Koch shuts down Marlins, D-backs win 6-1 to complete sweep

PHOENIX (AP) A homestand against the teams with the two worst records in the National League did wonders for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Matt Koch allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings and the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep, beating Miami 6-1 Sunday and extending the Marlins' losing streak to a season-long six games.

David Peralta homered for the third consecutive game, a solo shot in the eighth. He also made a standout sliding grab on the left field foul line in the seventh. Arizona outscored the Marlins 21-4 in the series, nursing a 1-0 lead through six innings before blowing the game open.

After losing 15 of its 17 previous games, Arizona completed a 5-1 homestand against Cincinnati and Miami to move back into first place in the NL West, 1 1-2 games ahead of the Colorado Rockies.

''It was a rough few weeks for us,'' Daniel Descalso said. ''Nobody could figure out why that was all going on. But it was nice to get back here and swing the bats well. I think that was encouraging for us.''

Koch (4-3), brought up from Triple-A Reno early in the season when Taijuan Walker underwent Tommy John surgery, struck out six with no walks, throwing just 84 pitches.

''Everything was pretty sharp today,'' he said. ''The fastball command was good. The cutter was probably the best it's been all year.''

Dan Straily (2-2) allowed a run on just two hits, but walked five in 4 1-3 innings. Three of the walks came in the fifth inning, when Arizona scored its first run.

''It is very frustrating to lose the command like that,'' Straily said. ''I know it happens but at this level you should be able to adjust even after one hitter and correct it.''

Descalso drove in two runs, one with a groundout and another with a deep flyball that center fielder Lewis Brinson misplayed for an error in the seventh. Two runs scored on the play and Descalso was credited for the RBI for what should have been a sacrifice fly.

Ketel Marte drove in a run in the eighth with his sixth triple of the season. He also doubled, in his first at bat as a pinch-hitter in the seventh.

''He drove the ball through the diamond about waist-high that got all the way to the wall,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said, describing the triple. ''That's hard to do. You're doing a lot right when you're hitting the ball that hard.''

The Marlins avoided the shutout with Justin Bour's RBI double off Jake Barrett in the ninth.

BRINSON'S MISCUES

Brinson also misplayed a flyball by Peralta earlier in the game. He knew he should have caught both fly balls.

''Anything that goes up that I can get under I expect to catch,'' he said. ''I am not happy about those. Those are routine plays for me.''

On Peralta's hit, Brinson said, ''I just jumped and didn't need to and it went just over my glove,'' he said, ''and Descalso's I thought I was at the wall when I wasn't. You just got to know your ballpark.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: Placed RHP Nick Wittgren on the 10-day disabled list with a right middle finger contusion.

Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (Tommy John surgery) will make his second rehab start Monday night, this time for Double-A Jackson.

TOUGH DECISIONS

Some tough decisions lie ahead for the Diamondbacks with injured starters Shelby Miller and Robbie Ray on the mend. The two pitchers who have replaced them, Koch and Clay Buchholz, have done well.

''We love those type of conversations,'' Lovullo said. ''The players make the decisions harder for us and we want them to.''

UP NEXT

Marlins: head to St. Louis to finish up a 10-game road trip with three against the Cardinals. RH Jose Arena (0-7, 4.41 ERA) starts for Miami in Tuesday night's series opener.

Diamondbacks: Arizona opens a three-game series at San Francisco Monday night with RH Zack Godley (4-3, 4.38) on the mound for the Diamondbacks and LH Derek Holland (3-6, 4.94) starting for the Giants.

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  • W: M. Koch (4-3)L: D. Straily (2-2)
  • HR: ARI - D. Peralta (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Realmuto C41000002.301.359.510.8691.0
J. Bour 1B40110001.239.369.440.8103.0
B. Anderson 3B40200000.291.366.400.7663.0
D. Dietrich LF40100003.270.324.425.7491.0
C. Maybin RF-CF40000014.232.314.312.626-0.5
M. Rojas SS20000012.249.316.380.696-0.5
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D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Shuck PH-RF00000100.198.244.235.4791.0
L. Brinson CF30100010.162.210.283.4921.5
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Rucinski P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Straily P10000010.091.167.091.258-0.5
J. Riddle SS20000022.207.207.310.517-1.0
  • a-walked for Steckenrider in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Descalso 2B20020112.257.353.514.8662.5
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a- A. Avila PH10000011.129.253.200.453-0.5
J. Barrett P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000103.208.325.396.7211.0
J. Lamb 3B20000213.224.347.397.7441.5
J. Murphy C40000013.265.291.614.905-0.5
D. Peralta LF41211001.267.335.465.8008.0
C. Owings RF31000111.184.246.285.5303.5
N. Ahmed SS42200010.210.262.403.6655.5
J. Dyson CF21000202.205.300.303.6033.0
M. Koch P10000110.083.267.083.3500.5
b- K. Marte PH-2B21210000.232.288.374.6627.0
  • a-struck out for Bradley in the 8th
  • b-doubled for Koch in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bour (5), B. Anderson (14), L. Brinson (3)
  • RBI - J. Bour (25)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (8), K. Marte (8)
  • 3B - K. Marte (6)
  • HR - D. Peralta (10)
  • SF - D. Descalso (5)
  • RBI - D. Descalso 2 (28), D. Peralta (27), K. Marte (17)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Owings (5), N. Ahmed (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Anderson-Realmuto-Bour; Castro-Riddle-Bour)
  • E - B. Anderson (5), L. Brinson (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Lamb-Ahmed-Goldschmidt; Descalso-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily (L, 2-2)4.12115403.501.391.0
A. Conley2.01211201.420.954.0
D. Steckenrider0.20001004.681.24-1.0
T. Guerrero0.23331115.881.65-6.5
D. Rucinski0.10000000.000.000.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Koch (W, 4-3)7.03000603.761.1631.0
A. Bradley (H, 15)1.01001102.600.941.5
J. Barrett1.02111004.501.50-1.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Koch (W, 4-3)7.0
A. Bradley (H, 15)1.0
J. Barrett1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Guerrero (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 87-50, A. Conley 27-16, D. Steckenrider 10-6, T. Guerrero 23-11, D. Rucinski 2-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 3-6, A. Conley 3-1, D. Steckenrider 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 20, A. Conley 8, D. Steckenrider 3, T. Guerrero 6, D. Rucinski
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Koch 84-58, A. Bradley 16-11, J. Barrett 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Koch 9-4, J. Barrett 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Koch 22, A. Bradley 5, J. Barrett 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Castro 2B30100110.288.327.394.7201.5
J. Realmuto C41000002.301.359.510.8691.0
J. Bour 1B40110001.239.369.440.8103.0
B. Anderson 3B40200000.291.366.400.7663.0
D. Dietrich LF40100003.270.324.425.7491.0
C. Maybin RF-CF40000014.232.314.312.626-0.5
M. Rojas SS20000012.249.316.380.696-0.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Shuck PH-RF00000100.198.244.235.4791.0
L. Brinson CF30100010.162.210.283.4921.5
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Rucinski P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Straily P10000010.091.167.091.258-0.5
J. Riddle SS20000022.207.207.310.517-1.0
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  • a-walked for Steckenrider in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Descalso 2B20020112.257.353.514.8662.5
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Avila PH10000011.129.253.200.453-0.5
J. Barrett P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000103.208.325.396.7211.0
J. Lamb 3B20000213.224.347.397.7441.5
J. Murphy C40000013.265.291.614.905-0.5
D. Peralta LF41211001.267.335.465.8008.0
C. Owings RF31000111.184.246.285.5303.5
N. Ahmed SS42200010.210.262.403.6655.5
J. Dyson CF21000202.205.300.303.6033.0
M. Koch P10000110.083.267.083.3500.5
b- K. Marte PH-2B21210000.232.288.374.6627.0
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  • a-struck out for Bradley in the 8th
  • b-doubled for Koch in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bour (5), B. Anderson (14), L. Brinson (3)
  • RBI - J. Bour (25)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (8), K. Marte (8)
  • 3B - K. Marte (6)
  • HR - D. Peralta (10)
  • SF - D. Descalso (5)
  • RBI - D. Descalso 2 (28), D. Peralta (27), K. Marte (17)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Owings (5), N. Ahmed (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Anderson-Realmuto-Bour; Castro-Riddle-Bour)
  • E - B. Anderson (5), L. Brinson (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Lamb-Ahmed-Goldschmidt; Descalso-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily (L, 2-2)4.12115403.501.391.0
A. Conley2.01211201.420.954.0
D. Steckenrider0.20001004.681.24-1.0
T. Guerrero0.23331115.881.65-6.5
D. Rucinski0.10000000.000.000.0
Total8.0665871---
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily (L, 2-2)4.1
A. Conley2.0
D. Steckenrider0.2
T. Guerrero0.2
D. Rucinski0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Koch (W, 4-3)7.03000603.761.1631.0
A. Bradley (H, 15)1.01001102.600.941.5
J. Barrett1.02111004.501.50-1.0
Total9.0611270---
PITCHERSIP
M. Koch (W, 4-3)7.0
A. Bradley (H, 15)1.0
J. Barrett1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Guerrero (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 87-50, A. Conley 27-16, D. Steckenrider 10-6, T. Guerrero 23-11, D. Rucinski 2-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 3-6, A. Conley 3-1, D. Steckenrider 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 20, A. Conley 8, D. Steckenrider 3, T. Guerrero 6, D. Rucinski
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Koch 84-58, A. Bradley 16-11, J. Barrett 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Koch 9-4, J. Barrett 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Koch 22, A. Bradley 5, J. Barrett 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Bour doubled to deep center, Realmuto scored16
  • 8TH INNING
    Marte tripled to left center, Ahmed scored06
    Owings scored, Ahmed to third on wild pitch05
    Peralta homered to left center04
  • 7TH INNING
    Descalso hit sacrifice fly to center, Dyson and Marte scored on center fielder Brinson fielding error03
  • 5TH INNING
    Descalso grounded out to first, Ahmed scored, Dyson to third, Koch to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jake Barrett pitching
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to third, Castro out at second
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Bour doubled to deep center, Realmuto scored
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Anderson singled to right
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich flied out to left
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin grounded into fielder's choice to second, Anderson out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Dietrich flied out to left
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Maybin flied out to center
    • J.B. Shuck hit for Drew Steckenrider
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Shuck walked
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Brinson doubled to right center, Shuck to third
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Peralta homered to left center
    • C. Owings: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Owings walked
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed singled to right, Owings to second
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dyson lined out to center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Owings stole third Ahmed to second, Foul, Ball, Owings scored, Ahmed to third on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Marte tripled to left center, Ahmed scored
    • Alex Avila hit for Archie Bradley
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • Drew Rucinski relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto flied out to deep right
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Bour flied out to deep center
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dyson walked
    • Ketel Marte hit for Matt Koch
    • K. Marte: Marte doubled to right center, Dyson to third
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Descalso hit sacrifice fly to center, Dyson and Marte scored on center fielder Brinson fielding error
    • Drew Steckenrider relieved Adam Conley
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt reached on fielder's choice to second, Descalso out at home
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lamb walked, Goldschmidt to second
    • J. Murphy: Foul, Murphy flied out to right
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson grounded out to third
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Murphy safe at first on 3rd baseman Anderson fielding error
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Peralta grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Murphy out at second
    • C. Owings: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike (foul tip), Dietrich singled to center
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas grounded into double play second to first, Dietrich out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ahmed singled to right
    • J. Dyson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dyson walked, Ahmed to second
    • M. Koch: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Koch walked, Ahmed to third, Dyson to second
    • D. Descalso: Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso grounded out to first, Ahmed scored, Dyson to third, Koch to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • JT Riddle at shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lamb grounded into double play third to catcher to first, Dyson out at home
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Realmuto fouled out to catcher
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bour lined out to center
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Anderson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Peralta doubled to deep center
    • C. Owings: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Owings lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • D. Straily: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Straily struck out looking
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Foul, Dyson grounded out to second
    • M. Koch: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Koch struck out looking
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Descalso walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Goldschmidt lined out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson doubled to deep center
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich grounded out to second, Anderson to third
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Maybin grounded out to third
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Peralta flied out to left
    • C. Owings: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Owings flied out to deep center
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Castro singled to center
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castro out at second
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bour grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Realmuto out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Goldschmidt popped out to shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lamb walked
    • J. Murphy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Murphy popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)