Steal of home helps Diamondbacks beat reeling Mets, 5-4

PHOENIX (AP) When the Arizona Diamondbacks made a mistake on the bases, they ended up stealing home.

That's how things are going for the New York Mets these days.

Paul Goldschmidt stole home when New York botched a rundown, and Yasmany Tomas hit another home run against the reeling Mets to help Arizona hang on for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night.

Tomas has gone deep in five consecutive meetings with the Mets, who matched a season high with their sixth straight defeat.

''Nice to see Yaz hit a couple of balls very hard to the right side of the diamond. The one ball exploded off his bat when he hit a home run,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.

Gregor Blanco had a two-run single for the Diamondbacks, now 6-1 in their last seven games against New York. Of their 23 wins this season, 17 have come at home.

A four-run third inning gave the Diamondbacks a 4-1 lead before Tomas homered into the pool in right field in the sixth to make it 5-2. The solo shot loomed large when Rene Rivera hit a two-run homer in the seventh off ace Zack Greinke to cut the margin to one.

Greinke (5-2) allowed four runs and five hits while striking out eight in 6 2/3 innings to beat the Mets for the fifth straight time. He got help from relievers Andrew Chafin, Archie Bradley and Fernando Rodney, who combined to hold New York hitless the rest of the way.

Rodney worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 10th save.

''Flawless defense, scored five runs. That took care of most everything,'' Greinke said.

Tommy Milone (1-1) lasted 5 2/3 innings in his second start for the Mets. He gave up five runs and six hits.

Slumping outfielder Curtis Granderson homered and had two RBIs for New York.

''It's what we're going through right now,'' manager Terry Collins said. ''When things aren't going good, nothing goes good.''

The Mets took advantage of uncharacteristic wildness from Greinke in the second when he walked Rivera and Granderson to force in a run.

The Diamondbacks took the lead with four runs off Milone in the third. Blanco singled in two with one out, and after Goldschmidt was intentionally walked with two outs, Chris Owings made the Mets pay with an RBI single.

The Mets messed up a rundown when they had Owings hung up between first and second. First baseman Lucas Duda's throw home to try to get Goldschmidt breaking from third bounced away from Rivera.

''It was a mix-up between the coaches. I don't want to sound like we were geniuses. That was not the play,'' Lovullo said. ''It was blind luck. That is not how we run it. We got lucky.''

Goldschmidt was credited with stealing home, and his run made it 4-1. New York has allowed at least four runs in an inning in six straight games.

''Seeing C.O. (Owings) stop right there and knowing there was two outs, you have to take at least some bit of a chance to try to get to home,'' Goldschmidt said.

Duda said he has not been playing well for a week.

''I think it boils down to, I just made a poor throw. I've got to make a better throw. That's on me,'' he said. ''I've got to clean it up.''

Granderson entered hitting .148 and batted eighth for the first time since 2011. He hit a solo homer in the fifth.

Tomas, who connected for the second straight night, has eight home runs this season. He has six homers and 14 RBIs in 11 career games against the Mets.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: SS Asdrubal Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb, retroactive to Sunday. ''I like to play. I like to be there. But it's something that I don't feel like I can help the team like that,'' Cabrera said. ''The best idea for the team and for me is to try to be 100 percent.'' ... LHP Steven Matz (elbow inflammation) and RHP Seth Lugo (elbow inflammation) are scheduled to pitch Thursday for Class A St. Lucie.

Diamondbacks: OF David Peralta pinch hit for the second consecutive night. He has been out of the starting lineup for two days due to glute tightness.

UP NEXT

Mets: In the series finale Wednesday afternoon, RHP Matt Harvey returns to the mound where he made his major league debut in July 2012. Harvey (2-3, 5.62 ERA) has lost three straight outings but is 3-1 in four career starts against Arizona. ''The critical part is getting Matt Harvey going, make no mistake about it,'' Collins said. ''We come out of tomorrow's game and we're excited about what we see out of Matt Harvey, we'll take it.''

Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin (3-4, 4.17) is 3-1 in five home starts this season but 0-3 in his career against the Mets.

Copyright 2017 by Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
NYM16-22
010010200450
00400100X570
  • W: Z. Greinke (5-2)L: T. Milone (1-1)S: F. Rodney (10)
  • HR: NYM - R. Rivera (2), C. Granderson (3), ARI - Y. Tomas (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Conforto LF40000033.315.400.6311.031-1.5
J. Reyes SS40000010.180.262.301.562-0.5
J. Bruce RF40000020.261.344.535.879-1.0
N. Walker 2B31100100.257.331.431.7623.0
W. Flores 3B30100000.258.279.439.7192.0
P. Sewald P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Lagares PH10000001.209.306.256.5620.0
F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Duda 1B41100022.220.352.475.8271.0
R. Rivera C31121100.324.347.437.7838.0
C. Granderson CF31121120.153.222.298.5207.0
T. Milone P20000023.125.222.125.347-1.0
T. Rivera 3B10000000.286.360.442.8020.0
  • a-lined out for Sewald in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Blanco CF41120010.278.350.278.6285.5
N. Ahmed SS40100021.253.303.434.7370.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B31000101.310.444.5791.0244.0
C. Owings RF40210011.321.358.493.8514.5
Y. Tomas LF31111100.252.311.528.8407.0
F. Rodney P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Drury 2B40100002.318.358.496.8542.0
D. Descalso 3B31000123.180.315.344.6591.0
J. Mathis C21100110.183.216.366.5823.5
Z. Greinke P20000014.053.100.053.153-0.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Peralta PH10000000.296.346.456.8020.0
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Fuentes LF0000-000.200.200.200.000-
  • a-lined out for Chafin in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores (3)
  • HR - R. Rivera (2), C. Granderson (3)
  • RBI - R. Rivera 2 (13), C. Granderson 2 (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Drury (12), J. Mathis (5)
  • HR - Y. Tomas (8)
  • RBI - G. Blanco 2 (3), C. Owings (23), Y. Tomas (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Owings (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Blanco (2), P. Goldschmidt (10), C. Owings (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Milone (L, 1-1)5.26553416.251.59-2.0
P. Sewald1.10000303.000.004.5
F. Salas0.21001005.893.00-2.0
J. Blevins0.10000102.030.000.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Milone (L, 1-1)5.2
P. Sewald1.1
F. Salas0.2
J. Blevins0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (W, 5-2)6.25442823.091.0518.0
A. Chafin (H, 3)0.10000102.130.000.5
A. Bradley (H, 5)1.00001201.371.003.0
F. Rodney (S, 10)1.00000108.590.0010.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (W, 5-2)6.2
A. Chafin (H, 3)0.1
A. Bradley (H, 5)1.0
F. Rodney (S, 10)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Milone 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 98-57, P. Sewald 18-13, F. Salas 15-7, J. Blevins 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 6-6
  • Batters Faced - T. Milone 25, P. Sewald 4, F. Salas 4, J. Blevins
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 101-67, A. Chafin 5-3, A. Bradley 25-17, F. Rodney 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 5-7
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 27, A. Chafin, A. Bradley 4, F. Rodney 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
123456789RHE
NYM16-22
010010200450
00400100X570
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Conforto LF40000033.315.400.6311.031-1.5
J. Reyes SS40000010.180.262.301.562-0.5
J. Bruce RF40000020.261.344.535.879-1.0
N. Walker 2B31100100.257.331.431.7623.0
W. Flores 3B30100000.258.279.439.7192.0
P. Sewald P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Lagares PH10000001.209.306.256.5620.0
F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Duda 1B41100022.220.352.475.8271.0
R. Rivera C31121100.324.347.437.7838.0
C. Granderson CF31121120.153.222.298.5207.0
T. Milone P20000023.125.222.125.347-1.0
T. Rivera 3B10000000.286.360.442.8020.0
Total3245423129-----
  • a-lined out for Sewald in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Blanco CF41120010.278.350.278.6285.5
N. Ahmed SS40100021.253.303.434.7370.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B31000101.310.444.5791.0244.0
C. Owings RF40210011.321.358.493.8514.5
Y. Tomas LF31111100.252.311.528.8407.0
F. Rodney P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Drury 2B40100002.318.358.496.8542.0
D. Descalso 3B31000123.180.315.344.6591.0
J. Mathis C21100110.183.216.366.5823.5
Z. Greinke P20000014.053.100.053.153-0.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Peralta PH10000000.296.346.456.8020.0
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Fuentes LF0000-000.200.200.200.000-
Total3057414812-----
  • a-lined out for Chafin in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores (3)
  • HR - R. Rivera (2), C. Granderson (3)
  • RBI - R. Rivera 2 (13), C. Granderson 2 (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Drury (12), J. Mathis (5)
  • HR - Y. Tomas (8)
  • RBI - G. Blanco 2 (3), C. Owings (23), Y. Tomas (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Owings (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Blanco (2), P. Goldschmidt (10), C. Owings (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Milone (L, 1-1)5.26553416.251.59-2.0
P. Sewald1.10000303.000.004.5
F. Salas0.21001005.893.00-2.0
J. Blevins0.10000102.030.000.5
Total8.0755481---
PITCHERSIP
T. Milone (L, 1-1)5.2
P. Sewald1.1
F. Salas0.2
J. Blevins0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (W, 5-2)6.25442823.091.0518.0
A. Chafin (H, 3)0.10000102.130.000.5
A. Bradley (H, 5)1.00001201.371.003.0
F. Rodney (S, 10)1.00000108.590.0010.5
Total9.05443122---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (W, 5-2)6.2
A. Chafin (H, 3)0.1
A. Bradley (H, 5)1.0
F. Rodney (S, 10)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Milone 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 98-57, P. Sewald 18-13, F. Salas 15-7, J. Blevins 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 6-6
  • Batters Faced - T. Milone 25, P. Sewald 4, F. Salas 4, J. Blevins
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 101-67, A. Chafin 5-3, A. Bradley 25-17, F. Rodney 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 5-7
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 27, A. Chafin, A. Bradley 4, F. Rodney 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Rivera homered to left, Duda scored45
  • 6TH INNING
    Tomas homered to right center25
  • 5TH INNING
    Granderson homered to right center24
  • 3RD INNING
    Goldschmidt stole home Owings out at third14
    Owings singled to right, Blanco scored, Goldschmidt to third13
    Blanco singled to right, Descalso and Mathis scored12
  • 2ND INNING
    Granderson walked, Walker scored, Flores to third, Rivera to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • F. Rodney Pitching:
    • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Duda popped out to shortstop
    • R. Rivera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rivera lined out to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Bradley Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lagares lined out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Salas Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Goldschmidt flied out to deep right
    • C. Owings: Ball, Owings singled to shallow left
    • Y. Tomas: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tomas walked, Owings to second
    • B. Drury: Drury flied out to deep right, Owings to third, Tomas to second
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • L. Duda: Strike looking, Duda singled to shallow right
    • R. Rivera: Ball, Foul, Rivera homered to left, Duda scored
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Granderson struck out looking
    • T. Rivera: Ball, Foul, Rivera grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Sewald Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Peralta lined out to left
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Blanco struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Bruce flied out to left
    • N. Walker: Walker flied out to deep right
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Flores lined out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Milone Pitching:
    • Y. Tomas: Ball, Strike swinging, Tomas homered to right center
    • B. Drury: Ball, Drury grounded out to third
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Descalso struck out on foul tip
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Granderson homered to right center
    • T. Milone: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Milone struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Milone Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blanco grounded out to first
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ahmed singled to shallow center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to deep right
    • C. Owings: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Tomas grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
    • R. Rivera: Strike swinging, Foul, Rivera flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Milone Pitching:
    • Y. Tomas: Strike swinging, Tomas grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Drury doubled to shallow right
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Descalso lined out to center
    • J. Mathis: Mathis intentionally walked
    • Z. Greinke: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Greinke struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reyes flied out to center
    • J. Bruce: Bruce lined out to center
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Milone Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Descalso walked
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis doubled to deep left, Descalso to third
    • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Greinke fouled out to catcher
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blanco singled to right, Descalso and Mathis scored
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Blanco stole second, Ball, Ahmed flied out to center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt intentionally walked
    • C. Owings: Ball, Owings singled to right, Blanco scored, Goldschmidt to third
    • Y. Tomas: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt stole home Owings out at third
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Walker reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flores doubled to deep right center, Walker to third
    • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
    • R. Rivera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rivera walked
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked, Walker scored, Flores to third, Rivera to second
    • T. Milone: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Milone struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Milone Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Owings grounded out to third
    • Y. Tomas: Strike looking, Ball, Tomas lined out to right
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Drury grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Conforto lined out to right
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to first
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Milone Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blanco flied out to center
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, In play
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)