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Arizona sweeps series with 2-1 win over Tigers
Thursday Jun 15, 2017 12:00am

Arizona sweeps series with 2-1 win over Tigers
(DETROIT) – Taijun Walker felt fresh after nearly a month off, although it took a little while for him to settle into a groove. Walker pitched five sharp innings in his return from the disabled list, and the Diamondbacks won their fourth straight game, 2-1 over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night. Arizona scored two runs in the first inning, and that turned out to be all the Diamondbacks needed. Walker (5-3) allowed a run and six hits in his first appearance since May 19 . He had been out because of a blister on his right index finger. Walker was lifted after 82 pitches, then Randall Delgado pitched three scoreless innings of relief. Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances. Jordan Zimmermann (5-5) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings. Arizona is 9-1 in interleague play this season. The lone defeat was at home May 10 against Detroit. The Tigers were hitless until the third, when Ian Kinsler managed a two-out double and scored on Alex Avila's single. Walker struck out six and walked one, and Zimmermann was impressive as well. After Chris Hermann's single to start the second, Arizona didn't have another baserunner until the seventh. It was the third straight quality start for Zimmermann and the first time this year he had gone more than six innings. He struck out six without a walk and lowered his ERA to 5.35.

OTHER INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Miami 11 – Oakland 6
Kansas City 7 – San Francisco 2
Boston 7 – Philadelphia 3
LA Dodgers 6 – Cleveland 4

Jordan Zimmermann pitches to an Arizona batter in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks (photo courtesy of Carlos Osouri/AP)
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