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Prado helps D-backs beat Phillies 10-6 in 10

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 26, 2014 at 11:37 pm •  Published: July 26, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Martin Prado's hard work paid off for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Prado doubled, homered and drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, to lift the Diamondbacks to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

"He works hard all the time and sometimes he's too hard on himself," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "He believes the harder he works, the better he is."

Nick Evans' three-run homer capped Arizona's four-run 10th inning.

Evan Marshall (3-2) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the victory.

Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche homered for Philadelphia, which blew a four-run lead and has lost eight of its last 11 games. Chase Utley had three hits and an RBI.

The teams combined to use 13 pitchers and pounded out 33 hits in the game that took 4 hours, 20 minutes.

Ender Inciarte reached on a bunt single with one out in the 10th and went to third on Didi Gregorius' double to right off Antonio Bastardo (4-4). The speedy Inciarte scored easly on Prado's fly ball to medium center field that was caught by light-throwing Ben Revere.

"I wanted to put the ball in play and fortunately I hit a fly ball," said Prado, who tied a career-high for RBIs in a game.

After an intentional walk to Paul Goldschmidt, pinch-hitter Evans broke the game open with a three-run shot to left.

"It's awesome coming from behind," Prado said. "It was a really good win."

Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard went 2 for 5 with two strikeouts in his return to the lineup after a .141 average in his previous 21 games caused manager Ryne Sandberg to bench him for three games.

The Phillies jumped all over Josh Collmenter early, cruising to a 6-2 lead before the Diamondbacks battled back against Cliff Lee and the Phillies' bullpen.

Collmenter allowed six runs on 11 hits in just 2 2-3 innings — his shortest outing as a starter this season.

"There were just too many bad pitches, especially fastballs up and over the plate," Collmenter said.

The Phillies pounded out eight hits in the first two innings. Asche's two-run homer to right highlighted Philadelphia's four-run second that put the Phillies in front 4-1. Lee scored one of the runs in the inning, reaching on Jimmy Rollins' double, but he nearly fell rounding third and let out a chuckle halfway to the plate.

After Arizona got a run back in the third when Prado went deep, Philadelphia scored twice more, chasing Collmenter in the process, in the bottom of the inning. Byrd had a leadoff homer to left and Lee added an RBI single to center to make it 6-2.

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