ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 27 (UPI) -- Gerardo Parra's two-run homer in the fifth inning was all the offense Arizona needed Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.
After Rusty Ryal tripled with one out in the fifth, Parra got hold of a pitch from Wade Davis (5-9) and drove it over the wall in deep right-center field, giving Arizona the momentum it needed to take the rubber match of a three-game inter-league series at Tropicana Field.
Rodrigo Lopez (4-6) and three relievers combined to shut Tampa Bay down on two hits. Lopez lasted six innings, allowing one run on two hits, and Aaron Heilman collected his second save with a scoreless ninth.
Davis pitched well in defeat, yielding only Parra's homer. He allowed a total of four hits and three walks, and struck out five.
B.J. Upton had to be separated from teammate Evan Longoria in the Tampa Bay dugout after the two argued over Upton's seeming lack of hustle in fielding Ryal's triple.