• Diamondbacks walk off Philies in extra innings

    Diamondbacks walk off Philies in extra innings

  • Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies | June 25, 2017

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies | June 25, 2017

  • Ray on his outing against the Phillies

    Ray on his outing against the Phillies

  • Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks' loss to Phillies

    Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Phillies

  • Lovullo discusses the Diamondbacks' win over the Phillies

    Lovullo discusses the Diamondbacks’ win over the Phillies

  • Torey Lovullo after D-Backs win series vs. Rockies

    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs win series vs. Rockies

  • Paul Goldschmidt on D-Backs' offensive outburst

    Paul Goldschmidt on D-Backs’ offensive outburst

  • Zack Godley on strong outing at Coors Field

    Zack Godley on strong outing at Coors Field

  • D-Backs' Taijuan Walker on win over Rockies

    D-Backs’ Taijuan Walker on win over Rockies

  • Torey Lovullo after blowout win vs. Rockies

    Torey Lovullo after blowout win vs. Rockies

  • Torey Lovullo on decision to stick with Zack Greinke

    Torey Lovullo on decision to stick with Zack Greinke

  • Zack Greinke after loss vs. Rockies

    Zack Greinke after loss vs. Rockies

  • D-Backs suffer tough loss in Denver

    D-Backs suffer tough loss in Denver

  • Shot Clock: D-Backs, Rockies set for showdown

    Shot Clock: D-Backs, Rockies set for showdown

  • Torey Lovullo on Rey Fuentes' go-ahead homer

    Torey Lovullo on Rey Fuentes’ go-ahead homer

  • Rey Fuentes on hitting his first career home run

    Rey Fuentes on hitting his first career home run

  • Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Phillies

    Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Phillies

  • Manager Torey Lovullo after D-Backs' sixth consecutive win

    Manager Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ sixth consecutive win

  • Jake Lamb on D-Backs' latest win over Phillies

    Jake Lamb on D-Backs’ latest win over Phillies

  • Torey Lovullo talks about his late father's support, guidance

    Torey Lovullo talks about his late father’s support, guidance

  • Torey Lovullo on his father's job in television

    Torey Lovullo on his father’s job in television

  • Torey Lovullo on D-Backs' come-from-behind win over Phillies

    Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ come-from-behind win over Phillies

  • Gregor Blanco discusses his game-tying homer vs. Phillies

    Gregor Blanco discusses his game-tying homer vs. Phillies

  • Patrick Corbin on his performance vs. Phillies

    Patrick Corbin on his performance vs. Phillies

  • Torey Lovullo on D-Backs' latest one-run win

    Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ latest one-run win

  • Taijuan Walker on his first outing back from the disabled list

    Taijuan Walker on his first outing back from the disabled list

  • David Peralta on his go-ahead homer in win over Tigers

    David Peralta on his go-ahead homer in win over Tigers

  • Torey Lovullo after D-Backs' win over Tigers

    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Tigers

  • Robbie Ray on D-Backs' win over Brewers

    Robbie Ray on D-Backs’ win over Brewers

  • Paul Goldschmidt on grand slam, offensive outburst

    Paul Goldschmidt on grand slam, offensive outburst

  • Godley on taking advantage of opportunity after D-Backs win

    Godley on taking advantage of opportunity after D-Backs win

  • Torey Lovullo after D-Backs' win over Brewers

    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Brewers

  • Randall Delgado on his rough outing against Brewers

    Randall Delgado on his rough outing against Brewers

  • Lovullo on Diamondbacks' loss to Brewers

    Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Brewers

  • Chris Iannetta on his career-high 7 RBIs vs. Padres

    Chris Iannetta on his career-high 7 RBIs vs. Padres

For the second time this year, Daniel Descalso sent the Diamondbacks home with a walkoff hit, giving them the sort of cool-headed at-bat he’s becoming known for amongst his teammates. But he thinks there’s something else behind his ability to come through in those situations.

“They’ve both been in extra innings – I just wanted to go home,” Descalso said, drawing a laugh from reporters after the Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

“That’s why we’re out there playing, to be up with the game on the line, to be able to come through for your team. I’ve been able to do it a couple times this year. That’s fun.”

BOX SCORE: Diamondbacks 2, Phillies 1 (11)

The Diamondbacks needed three hours, 50 minutes and 11 innings against the worst team in baseball, but, as usual, they found a way. In winning for the 14th time in their past 17 games and for the 28th time in 38 games at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks prevailed with their usual rotating cast of contributors.

Right-hander Randall Delgado gave them five shutout innings. Paul Goldschmidt drove in the first run of the day. Left fielder Gregor Blanco made a diving catch to save a run. Five relievers turned in scoreless appearances.

But the day’s most memorable sequence came with two out in the 11th inning, when three Diamondbacks hitters managed to do something they’ve talked about doing since the first day of spring training. They linked their at-bats together, each doing their part, and they scratched across a run as a result.

With two out and the bases empty against Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos, Goldschmidt banged a single into center, extending the inning for Chris Owings. The previous night, Owings faced Ramos in the seventh inning. He saw nine pitches, fouled off six of them, and though he wound hitting a ball sharply to third for a ground out, the at-bat paid dividends Sunday.

“I knew what he had going up there,” Owings said, adding, “And, man, I was on every pitch.”

This time, Owings saw 12 pitches from Ramos, fouled off six of them with two strikes, and wound up working a walk to bring Descalso to the plate with the game-winning run in scoring position.

Owings said he jokingly told Descalso that he tired Ramos out for him, but Descalso thought that could have played a part in what happened next. Another benefit of the long at-bat: giving Descalso a chance to hone in on at Ramos’ fastball/slider combo.

“I think when you’re on deck that’s what you’re doing,” Owings said. “You’re trying to get your timing down, and I feel like I gave him a chance to see every single pitch that he had.”

Descalso knocked the second pitch he saw past a diving Ty Kelly at second base and into right field, and Goldschmidt motored home to score.

“That’s something we talked about in spring training in our first hitters’ meeting is trying to link at-bats and not being in a hurry to try to be the one to get the job done,” Descalso said. “Everyone wants to be the one to be up there and get the big hit. … (But) we feel like our lineup is pretty deep that if you take your walk and battle a guy, the guy behind you is going to come through.”

As for Descalso’s cool-under-pressure exterior, he framed it as a matter of perspective. In moments like that, he said, he asks himself what the worst possible outcome might be. He makes an out? And so what if he does?

“I’ve done that hundreds of times before,” he said. “You can’t let the moment dictate your at-bat. You have to take a deep breath and just try to get a good pitch to hit. That’s the main thing there. You can’t try to speed up and be in a rush to do it. That’s kind of helped me in that approach in those spots.”

NOTES: ‘Engaged’ crowds headline start of Diamondbacks’ homestand

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Reach Piecoro at (602) 444-8680 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @nickpiecoro.

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Monday’s game

Phillies at Diamondbacks

When: 12:40 p.m.

Where: Chase Field (roof hotline: 602-462-6262).

Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (8-4, 3.14) vs. Phillies RHP Nick Pivetta (1-3, 4.46).

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Greinke couldn’t protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning at Coors Field last week, giving up three consecutive hits, the final one a two-run triple by 3B Nolan Arenado. … Greinke hasn’t been as effective in his past five starts but has still managed to post a 3.86 ERA in 30 1/3 innings. … Current Phillies players have a career .192/.222/.269 line against Greinke in 52 combined at-bats. … Pivetta will be making his ninth career start. … His past two have been impressive. He’s given up three earned runs in 13 innings with three walks and 19 strikeouts. … He has a big fastball that averages 94.3 mph but none of his secondary pitches are considered above-average offerings. 

Coming up

Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (6-3, 3.43) vs. Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez (6-6, 2.87).

Wednesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (3-1, 2.53) vs. Cardinals RHP Adam Wainwright (7-5, 5.35).

Thursday: At Chase Field, 12:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (6-7, 4.89) vs. Cardinals RHP Lance Lynn (5-5, 3.86).