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Arizona loaded the bases with no outs in the third without getting the ball out of the infield. Henry Blanco singled off the glove of second baseman Rickie Weeks, then Wolf threw the ball away trying to force Weeks at second on Collmenter's sacrifice attempt. Wolf threw right at second base umpire Brian Runge rather than at Weeks.
Willie Bloomquist's sharp shot off the glove of the first baseman Prince Fielder loaded the bases, but Diamondbacks got only an unearned run out of the situation when Blanco scored on Gerardo Parra's double-play grounder.
Morgan made two big catches, leaping against the wall to take an extra-base hit away from Justin Upton in the sixth, then a diving shoestring grab to rob Blanco in the seventh.
Bloomquist, playing at shortstop to give Stephen Drew the night off, saved a run in the first when he made a diving stop to his right on Fielder's bouncer and, from his knees, threw out Morgan trying to score from second.
NOTES: Hernandez has converted seven consecutive save opportunities since closer J.J. Putz went down with a sore elbow. ... There was dust in the air at first pitch, the result of a severe dust storm that moved through downtown Phoenix. ... In addition to Drew, fellow regulars 2B Kelly Johnson and C Miguel Montero were out of the Arizona lineup. ... The Chase Field fans kept up the booing of Fielder that began in the Home Run Derby after the slugger failed to pick Upton for the NL team. Fielder went on to win the All-Star game MVP award.
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