Chapman lifts A's over Diamondbacks 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A little patience at the plate helped the Athletics offset the normally pinpoint accuracy of Arizona pitcher Zack Greinke in the sixth inning.

It was just enough to beat the 2009 AL Cy Young winner and made a winner out of Oakland rookie Frankie Montas in his season debut.

Matt Chapman hit a tiebreaking RBI single off Greinke following a pair of two-out walks in the sixth, and the A's beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday.

''You can't rely on the homer all the time, especially against really good pitching, and that's what we saw today,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''You need to be able to find ways to scratch out some runs.''

The A's scrapped together the winning run in the sixth by taking advantage of some control problems for Greinke after he struck out the first two batters in the sixth. Matt Olson and Chad Pinder walked before Chapman sent a sharp liner into left field.

Greinke (3-4) had yielded only seven walks all season. The right-hander allowed six hits over six innings with five strikeouts.

''He's normally a guy that's around the zone a lot and he likes to work the edges,'' Olson said. ''He just wasn't really hitting those edges that inning. We did a really good job of not chasing those pitches that could get us in bad situations.''

Jonathan Lucroy homered for the first time this season and Montas pitched three-hit ball over six innings in his first start with Oakland.

The A's have won nine of 13.

Jake Lamb drove in Arizona's only run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth.

The Diamondbacks went 1-8 on their road trip and have dropped 15 of 17 overall.

''It bothers us because we care,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I feel like our guys are focused and continuing to stay focused and I think this thing's going to turn, but we've got to continue to ask ourselves why and improve every single day.''

Montas (1-0) was mostly dominant in his first start since Sept. 25, 2017. He retired his first 10 batters, took a no-hitter into the sixth and matched his career high with seven strikeouts.

The right-hander started two games previously while with the Chicago White Sox in 2015. He spent last year working out of Oakland's bullpen where he earned his only other career win.

''We've been waiting for that,'' Melvin said. ''I thought his two-seamer was really good today, which is what he's been working on. And then his offspeed stuff mixed in to keep them off-balance and make his fastball play that much better.''

Yusmeiro Petit and Lou Trivino retired three batters apiece. Blake Treinen pitched the ninth for his 12th save.

Lucroy's homer off Greinke leading off the third was his first since Sept. 25, 2017, with Colorado.

TRIVINO TIME

Trivino has been one of the A's top relievers since being called up from the minors in April. The right-hander has allowed two runs over 19 innings (0.95 ERA) and has 20 strikeouts over that span. He's been used primarily as a setup man, although Melvin indicated Trivino could be the closer if something happens to Treinen.

TOUGH MONTH

Arizona scored one run over the final 18 innings of the series, an ongoing issue for Lovullo's ballclub. The Diamondbacks have been held to two or fewer runs in 16 of their 24 games in May.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller will make his first rehab start for Class A Visalia on Tuesday. Miller is attempting a comeback from Tommy John surgery last May.

Athletics: DH Khris Davis (strained right groin) took batting practice before the game. ... RHP Paul Blackburn (strained right forearm) is scheduled to make his first rehab start next week with Single-A Stockton, although Melvin was unsure what day.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Matt Koch (2-3, 3.77 ERA) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. Koch has allowed 12 earned runs over his previous 17 2/3 innings.

Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill (1-2, 2.75 ERA) faces Tampa Bay on Monday in the opener of a four-game series. Cahill is winless in two starts since coming off the disabled list.

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OAK28-25
00100100X270
  • W: F. Montas (1-0)L: Z. Greinke (3-4)S: B. Treinen (12)
  • HR: OAK - J. Lucroy (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF41000011.262.333.426.7600.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B30100110.203.323.380.7021.5
J. Lamb 3B30010031.238.340.405.745-0.5
D. Descalso DH30100110.244.340.466.8051.5
K. Marte 2B40000004.212.271.299.5700.0
S. Brito RF30000020.111.111.111.222-1.0
N. Ahmed SS30000010.204.261.395.656-0.5
J. Dyson CF30000000.186.264.301.5650.0
J. Mathis C30100020.189.317.208.5250.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Joyce DH30100121.214.335.393.7281.0
    M. Semien SS40200021.273.319.392.7110.0
    J. Lowrie 2B40000022.300.366.502.868-1.0
    M. Olson 1B31000112.241.327.428.7551.5
    C. Pinder LF30100102.277.340.500.8402.0
    M. Chapman 3B40210011.237.329.437.7662.5
    S. Piscotty RF30000003.222.277.335.6130.0
    D. Fowler CF20000110.195.277.341.6180.5
    J. Lucroy C31111001.261.323.359.6826.0
      BATTING
      • SF - J. Lamb
      • RBI - J. Lamb (8)
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Lucroy
      • RBI - M. Chapman (22), J. Lucroy (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Semien (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Greinke (L, 3-4)6.06223513.651.047.5
      A. Chafin0.20001102.001.28-0.5
      A. Bradley0.10000102.840.950.5
      Y. Hirano1.01000201.930.813.0
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Greinke (L, 3-4)6.0
      A. Chafin0.2
      A. Bradley0.1
      Y. Hirano1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Montas (W, 1-0)6.03112701.500.8325.5
      Y. Petit (H, 5)1.00000103.271.183.5
      L. Trivino (H, 6)1.00000200.951.324.0
      B. Treinen (S, 12)1.00000101.041.0810.5
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Montas (W, 1-0)6.0
      Y. Petit (H, 5)1.0
      L. Trivino (H, 6)1.0
      B. Treinen (S, 12)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 100-55, A. Chafin 13-7, A. Bradley 7-5, Y. Hirano 25-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 4-7, Y. Hirano 1-0
      • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 25, A. Chafin 3, A. Bradley, Y. Hirano 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 82-55, Y. Petit 9-7, L. Trivino 14-10, B. Treinen 9-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 4-7, Y. Petit 1-1, L. Trivino 1-0, B. Treinen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Montas 23, Y. Petit 3, L. Trivino 3, B. Treinen 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Peralta LF41000011.262.333.426.7600.5
      P. Goldschmidt 1B30100110.203.323.380.7021.5
      J. Lamb 3B30010031.238.340.405.745-0.5
      D. Descalso DH30100110.244.340.466.8051.5
      K. Marte 2B40000004.212.271.299.5700.0
      S. Brito RF30000020.111.111.111.222-1.0
      N. Ahmed SS30000010.204.261.395.656-0.5
      J. Dyson CF30000000.186.264.301.5650.0
      J. Mathis C30100020.189.317.208.5250.0
      Total2913102116-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Joyce DH30100121.214.335.393.7281.0
        M. Semien SS40200021.273.319.392.7110.0
        J. Lowrie 2B40000022.300.366.502.868-1.0
        M. Olson 1B31000112.241.327.428.7551.5
        C. Pinder LF30100102.277.340.500.8402.0
        M. Chapman 3B40210011.237.329.437.7662.5
        S. Piscotty RF30000003.222.277.335.6130.0
        D. Fowler CF20000110.195.277.341.6180.5
        J. Lucroy C31111001.261.323.359.6826.0
        Total2927214913-----
          BATTING
          • SF - J. Lamb
          • RBI - J. Lamb (8)
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Lucroy
          • RBI - M. Chapman (22), J. Lucroy (12)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (10)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - M. Semien (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Z. Greinke (L, 3-4)6.06223513.651.047.5
          A. Chafin0.20001102.001.28-0.5
          A. Bradley0.10000102.840.950.5
          Y. Hirano1.01000201.930.813.0
          Total8.0722491---
          PITCHERSIP
          Z. Greinke (L, 3-4)6.0
          A. Chafin0.2
          A. Bradley0.1
          Y. Hirano1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Montas (W, 1-0)6.03112701.500.8325.5
          Y. Petit (H, 5)1.00000103.271.183.5
          L. Trivino (H, 6)1.00000200.951.324.0
          B. Treinen (S, 12)1.00000101.041.0810.5
          Total9.03112110---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Montas (W, 1-0)6.0
          Y. Petit (H, 5)1.0
          L. Trivino (H, 6)1.0
          B. Treinen (S, 12)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 100-55, A. Chafin 13-7, A. Bradley 7-5, Y. Hirano 25-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 4-7, Y. Hirano 1-0
          • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 25, A. Chafin 3, A. Bradley, Y. Hirano 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 82-55, Y. Petit 9-7, L. Trivino 14-10, B. Treinen 9-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 4-7, Y. Petit 1-1, L. Trivino 1-0, B. Treinen 1-1
          • Batters Faced - F. Montas 23, Y. Petit 3, L. Trivino 3, B. Treinen 3
          • 6TH INNING
            Chapman singled to left, Olson scored, Pinder to second12
            Lamb hit sacrifice fly to left, Peralta scored11
          • 3RD INNING
            Lucroy homered to left01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Blake Treinen relieved Lou Trivino
            • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Lamb struck out on foul tip
            • D. Descalso: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Descalso flied out to shallow left
            • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Lou Trivino relieved Yusmeiro Petit
            • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
            • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Foul, Peralta grounded out to second
            • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Archie Bradley
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Olson grounded out to first
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pinder singled to deep right
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Frankie Montas
            • S. Brito: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Brito struck out swinging
            • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ahmed grounded out to second
            • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Andrew Chafin relieved Zack Greinke
            • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Lucroy flied out to right
            • M. Joyce: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Joyce walked
            • Archie Bradley relieved Andrew Chafin
            • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis singled to center
            • D. Peralta: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Peralta reached on fielder's choice to second, Mathis out at second
            • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt singled to left, Peralta to third
            • J. Lamb: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lamb hit sacrifice fly to left, Peralta scored
            • D. Descalso: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Descalso reached on an infield single to first, Goldschmidt to third
            • K. Marte: Ball, Marte flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Z. Greinke Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • J. Lowrie: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson walked
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pinder walked, Olson to second
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman singled to left, Olson scored, Pinder to second
            • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty lined out to center
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • S. Brito: Strike looking, Brito flied out to right
            • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
            • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Z. Greinke Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Piscotty popped out to second
            • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy fouled out to first
            • M. Joyce: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • D. Peralta: Peralta flied out to left
            • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
            • J. Lamb: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
            • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Descalso walked, Goldschmidt to second
            • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded into fielder's choice to second, Descalso out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Z. Greinke Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson flied out to right
            • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pinder fouled out to first
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ahmed flied out to right
            • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson grounded out to first
            • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Z. Greinke Pitching:
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy homered to left
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien singled to center
            • J. Lowrie: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Semien caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Lowrie flied out to deep center
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
            • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte lined out to center
            • S. Brito: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brito struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Z. Greinke Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Chapman singled to right center
            • S. Piscotty: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Piscotty grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Chapman out at second
            • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Fowler grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul tip, Peralta struck out on foul tip
            • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt flied out to right
            • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Z. Greinke Pitching:
            • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Joyce singled to shallow right center
            • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien singled to center, Joyce to second
            • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lowrie reached on fielder's choice to second, Joyce to third, Semien out at second
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
            • C. Pinder: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Pinder fouled out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)