Goldschmidt homers twice as Diamondbacks beat Reds 9-2

CINCINNATI (AP) Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered their way to a sorely needed win.

Goldschmidt hit two of Arizona's five homers, and the Diamondbacks avoided a sweep by pounding the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday.

Daniel Descalso, Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta also connected for Arizona, and Zack Godley pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball. Goldschmidt finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Descalso also drove in three runs.

''You don't want to get swept,'' said Descalso, who hit his first homer since June 27. ''You want to win every series, but you don't want to leave here 0-3. I don't know if it was a must-win, but there was a little sense of urgency.''

Godley (13-6) snapped a tie with Zack Greinke for the team lead in wins. The right-hander allowed six hits, struck out six and walked one while improving to 5-0 with a 3.09 ERA over his last six road starts.

''Zack did a great job of setting the tone, and we played our type of game,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''The right guys stepped up.''

The Diamondbacks were tied with the Dodgers for the NL West lead coming into the day.

Last-place Cincinnati had won three of four, including the first two games of the weekend series. Jose Peraza and Eugenio Suarez each had two hits, but Luis Castillo (6-10) was tagged for five runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Homers accounted for each of Arizona's runs. Descalso hit a three-run shot in the first on a two-strike pitch, and Goldschmidt made it 5-2 with a two-run drive in the sixth.

''I was supposed to throw inside on the 0-2 pitch, but it was over the plate and he took advantage of it,'' Castillo said. ''The pitch to Goldschmidt, I got it where I wanted, but he's a big strong man and put a good swing on it. I thought it was a fly ball, but it kept going and going. I thought overall, I pitched well. The only mistake I made was to Descalso.''

The Diamondbacks scored four more runs off Keury Mella in the ninth. Escobar hit a two-run shot, and Goldschmidt and Peralta added back-to-back homers.

Joey Votto drove in Peraza with a sacrifice fly in the third. Cincinnati scored its first run when Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed committed a throwing error on a potential double-play ball in the second, allowing Suarez to score from second.

IN THE PARK

Godley has not allowed a home run to any of the last 211 batters he has faced over nine games, including eight starts, since Starlin Castro went deep on June 26 at Miami.

KNOWS HIS STUFF

Descalso also doubled in the sixth to improve to 4 for 10 with two homers and six RBIs in his career against Castillo.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Greinke (12-7) starts Monday night at Texas against Bartolo Colon (6-10). Greinke has allowed a combined three runs over 13 innings in his last two starts and lost both.

Reds: Injury-plagued RHP Homer Bailey (1-9) makes his first start against Cleveland since Aug. 7, 2014. Mike Clevinger (7-7) pitches Monday night for Cincinnati.

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  • W: Z. Godley (13-6)L: L. Castillo (6-10)
  • HR: ARI - D. Descalso (10), E. Escobar (17), P. Goldschmidt 2 (26), D. Peralta (21)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF52200021.275.339.359.6983.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B52332011.282.388.532.91914.5
D. Peralta LF32111200.303.359.530.8899.0
A. Pollock CF50000024.281.340.528.868-1.0
D. Descalso 3B41231012.259.378.466.8449.5
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Andriese P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Marte 2B40000013.250.320.422.741-0.5
N. Ahmed SS41100000.244.299.457.7553.0
A. Avila C30000121.171.307.308.6150.0
Z. Godley P20000010.071.133.071.205-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Escobar 3B11121000.280.341.519.8607.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Peraza SS41200001.285.328.389.7175.0
    J. Votto 1B20010111.290.427.426.8531.5
    S. Gennett 2B40000012.307.357.481.839-0.5
    E. Suarez 3B41200000.303.384.570.9533.0
    M. Williams RF40100012.286.300.388.6880.5
    T. Barnhart C40000012.243.324.358.682-0.5
    P. Tucker LF30000021.244.295.415.709-1.0
    L. Castillo P20000011.116.156.140.295-0.5
    M. Lorenzen P0000-000.250.294.813.000-
    W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- D. Herrera PH10100000.185.313.407.7201.0
    K. Mella P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    B. Hamilton CF30100011.232.300.305.6060.5
    • a-singled for Peralta in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (25), D. Descalso (17), N. Ahmed (25)
    • HR - P. Goldschmidt 2 (26), D. Peralta (21), D. Descalso (10), E. Escobar (17)
    • SH - Z. Godley (7)
    • RBI - P. Goldschmidt 3 (64), D. Peralta (60), D. Descalso 3 (47), E. Escobar 2 (74)
    • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (24), D. Peralta (24), D. Descalso 3 (20)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Jay, K. Marte 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 3B - J. Peraza (4)
    • SF - J. Votto (2)
    • RBI - J. Votto (55)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Peraza, L. Castillo, B. Hamilton
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Marte-Ahmed-Goldschmidt; Marte-Ahmed-Goldschmidt)
    • E - Z. Godley (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Godley (W, 13-6)6.26211604.201.4223.0
    B. Ziegler (H, 12)0.10000104.311.310.5
    Y. Hirano (H, 26)1.01000002.121.002.0
    M. Andriese1.00000104.061.243.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Godley (W, 13-6)6.2
    B. Ziegler (H, 12)0.1
    Y. Hirano (H, 26)1.0
    M. Andriese1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Castillo (L, 6-10)5.25551725.041.322.5
    M. Lorenzen1.00001002.861.392.0
    W. Peralta0.10000005.611.840.0
    K. Mella2.05441338.682.25-2.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Castillo (L, 6-10)5.2
    M. Lorenzen1.0
    W. Peralta0.1
    K. Mella2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 98-63, B. Ziegler 4-3, Y. Hirano 14-9, M. Andriese 12-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 9-4, Y. Hirano 1-1, M. Andriese 2-0
    • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 26, B. Ziegler, Y. Hirano 3, M. Andriese 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 88-62, M. Lorenzen 14-8, W. Peralta 5-5, K. Mella 47-32
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 5-5, M. Lorenzen 2-1, W. Peralta 1-0, K. Mella 1-2
    • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 23, M. Lorenzen 4, W. Peralta, K. Mella 12
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Jay RF52200021.275.339.359.6983.0
    P. Goldschmidt 1B52332011.282.388.532.91914.5
    D. Peralta LF32111200.303.359.530.8899.0
    A. Pollock CF50000024.281.340.528.868-1.0
    D. Descalso 3B41231012.259.378.466.8449.5
    Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Andriese P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    K. Marte 2B40000013.250.320.422.741-0.5
    N. Ahmed SS41100000.244.299.457.7553.0
    A. Avila C30000121.171.307.308.6150.0
    Z. Godley P20000010.071.133.071.205-0.5
    B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    E. Escobar 3B11121000.280.341.519.8607.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Peraza SS41200001.285.328.389.7175.0
      J. Votto 1B20010111.290.427.426.8531.5
      S. Gennett 2B40000012.307.357.481.839-0.5
      E. Suarez 3B41200000.303.384.570.9533.0
      M. Williams RF40100012.286.300.388.6880.5
      T. Barnhart C40000012.243.324.358.682-0.5
      P. Tucker LF30000021.244.295.415.709-1.0
      L. Castillo P20000011.116.156.140.295-0.5
      M. Lorenzen P0000-000.250.294.813.000-
      W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- D. Herrera PH10100000.185.313.407.7201.0
      K. Mella P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      B. Hamilton CF30100011.232.300.305.6060.5
      Total3127101811-----
      • a-singled for Peralta in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (25), D. Descalso (17), N. Ahmed (25)
      • HR - P. Goldschmidt 2 (26), D. Peralta (21), D. Descalso (10), E. Escobar (17)
      • SH - Z. Godley (7)
      • RBI - P. Goldschmidt 3 (64), D. Peralta (60), D. Descalso 3 (47), E. Escobar 2 (74)
      • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (24), D. Peralta (24), D. Descalso 3 (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Jay, K. Marte 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 3B - J. Peraza (4)
      • SF - J. Votto (2)
      • RBI - J. Votto (55)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Peraza, L. Castillo, B. Hamilton
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Marte-Ahmed-Goldschmidt; Marte-Ahmed-Goldschmidt)
      • E - Z. Godley (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Godley (W, 13-6)6.26211604.201.4223.0
      B. Ziegler (H, 12)0.10000104.311.310.5
      Y. Hirano (H, 26)1.01000002.121.002.0
      M. Andriese1.00000104.061.243.5
      Total9.0721180---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Godley (W, 13-6)6.2
      B. Ziegler (H, 12)0.1
      Y. Hirano (H, 26)1.0
      M. Andriese1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Castillo (L, 6-10)5.25551725.041.322.5
      M. Lorenzen1.00001002.861.392.0
      W. Peralta0.10000005.611.840.0
      K. Mella2.05441338.682.25-2.5
      Total9.010993105---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Castillo (L, 6-10)5.2
      M. Lorenzen1.0
      W. Peralta0.1
      K. Mella2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 98-63, B. Ziegler 4-3, Y. Hirano 14-9, M. Andriese 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 9-4, Y. Hirano 1-1, M. Andriese 2-0
      • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 26, B. Ziegler, Y. Hirano 3, M. Andriese 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 88-62, M. Lorenzen 14-8, W. Peralta 5-5, K. Mella 47-32
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 5-5, M. Lorenzen 2-1, W. Peralta 1-0, K. Mella 1-2
      • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 23, M. Lorenzen 4, W. Peralta, K. Mella 12
      • 9TH INNING
        Peralta homered to left92
        Goldschmidt homered to left center82
        Escobar homered to right center, Ahmed scored72
      • 6TH INNING
        Goldschmidt homered to right center, Jay scored52
      • 3RD INNING
        Votto hit sacrifice fly to center, Peraza scored32
      • 2ND INNING
        Tucker reached on fielder's choice to first, Suarez scored, Tucker to second, Williams out at second on Godley fielding error31
      • 1ST INNING
        Descalso homered to center, Jay and Peralta scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • K. Mella Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ahmed doubled to deep left
        • A. Avila: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Escobar homered to right center, Ahmed scored
        • J. Jay: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt homered to left center
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Peralta homered to left
        • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pollock lined out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Andriese relieved Yoshihisa Hirano
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Williams: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • T. Barnhart: Foul, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Keury Mella pitching
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt doubled to deep left
        • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peralta walked
        • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike (foul tip), Descalso flied out to deep left
        • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Marte grounded into fielder's choice to second, Peralta out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Eduardo Escobar at third base
        • Yoshihisa Hirano pitching
        • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza singled to shallow right
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Votto lined out to shortstop
        • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gennett grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Peraza out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Ahmed flied out to deep center
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
        • Z. Godley: Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Godley hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Avila to second
        • Wandy Peralta relieved Michael Lorenzen
        • J. Jay: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jay grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart flied out to deep center
        • P. Tucker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tucker struck out swinging
        • Dilson Herrera hit for Wandy Peralta
        • D. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Herrera singled to left
        • Brad Ziegler relieved Zack Godley
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jay reached on an infield single to third
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt homered to right center, Jay scored
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pollock grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Descalso: Foul, Ball, Descalso doubled to deep right
        • Michael Lorenzen relieved Luis Castillo
        • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
        • S. Gennett: Gennett reached on fielder's choice to second, Votto out at second
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez singled to center, Gennett to second
        • M. Williams: Strike looking, Williams grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Suarez out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to third
        • A. Avila: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • Z. Godley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Godley struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • P. Tucker: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tucker struck out swinging
        • L. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton singled to center
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Pollock flied out to center
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Marte popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Suarez grounded out to third
        • M. Williams: Ball, Williams grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton grounded out to first
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza tripled to deep right
        • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Votto hit sacrifice fly to center, Peraza scored
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Gennett struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ahmed flied out to deep center
        • A. Avila: Ball, Avila grounded out to second
        • Z. Godley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Godley lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez singled to right
        • M. Williams: Ball, Williams singled to right center, Suarez to second
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
        • P. Tucker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tucker reached on fielder's choice to first, Suarez scored, Tucker to second, Williams out at second on Godley fielding error
        • L. Castillo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jay singled to left center
        • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt popped out to second
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta walked, Jay to second
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Foul, Descalso homered to center, Jay and Peralta scored
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peraza lined out to center
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)