Escobar triples twice, Jones has 3 hits as D'backs top O's

PHOENIX (AP) Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones wasn't caught up in the emotions of playing against his former team.

Jones downplayed the significance of his first game against the Baltimore Orioles since he was a Seattle Mariner in 2007. Then he collected three hits against his old club, and after the Diamondbacks won 6-3 Monday night, he downplayed it again.

''We got a W, which is most important. I could have had three hits and had a loss. The next week is the most important for our team,'' Jones said.

The Diamondbacks have two more games against the struggling Orioles, then four at Miami against the 36-62 Marlins.

''It's business, man. Got to handle business. I'm a pro,'' Jones said. ''I'm not there anymore, I'm here. And I'm happy with where I'm at. I'm trying to win for this team and not worry about anything else.''

The Orioles' Trey Mancini said it was a little strange going against a player who'd been a clubhouse leader for years in Baltimore.

''He was very instrumental in their win. I have seen him do that a lot when we played together,'' Mancini said. ''It wasn't as fun to be on the other side of it.''

Eduardo Escobar tripled twice and Robbie Ray (9-6) struck out 10 in six innings, allowing three runs and eight hits for his fourth win in four starts. All four of his 10-strikeout games this season have come against AL teams.

''Overall I felt really good,'' Ray said. ''I can usually tell when my stuff is on. It doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to get a bunch of strikeouts, but I feel like there is definitely opportunities when my stuff is like it is tonight.''

The Diamondbacks are 5-5 since the All-Star break and ended the day two games out of the second wild card spot in the National League.

Hanser Alberto and Renato Nunez hit solo home runs for the Orioles in the fifth, Nunez with his team-leading 23rd homer of the season. Baltimore had won three of four but has the worst record in the majors at 31-68.

Jones singled home Escobar with two outs in the fourth, and his third-inning double was a shallow fly ball to right field that glanced off Nunez's glove as Nunez attempted an over-the-shoulder catch with his back to the infield.

''It was Adam Jones' day, right?'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''He continues to be very impressive in big moments. And today he steps up and does a great job, and I know there was a bunch of people in Baltimore probably smiling as we were as well.''

Jones then scored on Jake Lamb's double for a 4-1 Diamondbacks lead. Lamb also made a key defensive play in the second, taking away a run-scoring hit from Jonathan Villar when he dived to field Villar's sharp ground ball headed for left field.

''Robbie Ray is one of the best left-handers in the National League,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. ''I thought we did some good things offensively against him. We just didn't get the big hits to knock him out a little bit earlier.''

The Diamondbacks scored three runs in the first inning, the first on Escobar's triple. Two more came home on base hits from Christian Walker and Nick Ahmed, whose single happened with two outs.

Losing pitcher Aaron Brooks (2-4) allowed five earned runs on nine hits in 3 2-3 innings.

Escobar is the ninth Diamondbacks player to hit two triples in a game. His stolen base in the eighth gave the Diamondbacks 22 straight steals without being thrown out, a club record.

Baltimore's Anthony Santander scored on Richie Martin's blooper to left field, which Diamondbacks outfielder Jarrod Dyson dived for but couldn't catch in the second inning.

Greg Holland pitched the ninth inning for his 17th save.

MONSOON SEASON

Debris from the first wind and rain storm of what is locally labeled haboob season sifted through openings in the Chase Field panels and left a hazy layer of dust hovering over the field. Play was not affected.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Utility player Blake Swihart (oblique) is soon to continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno. ... OF David Peralta is working his way back from a shoulder injury in the rookie-level Arizona League.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (4-11, 5.28 ERA) is set to come off the 10-day injured list to start Tuesday's game against Arizona. He'd been dealing with right knee soreness.

Diamondbacks: RHP Merrill Kelly (7-9, 3.77) faces the Orioles in what will be the second interleague start of his career.

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  • W: R. Ray (9-6)L: A. Brooks (2-4)S: G. Holland (17)
  • HR: BAL - R. Nunez (23), H. Alberto (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Villar 2B50000034.255.319.407.726-1.5
H. Alberto 3B41311000.307.325.409.7348.0
T. Mancini RF40000022.286.347.533.880-1.0
R. Nunez 1B41211001.248.311.507.8187.0
A. Santander LF41100012.290.340.469.8091.5
P. Severino C30000112.258.325.451.7760.5
S. Wilkerson CF40000022.227.270.404.674-1.0
R. Martin SS30210000.183.236.302.5383.0
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B. Kline P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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c- C. Davis PH10000011.191.271.321.592-0.5
  • a-singled for Martin in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Ynoa in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Castro in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson LF50000002.249.329.362.6910.0
K. Marte CF41200111.322.376.578.9543.5
E. Escobar 2B-3B42210102.292.344.556.90012.0
C. Walker 1B41110114.257.339.493.8313.5
A. Jones RF41310001.272.323.441.7646.0
J. Lamb 3B41110024.221.384.397.7813.0
S. Crichton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS40110011.269.321.426.7471.5
C. Kelly C30010110.263.351.515.8671.5
R. Ray P30100003.081.081.081.1621.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
I. Vargas 2B10100000.262.298.393.6912.0
    BATTING
    • HR - H. Alberto (6), R. Nunez (23)
    • SH - A. Brooks
    • RBI - H. Alberto (28), R. Nunez (55), R. Martin (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 4 (4), R. Nunez, P. Severino 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Jones (20), J. Lamb (6), I. Vargas (7)
    • 3B - E. Escobar 2 (9)
    • RBI - E. Escobar (79), C. Walker (51), A. Jones (45), J. Lamb (10), N. Ahmed (45), C. Kelly (32)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (18), N. Ahmed (13)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson, C. Walker 3 (3), A. Jones, J. Lamb 2 (2), R. Ray 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Escobar (4)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - S. Wilkerson (2)
    • E - H. Alberto (8)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Brooks (L, 2-4)3.29651105.161.30-10.5
    G. Ynoa1.12001206.181.521.0
    B. Kline2.11001106.181.414.5
    M. Castro0.20001205.061.500.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Brooks (L, 2-4)3.2
    G. Ynoa1.1
    B. Kline2.1
    M. Castro0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Ray (W, 9-6)6.083311023.951.3121.0
    Y. Hirano (H, 9)1.00000003.931.343.0
    S. Crichton (H, 1)1.00000003.551.033.0
    G. Holland (S, 17)1.01000203.001.1510.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Ray (W, 9-6)6.0
    Y. Hirano (H, 9)1.0
    S. Crichton (H, 1)1.0
    G. Holland (S, 17)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Brooks 73-50, G. Ynoa 24-13, B. Kline 30-18, M. Castro 15-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Brooks 5-5, G. Ynoa 1-1, B. Kline 3-3
    • Batters Faced - A. Brooks 21, G. Ynoa 7, B. Kline 9, M. Castro 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Ray (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 100-69, Y. Hirano 10-8, S. Crichton 12-7, G. Holland 14-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 3-5, Y. Hirano 1-2, S. Crichton 3-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Ray 27, Y. Hirano 3, S. Crichton 3, G. Holland 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Villar 2B50000034.255.319.407.726-1.5
    H. Alberto 3B41311000.307.325.409.7348.0
    T. Mancini RF40000022.286.347.533.880-1.0
    R. Nunez 1B41211001.248.311.507.8187.0
    A. Santander LF41100012.290.340.469.8091.5
    P. Severino C30000112.258.325.451.7760.5
    S. Wilkerson CF40000022.227.270.404.674-1.0
    R. Martin SS30210000.183.236.302.5383.0
    a- D. Smith PH10100000.234.289.412.7021.0
    A. Brooks P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
    G. Ynoa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- R. Ruiz PH10000010.240.308.337.645-0.5
    B. Kline P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Castro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    c- C. Davis PH10000011.191.271.321.592-0.5
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    • a-singled for Martin in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Ynoa in the 6th
    • c-struck out for Castro in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Dyson LF50000002.249.329.362.6910.0
    K. Marte CF41200111.322.376.578.9543.5
    E. Escobar 2B-3B42210102.292.344.556.90012.0
    C. Walker 1B41110114.257.339.493.8313.5
    A. Jones RF41310001.272.323.441.7646.0
    J. Lamb 3B41110024.221.384.397.7813.0
    S. Crichton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    N. Ahmed SS40110011.269.321.426.7471.5
    C. Kelly C30010110.263.351.515.8671.5
    R. Ray P30100003.081.081.081.1621.0
    Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    I. Vargas 2B10100000.262.298.393.6912.0
    Total36612604618-----
      BATTING
      • HR - H. Alberto (6), R. Nunez (23)
      • SH - A. Brooks
      • RBI - H. Alberto (28), R. Nunez (55), R. Martin (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 4 (4), R. Nunez, P. Severino 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones (20), J. Lamb (6), I. Vargas (7)
      • 3B - E. Escobar 2 (9)
      • RBI - E. Escobar (79), C. Walker (51), A. Jones (45), J. Lamb (10), N. Ahmed (45), C. Kelly (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (18), N. Ahmed (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson, C. Walker 3 (3), A. Jones, J. Lamb 2 (2), R. Ray 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Escobar (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - S. Wilkerson (2)
      • E - H. Alberto (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Brooks (L, 2-4)3.29651105.161.30-10.5
      G. Ynoa1.12001206.181.521.0
      B. Kline2.11001106.181.414.5
      M. Castro0.20001205.061.500.0
      Total8.01265460---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Brooks (L, 2-4)3.2
      G. Ynoa1.1
      B. Kline2.1
      M. Castro0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Ray (W, 9-6)6.083311023.951.3121.0
      Y. Hirano (H, 9)1.00000003.931.343.0
      S. Crichton (H, 1)1.00000003.551.033.0
      G. Holland (S, 17)1.01000203.001.1510.0
      Total9.09331122---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Ray (W, 9-6)6.0
      Y. Hirano (H, 9)1.0
      S. Crichton (H, 1)1.0
      G. Holland (S, 17)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Brooks 73-50, G. Ynoa 24-13, B. Kline 30-18, M. Castro 15-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Brooks 5-5, G. Ynoa 1-1, B. Kline 3-3
      • Batters Faced - A. Brooks 21, G. Ynoa 7, B. Kline 9, M. Castro 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Ray (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 100-69, Y. Hirano 10-8, S. Crichton 12-7, G. Holland 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 3-5, Y. Hirano 1-2, S. Crichton 3-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Ray 27, Y. Hirano 3, S. Crichton 3, G. Holland 4
      • 5TH INNING
        Nunez homered to left center36
        Alberto homered to left26
      • 4TH INNING
        Jones singled to shallow center, Escobar scored, Walker to third16
      • 3RD INNING
        Kelly grounded out to shortstop, Lamb scored15
        Lamb doubled to deep center, Jones scored14
      • 2ND INNING
        Martin singled to left center, Santander scored, Severino to second13
      • 1ST INNING
        Ahmed singled to shallow center, Walker scored, Jones to second03
        Walker singled to left, Escobar scored02
        Escobar tripled to deep center, Marte scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Greg Holland relieved Stefan Crichton
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson flied out to left
        • Dwight Smith hit for Richie Martin
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to second
        • Chris Davis hit for Miguel Castro
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Stefan Crichton pitching
        • Ildemaro Vargas at second base
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Santander: Foul, Santander grounded out to second
        • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Severino grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Kline Pitching:
        • I. Vargas: Ball, Foul, Vargas doubled to deep left
        • J. Dyson: Dyson grounded out to first, Vargas to third
        • Miguel Castro relieved Branden Kline
        • K. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
        • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar stole second, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Robbie Ray
        • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Villar grounded out to second
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto lined out to center
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Kline Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed flied out to deep center
        • C. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Kelly flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Wilkerson struck out on foul tip
        • R. Martin: Martin lined out to center
        • Rio Ruiz hit for Gabriel Ynoa
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Ruiz struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Branden Kline pitching
        • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Escobar reached on fielder's choice to first, Marte out at second
        • C. Walker: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Walker reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Escobar out at second
        • A. Jones: Jones lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Alberto homered to left
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Mancini popped out to first
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Nunez homered to left center
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Santander flied out to deep center
        • P. Severino: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Severino grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
        • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Kelly struck out on foul tip
        • R. Ray: Ball, Ray singled to center
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Dyson flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Martin reached on bunt single to second
        • A. Brooks: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Brooks struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Martin to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dyson lined out to left
        • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to second
        • E. Escobar: Escobar tripled to deep right
        • Gabriel Ynoa relieved Aaron Brooks
        • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones singled to shallow center, Escobar scored, Walker to third
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Lamb grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto singled to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • R. Nunez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez singled to center, Alberto to second
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • P. Severino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Jones doubled to shallow right
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lamb doubled to deep center, Jones scored
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ahmed flied out to deep center, Lamb to third on 3rd baseman Alberto fielding error
        • C. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kelly grounded out to shortstop, Lamb scored
        • R. Ray: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ray grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santander singled to deep left
        • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Severino walked, Santander to second
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson lined out to right, Santander to third
        • R. Martin: Ball, Martin singled to left center, Santander scored, Severino to second
        • A. Brooks: Foul, Foul, Brooks hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Severino to third, Martin to second
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Villar grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Dyson flied out to deep right
        • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Marte singled to center
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar popped out to third
        • C. Walker: Ball, Walker fouled out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • H. Alberto: Alberto singled to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson grounded out to first
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte reached on an infield single to first
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Escobar tripled to deep center, Marte scored
        • C. Walker: Walker singled to left, Escobar scored
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Jones singled to shallow left, Walker to second
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • N. Ahmed: Ahmed singled to shallow center, Walker scored, Jones to second
        • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kelly walked, Jones to third, Ahmed to second
        • R. Ray: Strike looking, Ball, Ray grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)