Chacin throws gem to beat Diamondbacks 1-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Padres' Jhoulys Chacin is building quite a resume at Petco Park.

The San Diego right-hander threw eight scoreless innings and got an eighth-inning homer from Erick Aybar to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 1-0, on Wednesday night.

Aybar, who had pitched to a batter the night before, pulled Zack Greinke's 82 mph slider just fair down the right-field line for the game's lone run.

''I was looking for a good pitch,'' Aybar said. ''It was slider in the middle of the plate and I swing.''

Added Greinke: ''I was trying to throw a borderline strike. I would have been happier with a ball than an inch or two over the plate, just not a very good pitch. You make a mistake, it's gonna get hit no matter what pitch it is, it just wasn't very good.''

The first homer of the year from Aybar made a winner out Chacin (2-2). Chacin was masterful as he gave up three hits. He walked two and struck out five.

For Chacin, it was his second straight win at home over a Cy Young Award winner. Earlier this year he defeated the San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner.

''Definitely you are more excited when you go against a Greinke or Bumgarner,'' Chacin said. ''You just try to go inning-by-inning by them.

Brandon Maurer worked the ninth inning for his second save as the Padres snapped a five-game losing streak.

''(Chacin) was working both sides of the plate with his fastball, he had a good sinker and went to slider later on,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''It took a lot for us to come out on top tonight against Greinke.''

A.J. Pollack singled in the ninth, stole second and reached third with two outs. But Jake Lamb struck out.

Grienke (1-2) and Chacin were locked in a duel over the first seven innings as neither team placed a runner in scoring position.

The Padres pinned a loss on Greinke for only the second time in 10 career decisions against them.

Grienke, leaning on his slider, started the game by retiring the first eight batters he faced and nine of the opening 10. He allowed a two-out single to Chacin in the third, but he was stranded. After Wil Myers singled in the fourth, he was erased on Yangervis Solarte's double-play groundball.

''He knows how to pitch,'' said Aybar, who entered the game in a 0-for-16 skid. ''Every day, when he is on the mound, you have to compete because you know he is going to compete.''

Third baseman Lamb's error on a one-out Chacin grounder in the sixth opened a small crack for the Padres. But Greinke easily put away Travis Jankowski and Allen Cordoba.

Solarte drew Grenike's only walk in the seventh with one out, but never advanced.

Chacin, who got knocked around in his last outing, turned in a performance reminiscent of two starts back when he threw 6 2/3 innings of two-hit, scoreless ball again the San Francisco Giants. Like Greinke, Chacin was using his slider to keep the Diamondbacks at bay. His innings weren't quite as clean as Greinke as he allowed a walk in the first, a single in the second, third and fourth.

But just like Greinke -- until the eighth -- Chacin was keeping the opposing team off the scoreboard. With the help of Maurer, they snapped the Diamondbacks' three-game winning streak.

''Zack did exactly what he was supposed to do,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''He gave us eight great innings, and unfortunately made a mistake and good hitters take advantage of mistakes, and you lose a game 1-0. That's frustrating in itself.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Bench coach Ron Gardenhire was released from the hospital after prostate surgery. There is no timetable for his return.

Padres: RHP Jarred Cosart (right hamstring strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. ... RHP Luis Perdomo (shoulder) had another bullpen session and could rejoin the rotation and start on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin (1-2, 2.81) has produced two consecutive quality starts, although he split the two decisions. Corbin is 3-3 with an 3.16 ERA lifetime against the Padres.

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (1-2, 3.60) has worked at least six innings in all three of his starts and is making his 14th start lifetime against the Diamondbacks. Richard has won 8 of 11 decisions with a 3.97 ERA.

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  • W: J. Chacin (2-2)L: Z. Greinke (1-2)S: B. Maurer (2)
  • HR: SD - E. Aybar (1)
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N. Ahmed SS30000000.273.304.455.7590.0
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    A. Cordoba CF40000022.353.421.529.950-1.0
    B. Maurer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    W. Myers 1B30100000.359.373.6411.0141.0
    Y. Solarte 2B20000101.224.281.362.6431.0
    R. Schimpf 3B30000001.119.339.333.6720.0
    H. Renfroe RF30000011.242.242.419.661-0.5
    A. Hedges C30000000.136.208.318.5270.0
    E. Aybar SS31111010.150.292.275.5675.5
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    • a-singled for Chacin in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - E. Aybar
    • RBI - E. Aybar
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Pollock (3)
    • CS - B. Drury
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - M. Margot (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - B. Drury, N. Ahmed, P. Goldschmidt
    • E - J. Lamb (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Greinke (L, 1-2)8.05111613.280.7518.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Greinke (L, 1-2)8.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Chacin (W, 2-2)8.03001505.090.5032.5
    B. Maurer (S, 2)1.01000204.761.0010.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Chacin (W, 2-2)8.0
    B. Maurer (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 96-67
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 7-10
    • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 29
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 101-66, B. Maurer 20-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 8-10, B. Maurer 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, B. Maurer 4
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    D. Peralta RF40000013.237.281.390.671-0.5
    P. Goldschmidt 1B40000012.236.400.400.800-0.5
    J. Lamb 3B40100012.304.385.554.9380.5
    B. Drury 2B30100011.275.302.353.655-0.5
    C. Herrmann LF30000012.150.190.150.340-0.5
    N. Ahmed SS30000000.273.304.455.7590.0
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      A. Cordoba CF40000022.353.421.529.950-1.0
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      W. Myers 1B30100000.359.373.6411.0141.0
      Y. Solarte 2B20000101.224.281.362.6431.0
      R. Schimpf 3B30000001.119.339.333.6720.0
      H. Renfroe RF30000011.242.242.419.661-0.5
      A. Hedges C30000000.136.208.318.5270.0
      E. Aybar SS31111010.150.292.275.5675.5
      J. Chacin P20100000.429.429.429.8571.0
      a- M. Margot CF10100000.262.308.475.7830.0
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      • a-singled for Chacin in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - E. Aybar
      • RBI - E. Aybar
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Pollock (3)
      • CS - B. Drury
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Margot (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - B. Drury, N. Ahmed, P. Goldschmidt
      • E - J. Lamb (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Greinke (L, 1-2)8.05111613.280.7518.0
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      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Greinke (L, 1-2)8.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chacin (W, 2-2)8.03001505.090.5032.5
      B. Maurer (S, 2)1.01000204.761.0010.0
      Total9.0400170---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Chacin (W, 2-2)8.0
      B. Maurer (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 96-67
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 7-10
      • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 29
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 101-66, B. Maurer 20-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 8-10, B. Maurer 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, B. Maurer 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Aybar homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Maurer Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pollock singled to right
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pollock stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to third, Pollock to third
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed flied out to left
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mathis lined out to second
        • Z. Greinke: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Greinke popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges flied out to right
        • E. Aybar: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Aybar homered to right
        • M. Margot: Ball, Margot reached on an infield single to second
        • T. Jankowski: Pickoff attempt, Margot picked off at second, first to pitcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Jankowski singled to center
        • A. Cordoba: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Cordoba grounded bunt out to catcher
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Lamb grounded out to second
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Drury popped out to first
        • C. Herrmann: Herrmann lined out to left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Myers grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Solarte walked
        • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Schimpf flied out to center
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pollock grounded out to second
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
        • J. Chacin: Foul, Strike looking, Chacin safe at first on 3rd baseman Lamb fielding error
        • T. Jankowski: Jankowski popped out to shortstop
        • A. Cordoba: Cordoba grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ahmed flied out to shallow left
        • J. Mathis: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
        • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Greinke struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Schimpf lined out to left
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hedges lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Lamb singled to right
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Herrmann lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Myers singled to center
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Myers out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Mathis lined out to center
        • Z. Greinke: Greinke lined out to center
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pollock singled to left center
        • D. Peralta: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Peralta grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hedges grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Aybar: Ball, Aybar grounded out to first
        • J. Chacin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chacin singled to left
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jankowski struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Drury singled to left
        • C. Herrmann: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Herrmann struck out looking
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Drury caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte flied out to left
        • R. Schimpf: Ball, Strike looking, Schimpf popped out to third
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe flied out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pollock walked
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Peralta lined out to left
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Goldschmidt grounded out to third, Pollock to second
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lamb grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
        • A. Cordoba: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Ball, Myers flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)