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Gilbert sharp as Diamondbacks hurt Mariners again in 5-4 win

Tyler Gilbert gave up two hits in another sharp outing, Ketel Marte homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Sunday.

Arizona did more damage to the Mariners’ AL wild-card hopes with its second straight win, taking the series from a team that was surging just two days ago. Seattle is now three games behind Boston for the second wild-card spot with the Red Sox coming to town Monday for a three-game series.

It was the first road series win for the Diamondbacks since April 23-25 when they took two of three from Atlanta.

Asked if he remembered the last road series win, David Peralta paused and said: “Today. That’s in the past. I don’t care about the past. Today is a good day.”

The Diamondbacks broke open a 1-1 game with four consecutive hits off reliever Anthony Misiewicz (4-5) to start the sixth inning. Henry Ramos’ two-run double made it 3-1 and rookie Seth Beer finished off the string of hits with an RBI single.

Gilbert (2-2) allowed two hits – solo home runs by Mitch Haniger in the fourth and Dylan Moore in the sixth – over 5 1/3 innings. The rookie left-hander, who started his career with a no-hitter last month, struck out two in his sixth start.

I felt I threw well minus one pitch,” Gilbert said. “I would say Haniger, I thought that was a good pitch to him, and he put it out over center field. I mean it was a good swing. But the one pitch I wish I could take back was the one to Moore. That changeup kind of hung.”

Four relievers combined for 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief before J.B. Wendelken gave up an infield single to Luis Torrens and a two-run homer to Jarred Kelenic on a nine-pitch at-bat. But he finished the ninth with a strikeout and a putout at first to earn his first save.

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