrew Miller to lead off the eighth and pull the D-backs within 3-2, but Marshall gave the run back and Chapman, throwing has hard as 102 miles per hour, closed the door in the ninth.

And Rodriguez, who had been chatty before the game - and before he attempted to run on his strained right hamstring - was tight-lipped and short with reporters afterward. The only run that he gave up came in the first inning off a Paul Goldschmidt ground out that scored Segura.

Before the game, the manager absorbed the blame for the club's last-place standing following Steinbrenner's comments in NY. Shelby did give up a dinger, eerily similar to what Hunter Pence did against us, stuck the bat out there and it did all of the work for Mr. Gardner, yet, after a couple of hard hit balls, was able to keep it from being one of those "Oh no, here we go again" innings.

And that hit kept Ellsbury's batting average at 1.000 against Miller - a ideal 6-for-6 in his career. "We had a plan how to pitch him".

When New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner spoke with the media today, he tossed blame at the roster and not the coaching staff or management. Hale said Collmenter will make one more rehab appearance before joining the big league club. Eovaldi has been struggling as of late, going with a 5.50 ERA in his last three starts, while Miller's ERA has dropped to 4.70 over his last three starts. Miller, who came into the game with a 1-4 record and 6.94 ERA in eight starts, walked Jacoby Ellsbury to start the game, then served up a 1-2 changeup that Brett Gardner belted 418 feet to right field for a 2-0 lead.

Diamondbacks: Arizona has only its second day off in the last 38 days on Thursday.

It's off to St. Louis for the D-backs now, though they have an off-day tomorrow, before the series starts on Friday - with Rubby De La Rosa being skipped, that means it's Robbie Ray against Carlos Martinez.

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