Ray fans 10, Arizona beats Padres 6-0, ends 4-game skid

PHOENIX (AP) Up six runs and trying to end their longest losing streak since late June-early July, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo wanted to make sure a win was in the bag.

So Lovullo, after starter Robbie Ray pitched 6 1-3 scoreless innings, had his top two setup man work an inning each to close out the San Diego Padres 6-0 Tuesday night.

''It didn't make a lot of sense, I know it was 6-0,'' Lovullo said. ''We needed to win this game, and those are the guys that have been doing it all year long, and I just felt the importance of winning right now.''

Ray struck out 10 and pitched two-hit ball as the Diamondbacks ended a four-game losing streak.

The Diamondbacks' skid had knocked them out of the NL West lead.

Ray (5-2) got his first win at Chase Field since March 30, his first game of 2018 - he'd been 0-1 in his previous six starts at home. He won back-to-back starts for the first time since last September and is 5-0 in his last eight starts against the Padres.

''It was huge to come out today and get the win,'' Ray said. ''My fastball command was about as good as it's been all year.

''It just feels effortless. Every pitch has a purpose,'' Ray added.

Joey Lucchesi (7-8) gave up two runs and three hits in five innings. He's winless in five career starts against Arizona.

Nick Ahmed hit an RBI triple and scored on Ketel Marte's sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead in the second.

''I left one fastball in the middle for Ahmed, which allowed the triple,'' Lucchesi said. ''After that I told myself calm down. I made an adjustment and kept it to two runs the rest of the game.''

Ray hasn't been consistently sharp this season, but he cruised through the first four innings without allowing a runner and striking out seven. Ray got help from a diving catch in center field by A.J. Pollock, which took a hit away from Luis Urias.

The Padres got their first hit of the game, a single from Franmil Reyes, with two outs in the fifth. They had runners on the corners in the sixth with two outs, but Ray struck out Hunter Renfroe to end the inning.

Marte manufactured a run on his own after infield single in the Diamondbacks' four-run seventh. Reliever Robert Stock threw wildly on a pickoff attempt to allow Marte to get to second base, and Marte stole third. He scored on a passed ball, and pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso had an RBI single.

''It was nice to push across some more runs and put the game away,'' Descalso said. ''To bounce back the way we did, very clean game, pitched the ball well, hit the ball well.''

The Diamondbacks got another run when Padres catcher Austin Hedges couldn't hold on to the ball after tagging Descalso trying to score on Pollock's sharp single. Paul Goldschmidt added an RBI single.

ISSUE WITH UMP

Padres manager Andy Green came out of the dugout to discuss the call at home involving Descalso and Hedges, who was charged with a missed catch error. But before he could ask for a replay review, he was told time had run out on him to do so.

The manager felt third base umpire Angel Hernandez, the crew chief, didn't make a good effort to approach Green to see if he wanted a review.

''The way that works is you signal within 10 seconds, around 30 seconds someone is supposed to walk to your dugout and say `We need a decision,'' Green said. ''Makes no sense on any level but he is offering me some sort of opportunity to hear his voice when music is being played and he is yelling at me across the field. That is not the way it's supposed to work. I am just looking for a little professionalism and to me that was not that.''

DIAMONDBACKS MOVES

The Diamondbacks recalled INF Ildemaro Vargas from Triple-A Reno and RH reliever Matt Andriese from Single-A Visalia before Tuesday's game. Andriese had been with the Diamondbacks until Aug. 28 after he was picked up in a trade with Tampa Bay. ... Starting pitcher Zack Godley, who worked in Monday's game, was placed on the paternity list to return home for the birth of his first child.

MEJIA DEBUTS

The Padres called up catcher Francisco Mejia from Triple-A El Paso before Tuesday's game. Mejia, considered one of San Diego's top prospects, struck out as pinch-hitter in his San Diego debut.

UP NEXT

Padres: The Padres get Wednesday off. Then LHP Eric Lauer (5-7) faces the Cincinnati in the first game of a four-game series.

Diamondbacks: After a day off Wednesday, RHP Zack Greinke (13-9) opens a four-game series against Atlanta on Thursday.

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  • W: R. Ray (5-2)L: J. Lucchesi (7-8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Galvis SS30000131.236.292.360.651-0.5
L. Urias 2B40100010.194.286.323.6080.5
H. Renfroe LF40000022.255.307.505.811-1.0
E. Hosmer 1B30000110.250.317.386.7030.5
W. Myers 3B30000001.249.309.452.7610.0
F. Reyes RF30100010.262.315.541.8560.5
A. Hedges C30100011.240.292.425.7171.5
M. Margot CF30000021.248.291.382.673-1.0
J. Lucchesi P10000000.067.171.067.2380.0
a- F. Mejia PH10000010.000.400.000.400-0.5
R. Stock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Jankowski PH10000011.259.333.335.669-0.5
R. Wick P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Lucchesi in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Strahm in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Souza RF31000121.243.319.393.7121.0
A. Pollock CF40200010.262.318.482.8001.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40110021.295.396.545.9411.0
D. Peralta LF40000003.293.351.521.8720.0
E. Escobar 3B31100100.275.341.504.8453.0
N. Ahmed SS41110011.240.293.431.7244.5
K. Marte 2B31210001.251.322.410.7336.0
J. Mathis C21100101.218.292.285.5774.0
R. Ray P10000011.091.088.121.209-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Descalso PH11110000.251.368.455.8233.0
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Hirano P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Ziegler in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hedges (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, H. Renfroe 2 (2), A. Hedges
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Mathis (9)
  • 3B - N. Ahmed (5)
  • SF - K. Marte (2)
  • SH - R. Ray (4)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (80), N. Ahmed (60), K. Marte (46), D. Descalso (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (35), D. Descalso (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Souza, D. Peralta 2 (2), R. Ray
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Marte (5)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (5)
  • DP - 2 (Urias-Galvis-Hosmer; Urias-Galvis-Hosmer)
  • E - A. Hedges (10), R. Stock (2)
  • PB - A. Hedges (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi (L, 7-8)5.03221603.591.267.0
R. Stock1.23321102.611.26-2.5
P. Maton0.02101003.951.52-3.0
M. Strahm0.10000002.120.960.0
R. Wick1.01000000.001.332.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi (L, 7-8)5.0
R. Stock1.2
P. Maton0.0
M. Strahm0.1
R. Wick1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (W, 5-2)6.120021004.251.3929.0
B. Ziegler (H, 15)0.20000104.121.280.5
A. Bradley1.01000203.521.083.0
Y. Hirano1.00000001.981.033.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (W, 5-2)6.1
B. Ziegler (H, 15)0.2
A. Bradley1.0
Y. Hirano1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 74-48, R. Stock 32-18, P. Maton 9-5, M. Strahm 4-3, R. Wick 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 1-8, R. Stock 2-1, M. Strahm 1-0, R. Wick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 19, R. Stock 8, P. Maton 3, M. Strahm, R. Wick 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 101-62, B. Ziegler 13-8, A. Bradley 14-10, Y. Hirano 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 5-3, B. Ziegler 1-0, Y. Hirano 3-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 22, B. Ziegler 2, A. Bradley 4, Y. Hirano 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Galvis SS30000131.236.292.360.651-0.5
L. Urias 2B40100010.194.286.323.6080.5
H. Renfroe LF40000022.255.307.505.811-1.0
E. Hosmer 1B30000110.250.317.386.7030.5
W. Myers 3B30000001.249.309.452.7610.0
F. Reyes RF30100010.262.315.541.8560.5
A. Hedges C30100011.240.292.425.7171.5
M. Margot CF30000021.248.291.382.673-1.0
J. Lucchesi P10000000.067.171.067.2380.0
a- F. Mejia PH10000010.000.400.000.400-0.5
R. Stock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Jankowski PH10000011.259.333.335.669-0.5
R. Wick P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Lucchesi in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Strahm in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Souza RF31000121.243.319.393.7121.0
A. Pollock CF40200010.262.318.482.8001.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40110021.295.396.545.9411.0
D. Peralta LF40000003.293.351.521.8720.0
E. Escobar 3B31100100.275.341.504.8453.0
N. Ahmed SS41110011.240.293.431.7244.5
K. Marte 2B31210001.251.322.410.7336.0
J. Mathis C21100101.218.292.285.5774.0
R. Ray P10000011.091.088.121.209-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Descalso PH11110000.251.368.455.8233.0
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Hirano P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Ziegler in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hedges (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, H. Renfroe 2 (2), A. Hedges
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Mathis (9)
  • 3B - N. Ahmed (5)
  • SF - K. Marte (2)
  • SH - R. Ray (4)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (80), N. Ahmed (60), K. Marte (46), D. Descalso (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (35), D. Descalso (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Souza, D. Peralta 2 (2), R. Ray
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Marte (5)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (5)
  • DP - 2 (Urias-Galvis-Hosmer; Urias-Galvis-Hosmer)
  • E - A. Hedges (10), R. Stock (2)
  • PB - A. Hedges (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi (L, 7-8)5.03221603.591.267.0
R. Stock1.23321102.611.26-2.5
P. Maton0.02101003.951.52-3.0
M. Strahm0.10000002.120.960.0
R. Wick1.01000000.001.332.0
Total8.0964370---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi (L, 7-8)5.0
R. Stock1.2
P. Maton0.0
M. Strahm0.1
R. Wick1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (W, 5-2)6.120021004.251.3929.0
B. Ziegler (H, 15)0.20000104.121.280.5
A. Bradley1.01000203.521.083.0
Y. Hirano1.00000001.981.033.0
Total9.03002130---
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (W, 5-2)6.1
B. Ziegler (H, 15)0.2
A. Bradley1.0
Y. Hirano1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 74-48, R. Stock 32-18, P. Maton 9-5, M. Strahm 4-3, R. Wick 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 1-8, R. Stock 2-1, M. Strahm 1-0, R. Wick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 19, R. Stock 8, P. Maton 3, M. Strahm, R. Wick 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 101-62, B. Ziegler 13-8, A. Bradley 14-10, Y. Hirano 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 5-3, B. Ziegler 1-0, Y. Hirano 3-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 22, B. Ziegler 2, A. Bradley 4, Y. Hirano 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Goldschmidt singled to shallow center, Souza scored, Pollock to third06
    Pollock singled to shallow left, Descalso scored, Souza to third on catcher Hedges fielding error05
    Descalso singled to shallow right, Mathis scored, Descalso to second04
    Marte scored, Mathis to second on passed ball03
  • 2ND INNING
    Marte hit sacrifice fly to left, Ahmed scored02
    Ahmed tripled to deep center, Escobar scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Archie Bradley
    • L. Urias: Strike swinging, Urias grounded out to third
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Foul, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to third
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • A. Hedges: Hedges doubled to left center
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Foul, Margot lined out to center
    • Travis Jankowski hit for Matt Strahm
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jankowski struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Rowan Wick pitching
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Escobar singled to shallow right
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed popped out to second
    • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to shortstop, Escobar out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Robbie Ray
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Myers grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stock Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Escobar flied out to deep right
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ahmed grounded out to first
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Mathis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Marte to second on Stock throwing error, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mathis walked, Marte stole third
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Brad Ziegler
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Marte scored, Mathis to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Descalso singled to shallow right, Mathis scored, Descalso to second
    • Phil Maton relieved Robert Stock
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Souza walked
    • A. Pollock: Pollock singled to shallow left, Descalso scored, Souza to third on catcher Hedges fielding error
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Goldschmidt singled to shallow center, Souza scored, Pollock to third
    • Matt Strahm relieved Phil Maton
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Peralta grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • Francisco Mejia hit for Joey Lucchesi
    • F. Mejia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Galvis walked
    • L. Urias: Strike swinging, Ball, Urias singled to shallow right, Galvis to third
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Robert Stock pitching
    • A. Pollock: Pollock singled to shallow center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Peralta grounded out to shortstop, Pollock out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer walked
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Myers grounded out to second, Hosmer out at second
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Reyes singled to left
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hedges grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Reyes out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Marte reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Mathis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Mathis flied out to center
    • R. Ray: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ray hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Marte to second
    • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Urias flied out to center
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Renfroe flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Peralta lined out to pitcher
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Escobar lined out to third
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • J. Lucchesi: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Lucchesi grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Souza flied out to center
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Myers lined out to right
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta lined out to left
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar walked
    • N. Ahmed: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ahmed tripled to deep center, Escobar scored
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte hit sacrifice fly to left, Ahmed scored
    • J. Mathis: Mathis doubled to right center
    • R. Ray: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ray struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Urias struck out looking
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
    • A. Pollock: Pollock lined out to center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)