Cloyd sharp, but Phillies drop third straight game

Miguel Montero hit a tiebreaking home to lead off the eighth inning, Ian Kennedy shook off a shaky start to pitch seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

The Diamondbacks struggled against Phillies starter Tyler Cloyd, but scratched out a run in the seventh and went ahead when Montero hit the first pitch thrown by Mike Adams (1-3) in the eighth off the foul pole in right.

Kennedy gave up a leadoff homer to Jimmy Rollilns and two runs in the first inning before settling down to keep Arizona in it.

Tony Sipp (2-1) got two outs in the eighth inning and David Hernandez worked out of a jam in the ninth for his first save.

After the game, Cloyd was optioned to Lehigh Valley, with reliever Justin De Fratus being recalled from the Iron Pigs to take his place.






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