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The Diamondbacks’ streak of consecutive innings without trailing has ended

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The Diamondbacks came into Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers on a 12-game winning streak. Perhaps just as impressively, the club hadn’t trailed in 98 innings, which is only five innings shy of the major league record.

Unfortunately for the D-Backs, their streak ended early as the Dodgers pushed across a run in the bottom of the first inning. Chris Taylor doubled, moved to third on a fly out, and scored on a Cody Bellinger ground out. It’s the first time the club has trailed since the second inning on August 25 against the Giants.

The D-Backs still have plenty of time to keep their winning streak alive, but Taijuan Walker will have to outduel Kenta Maeda.

Phillies option Hector Neris to Triple-A

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The Phillies announced that they’ve optioned right-hander Hector Neris to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Nerris, who saved 26 games as the Phillies closer in 2017 and ten games in that role this year, has struggled this year, posting a 6.00 ERA in 30 appearances. While his strikeout and walk rates aren’t too far off what he was doing last year his hit rate has spiked and he’s currently allowing 10.3 safeties per nine. The wheels have come off of late, as he has allowed nine runs on 15 hits — five of them homers — over his last eight innings of work. Yesterday he allowed four runs in the ninth inning of a game the Phillies had led by five.

It was clear that Gabe Kapler had lost faith in Neris as a result, using him almost exclusively in low-leverage situations. That changed on Saturday, as Kapler used him in a save situation and said after the game that they were easing him back into his role. That plan obviously changed after yesterday’s meltdown.

Seranthony Dominguez had been getting the call in save situations. He’ll get them more now.