Phillies rout Diamondbacks, 8-0

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Vince Velasquez threw five strong innings in his return from the disabled list and the Philadelphia Phillies opened a three-game series in Arizona with an 8-0 rout of the Diamondbacks on Monday night.
 
   Velasquez (6-2), who hadn't pitched since June 8 because of a right biceps strain, gave up five hits and struck out seven with no walks. The 24-year-old right-hander threw 84 pitches before he was removed as a precaution.
 
   Robbie Ray (4-7) blanked the Phillies through five innings before getting tagged with two runs in the sixth and two in Philadelphia's six-run seventh.
 
   The Diamondbacks were just back from a 7-3 road trip that included a four-game sweep of the Phillies. 
 
   Odubel Herrera had four hits, including a routine fly ball that Arizona's Rickie Weeks Jr. misplayed for a double in left field, his second misjudged fly of the game.
 
   Maikel Franco drove in three runs with two singles. Cesar Hernandez had three hits, two in the seventh inning, with two RBIs.
 
   Philadelphia has won three of five since snapping a nine-game losing streak. 
 
   The eight runs were more than the Phillies scored combined in Arizona's four-game sweep a week ago, when the Diamondbacks outscored them 22-5.
 
   Ray escaped a first-inning jam and cruised for the next five innings before running into trouble.
 
   Herrera led off with a single, then Weeks misjudged Peter Bourjos' short fly ball and it dropped for a base hit. The runners advanced on Ray's wild pitch, and RBI singles from Franco and Cameron Rupp put Philadelphia up 2-0.
 
   Ray came back out for the seventh, giving up a leadoff single to Hernandez and an RBI double to Cody Asche, who had just entered the game in a double switch. Ray threw one more pitch but left after injuring his left hand. 
 
   HOME WOES
 
   Arizona returned from its 10-day trip with a 23-17 road record, fifth-best in the National League, but fell to 13-26 at home, second-worst in the league.
 
   TRAINER'S ROOM  
 
   Phillies: RHP Dalier Hinojosa (bruised right hand) had his rehab assignment moved from Class A Clearwater. Through three rehab appearances, Hinojosa has allowed one earned run in four innings with 10 strikeouts.
 
   Diamondbacks: SS Nick Ahmed was back in the starting lineup. He had not started three of the previous four games due to hip tightness, although he has come in as a late-inning replacement. Also, Ahmed's wife is expecting the couple's first child any day now.
 
   UP NEXT
 
   Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (5-9, 3.36 ERA) tries to make it two in a row Tuesday night after getting the win at Minnesota when the Phillies snapped a nine-game losing streak. 
 
   Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (10-3, 3.61 ERA) won seven straight starts before a no-decision in Colorado his last time out. With a victory, he would join Hall of Famer Randy Johnson as the only Diamondbacks pitchers to win five times in June. 
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