Descalso knocks in run in 8th, D-backs end skid with 2-1 win

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks' offense remains in something of a slumber. Strong pitching and one timely hit was enough to end their six-game losing streak.

Daniel Descalso singled home Jarrod Dyson with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

The Diamondbacks opened the game with the worst batting average in the majors (.223) and learned earlier in the day they had lost A.J. Pollock for four-to-eight weeks with a fractured left thumb.

They then managed just three hits against starter Jhoulys Chacin and three relievers, but starter Zack Greinke stifled Milwaukee over six innings and Arizona tied together just enough offense to get by.

Taylor Williams (0-1) walked Jeff Mathis, the No. 8 hitter, to start the Arizona eighth. Dyson ran for Mathis and took second on pinch-hitter John Ryan Murphy's sacrifice bunt.

Left-hander Boone Logan relieved Williams and got David Peralta to ground out. Chris Owings was walked intentionally to get to the left-handed Descalso, who singled through the defensive shift in right field to put Arizona ahead.

Murphy's bunt wouldn't have been a preferred strategy for Arizona manager Torey Lovullo, who isn't so keen on playing small-ball. But these are not normal times.

''When everything's clicking, we can put up some runs in a hurry,'' he said. ''But during this period of time I felt like it was something I needed to pay close attention to to help us get some runners in scoring position and put some pressure on the opposition.''

''I don't really believe in pinch-bunting, to be honest with you,'' he added. ''Sometimes you've got to do something a little bit out of the norm.''

Brewers manager Craig Counsell was bothered mostly by the walk to Mathis.

''It is the walk that hurts you there. It is the walk,'' Counsell said. ''You think the bottom of the lineup you gotta throw strikes to guys, and the walk ends up hurting you.''

It was Arizona's first lead since Greinke's previous start five games ago.

Yoshihisa Hirano, Archie Bradley and Brad Boxberger combined to allow one hit in three scoreless innings of relief for Arizona, striking out five.

''I was having trouble with their offense all game,'' Greinke said. ''They (the three relievers) seemed to do it with an easier job than it was for me.''

Bradley (1-1) struck out two in a perfect eighth to get the victory. Boxberger tossed a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.

Both starters were strong but left with no decision.

Chacin was especially impressive, limiting Arizona to a run on two hits in seven innings. He fanned seven and walked two. The only run he gave up scored on a double play.

''He pitched beautifully,'' Counsell said.

Greinke allowed a run on four hits, striking out five and walking one.

It was Greinke's second straight no-decision despite a good outing. He allowed a run on four hits in seven innings against Washington, a game the Diamondbacks lost 2-1 in 11 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: OF/1B Ryan Braun was out of the lineup for the second game in a row with back tightness.

Diamondbacks: 3B Jake Lamb (shoulder) had the day off from his rehab assignment with Class A Visalia but is to go through a complete pre-game workout and play in the game Wednesday.

POLLOCK'S PAIN

This marks the third straight season Pollock has gone down with a significant injury. He missed virtually all of 2016 after fracturing his elbow in a head-first slide at home in the team's final preseason game. He missed nearly two months last season with a groin injury.

Pollock was second in the National League with 33 RBIs when he was hurt. He was batting .293 with a team-high 11 home runs.

UP NEXT

RH Matt Koch (2-1, 2.43 ERA) starts for Arizona and RH Brandon Woodruff (1-0, 8.03) goes for Milwaukee in an afternoon game that wraps up the three-game series. It wraps up a seven-game Diamondbacks homestand.

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  • W: A. Bradley (1-1)L: T. Williams (0-1)S: B. Boxberger (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Yelich LF41100020.298.363.438.8012.0
J. Aguilar 1B40100021.310.382.494.8771.0
T. Shaw 3B30110100.242.322.490.8124.0
H. Perez PR00000000.262.279.393.6720.0
D. Santana RF40000024.258.336.320.656-1.0
J. Villar 2B40000032.272.320.351.671-1.5
M. Pina C30100000.220.280.385.6651.0
O. Arcia SS30000001.213.256.295.5510.0
J. Chacin P20100000.167.167.167.3331.0
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T. Williams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Logan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lopez P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
  • a-popped out for Chacin in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF40100002.287.368.497.8651.0
C. Owings CF30000111.204.268.319.5870.5
D. Marrero 3B00000000.196.250.235.4850.0
D. Descalso 3B31110111.262.366.495.8623.5
B. Boxberger P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30100112.213.341.373.7141.5
S. Souza RF30000003.139.225.167.3920.0
K. Marte 2B30000010.225.287.318.604-0.5
N. Ahmed SS30000010.212.276.402.677-0.5
J. Mathis C20000111.190.306.214.5200.5
J. Dyson PR-CF01000000.184.245.333.5781.0
Z. Greinke P10000010.267.353.400.753-0.5
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Murphy PH-C00000000.231.259.462.7210.0
  • a-hit a sacrifice bunt for Bradley in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (6), J. Aguilar (7), T. Shaw (11)
  • RBI - T. Shaw (24)
BATTING
  • SH - Z. Greinke (3), J. Murphy
  • RBI - D. Descalso (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Descalso (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arcia-Villar-Aguilar)
  • E - J. Chacin
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt)
  • E - J. Murphy (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin7.02112703.631.3322.5
T. Williams (L, 0-1)0.10111003.141.33-7.0
B. Logan0.11001000.003.75-2.0
J. Lopez0.10000004.911.500.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin7.0
T. Williams (L, 0-1)0.1
B. Logan0.1
J. Lopez0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke6.04111503.461.0117.5
Y. Hirano1.01000102.330.782.5
A. Bradley (W, 1-1)1.00000201.960.8711.0
B. Boxberger (S, 12)1.00000202.001.2211.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke6.0
Y. Hirano1.0
A. Bradley (W, 1-1)1.0
B. Boxberger (S, 12)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Logan
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 96-59, T. Williams 9-5, B. Logan 4-3, J. Lopez 3-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 9-5, T. Williams 1-0, B. Logan 1-0, J. Lopez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 25, T. Williams 2, B. Logan 3, J. Lopez
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 104-64, Y. Hirano 10-5, A. Bradley 12-9, B. Boxberger 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 9-4, Y. Hirano 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 23, Y. Hirano 3, A. Bradley 3, B. Boxberger 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Yelich LF41100020.298.363.438.8012.0
J. Aguilar 1B40100021.310.382.494.8771.0
T. Shaw 3B30110100.242.322.490.8124.0
H. Perez PR00000000.262.279.393.6720.0
D. Santana RF40000024.258.336.320.656-1.0
J. Villar 2B40000032.272.320.351.671-1.5
M. Pina C30100000.220.280.385.6651.0
O. Arcia SS30000001.213.256.295.5510.0
J. Chacin P20100000.167.167.167.3331.0
a- J. Bandy PH10000000.185.267.278.5440.0
T. Williams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Logan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lopez P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
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  • a-popped out for Chacin in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF40100002.287.368.497.8651.0
C. Owings CF30000111.204.268.319.5870.5
D. Marrero 3B00000000.196.250.235.4850.0
D. Descalso 3B31110111.262.366.495.8623.5
B. Boxberger P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30100112.213.341.373.7141.5
S. Souza RF30000003.139.225.167.3920.0
K. Marte 2B30000010.225.287.318.604-0.5
N. Ahmed SS30000010.212.276.402.677-0.5
J. Mathis C20000111.190.306.214.5200.5
J. Dyson PR-CF01000000.184.245.333.5781.0
Z. Greinke P10000010.267.353.400.753-0.5
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Murphy PH-C00000000.231.259.462.7210.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice bunt for Bradley in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (6), J. Aguilar (7), T. Shaw (11)
  • RBI - T. Shaw (24)
BATTING
  • SH - Z. Greinke (3), J. Murphy
  • RBI - D. Descalso (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Descalso (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arcia-Villar-Aguilar)
  • E - J. Chacin
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt)
  • E - J. Murphy (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin7.02112703.631.3322.5
T. Williams (L, 0-1)0.10111003.141.33-7.0
B. Logan0.11001000.003.75-2.0
J. Lopez0.10000004.911.500.0
Total8.0322470---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin7.0
T. Williams (L, 0-1)0.1
B. Logan0.1
J. Lopez0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke6.04111503.461.0117.5
Y. Hirano1.01000102.330.782.5
A. Bradley (W, 1-1)1.00000201.960.8711.0
B. Boxberger (S, 12)1.00000202.001.2211.0
Total9.05111100---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke6.0
Y. Hirano1.0
A. Bradley (W, 1-1)1.0
B. Boxberger (S, 12)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Logan
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 96-59, T. Williams 9-5, B. Logan 4-3, J. Lopez 3-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 9-5, T. Williams 1-0, B. Logan 1-0, J. Lopez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 25, T. Williams 2, B. Logan 3, J. Lopez
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 104-64, Y. Hirano 10-5, A. Bradley 12-9, B. Boxberger 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 9-4, Y. Hirano 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 23, Y. Hirano 3, A. Bradley 3, B. Boxberger 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Descalso singled to shallow right, Dyson scored, Owings to second12
  • 4TH INNING
    Souza grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Descalso scored, Goldschmidt out at second11
    Shaw doubled to deep right center, Yelich scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Deven Marrero at third
    • Brad Boxberger pitching
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Aguilar struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw safe at first on catcher Murphy fielding error
    • Hernan Perez ran for Travis Shaw
    • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana lined out to right
    • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Archie Bradley relieved Yoshihisa Hirano
    • Jett Bandy hit for Jhoulys Chacin
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Foul, Bandy popped out to third
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Taylor Williams pitching
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mathis walked
    • Jarrod Dyson ran for Jeff Mathis
    • John Ryan Murphy hit for Archie Bradley
    • J. Murphy: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Murphy hit sacrifice bunt to third, Dyson to second
    • Boone Logan relieved Taylor Williams
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second, Dyson to third
    • C. Owings: Owings intentionally walked
    • D. Descalso: Descalso singled to shallow right, Dyson scored, Owings to second
    • Jorge Lopez relieved Boone Logan
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Zack Greinke
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Pina singled to shallow right
    • O. Arcia: Arcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Pina out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Foul, Souza popped out to third
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Marte grounded out to first
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Yelich grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar doubled to deep right center
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • D. Descalso: Descalso grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pina lined out to center
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arcia grounded out to second
    • J. Chacin: Ball, Chacin popped out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ahmed safe at first on Chacin fielding error
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis flied out to deep left
    • Z. Greinke: Greinke hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Ahmed to second
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Peralta grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich doubled to left center
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Aguilar grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Shaw: Shaw doubled to deep right center, Yelich scored
    • D. Santana: Santana flied out to right
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Descalso walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Goldschmidt singled to deep right, Descalso to third
    • S. Souza: Foul, Souza grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Descalso scored, Goldschmidt out at second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina grounded out to catcher
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Arcia grounded out to second
    • J. Chacin: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chacin singled to left
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cain grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Chacin out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Greinke struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peralta lined out to right
    • C. Owings: Strike looking, Strike looking, Owings grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Shaw lined out to center
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Villar grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ahmed flied out to left
    • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cain grounded out to second
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta singled to shallow left center
    • C. Owings: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Owings grounded out to second, Peralta to second
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Souza popped out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)