Altherr goes deep to back Arrieta, Phils beat D'Backs 5-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Aaron Altherr came through in a clutch spot again.

Altherr hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Jake Arrieta outpitched Zack Greinke and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Wednesday night.

''Big spot in the game, those kinds of moments I focus in a little more,'' said Altherr, who had a game-ending RBI single against Pittsburgh on Sunday. ''My timing has definitely been better. I feel a lot more relaxed at the plate.''

Arrieta (3-0) allowed three runs - one earned - and four hits in seven innings. He pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth after walking in a run.

''It was a grind,'' Arrieta said. ''I didn't get a consistent feel for my breaking pitches but I kept them off-balance.''

The Diamondbacks had won eight straight games in Philadelphia, dating to 2016.

Greinke (2-2) gave up five runs and nine hits in six innings, striking out nine.

''I didn't think I was very good the entire game,'' Greinke said. ''I made a bad pitch on the homer. I wanted it down and he put a really good swing on it.''

Carlos Santana hit a double off the top of the right-field fence to start Philadelphia's sixth and Odubel Herrera walked. After Greinke fanned Rhys Hoskins, Altherr hit a 2-1 slider over the bushes behind the wall in straightaway center field to give the Phillies a 5-3 lead.

Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young award winner with the Cubs, has been outstanding in four starts for Philadelphia. The Phillies are off to a 15-8 start.

''Jake is one of the best leaders I've ever been around,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''He models the behavior we want from (everyone).''

Arizona had Arrieta on the ropes in the fourth when Paul Goldschmidt reached on third baseman Maikel Franco's throwing error, A.J. Pollock singled and Daniel Descalso walked to load the bases.

Arrieta then walked Chris Owings to force in a run. But Jarrod Dyson hit a bouncer to the mound and Arrieta threw home to get the first out. Franco then made an excellent, backhanded play on Jeff Mathis' sharp grounder, stepped on third and threw to first for a double play.

''We had a golden opportunity,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''Unfortunately, it didn't go the way we wanted it to.''

Adam Morgan and Luis Garcia combined for a scoreless eighth and Hector Neris finished for his fifth save in six tries.

Hernandez led off Philadelphia's first by lining a double to right and advanced to third on Dyson's fielding error. He scored on Santana's groundout.

David Peralta's sacrifice fly tied it at 1 in the third. Herrera's sac fly gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead in the bottom half. Descalso's sac fly put the Diamondbacks up 3-2 in the sixth.

JAKE'S ON

Arrieta has allowed three earned runs or less in each of his last 18 starts, posting a 2.16 ERA in that span.

THE WHIFF

Arizona's pitching staff struck out 10 or more batters for the third straight game, and the 15th time this season.

STREAKING

Herrera has reached safely in 25 straight games, extending his career-high streak.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker had Tommy John surgery on Wednesday in New York. RHP Shelby Miller, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed last year, threw his first session of live batting practice Wednesday. He could return this summer.

Phillies: GM Matt Klentak said RHP Jerad Eickhoff could return to the starting rotation by the end of May. Eickhoff has been out with a strained muscle in his back since spring training.

UP NEXT

RHP Matt Koch (0-0, 1.13 ERA) starts for the Diamondbacks and RHP Ben Lively (0-1, 4.64 ERA) goes for the Phillies in the series finale on Thursday afternoon.

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  • W: J. Arrieta (3-0)L: Z. Greinke (2-2)S: H. Neris (5)
  • HR: PHI - A. Altherr (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF30010010.304.371.456.8260.5
K. Marte SS40200001.232.270.347.6172.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B42000012.259.400.519.9193.5
A. Pollock CF40100002.280.341.585.9261.0
D. Descalso 3B20010110.182.277.400.6771.5
C. Owings 2B20010210.250.328.367.6952.5
J. Dyson RF41100014.179.258.357.6151.5
J. Mathis C30100003.200.310.240.5501.0
a- A. Avila PH00000100.179.304.333.6381.0
D. Marrero PR00000000.219.257.281.5380.0
Z. Greinke P20000012.000.200.000.200-0.5
b- C. Walker PH10000000.125.300.250.5500.0
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Murphy PH10000002.240.269.560.8290.0
  • a-walked for Mathis in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Greinke in the 7th
  • c-flied out for Salas in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B42300000.313.431.434.8655.0
C. Santana 1B41210000.171.304.305.6095.0
O. Herrera CF21110110.333.382.457.8393.5
R. Hoskins LF40100023.324.484.5921.0760.0
A. Altherr RF41131012.172.294.397.6917.5
A. Knapp C30000010.200.289.250.539-0.5
M. Franco 3B30100020.250.292.406.6980.0
J. Crawford SS30100011.193.246.333.5790.5
J. Arrieta P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
a- S. Kingery PH10000010.213.277.387.664-0.5
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Arrieta in the 7th
BATTING
  • SF - D. Peralta, D. Descalso (2)
  • RBI - D. Peralta (12), D. Descalso (10), C. Owings (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (4), C. Santana (5)
  • HR - A. Altherr (3)
  • SF - O. Herrera
  • RBI - C. Santana (11), O. Herrera (9), A. Altherr 3 (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - P. Goldschmidt (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Hernandez (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Pollock
  • E - J. Dyson
FIELDING
  • E - J. Crawford (4), M. Franco (3), A. Knapp (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (L, 2-2)6.09551914.801.132.5
A. Chafin1.10000201.131.134.0
F. Salas0.21000001.760.91-1.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (L, 2-2)6.0
A. Chafin1.1
F. Salas0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (W, 3-0)7.04312201.820.9325.0
A. Morgan (H, 5)0.11000103.001.56-0.5
L. Garcia (H, 4)0.20000102.450.820.5
H. Neris (S, 5)1.00002203.601.309.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (W, 3-0)7.0
A. Morgan (H, 5)0.1
L. Garcia (H, 4)0.2
H. Neris (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 99-63, A. Chafin 19-13, F. Salas 5-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 4-3, A. Chafin 1-1, F. Salas 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, A. Chafin 4, F. Salas 2
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Neris
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 107-63, A. Morgan 9-6, L. Garcia 5-4, H. Neris 29-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 11-8
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 27, A. Morgan 2, L. Garcia 2, H. Neris 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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PHI15-8
10100300X5103
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF30010010.304.371.456.8260.5
K. Marte SS40200001.232.270.347.6172.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B42000012.259.400.519.9193.5
A. Pollock CF40100002.280.341.585.9261.0
D. Descalso 3B20010110.182.277.400.6771.5
C. Owings 2B20010210.250.328.367.6952.5
J. Dyson RF41100014.179.258.357.6151.5
J. Mathis C30100003.200.310.240.5501.0
a- A. Avila PH00000100.179.304.333.6381.0
D. Marrero PR00000000.219.257.281.5380.0
Z. Greinke P20000012.000.200.000.200-0.5
b- C. Walker PH10000000.125.300.250.5500.0
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Murphy PH10000002.240.269.560.8290.0
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  • a-walked for Mathis in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Greinke in the 7th
  • c-flied out for Salas in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B42300000.313.431.434.8655.0
C. Santana 1B41210000.171.304.305.6095.0
O. Herrera CF21110110.333.382.457.8393.5
R. Hoskins LF40100023.324.484.5921.0760.0
A. Altherr RF41131012.172.294.397.6917.5
A. Knapp C30000010.200.289.250.539-0.5
M. Franco 3B30100020.250.292.406.6980.0
J. Crawford SS30100011.193.246.333.5790.5
J. Arrieta P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
a- S. Kingery PH10000010.213.277.387.664-0.5
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total30510511117-----
  • a-struck out for Arrieta in the 7th
BATTING
  • SF - D. Peralta, D. Descalso (2)
  • RBI - D. Peralta (12), D. Descalso (10), C. Owings (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (4), C. Santana (5)
  • HR - A. Altherr (3)
  • SF - O. Herrera
  • RBI - C. Santana (11), O. Herrera (9), A. Altherr 3 (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - P. Goldschmidt (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Hernandez (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Pollock
  • E - J. Dyson
FIELDING
  • E - J. Crawford (4), M. Franco (3), A. Knapp (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (L, 2-2)6.09551914.801.132.5
A. Chafin1.10000201.131.134.0
F. Salas0.21000001.760.91-1.0
Total8.010551111---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (L, 2-2)6.0
A. Chafin1.1
F. Salas0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (W, 3-0)7.04312201.820.9325.0
A. Morgan (H, 5)0.11000103.001.56-0.5
L. Garcia (H, 4)0.20000102.450.820.5
H. Neris (S, 5)1.00002203.601.309.0
Total9.0531460---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (W, 3-0)7.0
A. Morgan (H, 5)0.1
L. Garcia (H, 4)0.2
H. Neris (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 99-63, A. Chafin 19-13, F. Salas 5-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 4-3, A. Chafin 1-1, F. Salas 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, A. Chafin 4, F. Salas 2
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Neris
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 107-63, A. Morgan 9-6, L. Garcia 5-4, H. Neris 29-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 11-8
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 27, A. Morgan 2, L. Garcia 2, H. Neris 5
  • 6TH INNING
    Altherr homered to center, Santana and Herrera scored35
    Descalso hit sacrifice fly to center, Goldschmidt scored32
  • 4TH INNING
    Owings walked, Goldschmidt scored, Pollock to third, Descalso to second22
  • 3RD INNING
    Herrera hit sacrifice fly into double play center to first to shortstop to second to first, Hernandez scored, Santana out at second12
    Peralta hit sacrifice fly to center, Dyson scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    Santana grounded out to first, Hernandez scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris relieved Luis Garcia
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
    • C. Owings: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Owings walked
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Owings to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • Alex Avila hit for Jeff Mathis
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Avila walked
    • John Ryan Murphy hit for Fernando Salas
    • Deven Marrero ran for Alex Avila
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Murphy flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan pitching
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Peralta struck out on foul tip
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte singled to left
    • Luis Garcia relieved Adam Morgan
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • A. Pollock: Pollock lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Chafin Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Fernando Salas relieved Andrew Chafin
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Hoskins singled to left
    • A. Altherr: Foul, Altherr grounded into double play shortstop to first, Hoskins out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Dyson fouled out to left
    • J. Mathis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mathis grounded out to third
    • Christian Walker hit for Zack Greinke
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Walker lined out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Andrew Chafin pitching
    • Scott Kingery hit for Jake Arrieta
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Kingery struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez lined out to center
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pollock lined out to right
    • D. Descalso: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt stole second, Goldschmidt to third on catcher Knapp fielding error, Foul, Ball, Descalso hit sacrifice fly to center, Goldschmidt scored
    • C. Owings: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Owings struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Santana doubled to deep right
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrera walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Altherr homered to center, Santana and Herrera scored
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Knapp grounded out to first
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to center
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Greinke grounded out to second
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
    • K. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Marte grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded out to first
    • J. Arrieta: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Arrieta struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hernandez singled to right
    • C. Santana: Ball, Hernandez caught stealing, catcher to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Strike looking, Goldschmidt safe at first on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error
    • A. Pollock: Pickoff attempt, Pollock singled to shallow left, Goldschmidt to second
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Descalso walked, Goldschmidt to third, Pollock to second
    • C. Owings: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Owings walked, Goldschmidt scored, Pollock to third, Descalso to second
    • J. Dyson: Strike swinging, Dyson reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Pollock out at home, Descalso to third, Owings to second
    • J. Mathis: Mathis grounded into double play third to first, Owings out at third
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Altherr lined out to center
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp grounded out to second
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Dyson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Mathis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mathis singled to left, Dyson to third
    • Z. Greinke: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Greinke struck out on foul tip
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta hit sacrifice fly to center, Dyson scored
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez singled to right
    • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Santana singled to right, Hernandez to third
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Herrera hit sacrifice fly into double play center to first to shortstop to second to first, Hernandez scored, Santana out at second
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pollock popped out to second
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Descalso popped out to second
    • C. Owings: Ball, Owings grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Franco struck out looking
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Crawford singled to center
    • J. Arrieta: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta flied out to right
    • K. Marte: Marte singled to center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Goldschmidt grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Marte out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez doubled to deep right, Hernandez to third on right fielder Dyson fielding error
    • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to first, Hernandez scored
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Herrera singled to center
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Hoskins fouled out to right
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)