Greinke dominates, Diamondbacks hit 3 HRs, beat Cubs 6-0

CHICAGO (AP) Zack Greinke made it look easy in his first victory at Wrigley Field. Then, he got upstaged by a teammate making a memorable major league debut.

Greinke pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Taylor Clarke got a save and a hit after being called up from the minors, and the Arizona Diamondbacks knocked out three home runs in a 6-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Clarke became the first pitcher with a save and a hit in his major league debut since saves became an official stat in 1969, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

''Pretty fun, pretty special to be a part of that and experience all of that and have success,'' Clarke said.

Called up from Triple-A Reno, he allowed one hit over the final three innings and preserved Arizona's first shutout since a 9-0 romp over Chicago last Sept. 19. He also led off the eighth with a single to the left side of the infield that deflected off the pitcher's glove in his first at-bat.

''He's got great memories,'' manger Torey Lovullo said. ''He can hand them off to his boys and his wife and his parents, so it's a very special moment for him and for us and for all of player development. He pounded the zone with the stuff we remember him using from spring training, the transition here is no different, he showed us that it was the same game.''

Greinke (3-1) won for the third time in four starts since a season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner also picked up his first victory in six career starts at Wrigley, giving him at least one win at every National League ballpark. He helped himself at the plate with a double.

''Felt good, weather wasn't ideal, pitching or hitting,'' Greinke said. ''But it felt all right out there. Three runs were nice early and then the extra later was even better.''

Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta hit back-to-back solo homers against a shaky Yu Darvish (1-3) in the first. John Ryan Murphy capped a three-run sixth against Allen Webster with a two-run homer that made it 6-0.

Christian Walker had a career-high four hits and scored a run, helping the Diamondbacks win for the fifth time in six games on a windy afternoon.

The Cubs had won eight of 11 following a 1-6 start and were trying to go above .500 for the first time since a season-opening victory at Texas.

Darvish lasted five innings, allowing three runs and five hits. The shaky outing followed three straight dominant starts against Miami and Arizona by Jose Quintana, Cole Hamels and Kyle Hendricks, who each went seven scoreless innings.

''Overall, not horrible,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''Not a bad performance. The homers early make it look worse than it was.''

PITCHING IN

Clarke used Walker's bat when he stepped to the plate in the eighth. He also hit barehanded because he left his batting gloves in the clubhouse, not thinking he would need them.

Greinke also delivered with his double and two sacrifice bunts. He has four extra-base hits this season - two doubles, two homers - and is 5 for 10 overall.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: C Alex Avila and 3B Jake Lamb have started taking live batting practice and continue to throw. Both are on the injured list with a strained left quadriceps. ... LHP T.J. McFarland (left shoulder inflammation) is scheduled to throw an inning in a rehab outing for Triple-A Reno on Sunday.

Cubs: Ace Jon Lester (strained his left hamstring) could be close to rejoining rotation after throwing 45 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday. Maddon said he looked ''very good'' and the Cubs will see how he feels Sunday before determining the next step. Maddon did not rule out a return for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field that starts Tuesday. ... Closer Brandon Morrow (offseason elbow surgery) experienced discomfort following a side session in Arizona earlier in the week and is shutting down his rehabilitation for now.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (0-1, 4.64) tries for his first win in his fifth start. He went six innings against Atlanta on Tuesday in his longest outing of the year, but gave up a season-high five runs.

Cubs: RHP Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00) makes his first start of the season. The Cubs opted to go with Chatwood and push back LHP Jose Quintana back to Tuesday, in part because Arizona has struggled against right-handers.

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  • W: Z. Greinke (3-1)L: Y. Darvish (1-3)S: T. Clarke (1)
  • HR: ARI - E. Escobar (2), J. Murphy (3), D. Peralta (3)
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A. Jones RF50000020.298.372.548.920-1.0
C. Walker 1B41400100.353.421.7061.1277.0
K. Marte 2B50100034.247.261.459.720-0.5
N. Ahmed SS32100110.269.298.397.6953.5
J. Murphy C21121202.200.360.6501.0109.0
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    B. Zobrist RF40000000.250.355.250.6050.0
    K. Bryant 3B30100100.239.349.380.7303.0
    A. Rizzo 1B30100002.176.349.353.7022.0
    J. Baez SS40000003.289.314.566.8800.0
    W. Contreras C20100110.340.478.7551.2321.5
    T. Davis C10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
    J. Heyward CF30100013.357.465.5891.0540.5
    D. Descalso 2B30000011.314.386.451.837-0.5
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    Y. Darvish P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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    A. Webster P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-struck out for Darvish in the 5th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Walker (6), Z. Greinke (2)
    • HR - E. Escobar (2), D. Peralta (3), J. Murphy (3)
    • SF - J. Dyson
    • SH - Z. Greinke 2 (2)
    • RBI - J. Dyson (6), E. Escobar (9), D. Peralta (11), J. Murphy 2 (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson, E. Escobar, D. Peralta 3 (3), K. Marte 2 (2), J. Murphy 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Bryant (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Baez, T. Davis, J. Heyward 2 (2), D. Descalso
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Escobar-Walker; Ahmed-Walker)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - K. Schwarber, B. Zobrist
    • DP - (Bryant-Bote-Rizzo)
    • E - W. Contreras (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Greinke (W, 3-1)6.03002404.601.1325.0
    T. Clarke (S, 1)3.01000200.000.3316.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Greinke (W, 3-1)6.0
    T. Clarke (S, 1)3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Darvish (L, 1-3)5.05333725.961.722.5
    A. Webster1.26320214.761.94-4.0
    T. Collins0.11000002.702.10-1.0
    R. Rosario2.01001205.141.715.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Darvish (L, 1-3)5.0
    A. Webster1.2
    T. Collins0.1
    R. Rosario2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Clarke
    • HBP - T. Clarke
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 100-61, T. Clarke 39-22
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 8-4, T. Clarke 4-3
    • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 21, T. Clarke 11
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 88-50, A. Webster 36-25, T. Collins 9-5, R. Rosario 26-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 3-4, A. Webster 3-0, R. Rosario 2-1
    • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 22, A. Webster 11, T. Collins 2, R. Rosario 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Dyson CF40110013.268.354.439.7931.5
    E. Escobar 3B51211012.234.322.364.6856.5
    D. Peralta LF51111033.352.394.568.9624.5
    A. Jones RF50000020.298.372.548.920-1.0
    C. Walker 1B41400100.353.421.7061.1277.0
    K. Marte 2B50100034.247.261.459.720-0.5
    N. Ahmed SS32100110.269.298.397.6953.5
    J. Murphy C21121202.200.360.6501.0109.0
    Z. Greinke P10100000.500.5451.3001.8452.0
    T. Clarke P101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Zobrist RF40000000.250.355.250.6050.0
      K. Bryant 3B30100100.239.349.380.7303.0
      A. Rizzo 1B30100002.176.349.353.7022.0
      J. Baez SS40000003.289.314.566.8800.0
      W. Contreras C20100110.340.478.7551.2321.5
      T. Davis C10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
      J. Heyward CF30100013.357.465.5891.0540.5
      D. Descalso 2B30000011.314.386.451.837-0.5
      R. Rosario P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      K. Schwarber LF30000000.194.265.355.6200.0
      Y. Darvish P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
      a- M. Zagunis PH10000010.333.333.476.810-0.5
      A. Webster P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      T. Collins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      D. Bote 2B10000000.275.370.450.8200.0
      Total2904002610-----
      • a-struck out for Darvish in the 5th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Walker (6), Z. Greinke (2)
      • HR - E. Escobar (2), D. Peralta (3), J. Murphy (3)
      • SF - J. Dyson
      • SH - Z. Greinke 2 (2)
      • RBI - J. Dyson (6), E. Escobar (9), D. Peralta (11), J. Murphy 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson, E. Escobar, D. Peralta 3 (3), K. Marte 2 (2), J. Murphy 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Bryant (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Baez, T. Davis, J. Heyward 2 (2), D. Descalso
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Escobar-Walker; Ahmed-Walker)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Schwarber, B. Zobrist
      • DP - (Bryant-Bote-Rizzo)
      • E - W. Contreras (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Greinke (W, 3-1)6.03002404.601.1325.0
      T. Clarke (S, 1)3.01000200.000.3316.0
      Total9.0400260---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Greinke (W, 3-1)6.0
      T. Clarke (S, 1)3.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Darvish (L, 1-3)5.05333725.961.722.5
      A. Webster1.26320214.761.94-4.0
      T. Collins0.11000002.702.10-1.0
      R. Rosario2.01001205.141.715.0
      Total9.013654113---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Darvish (L, 1-3)5.0
      A. Webster1.2
      T. Collins0.1
      R. Rosario2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Clarke
      • HBP - T. Clarke
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 100-61, T. Clarke 39-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 8-4, T. Clarke 4-3
      • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 21, T. Clarke 11
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 88-50, A. Webster 36-25, T. Collins 9-5, R. Rosario 26-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 3-4, A. Webster 3-0, R. Rosario 2-1
      • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 22, A. Webster 11, T. Collins 2, R. Rosario 7
      • 6TH INNING
        Murphy homered to right, Ahmed scored60
        Ahmed reached on fielder's choice to third, Walker scored on catcher Contreras fielding error40
      • 2ND INNING
        Dyson hit sacrifice fly to right, Ahmed scored30
      • 1ST INNING
        Peralta homered to right20
        Escobar homered to right10
      • 9TH INNING
        • R. Rosario Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jones grounded out to third
        • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Marte grounded out to second, Walker out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Clarke Pitching:
        • K. Bryant: Bryant grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch
        • J. Baez: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Baez flied out to deep right
        • T. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Randy Rosario pitching
        • Taylor Davis catching
        • David Bote at second base
        • T. Clarke: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Clarke reached on an infield single to third
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Dyson struck out looking
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Foul, Escobar lined out to center
        • D. Peralta: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Clarke Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Schwarber flied out to center
        • D. Bote: Ball, Bote grounded out to first
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Webster Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker singled to center
        • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • Tim Collins relieved Allen Webster
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ahmed singled to center, Walker to third
        • J. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Murphy flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Taylor Clarke relieved Zack Greinke
        • J. Baez: Baez grounded out to shortstop
        • Wi. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • J. Heyward: Heyward singled to left
        • D. Descalso: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Heyward to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Descalso grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Allen Webster pitching
        • C. Walker: Walker reached on an infield single to second
        • K. Marte: Marte singled to right, Walker to third, Marte out at second
        • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ahmed reached on fielder's choice to third, Walker scored on catcher Contreras fielding error
        • J. Murphy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Murphy homered to right, Ahmed scored
        • Z. Greinke: Strike swinging, Greinke doubled to deep center
        • J. Dyson: Strike swinging, Dyson grounded out to third
        • E. Escobar: Escobar reached on an infield single to shortstop, Greinke to third
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to second
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to shortstop, Bryant out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar flied out to left
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
        • A. Jones: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • D. Descalso: Foul, Ball, Descalso flied out to deep right
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber flied out to left
        • Mark Zagunis hit for Yu Darvish
        • M. Zagunis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Zagunis struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
        • J. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Murphy walked
        • Z. Greinke: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Greinke hit sacrifice bunt to first, Murphy to second
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dyson grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant doubled to deep center
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rizzo flied out to left
        • J. Baez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Baez grounded out to pitcher, Bryant to third
        • Wi. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Contreras walked
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Heyward struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta lined out to left
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones flied out to left
        • C. Walker: Walker doubled to deep right
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Marte struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to pitcher
        • Y. Darvish: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Darvish struck out swinging
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ahmed walked
        • J. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked, Ahmed to second
        • Z. Greinke: Greinke hit sacrifice bunt to third, Ahmed to third, Murphy to second
        • J. Dyson: Dyson hit sacrifice fly to right, Ahmed scored
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • Wi. Contreras: Foul, Ball, Ball, Contreras singled to center
        • J. Heyward: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Heyward grounded out to third, Contreras out at second
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson singled to left, Dyson out at second
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar homered to right
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peralta homered to right
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Walker singled to right
        • K. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Bryant lined out to second
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo singled to right
        • J. Baez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Rizzo out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)