RHP Tyler Clippard earned the save on Wednesday when he gave up a walk and a hit with two strikeouts over a scoreless ninth inning in the D-Backs' 3-2 win over the Rangers.
The D-Backs' typical closer, Joakim Soria, worked the eighth inning in this contest. He earned a hold before turning the ball over to Clippard who was tasked with preserving the one-run lead. He got two quick strikeouts before running into a little trouble, giving up a walk and a single Curtis Terry and Charlie Culberson, respectively. He settled down after that and got Jose Trevino to line out to end the contest. This was Clippard's first save of the season and he could take over the role entirely if Soria is shipped off before Friday's trade deadline.