The Cleveland Guardians fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road on Friday night by a final score of 5-1 to begin the three-game series.

For Cleveland (32-37), the only run for the Guardians came in the 4th inning when third baseman Jose Ramirez hit a solo homerun to cut the Arizona lead to 2-1. The Guardians as a team accumulated seven hits, struck out nine times and left five runners on-base.

Starting pitcher Triston McKenzie was set to start on Friday, but was a late scratch due to elbow soreness. Pitcher Touki Toussaint filled in for McKenzie and suffered his first loss of the season for going 3.2 innings, striking out two batters, but allowing three hits and five walks for two earned runs.

For Arizona (42-28), first baseman Christian Walker got the Diamondbacks on the board in the 1st inning with an RBI double to give Arizona a 1-0 lead. In the following 2nd inning, Arizona would extend their lead with a sacrifice fly by shortstop Geraldo Perdomo, giving the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead. After the Guardians scored a run in the 4th inning, Arizona answered back in the 6th inning with an RBI single by designated hitter Pavin Smith and an RBI double by outfielder Corbin Carroll, which gave the Diamondbacks a 4-1 lead. The final run would come in the 7th inning when second baseman Ketel Marte hit an RBI single to give Arizona a 5-1 lead and eventual win.

Starting pitcher Zac Gallen got his eighth win of the season for going 7.0 innings, striking out seven batters, and allowing six hits and no walks for one run.

The Guardians will continue their road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, June 17th, with first pitch set for 10:10 p.m.