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Josh Collmenter Struggles Again As Diamondbacks Fall To Phillies 8-5

Coming off a promising start against the Braves last Thursday night, there was some hope for Josh Collmenter facing one of the worst offensive teams in baseball. Those hopes were quickly erased by the Phillies, who scored six runs in six innings against Collmenter on route to a 8-5 victory.

The Diamondbacks were unable to get anything going early against Vance Worley. The young righty allowed just six hits and one run in his six innings of work, striking out and walking only one batter.

Cody Ransom hit his first homer of the season in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 4-1, but the Phillies struck for three more runs in the seventh on a three-run triple from Pete Orr. Willie Bloomquist, Ryan Roberts and Gerardo Parra hit back-to-back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the seventh to make the score 7-3 in favor of the Phillies, and Justin Upton scored Parra with an RBI-groundout.

Shane Victorino and Jason Kubel both hit solo home runs in the eighth inning. That would be all the scoring for the D-backs on Tuesday night, though, as Jonathan Papelbon nailed down the save with a perfect ninth inning.

The two clubs will meet again on Wednesday afternoon for the series finale. First pitch is set for 12:40 p.m. from Chase Field.

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