Tomas, Miller lead Diamondbacks to 11-2 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Shelby Miller hopes he's on his way to putting his awful 2016 season behind him.

Backed by Yasmany Tomas' three-run homer, Miller pitched 7 1/3 innings of four-hit ball and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Tuesday night.

The Padres lost their fifth straight game. They were coming off a four-game sweep at Atlanta.

Miller (2-1) kept the Padres off balance most of the night, including four 1-2-3 innings, as he pitched into the eighth for the first time this season. San Diego broke through in the third with Wil Myers' two-out RBI single to center, but otherwise was frustrated.

Miller was not. He needs just one win to match his total from last year, when he went 3-12 with 6.15 ERA in his first season with Arizona. He was even demoted at one point, making eight starts in Triple-A.

''It's great. The biggest thing is just trying to go out there and compete, no matter what the circumstances are,'' Miller said. ''Last year, I only won three games and the year before that only six. My biggest thing was trying to get back to winning, not only for myself but for the team. I think we're in a great place. It's just all kind of coming together for us and we've got to continue going and just continue to play the best ball we're doing and I think we'll be in good shape.''

Miller allowed a double to Travis Jankowski leading off the eighth, struck out Christian Bethancourt and then made way for Randall Delgado. Miller struck out five and walked two.

''I thought it was a great outing for him. I was excited because of all the hard work he's putting in and he deserves moments like that,'' manager Torey Lovullo said.

''For us to send him back out in the eighth inning meant a lot to him, I'm sure, but it also helped us win the ballgame by the way he performed today, and that's what it's all about,'' the manager said. ''He was just very effective and controlled all the pitches in all innings. I think he had only one inning where he threw more than 20 pitches. That's crucial.''

Tomas' line-shot homer to left capped the four-run fifth and gave the Diamondbacks a 7-1 lead. His second, it went an estimated 378 feet. Paul Goldschmidt was aboard on a walk and Jake Lamb on an RBI single.

Arizona's Chris Ianetta homered to right-center off Zach Lee in the eighth, his second.

Padres starter Jarred Cosart (0-1) left after 3 2/3 innings with a strained right hamstring. He came out after walking Brandon Drury with the bases loaded. Craig Stammen came on and promptly threw away Chris Owings' comebacker for a two-run error.

''It was a tough loss,'' San Diego manager Andy Green said. ''Today's game is just that kind of a painful baseball game where you lose your starter when he's throwing very, very well.''

Cosart allowed three runs, one earned, and two hits. He struck out two and walked two.

Cosart said he got hurt running out a bunt in the third inning.

''It didn't quite feel right and then progressively pitch by pitch the next inning it started getting tighter and tighter,'' Cosart said. ''I continued to try to get through it. I was hoping it was a cramp or something like that and it just didn't go away and it started affecting command a lot, and that's when I came out and it was done.''

REBUILDING WOES

The game got so out of hand that 33-year-old Padres shortstop Erick Aybar made his big league pitching debut in the eighth, taking over from Bethancourt to get Chris Hermann to ground out.

''I started cranking my arm toward him at shortstop to see if he wanted to pitch and he cranked it back at me,'' Green said. ''So at that point I felt like Christian had thrown enough pitches, and frankly at some point in time you've got to smile, you've got to enjoy the moment, that smile relaxes them going into tomorrow and I think Erick coming in relieves a little bit of the tension from the game today.''

As it is, the Padres are experimenting with having Bethancourt pitch. Normally, he's a catcher. He allowed two unearned runs and one hit in one inning, with two strikeouts and two walks.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (1-1, 4.32) looks to bounce back from a 7-1 loss to Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is 8-1 with a 2.02 ERA in 16 career starts against San Diego.

Padres: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 7.80), who spent part of the 2015 season with Arizona, is scheduled to make his fourth start for San Diego. He is 5-3 in 14 career appearances, including 13 starts, with a 3.04 ERA against the Diamondbacks.

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  • W: S. Miller (2-1)L: J. Cosart (0-1)
  • HR: ARI - C. Iannetta (2), Y. Tomas (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF41200100.267.302.400.7026.0
J. Hazelbaker PR-CF10120000.500.563.7141.2775.0
D. Peralta RF51200103.255.300.418.7184.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B22000303.255.424.431.8565.0
C. Herrmann PR-1B10000002.176.222.176.3990.0
J. Lamb 3B41120022.308.393.577.9703.0
T. Wilhelmsen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Tomas LF52231012.286.314.531.8449.5
B. Drury 2B40010111.271.300.354.6541.5
C. Owings SS40000012.308.345.423.769-0.5
N. Ahmed SS11000000.316.350.526.8761.0
C. Iannetta C51111023.238.333.524.8575.0
S. Miller P21000210.000.375.000.3752.5
R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Descalso PH-3B01000100.136.269.136.4062.0
  • a-walked for Delgado in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF40000003.250.297.467.7640.0
W. Myers 1B40110021.361.375.6561.0311.0
H. Sanchez 1B0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Solarte 2B30000002.232.279.375.6540.0
A. Cordoba 2B-SS11100000.462.533.6921.2262.0
R. Schimpf 3B30000111.128.357.359.7160.5
H. Renfroe RF40200011.254.254.441.6951.5
A. Hedges C30000002.146.222.341.5640.0
L. Torrens C10110000.200.333.200.5332.0
E. Aybar SS-P30000103.135.289.189.4781.0
T. Jankowski LF31200000.158.289.184.4734.0
J. Cosart P10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- L. Sardinas PH10000000.125.222.125.3470.0
Z. Lee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Bethancourt P-2B10000011.167.167.167.333-0.5
  • a-lined out for Stammen in the 5th
BATTING
  • 3B - J. Hazelbaker
  • HR - Y. Tomas (2), C. Iannetta (2)
  • SF - J. Lamb
  • RBI - J. Hazelbaker 2 (4), J. Lamb 2 (14), Y. Tomas 3 (8), B. Drury (7), C. Iannetta (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Hazelbaker 2 (3), J. Lamb (4), Y. Tomas 3 (6), B. Drury (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Jankowski
  • RBI - W. Myers (10), L. Torrens
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Pollock (2)
FIELDING
  • E - Z. Lee, H. Sanchez, R. Schimpf, C. Stammen
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Miller (W, 2-1)7.14112503.500.8226.5
R. Delgado0.20000007.560.000.0
T. Wilhelmsen1.03110007.503.00-1.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Miller (W, 2-1)7.1
R. Delgado0.2
T. Wilhelmsen1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cosart (L, 0-1)3.22312203.241.090.0
C. Stammen1.12442115.633.00-4.5
Z. Lee2.24223315.632.63-1.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Cosart (L, 0-1)3.2
C. Stammen1.1
Z. Lee2.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Miller 101-64, R. Delgado 5-2, T. Wilhelmsen 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Miller 10-6, R. Delgado 1-1, T. Wilhelmsen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Miller 27, R. Delgado 2, T. Wilhelmsen 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cosart 60-31, C. Stammen 34-19, Z. Lee 66-40, C. Bethancourt 33-18, E. Aybar 3-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cosart 4-5, C. Stammen 1-3, Z. Lee 3-3, C. Bethancourt 1-1, E. Aybar 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Cosart 15, C. Stammen 9, Z. Lee 16, C. Bethancourt 7, E. Aybar
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF41200100.267.302.400.7026.0
J. Hazelbaker PR-CF10120000.500.563.7141.2775.0
D. Peralta RF51200103.255.300.418.7184.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B22000303.255.424.431.8565.0
C. Herrmann PR-1B10000002.176.222.176.3990.0
J. Lamb 3B41120022.308.393.577.9703.0
T. Wilhelmsen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Tomas LF52231012.286.314.531.8449.5
B. Drury 2B40010111.271.300.354.6541.5
C. Owings SS40000012.308.345.423.769-0.5
N. Ahmed SS11000000.316.350.526.8761.0
C. Iannetta C51111023.238.333.524.8575.0
S. Miller P21000210.000.375.000.3752.5
R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Descalso PH-3B01000100.136.269.136.4062.0
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  • a-walked for Delgado in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF40000003.250.297.467.7640.0
W. Myers 1B40110021.361.375.6561.0311.0
H. Sanchez 1B0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Solarte 2B30000002.232.279.375.6540.0
A. Cordoba 2B-SS11100000.462.533.6921.2262.0
R. Schimpf 3B30000111.128.357.359.7160.5
H. Renfroe RF40200011.254.254.441.6951.5
A. Hedges C30000002.146.222.341.5640.0
L. Torrens C10110000.200.333.200.5332.0
E. Aybar SS-P30000103.135.289.189.4781.0
T. Jankowski LF31200000.158.289.184.4734.0
J. Cosart P10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- L. Sardinas PH10000000.125.222.125.3470.0
Z. Lee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Bethancourt P-2B10000011.167.167.167.333-0.5
Total3227202516-----
  • a-lined out for Stammen in the 5th
BATTING
  • 3B - J. Hazelbaker
  • HR - Y. Tomas (2), C. Iannetta (2)
  • SF - J. Lamb
  • RBI - J. Hazelbaker 2 (4), J. Lamb 2 (14), Y. Tomas 3 (8), B. Drury (7), C. Iannetta (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Hazelbaker 2 (3), J. Lamb (4), Y. Tomas 3 (6), B. Drury (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Jankowski
  • RBI - W. Myers (10), L. Torrens
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Pollock (2)
FIELDING
  • E - Z. Lee, H. Sanchez, R. Schimpf, C. Stammen
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Miller (W, 2-1)7.14112503.500.8226.5
R. Delgado0.20000007.560.000.0
T. Wilhelmsen1.03110007.503.00-1.0
Total9.0722250---
PITCHERSIP
S. Miller (W, 2-1)7.1
R. Delgado0.2
T. Wilhelmsen1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cosart (L, 0-1)3.22312203.241.090.0
C. Stammen1.12442115.633.00-4.5
Z. Lee2.24223315.632.63-1.5
Total9.09117982---
PITCHERSIP
J. Cosart (L, 0-1)3.2
C. Stammen1.1
Z. Lee2.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Miller 101-64, R. Delgado 5-2, T. Wilhelmsen 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Miller 10-6, R. Delgado 1-1, T. Wilhelmsen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Miller 27, R. Delgado 2, T. Wilhelmsen 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cosart 60-31, C. Stammen 34-19, Z. Lee 66-40, C. Bethancourt 33-18, E. Aybar 3-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cosart 4-5, C. Stammen 1-3, Z. Lee 3-3, C. Bethancourt 1-1, E. Aybar 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Cosart 15, C. Stammen 9, Z. Lee 16, C. Bethancourt 7, E. Aybar
  • 9TH INNING
    Torrens singled to shallow center, Cordoba scored, Renfroe to second112
    Hazelbaker tripled to deep right, Ahmed and Descalso scored111
  • 8TH INNING
    Iannetta homered to right center81
  • 5TH INNING
    Tomas homered to left, Goldschmidt and Lamb scored71
    Lamb singled to center, Pollock scored, Goldschmidt to second41
  • 4TH INNING
    Owings safe at first on Stammen fielding error, Goldschmidt and Tomas scored, Drury to third31
    Drury walked, Peralta scored, Goldschmidt to third, Tomas to second11
  • 3RD INNING
    Myers singled to shallow center, Jankowski scored, Cosart to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • C. Bethancourt Pitching:
    • B. Drury: Ball, Foul, Drury popped out to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed safe at first on 2nd baseman Schimpf fielding error
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Descalso walked, Ahmed to second
    • J. Hazelbaker: Ball, Hazelbaker tripled to deep right, Ahmed and Descalso scored
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta walked
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Foul, Herrmann grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • T. Wilhelmsen Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Cordoba singled to shallow center
    • R. Schimpf: Strike swinging, Ball, Schimpf flied out to left
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Renfroe singled to shallow right, Cordoba to second
    • L. Torrens: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Torrens singled to shallow center, Cordoba scored, Renfroe to second
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Aybar grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Renfroe to third, Torrens out at second
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Z. Lee Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Foul, Iannetta homered to right center
    • R. Delgado Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Margot lined out to right
    • W. Myers: Ball, Myers grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Z. Lee Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lamb struck out swinging
    • Y. Tomas: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Tomas safe at first on Lee fielding error
    • B. Drury: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
    • C. Owings: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • S. Miller Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Schimpf grounded out to first
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe singled to shallow left
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hedges grounded out to third, Renfroe to second
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Aybar grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Lee Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Owings grounded out to third
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Iannetta popped out to first
    • S. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Miller walked
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pollock reached on an infield single to third, Miller to second
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peralta singled to shallow center, Miller to third, Pollock to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Miller Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Margot grounded out to third
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Stammen Pitching:
    • S. Miller: Strike looking, Strike looking, Miller flied out to right
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pollock walked
    • D. Peralta: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Peralta flied out to center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pollock stole second, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lamb singled to center, Pollock scored, Goldschmidt to second
    • Y. Tomas: Tomas homered to left, Goldschmidt and Lamb scored
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Miller Pitching:
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Aybar grounded out to first
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski lined out to center
    • L. Sardinas: Ball, Sardinas lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pollock lined out to left
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Goldschmidt walked, Peralta to second
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • Y. Tomas: Ball, Tomas singled to shallow left center, Peralta to third, Goldschmidt to second
    • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury walked, Peralta scored, Goldschmidt to third, Tomas to second
    • C. Owings: Owings safe at first on Stammen fielding error, Goldschmidt and Tomas scored, Drury to third
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • S. Miller Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Schimpf walked
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe flied out to right
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges grounded into double play second to third to first, Schimpf out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Owings flied out to right
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Iannetta grounded out to third
    • S. Miller: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Miller struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Miller Pitching:
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Aybar walked
    • T. Jankowski: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jankowski singled to shallow right, Aybar to second
    • J. Cosart: Cosart reached on fielder's choice to catcher, Aybar out at third, Jankowski to second
    • M. Margot: Foul, Margot flied out to right, Jankowski to third
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Myers singled to shallow center, Jankowski scored, Cosart to second
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Solarte popped out to third
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Lamb grounded out to third
    • Y. Tomas: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Tomas grounded out to third
    • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Drury lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Miller Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schimpf struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock popped out to second
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to catcher
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Miller Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot flied out to right
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)