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Bielak impresses, but bullpen blows late lead as D-Backs win on a walk-off 5-4 over the Astros

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MLB: Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks
Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Bielak throws in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas
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Brandon Bielak made his first big league start tonight for the Astros and pitched well tossing five scoreless innings. He did walk three and was bailed out by some nice defensive plays by Springer in CF, but overall, it was a good start for the rookie.

The Astros offense struggled early against Zac Gallen but were finally able to break through on a Yuli Gurriel RBI single in the 4th inning. Gallen continued to pitch pretty well but Altuve was able to tag him for a deep homerun to LF in the top of the 6th to make it 2-0.

Cy Sneed relieved Bielak after his five scoreless, but Sneed struggled allowing 3 hits and 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th (though two runs scored after he left the game). Taylor came on and allowed a couple hits but was able to limit the damage.

The Astros entered the 8th down 3-2 but after two quick outs, they put together a rally with a Jose Altuve double and Bregman followed that up with a 2 run blast to LCF to make it 4-3.

Scrubb pitched the bottom of the 8th and he made quick work of the D-Backs retiring the side in order. Ryan Pressly came into close it out in the 9th inning, but he ran into trouble immediately walking the first hitter and then allowing two straight singles to load the bases. The next hitter, Kole Calhoun drilled a 2 RBI basehit to the right field corner to walk if off for the D-Backs as they won 5-4..... Not a good way to end it...

OHHHHH... and to make things worse, George Springer exited the game early with a right wrist sprain... rough night...