Pivetta, Williams lead Phillies past Diamondbacks 5-2

PHOENIX (AP) Add Nick Pivetta's Tuesday night performance to the long list of quality outings by Philadelphia starters this season.

He threw six scoreless innings, Nick Williams homered and the Phillies bounced back from their marathon loss the previous night to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2.

Pivetta (7-9) scattered five hits, struck out six and walked one to get his first win in four starts.

''The guys really picked me up on defense,'' he said, ''and we scored runs when we really needed them. I think the team really pulled together and made this happen today.''

Pivetta had gone 2-6 in his 10 previous starts since June 1.

''I think the organization has continued to show a great deal of confidence in Nick Pivetta,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said, ''and this is Nick kind of rewarding the organization for its patience.''

The Phillies, who blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning and lost 3-2 in 14 in a 4-hour, 38-minute game on Monday, led 5-0 after a four-run eighth.

''We know how to take a punch,'' Kapler said. ''We took a punch last night and it was a hard one, but we bounced back again today. It is sort of the character of our club now. We get knocked down but we pop right back up.''

Zack Greinke (12-7) allowed only Williams' solo homer on three hits in seven innings but lost his second straight, despite giving up a combined three runs in the two outings. He'd gone 7-0 in his previous eight starts. Greinke struck out four and matched his season high with four walks.

''It was all right,'' he said. ''A little wild early and it got better as the game went on. I felt good the whole time but I just wasn't hitting the spots early.''

Philadelphia is up by 1 1/2 games on Atlanta in the NL East and Arizona dropped out of first in the NL West, a half-game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

''Last night, that one hurt really bad,'' Williams said. ''But it's baseball, you know.''

The Phillies scored their second run on a bunt by Cesar Hernandez leading off the eighth when Arizona reliever Jake Diekman threw the ball away at first and, backing up the play, right fielder Steven Souza Jr. threw wildly to third.

It was uncharacteristic for an Arizona team that leads the majors with a .990 fielding percentage.

''Things broke down on us I the eighth inning,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I know it wasn't pristine. We play a good brand of baseball here and we are going to address some of those concerns and make sure we don't do it again.''

Asdrubal Cabrera's bases-loaded double off Diekman brought in two more runs and Jorge Alfaro had an RBI single against reliever Brad Ziegler.

Pat Neshek pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.

Paul Goldschmidt doubled in a run and another scored on third baseman Maikel Franco's fielding error in the eighth for Arizona but Eduardo Escobar grounded into the Diamondbacks' fourth double play of the night to end the inning.

Greinke, who had 25 walks all season entering the game, walked two in each of the first two innings and escaped both times.

But Williams hit the first pitch of the third just over the right field fence to put the Phillies up 1-0.

''I wasn't looking for a certain pitch,'' Williams said. ''I was just looking for something up.''

Greinke settled down from there.

But Arizona could get nothing going against Pivetta.

A.J. Pollock and Escobar opened the Diamondbacks' fourth with singles before Steven Souza Jr. grounded into a double play. Pollock was stranded at third when Ketel Marte flew out to center.

The Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed hit into double plays to end the second and seventh.

TRAINERS ROOM

Phillies: INF J.P. Crawford (broken left hand) could be activated for Wednesday's series finale, manager Gabe Kapler said, or the team could wait until after Thursday's off day.

Diamondbacks: CF Pollock was back in the lineup after two days off to rest his tired legs. Pollock made pinch-hit appearance in both of those games.

UP NEXT

RHP Vince Velasquez (8-8, 3.80 ERA) starts for the Phillies and LH Patrick Corbin (8-4, 3.31) goes for the Diamondbacks in the rubber match of the three-game series on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • W: N. Pivetta (7-9)L: Z. Greinke (12-7)S: P. Neshek (2)
  • HR: PHI - N. Williams (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B41100100.259.367.366.7333.0
R. Hoskins LF21000302.260.374.509.8834.0
N. Williams RF52211013.260.332.457.7907.5
C. Santana 1B41000113.218.356.403.7581.5
A. Cabrera SS30220100.274.327.485.8126.0
O. Herrera CF40000006.274.330.459.7890.0
M. Franco 3B40000002.275.319.476.7950.0
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P. Neshek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Pivetta in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Garcia in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF41200020.300.356.516.8722.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40210001.276.386.515.9014.0
A. Pollock CF30110111.284.347.548.8952.5
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S. Souza RF40100011.252.327.415.7410.5
K. Marte 2B40100002.257.326.435.7611.0
N. Ahmed SS40000002.241.298.458.7560.0
J. Mathis C31100020.211.296.286.5821.0
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J. Diekman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Descalso PH-3B10000011.260.379.457.837-0.5
  • a-struck out for Ziegler in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Cabrera (25)
  • HR - N. Williams (16)
  • RBI - N. Williams (44), A. Cabrera 2 (64), J. Alfaro (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Alfaro (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (22)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (61), A. Pollock (45)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - A. Cabrera
FIELDING
  • DP - 4 (Cabrera-Santana; Hernandez-Santana; Santana-Cabrera-Garcia; Hernandez-Cabrera-Santana)
  • E - M. Franco (9)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Diekman (3), S. Souza
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (W, 7-9)6.05001604.511.2825.0
L. Garcia (H, 12)1.01000003.771.132.0
A. Loup0.12220105.001.64-3.5
V. Arano0.21000002.061.10-1.0
P. Neshek (S, 2)1.00000000.730.8910.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (W, 7-9)6.0
L. Garcia (H, 12)1.0
A. Loup0.1
V. Arano0.2
P. Neshek (S, 2)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (L, 12-7)7.03114412.891.0413.0
J. Diekman0.12422003.951.46-6.0
B. Ziegler0.21000004.471.34-1.0
T. McFarland1.00001101.801.202.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (L, 12-7)7.0
J. Diekman0.1
B. Ziegler0.2
T. McFarland1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 96-63, L. Garcia 13-8, A. Loup 13-9, V. Arano 6-6, P. Neshek 5-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 6-4, L. Garcia 1-1, V. Arano 2-0, P. Neshek 1-2
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 22, L. Garcia 3, A. Loup 3, V. Arano 3, P. Neshek 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 101-60, J. Diekman 26-16, B. Ziegler 14-11, T. McFarland 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 8-8, J. Diekman 2-0, B. Ziegler 1-1, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 27, J. Diekman 6, B. Ziegler 3, T. McFarland 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B41100100.259.367.366.7333.0
R. Hoskins LF21000302.260.374.509.8834.0
N. Williams RF52211013.260.332.457.7907.5
C. Santana 1B41000113.218.356.403.7581.5
A. Cabrera SS30220100.274.327.485.8126.0
O. Herrera CF40000006.274.330.459.7890.0
M. Franco 3B40000002.275.319.476.7950.0
J. Alfaro C40110020.254.310.391.7011.0
N. Pivetta P10000110.129.182.161.3430.5
a- R. Quinn PH10000000.300.333.400.7330.0
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Knapp PH10000002.224.315.365.6800.0
A. Loup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Pivetta in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Garcia in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF41200020.300.356.516.8722.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40210001.276.386.515.9014.0
A. Pollock CF30110111.284.347.548.8952.5
E. Escobar 3B40100003.280.341.507.8481.0
T. McFarland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Souza RF40100011.252.327.415.7410.5
K. Marte 2B40100002.257.326.435.7611.0
N. Ahmed SS40000002.241.298.458.7560.0
J. Mathis C31100020.211.296.286.5821.0
Z. Greinke P20000000.255.300.340.6400.0
J. Diekman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Descalso PH-3B10000011.260.379.457.837-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Ziegler in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Cabrera (25)
  • HR - N. Williams (16)
  • RBI - N. Williams (44), A. Cabrera 2 (64), J. Alfaro (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Alfaro (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (22)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (61), A. Pollock (45)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - A. Cabrera
FIELDING
  • DP - 4 (Cabrera-Santana; Hernandez-Santana; Santana-Cabrera-Garcia; Hernandez-Cabrera-Santana)
  • E - M. Franco (9)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Diekman (3), S. Souza
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (W, 7-9)6.05001604.511.2825.0
L. Garcia (H, 12)1.01000003.771.132.0
A. Loup0.12220105.001.64-3.5
V. Arano0.21000002.061.10-1.0
P. Neshek (S, 2)1.00000000.730.8910.0
Total9.0922170---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (W, 7-9)6.0
L. Garcia (H, 12)1.0
A. Loup0.1
V. Arano0.2
P. Neshek (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (L, 12-7)7.03114412.891.0413.0
J. Diekman0.12422003.951.46-6.0
B. Ziegler0.21000004.471.34-1.0
T. McFarland1.00001101.801.202.5
Total9.0653751---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (L, 12-7)7.0
J. Diekman0.1
B. Ziegler0.2
T. McFarland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 96-63, L. Garcia 13-8, A. Loup 13-9, V. Arano 6-6, P. Neshek 5-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 6-4, L. Garcia 1-1, V. Arano 2-0, P. Neshek 1-2
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 22, L. Garcia 3, A. Loup 3, V. Arano 3, P. Neshek 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 101-60, J. Diekman 26-16, B. Ziegler 14-11, T. McFarland 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 8-8, J. Diekman 2-0, B. Ziegler 1-1, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 27, J. Diekman 6, B. Ziegler 3, T. McFarland 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Pollock safe at first on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error, Peralta scored, Goldschmidt to third52
    Goldschmidt doubled to deep center, Mathis scored, Peralta to third51
    Alfaro singled to shallow left, Santana scored, Cabrera to third50
    Cabrera doubled to deep right center, Hoskins and Williams scored, Santana to third40
    Hernandez safe at first on right fielder Souza throwing error20
  • 3RD INNING
    Williams homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • T.J. McFarland pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • N. Williams: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Santana grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Hoskins out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pat Neshek relieved Victor Arano
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Souza flied out to center
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte flied out to center
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jake Diekman relieved Zack Greinke
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Hernandez safe at first on right fielder Souza throwing error
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike looking, Williams singled to left center, Hoskins to second
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santana walked, Hoskins to third, Williams to second
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera doubled to deep right center, Hoskins and Williams scored, Santana to third
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Jake Diekman
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco popped out to first
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Alfaro singled to shallow left, Santana scored, Cabrera to third
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Luis Garcia
    • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Knapp grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • Aaron Loup pitching
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mathis singled to left
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Brad Ziegler
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Peralta singled to shallow center, Mathis to second
    • Victor Arano relieved Aaron Loup
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Goldschmidt doubled to deep center, Mathis scored, Peralta to third
    • A. Pollock: Pollock safe at first on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error, Peralta scored, Goldschmidt to third
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pollock out at second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Franco lined out to right
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro grounded out to third
    • Roman Quinn hit for Nick Pivetta
    • R. Quinn: Strike swinging, Ball, Quinn grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Garcia pitching
    • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Souza singled to left center
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Marte flied out to deep right
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ahmed grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Souza out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera singled to shallow right
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Herrera flied out to left
    • M. Franco: Ball, Cabrera picked off at first, catcher to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • A. Pollock: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pollock walked
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Escobar flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to first
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to second
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Williams flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Mathis struck out looking
    • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Greinke grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Franco popped out to second
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pivetta struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pollock singled to shallow left
    • E. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Escobar singled to shallow center, Pollock to second
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Souza grounded into double play second to first, Pollock to third, Escobar out at second
    • K. Marte: Marte flied out to shallow center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Williams homered to right
    • C. Santana: Foul, Santana flied out to center
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • J. Mathis: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mathis struck out looking
    • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Greinke grounded out to first
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta singled to shallow left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt fouled out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Foul, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pivetta walked
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked, Pivetta to second
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Marte singled to shallow left center
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ahmed grounded into double play shortstop to first, Marte out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to shallow left center
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins walked, Hernandez to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Williams flied out to deep left
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana lined out to right
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Hernandez to third, Hoskins to second
    • O. Herrera: Herrera flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt singled to right center
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Escobar lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)