RHP Joakim Soria earned the save on Sunday when he came on in relief of starter Merrill Kelly in the ninth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out two over one inning in the D-Backs' 6-4 win over the Cubs.
Starter Merrill Kelly was rolling on Sunday, going all the way into the ninth inning before running into some trouble. Kelly allowed a double and an RBI single to start things off in the ninth before Soria came to the rescue. The veteran reliever did allow an RBI double to Rafael Ortega but the run was charged to Kelly. He was flawless other than that and winded up earning the save. This was a much-needed bounce back from Soria who blew his last save opportunity. He now owns a 4.78 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 26:8 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings.