Diamondbacks falter against the Astros

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Jul 31, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman

Paul Goldschmidt

(44) hits a single against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Game One:

The series opener started off with the D-Backs striking first. Yasmany Tomas would deliver an RBI single in the second inning to give Arizona a 1-0 lead.

However, the Houston bats would come alive in a big way. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jason Castro smoked a three run homer to give the Astros a 3-1 lead and swing the momentum in their favor. Later in the inning, the sensational rookie, Carlos Correa, sent another home run into the left field seats to make the score 4-1.

The Diamondbacks would counter immediately in the top of the sixth inning. With David Peralta and Welington Castillo on second and third base, Jake Lamb grounded out to shortstop but it was just enough to bring home Peralta.

The very next batter was Tomas and he too would ground out to shortstop but also bring home Castillo in the process to earn his 2nd RBI of the night to make the score 4-3.

In the seventh inning, Arizona would find the equalizing run they needed. David Peralta would fire a single to right field allowing Cliff Pennington to score from third and tie the game at 4.

Both teams went down without scoring in the 8th or 9th but the 10th inning proved to be crucial for the D-Backs. Castillo launched a solo home run to left field to give Arizona a 5-4 lead. Jake Lamb followed with a home run of his own to make it back-to-back jacks for the Diamondbacks.

Those two runs would prove to be the difference as Arizona took the series opener in extra innings.

Final Score: D-Backs 6, Astros 4