Diamondbacks beat Giants 9-3 to win home series

PHOENIX (AP) A new season, manager and vibe have the Arizona Diamondbacks off to their best start in four years.

Doing it against their NL West rival, a team that had their number at Chase Field all last season, makes it that much sweeter.

Jake Lamb hit a three-run homer and the Diamondbacks beat San Francisco 9-3 Thursday night to win a four-game series over the Giants at Chase Field for the first time in nine years.

''At the end of the day, you win a game like today, a series against the Giants, it's well deserved. It's earned,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''It's a great way to start the season.''

The Diamondbacks needed seven tries to win a home series in 2016 but are 3-1 for the first time since 2013 in Lovullo's first season as manager. And they did it against the Giants, who won nine of 10 in the desert last year.

David Peralta and Paul Goldschmidt each hit solo homers off Jeff Samardzija (0-1), and Peralta and A.J. Pollock each had two RBIs.

Jorge De La Rosa (1-0) got one out and walked two after replacing Robbie Ray in the sixth inning to start off a strong night by Arizona's bullpen.

The Giants took an early 2-0 lead only to go flat as Arizona raced away from them. Aaron Hill hit a solo homer and San Francisco had four hits to open a season 1-3 for the first time since 2012.

''We've done a good job here in the past. It's disappointing,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Samardzija struck out five over the first two innings but gave up consecutive opposite-field homers in the fourth: Peralta to left, Goldschmidt to right. Goldschmidt's was career hit No. 848 , passing Steve Finley for second on Arizona's career list. He has a ways to go for No. 1, though - Luis Gonzalez had 1,337.

Lamb put Arizona up 5-3 with his three-run homer in the sixth inning.

Samardzija allowed six runs and eight hits and struck out nine in 5 1/3 innings.

''Those are tough ones right there,'' Samardzija said. ''When you don't have good stuff and it doesn't go your way, you know what you need to work on. But when you have your stuff and it ends up like that, you kind of go back and dissect a couple of pitches in the game that made the difference.''

Ray retired the first seven batters until Hill hit a belt-high pitch over the plate well over the wall in left for his first homer. Brandon Crawford had a run-scoring single off Ray in the fourth inning, and Buster Posey chased him with a run-scoring double that put the Giants up 3-2 in the sixth.

Ray allowed three runs and three hits and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings.

DESERT HUMIDOR

The Diamondbacks will follow the lead of the Colorado Rockies and add a humidor at Chase Field.

Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that the team hopes to have it in place in about a month to help with pitchers' grip on the balls.

Colorado installed a humidor in 2002 and is the only team in MLB with one.

DODGE AND TOSS

Arizona's Randall Delgado had to do a little dodging in the seventh inning, when a broken bat flew over his head as he tried to field the ball. The right-hander managed avoid the shard from Gorkys Hernandez's bat and throw him out at first.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: CF Denard Span missed his third straight game due to left hip tightness, but he stretched before Thursday's game and is hoping to play Friday in San Diego.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Matt Cain makes his 2017 debut to start a three-game series in San Diego. The three-time All-Star went 4-8 with a 5.64 ERA and was limited to 21 appearances due to injuries.

Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller makes his first start of the season when Arizona kicks off a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Miller went 3-12 with a 6.15 ERA in his first season with the Diamondbacks in 2016.

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  • W: J. De La Rosa (1-0)L: J. Samardzija (0-1)
  • HR: SF - A. Hill (1), ARI - P. Goldschmidt (2), J. Lamb (2), D. Peralta (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Hernandez CF40000010.125.176.188.364-0.5
B. Belt 1B31000111.235.350.588.9383.5
H. Pence RF31000101.333.400.500.9002.0
B. Posey C40210011.286.444.429.8734.5
B. Crawford SS30110101.375.389.6881.0763.0
E. Nunez 3B30000101.438.471.500.9711.0
C. Marrero LF30000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
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T. Blach P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Hill 2B-LF31111110.333.6001.3331.9336.5
J. Samardzija P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
J. Panik 2B20000000.385.400.6151.0150.0
  • a-flied out for Blach in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF51120013.421.450.7371.1874.5
D. Peralta RF42221110.154.214.462.67610.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B52211011.333.444.7331.1787.5
J. Lamb 3B31131120.200.294.667.9618.0
C. Owings SS40000021.313.389.375.764-1.0
C. Herrmann LF31200100.500.600.5001.1004.0
D. Descalso 2B40100012.286.286.286.5710.5
J. Mathis C31000112.300.364.600.9641.5
R. Ray P20100010.500.500.5001.0000.5
J. De La Rosa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Hazelbaker PH101100001.0001.0001.5002.5002.0
R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Ahmed PH01000100.400.500.6001.1002.0
J. Hoover P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-singled for De La Rosa in the 6th
  • b-walked for Chafin in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey 2 (2)
  • HR - A. Hill
  • RBI - B. Posey, B. Crawford (3), A. Hill (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey, B. Crawford
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Pollock (3), D. Peralta
  • HR - D. Peralta, P. Goldschmidt (2), J. Lamb (2)
  • RBI - A. Pollock 2 (5), D. Peralta 2 (2), P. Goldschmidt (3), J. Lamb 3 (5), J. Hazelbaker (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Pollock 2 (2), D. Peralta, J. Hazelbaker
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Belt
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Herrmann
  • E - D. Descalso
  • PB - J. Mathis
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 0-1)5.186629310.131.88-1.5
H. Strickland1.21001100.001.201.5
T. Blach1.023320016.204.00-4.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 0-1)5.1
H. Strickland1.2
T. Blach1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray5.23333614.761.069.0
J. De La Rosa (W, 1-0)0.10002000.006.005.0
R. Delgado (H, 1)1.110000018.000.752.0
A. Chafin (H, 2)0.20000004.500.000.0
J. Hoover1.00000107.710.003.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray5.2
J. De La Rosa (W, 1-0)0.1
R. Delgado (H, 1)1.1
A. Chafin (H, 2)0.2
J. Hoover1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 90-58, H. Strickland 26-15, T. Blach 25-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 3-3, H. Strickland 2-2, T. Blach 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 25, H. Strickland 7, T. Blach 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 99-56, J. De La Rosa 18-9, R. Delgado 22-14, A. Chafin 5-2, J. Hoover 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-4, R. Delgado 3-2, A. Chafin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 22, J. De La Rosa 3, R. Delgado 6, A. Chafin 2, J. Hoover 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Hernandez CF40000010.125.176.188.364-0.5
B. Belt 1B31000111.235.350.588.9383.5
H. Pence RF31000101.333.400.500.9002.0
B. Posey C40210011.286.444.429.8734.5
B. Crawford SS30110101.375.389.6881.0763.0
E. Nunez 3B30000101.438.471.500.9711.0
C. Marrero LF30000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
H. Strickland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Blach P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Gillaspie PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Hill 2B-LF31111110.333.6001.3331.9336.5
J. Samardzija P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
J. Panik 2B20000000.385.400.6151.0150.0
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  • a-flied out for Blach in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF51120013.421.450.7371.1874.5
D. Peralta RF42221110.154.214.462.67610.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B52211011.333.444.7331.1787.5
J. Lamb 3B31131120.200.294.667.9618.0
C. Owings SS40000021.313.389.375.764-1.0
C. Herrmann LF31200100.500.600.5001.1004.0
D. Descalso 2B40100012.286.286.286.5710.5
J. Mathis C31000112.300.364.600.9641.5
R. Ray P20100010.500.500.5001.0000.5
J. De La Rosa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Hazelbaker PH101100001.0001.0001.5002.5002.0
R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Ahmed PH01000100.400.500.6001.1002.0
J. Hoover P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for De La Rosa in the 6th
  • b-walked for Chafin in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey 2 (2)
  • HR - A. Hill
  • RBI - B. Posey, B. Crawford (3), A. Hill (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey, B. Crawford
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Pollock (3), D. Peralta
  • HR - D. Peralta, P. Goldschmidt (2), J. Lamb (2)
  • RBI - A. Pollock 2 (5), D. Peralta 2 (2), P. Goldschmidt (3), J. Lamb 3 (5), J. Hazelbaker (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Pollock 2 (2), D. Peralta, J. Hazelbaker
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Belt
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Herrmann
  • E - D. Descalso
  • PB - J. Mathis
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 0-1)5.186629310.131.88-1.5
H. Strickland1.21001100.001.201.5
T. Blach1.023320016.204.00-4.0
Total8.011995103---
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 0-1)5.1
H. Strickland1.2
T. Blach1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray5.23333614.761.069.0
J. De La Rosa (W, 1-0)0.10002000.006.005.0
R. Delgado (H, 1)1.110000018.000.752.0
A. Chafin (H, 2)0.20000004.500.000.0
J. Hoover1.00000107.710.003.5
Total9.0433571---
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray5.2
J. De La Rosa (W, 1-0)0.1
R. Delgado (H, 1)1.1
A. Chafin (H, 2)0.2
J. Hoover1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 90-58, H. Strickland 26-15, T. Blach 25-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 3-3, H. Strickland 2-2, T. Blach 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 25, H. Strickland 7, T. Blach 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 99-56, J. De La Rosa 18-9, R. Delgado 22-14, A. Chafin 5-2, J. Hoover 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-4, R. Delgado 3-2, A. Chafin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 22, J. De La Rosa 3, R. Delgado 6, A. Chafin 2, J. Hoover 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Peralta doubled to deep left, Pollock scored39
    Pollock doubled to left, Mathis and Ahmed scored38
  • 6TH INNING
    Hazelbaker singled to center, Herrmann scored, Descalso to second36
    Lamb homered to right center, Peralta and Goldschmidt scored35
    Posey doubled to deep left, Pence scored32
  • 4TH INNING
    Goldschmidt homered to right center22
    Peralta homered to left22
    Crawford singled to left, Belt scored, Crawford out at second20
  • 3RD INNING
    Hill homered to left10
  • 9TH INNING
    • J.J. Hoover pitching
    • T. Blach: Strike looking, Foul
    • C. Gillaspie: Foul, Ball, Foul, Gillaspie flied out to deep center
    • A. Hill: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hill struck out looking
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Panik popped out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • R. Delgado Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Foul, Pence flied out to deep right
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Posey doubled to deep left
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to first, Posey to third
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ty Blach relieved Hunter Strickland
    • C. Herrmann: Foul, Herrmann grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Descalso popped out to shortstop
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mathis walked
    • Nick Ahmed hit for Andrew Chafin
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ahmed walked, Mathis to second
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pollock doubled to left, Mathis and Ahmed scored
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Peralta doubled to deep left, Pollock scored
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Delgado Pitching:
    • A. Hill: Strike looking
    • Hill lined out to shortstop
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez safe at first on 3rd baseman Descalso fielding error
    • B. Belt: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Belt grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • H. Strickland Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lamb walked
    • C. Owings: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Owings struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pence walked
    • B. Posey: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pence to second on passed ball, Posey doubled to deep left, Pence scored
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nunez walked, Posey to third, Crawford to second
    • C. Marrero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Marrero flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt singled to right, Peralta to second
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Lamb homered to right center, Peralta and Goldschmidt scored
    • C. Owings: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Owings lined out to right
    • C. Herrmann: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrmann walked
    • D. Descalso: Descalso singled to right, Herrmann to second
    • Hunter Strickland pitching
    • Joe Panik at second
    • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mathis popped out to first
    • Jeremy Hazelbaker hit for Jorge De La Rosa
    • J. Hazelbaker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hazelbaker singled to center, Herrmann scored, Descalso to second
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Pollock flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Marrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
    • A. Hill: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hill walked
    • J. Samardzija: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Samardzija struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
    • R. Ray: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ray struck out swinging
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
    • H. Pence: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pence flied out to left
    • B. Posey: Ball, Posey flied out to center
    • B. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Belt stole second, Crawford singled to left, Belt scored, Crawford out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta homered to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt homered to right center
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
    • C. Owings: Ball, Owings grounded out to second
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Herrmann singled to center
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso lined out to first
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • C. Marrero: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero grounded out to second
    • A. Hill: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hill homered to left
    • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Samardzija struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis flied out to right
    • R. Ray: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ray reached on an infield single
    • A. Pollock: Pollock grounded into double play third to second to third to first, Ray out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Crawford popped out to catcher
    • E. Nunez: Nunez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • C. Owings: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • C. Herrmann: Herrmann singled to center
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Descalso struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt flied out to deep center
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pence grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)