Diamondbacks beat Phillies 6-1

PHOENIX (AP) Zack Greinke had a lot of misses by a little bit.

But even when he's not at his best, the Arizona right-hander is still one of the best pitchers in baseball.

Fighting his command and frustrations with a tight strike zone, Greinke overcame a shaky start to pitch five effective innings, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

''I was missing by a little bit and they weren't swinging at it,'' Greinke said. ''I wasn't trying to miss by a little bit, but it was just happening. Sometimes they swing at that pitch, but today they weren't, having a more patient eye and I had a deeper pitch count because of it.''

The Diamondbacks were sluggish the previous day against the Phillies, scratching out a 2-1 victory in 11 innings. They took advantage of a rough outing by Nick Pivetta (1-4) in the series finale, racking up six runs in less than three innings against the rookie right-hander.

Chris Herrmann led off the first inning with a homer and Daniel Descalso, who had the walkoff hit on Sunday, finished with three RBIs.

That gave Greinke (9-4) plenty of wiggle room as he sorted through his command issues and the bullpen shut the Phillies down for the second straight game.

Arizona won for the 12th time in 14 games to extend the best start in team history (49-28). The Diamondbacks also won their fifth straight home series and ninth overall, matching their 2016 total.

''Nice way to close out a series,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''We played an afternoon game and I thought the guys were prepared, ready and executed early.''

The Phillies continued to struggle offensively, managing five hits while going 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Philadelphia scored six runs in the first game of the series and four in the next three to lose for the 10th time in 14 games against Arizona.

''You know the old saying, pitching and defense wins games,'' Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. ''But if you can't hit, you can't win a lot of games.''

Greinke entered the game 6-0 at Chase Field this season, but needed 23 pitches to get through the first inning. He worked around the traffic without giving up a run and settled in after that, keeping the Phillies in check until Freddy Galvis' RBI single in the fifth inning.

Greinke allowed a run and three hits with seven strikeouts.

''There was a certain degree of frustration from time to time,'' Lovullo said. ''But he came out of the game with a chance to win and the bullpen did a nice job.''

Pivetta also struggled at the start, but didn't recover.

The right-hander gave up a homer to the first batter he faced, a line drive into the pool in right field by Herrmann. Descalso had a run-scoring single in the second inning, then Pivetta had trouble finding the strike zone, walking three straight batters for another run.

Descalso added a two-run single in Arizona's three-run third for a 6-0 lead.

Pivetta allowed seven hits and walked five in 2 2/3 innings.

''I didn't really have much of a release point, couldn't really feel the ball out of my hand out of the stretch, which really killed me,'' Pivetta said.

NUMBERS

Arizona's Chris Owings had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. ... Philadelphia's Odubal Herrera has a 13-game road hitting streak. ... Arizona has won 14 of its past 16 home games.

PHILLIES MOVES

The Phillies recalled RHP Ricardo Pinto from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to the Iron Pigs prior to Monday's game. Pinto is making his second appearance with the Phillies after pitching 14 scoreless innings in the minors.

TRAINER'S TABLE

Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff tested his strained back in a bullpen session on Sunday, but the Phillies have not decided whether he'll skip another start or not.

Diamondbacks: CF A.J. Pollock is expected to play another rehab game for Triple-Reno on Tuesday. He went 0 for 2 in four innings Sunday as he works his way back from a pair of leg injuries.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola struck out a season-best seven the previous time out and will start the opener of Philadelphia's two-game series at Seattle on Tuesday.

Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker is 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA in his past seven starts heading into Tuesday's game against St. Louis.

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  • HR: ARI - C. Herrmann (7)
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F. Galvis SS30000102.249.300.416.7171.0
A. Altherr RF40100014.283.350.519.8700.5
M. Franco 3B40100002.221.282.365.6471.0
O. Herrera CF40100032.257.294.401.695-0.5
A. Blanco 2B40000022.173.262.240.502-1.0
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B. Stassi 1B30000112.179.276.328.6050.5
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N. Pivetta P10000010.133.133.133.267-0.5
A. Morgan P00000100.500.667.5001.1671.0
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H. Milner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kelly 2B10000000.200.250.350.6000.0
  • a-flied out for Morgan in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Herrmann LF31121212.186.292.407.6998.5
N. Ahmed SS50000026.256.299.427.726-1.0
D. Peralta RF51100000.325.374.486.8592.0
J. Lamb 3B41100020.280.377.542.9191.0
C. Owings 2B32200110.293.329.470.7995.5
D. Descalso 1B40230021.238.333.401.7354.0
R. Fuentes CF31110102.244.279.341.6216.0
J. Mathis C30200102.178.218.297.5145.0
Z. Greinke P20000124.094.147.094.2410.0
S. Bracho P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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R. De La Rosa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Bracho in the 7th
BATTING
  • RBI - D. Nava (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Nava (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Owings (18)
  • HR - C. Herrmann (7)
  • RBI - C. Herrmann 2 (19), D. Descalso 3 (26), R. Fuentes (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Fuentes (2), J. Mathis
FIELDING
  • E - M. Franco (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 1-4)2.27665315.401.67-15.5
A. Morgan3.11001507.001.729.5
H. Milner1.02000204.502.502.0
R. Pinto1.000001012.003.003.5
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 1-4)2.2
A. Morgan3.1
H. Milner1.0
R. Pinto1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (W, 9-4)5.03113503.081.0617.5
S. Bracho2.02001205.791.184.0
R. De La Rosa1.00000200.000.434.0
T. McFarland1.00000101.821.053.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (W, 9-4)5.0
S. Bracho2.0
R. De La Rosa1.0
T. McFarland1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 84-45, A. Morgan 47-30, H. Milner 22-13, R. Pinto 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 4-0, A. Morgan 4-1, H. Milner 1-0, R. Pinto 2-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 19, A. Morgan 12, H. Milner 5, R. Pinto 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 102-58, S. Bracho 38-25, R. De La Rosa 9-8, T. McFarland 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 5-5, S. Bracho 1-3, R. De La Rosa 1-0, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 21, S. Bracho 9, R. De La Rosa 3, T. McFarland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Nava LF30210110.286.397.410.8063.5
F. Galvis SS30000102.249.300.416.7171.0
A. Altherr RF40100014.283.350.519.8700.5
M. Franco 3B40100002.221.282.365.6471.0
O. Herrera CF40100032.257.294.401.695-0.5
A. Blanco 2B40000022.173.262.240.502-1.0
R. Pinto P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Stassi 1B30000112.179.276.328.6050.5
A. Knapp C41000013.238.328.376.7040.5
N. Pivetta P10000010.133.133.133.267-0.5
A. Morgan P00000100.500.667.5001.1671.0
a- C. Perkins PH10000000.087.120.087.2070.0
H. Milner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kelly 2B10000000.200.250.350.6000.0
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  • a-flied out for Morgan in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Herrmann LF31121212.186.292.407.6998.5
N. Ahmed SS50000026.256.299.427.726-1.0
D. Peralta RF51100000.325.374.486.8592.0
J. Lamb 3B41100020.280.377.542.9191.0
C. Owings 2B32200110.293.329.470.7995.5
D. Descalso 1B40230021.238.333.401.7354.0
R. Fuentes CF31110102.244.279.341.6216.0
J. Mathis C30200102.178.218.297.5145.0
Z. Greinke P20000124.094.147.094.2410.0
S. Bracho P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Bracho in the 7th
BATTING
  • RBI - D. Nava (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Nava (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Owings (18)
  • HR - C. Herrmann (7)
  • RBI - C. Herrmann 2 (19), D. Descalso 3 (26), R. Fuentes (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Fuentes (2), J. Mathis
FIELDING
  • E - M. Franco (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 1-4)2.27665315.401.67-15.5
A. Morgan3.11001507.001.729.5
H. Milner1.02000204.502.502.0
R. Pinto1.000001012.003.003.5
Total8.010666111---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 1-4)2.2
A. Morgan3.1
H. Milner1.0
R. Pinto1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (W, 9-4)5.03113503.081.0617.5
S. Bracho2.02001205.791.184.0
R. De La Rosa1.00000200.000.434.0
T. McFarland1.00000101.821.053.5
Total9.05114100---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (W, 9-4)5.0
S. Bracho2.0
R. De La Rosa1.0
T. McFarland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 84-45, A. Morgan 47-30, H. Milner 22-13, R. Pinto 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 4-0, A. Morgan 4-1, H. Milner 1-0, R. Pinto 2-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 19, A. Morgan 12, H. Milner 5, R. Pinto 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 102-58, S. Bracho 38-25, R. De La Rosa 9-8, T. McFarland 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 5-5, S. Bracho 1-3, R. De La Rosa 1-0, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 21, S. Bracho 9, R. De La Rosa 3, T. McFarland 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Nava singled to right, Knapp scored, Morgan to third16
  • 3RD INNING
    Fuentes singled to right, Owings scored, Descalso to second06
    Descalso singled to right, Peralta and Lamb scored, Owings to third05
  • 2ND INNING
    Herrmann walked, Fuentes scored, Mathis to third, Greinke to second03
    Descalso singled to left, Owings scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Herrmann homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • T.J. McFarland relieved Rubby De La Rosa
    • B. Stassi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Stassi struck out looking
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Knapp grounded out to second
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Kelly grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Rubby De La Rosa pitching
    • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • A. Blanco: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ricardo Pinto relieved Andres Blanco
    • Ty Kelly at second
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Herrmann struck out on foul tip
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Foul, Peralta grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Cameron Perkins hit for Adam Morgan
    • C. Perkins: Ball, Perkins flied out to shallow left
    • D. Nava: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nava walked
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Galvis flied out to deep center
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Altherr fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hoby Milner pitching
    • C. Owings: Owings singled to shallow right
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
    • R. Fuentes: Foul, Ball, Fuentes reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Owings out at second
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Mathis singled to right center, Fuentes to third
    • Brandon Drury hit for Silvino Bracho
    • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Silvino Bracho relieved Zack Greinke
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco singled to center
    • O. Herrera: Herrera singled to left, Franco to second
    • A. Blanco: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
    • B. Stassi: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Stassi grounded out to first, Franco to third, Herrera to second
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Morgan Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Peralta grounded out to first
    • J. Lamb: Lamb grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • A. Blanco: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Blanco flied out to shallow left
    • B. Stassi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Stassi walked
    • A. Knapp: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Knapp reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Stassi out at second
    • A. Morgan: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morgan walked, Knapp to second
    • D. Nava: Ball, Foul, Nava singled to right, Knapp scored, Morgan to third
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked, Nava to second
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altherr grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Morgan Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • R. Fuentes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fuentes walked
    • J. Mathis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mathis singled to center, Fuentes to second
    • Z. Greinke: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, , Strike swinging, Greinke struck out swinging
    • C. Herrmann: Strike swinging, Ball, Herrmann grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Altherr struck out on foul tip
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Franco grounded out to second
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Morgan Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta grounded out to first
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
    • C. Owings: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
    • D. Nava: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nava struck out looking
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta singled to center
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Lamb singled to right, Peralta to second
    • C. Owings: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Owings walked, Peralta to third, Lamb to second
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Descalso singled to right, Peralta and Lamb scored, Owings to third
    • R. Fuentes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fuentes singled to right, Owings scored, Descalso to second
    • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mathis reached on fielder's choice to third, Descalso out at third, Fuentes to third on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error
    • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Greinke struck out looking
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrmann walked, Mathis to second
    • Adam Morgan relieved Nick Pivetta
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed fouled out to first
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • A. Blanco: Foul, Blanco grounded out to first
    • B. Stassi: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Stassi lined out to right
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Knapp grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Owings doubled to deep left
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Foul, Descalso singled to left, Owings scored
    • R. Fuentes: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fuentes reached on fielder's choice to second, Descalso out at second
    • J. Mathis: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mathis walked, Fuentes to second
    • Z. Greinke: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Greinke walked, Fuentes to third, Mathis to second
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrmann walked, Fuentes scored, Mathis to third, Greinke to second
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ahmed grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Herrmann out at second
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • D. Nava: Ball, Strike looking, Nava singled to left center
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Galvis lined out to center
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Altherr singled to center, Nava to second
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco fouled out to catcher
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Herrmann homered to right center
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peralta grounded out to third
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)