PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Slump-ridden
finally delivered a big bit.
Batting .206 entering the game, Bell snapped a tie with an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning as the
avoided their first sweep of the season by rallying for a 6-4 victory over the
His double highlighted a three-run seventh as the Phillies erased a 4-2 deficit to salvage the finale of the three-game series.
"They (hits) have not been coming easy, that's for sure," Bell said. "I am just happy that I could contribute to a win. We have been playing well but we are capable of better."
"He has been struggling, so hopefully this will be a springboard for him," Phillies manager
added. "We got a win and we needed it."
(1-0) recorded the victory with a scoreless inning in relief of
, who surrendered four runs and five hits over six innings and struck out a season-high nine.
Cormier registered his first win since August 6 of last season and extended his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings, the longest active stretch among National League relievers.
"You lose a series but you do not want to get swept," Wolf said. "We are going to have a better fight since we won. It was definitely big and today the bullpen did a great job again. They have been lights out."
Philadelphia got an insurance run when Koplove walked
with the bases loaded. Arizona pitchers issued 10 walks, tying a team record.
"It was uncharacteristic," Diamondbacks manager
said of the walks. "I'm not very sure why. They (walks) will get you. Late in the ballgame, they'll hurt."
tossed a scoreless eighth and
got the final three outs for his 12th save. In his last outing on Tuesday, Mesa gave up five runs while retiring just two batters.
It was not an easy save for Mesa as he gave up a single to
and walked pinch hitter
. But Polanco snared
's hard grounder at second and turned it into a game-ending double play.
"Jose has to find his way through this," Bowa said. "If he does not find his way through this, then we go by committee. But right now, he is our closer. If I take Mesa out right there, I might lose him for the whole year."
and Moeller hit solo homers off Wolf for the Diamondbacks.
allowed two runs and only four hits in five innings, but issued six walks.
"The ball was moving too much," he said. "My slider and sinker were away. My shoulder kept flying open. Usually, it's not that way for me."
Williams' solo homer gave the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but the Phillies tied it in the bottom half as Dessens walked Wolf with the bases loaded.
Arizona took a 3-1 lead on
's two-run double in the fourth. Abreu's solo homer halved the deficit in the bottom half before Moeller restored Arizona's two-run lead in the fifth.