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two hits.

Souza led off the fourth with a triple and hit a lead­off dou­ble in the sixth and was stranded each time. Ke­tel Marte, John Ryan Mur­phy and Ray struck out in the fourth, and Souza was thrown out when he tried to score from third on Mur­phy’s hard-hit grounder to a drawn-in Are­nado in the sixth.

Are­nado, a five-time Gold Glove win­ner at third, knocked Mur­phy’s smash straight up, grabbed it out of the air bare­handed and threw a strike to Ian­netta at home.

“I al­ready knew where I was go­ing to go with it, I had a feel­ing he was go­ing home,” he said. “Luck­ily enough it popped up and it was just right in front of me. It was a big out to save

a run there.

“Those are my night­mares. Righty, top-spin­ner, those are al­ways the ones you get un­com­fort­able with.”


Di­a­mond­backs: RHP Clay Buch­holz (strained left oblique) is sched­uled to pitch a sim­u­lated game on Fri­day. Lovullo said Buch­holz will throw 55 to 60 pitches.

Rock­ies: RHP Chad Bet­tis (blis­ter) won’t be ac­ti­vated from the 10-day DL for a pos­si­ble start Satur­day. Black said he will an­nounce the starter for that day on Fri­day.


The Di­a­mond­backs placed right-han­der Shelby Miller (right el­bow in­flam­ma­tion) and left-han­der T.J. McFar­land (strained left neck) on the 10-day dis­abled list and re­called

right-han­ders Matt Koch and Bra­cho from Triple-A.

Miller left Wed­nes­day’s loss with el­bow tight­ness and was sent back to Ari­zona for fur­ther eval­u­a­tion. It was Miller’s fourth start since re­turn­ing from Tommy John surgery.

“He’s go­ing to get an MRI,” Lovullo said. “Hold­ing out hope and al­ways op­ti­mistic that it’s go­ing to be as pos­i­tive as it can be. (Wed­nes­day) night was in a rough spot, he felt bad, but noth­ing he did was his fault.”


Di­a­mond­backs: RHP Zack God­ley (10-6, 4.85 ERA) will face Ani­bal Sanchez on Fri­day to start a three­game se­ries in At­lanta.

Rock­ies: RHP An­to­nio Sen­za­tela (3-2, 5.34 ERA) opens a three-game home se­ries against Seat­tle on Fri­day night.

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