Aaron Hill singled in two runs in the top of the 12th to lead the Diamondbacks to a 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
The Diamondbacks went ahead in the ninth when Chris Withrow threw a wild pitch on an attempted intentional walk of Martin Prado, allowing the go-ahead run to score from third. The good times were short-lived, though, as Juan Uribe homered off Addison Reed in the bottom of the ninth to tie it. That was all for the scoring until the 12th, when Hill delivered the big hit. It was his lone knock in six at-bats for the game.
Wade Miley surrendered one run in six-plus innings Friday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.
Miley threw 106 pitches through six innings, yet manager Kirk Gibson allowed him to hit with a man on and two outs in the top of the seventh and then sent him back to the mound, even with nothing but right-handers due up. His evening ended just two pitches into the seventh, when Scott Van Slyke took him deep to tie the game at 1. It was some atrocious managing after some very good pitching from Miley.
Addison Reed gave up a homer to Juan Uribe in the ninth to blow his first save of the year on Friday.
It was Reed's first blown save, but he's already allowed seven runs -- four earned -- in nine innings this year. The Diamondbacks have shown a stunning lack of patience with their starters thus far, so Reed better not have another misstep right away or he could put his job in jeopardy.
Trevor Cahill pitched a perfect 12th inning for his first career save Friday against the Dodgers.
The Diamondbacks certainly didn't intend for Cahill's first relief appearance to be in a save situation, but they had little choice but to go to him in the 12th and he got the job done quickly, retiring Andre Ethier, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner in order. Cahill still doesn't have any fantasy value at the moment.
Zack Greinke struck out eight while allowing one run in six innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Greinke failed to earn a win for the first time in four starts this season, but he turned in his best performance to date. Incredibly, he's allowed five homers but just six runs in his four starts.
Cody Ross went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in his return from the disabled list on Friday.
The Diamondbacks followed through on their threat and started Ross against a very tough righty in Zack Greinke. The results were pretty much what should have been expected. Ross figures to be a liability against righties for however long it takes the Diamondbacks to realize he's a fourth outfielder.
Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and a walk as the A's drubbed the Astros 11-3 on Friday.
Cespedes hit one of the two homers off Jarred Cosart in a seven-run first for Oakland. It was his fourth homer this season, and he finished the night with 13 RBI. He's still hitting just .246, but he should continue to improve that mark.
Sonny Gray moved to 3-0 after allowing three runs in six innings Friday against the Astros.
After pitching a scoreless top of the first, Gray was handed a seven-run lead, giving him plenty of margin for error tonight. He ended up allowing more earned runs than he did in his first three starts combined (two), but that hardly matters.