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Diamondbacks 1, Indians 0 (Game 2)

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 13 2014 11:13:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 13 2014 11:13:20 PM CDT

CLEVELAND -- Tuffy Gosewisch's RBI single with one out in the top of the 12th inning lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the second game of a doubleheader at Progressive Field on Wednesday night.

The Indians won the first game 3-2 on a walk-off solo home run by left fielder Zach Walters in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Left fielder Alfredo Marte led off the top of the 12th with a walk, off right-hander C.C. Lee (0-1). Xavier Paul pinch ran for Marte. A sacrifice bunt by shortstop Didi Gregorius moved Paul to second.

Catcher Gosewisch then bounced a single into center field, driving in Paul with the only run of the game. The win went to right-hander Randall Delgado (2-3), who was the losing pitcher in the first game. Right-hander Addison Reed pitched the bottom of the 12th to get his 28th save.

The two starting pitchers pitched to a five-innings standoff. Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Diamondbacks left-hander Andrew Chafin pitched five scoreless innings on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

The closest the Indians came to scoring on Chafin was in the fourth inning when they had runners at second and third with two outs but Chafin struck out catcher Roberto Perez to end the inning.

The closest the Diamondbacks came to scoring on Tomlin came after Tomlin left the game. Center fielder Ender Inciarte led off the sixth inning with a single off Tomlin. Second baseman Cliff Pennington grounded out for the first out.

Left-hander Nick Hagadone relieved Tomlin, and right fielder David Peralta hit a long fly ball onto the warning track in the right field corner, but right fielder Ryan Raburn made a spectacular diving catch for the second out. Inciarte went to third on the flyout. But after intentionally walking first baseman Mark Trumbo, Hagadone retired designated hitter Miguel Montero on a grounder to short to end the inning.

Cleveland had runners at first and second and one out in the 10th inning and a runner at second and no outs in the 11th, but failed to score both times.

Chafin made his major league debut after combining for 23 starts at Triple-A Reno and Double-A Mobile. He was 8-6 with a 3.96 ERA. Chafin pitched at Kent State University, which is about 40 miles south of Cleveland.

Tomlin was recently taken out of the rotation and moved to the bullpen. However, a rainout of Tuesday's game resulted in a doubleheader Wednesday, and Tomlin was chosen to make a spot start.

NOTES: Indians RHP Trevor Bauer pitched a career-high eight innings, allowing two runs and four hits with nine strikeouts, though he didn't figure in the decision in Cleveland's 3-2 win in the first game of the doubleheader. "It was one of my best outings command-wise," Bauer said. ... In the first game of the doubleheader, Indians LF Zach Walters' walk-off home run was the 76th in the history of Progressive Field, which opened in 1994. That is the most walk-off homers in the majors during that span. ... Arizona LHP Vidal Nuno fell one out shy of a quality start in the first game, giving up two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. "I kept my arm slot down and kept mixing my pitches," Nuno said.

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