Greinke exits with abdominal tightness, D-backs rout Pirates

PHOENIX (AP) Zack Greinke was cruising along when he felt something wrong. Taking no chances, the Arizona Diamondbacks ace called it a day.

Greinke pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning before exiting with abdominal tightness and the Diamondbacks routed Chris Archer and the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Greinke would get an MRI on Friday. Arizona is off Thursday.

''It's not too bad,'' Greinke said. ''Just didn't seem like a good idea to try to push it.''

Greinke said the current situation seems less serious than the left oblique injury that cost him six weeks in 2016, though he thought about that at first.

''I just knew something was wrong and didn't want to take the chance of hurting it more,'' he said. ''At first I thought it was an oblique thing, but it seems to be in a different spot.''

Greinke (6-1) allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings, then walked off the mound with a trainer with a 2-2 count on Pirates reliever Chris Stratton. Greinke said he felt his injury during that at-bat.

''I'm always optimistic about things,'' Lovullo said, admitting that if not for the injury he considered allowing Greinke to go after a complete game.

Greinke struck out five, walked none and kept up his recent run of success - he has a 1.09 ERA in his last six starts, allowing five earned runs in 41 1/3 innings. He also raised his scoreless innings streak against the Pirates to 21 1/3 innings.

''This is the most consistent that I've seen him. It's angle of the fastball. It's throwing fastballs to both sides of the plate, and he's got three secondary pitches that he can throw at any time,'' Lovullo said. ''We get spoiled by him. We know that he's extremely locked in right now.''

Blake Swihart hit a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the eighth, and Eduardo Escobar and Adam Jones also homered for the Diamondbacks, who went 6-1 against the Pirates this season. Jarrod Dyson had two hits, scored three runs and stole two bases.

Melky Cabrera drove in the Pirates' run with a two-out single in the ninth.

Pirates pitcher Chris Archer's first start since April 26, after which he went on the 10-day injured list with right thumb pain, didn't go well. He walked the bases loaded in the first inning, and all three runners scored.

Archer (1-3) lasted just 3 2-3 innings, allowing six earned runs on four hits with four walks and a wild pitch.

Dyson came home on Ketel Marte's soft single, Escobar scored on an error by third baseman Colin Moran and Nick Ahmed added a sacrifice fly to put Arizona ahead 3-0.

Archer rallied to strike out the side in the second inning, but the Diamondbacks plated four runs in the fourth, all with two outs.

''Poor. Very, very poor. I just didn't have good command at all,'' Archer said. ''I don't really know what to say other than that.

''They exploited my lack of control,'' Archer added, saying his thumb did not affect him.

After Dyson's single, Escobar hit his ninth homer of the season. Jones' ninth homer curled inside the left-field foul pole and into the Diamondbacks bullpen in the fifth off Stratton.

''Home runs happen, but when you can score runs on some base hits, that's when you know you're offense is clicking,'' Jones said.

Escobar doubled in Dyson for his third RBI of the game in the eighth. Swihart hit a long fly and when the ball caromed off the angled wall in right-center and eluded two outfielders, he scored standing up for his second career inside-the-park homer.

Josh Bell got two hits for the Pirates, extending his career-high hitting streak to 15 games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: Archer's return from injury led to the Pirates optioning RHP Clay Holmes to Triple-A Indianapolis. ... OF Corey Dickerson (shoulder) is on track to throw long toss as soon as this weekend. ... RHP Keone Kela (shoulder) could throw off a mound in the next few days.

Diamondbacks: OF David Peralta left the game after five innings with tightness on the right side of his upper back, replaced by Swihart in left field. Lovullo said he hopes some training room therapy will take care of Peralta's issue. ... RHP Taijuan Walker (elbow surgery) was scheduled to pitch four innings in an extended spring training game Wednesday at the team's facility in nearby Scottsdale. But he threw just 17 pitches due to right shoulder soreness and was removed as a precaution, then had an MRI later Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Pirates: Pittsburgh begins a four-game series at San Diego on Thursday, with RHP Trevor Williams (2-1, 3.40 ERA) scheduled to start the opener. He's pitched at least six innings in each of his eight starts this season.

Diamondbacks: RHP Merrill Kelly (3-4, 4.70 ERA) gets the ball at home on Friday against the San Francisco Giants, the opener of a three-game series. It'll be his first career start against the Giants.

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  • W: Z. Greinke (6-1)L: C. Archer (1-3)
  • HR: ARI - A. Jones (9), E. Escobar (9), B. Swihart (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B40100000.252.313.354.6661.0
S. Marte CF41100011.265.296.434.7301.5
G. Polanco RF30000111.294.360.485.8450.5
J. Bell 1B40200012.333.404.6931.0972.5
M. Cabrera LF40110002.339.375.471.8462.0
C. Moran 3B40100013.239.317.380.6980.5
F. Cervelli C30000012.179.269.236.505-0.5
C. Tucker SS30000011.174.219.304.524-0.5
C. Archer P10000000.100.100.100.2000.0
M. DuRapau P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Elmore PH10000001.250.250.250.5000.0
C. Stratton P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
  • a-flied out for DuRapau in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF43220110.290.391.419.81011.5
E. Escobar 3B43231110.293.366.549.91412.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Lopez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Peralta LF30000002.318.359.531.8900.0
B. Swihart LF21121010.207.281.431.7126.5
A. Jones RF42211100.276.341.509.8509.0
K. Marte 2B40210010.262.324.494.8182.5
C. Walker 1B40010014.278.351.550.9010.5
N. Ahmed SS30110022.248.299.408.7062.0
J. Murphy C41100033.164.233.364.5971.5
Z. Greinke P21000120.292.346.7081.0543.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Kelly PH-3B10000000.247.313.479.7920.0
  • a-flied out for Hirano in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (14)
  • RBI - M. Cabrera (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Cabrera (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Cabrera, C. Moran 2 (2), F. Cervelli, J. Elmore
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Escobar (11), N. Ahmed (14), J. Murphy (2)
  • HR - E. Escobar (9), B. Swihart (4), A. Jones (9)
  • SF - N. Ahmed (4)
  • RBI - J. Dyson 2 (10), E. Escobar 3 (27), B. Swihart 2 (12), A. Jones (25), K. Marte (30), C. Walker (18), N. Ahmed (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Dyson 2 (2), E. Escobar 3 (7), B. Swihart 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Ahmed 2 (2), J. Murphy 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson 2 (11), Z. Greinke
FIELDING
  • E - C. Moran (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Walker-Ahmed)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer (L, 1-3)3.24764515.581.40-7.5
M. DuRapau0.10000001.930.860.0
C. Stratton4.07440728.392.014.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer (L, 1-3)3.2
M. DuRapau0.1
C. Stratton4.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (W, 6-1)7.24000502.780.8829.5
Y. Hirano0.10000105.651.600.5
A. Chafin0.21111103.861.43-2.5
Y. Lopez0.11000001.060.94-1.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (W, 6-1)7.2
Y. Hirano0.1
A. Chafin0.2
Y. Lopez0.1
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Archer
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 80-44, M. DuRapau 3-2, C. Stratton 72-51
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-3, M. DuRapau 1-0, C. Stratton 2-3
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 20, M. DuRapau, C. Stratton 19
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 95-64, Y. Hirano 1-1, A. Chafin 25-15, Y. Lopez 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 10-7, A. Chafin 1-0, Y. Lopez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, Y. Hirano, A. Chafin 4, Y. Lopez 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Frazier 2B40100000.252.313.354.6661.0
S. Marte CF41100011.265.296.434.7301.5
G. Polanco RF30000111.294.360.485.8450.5
J. Bell 1B40200012.333.404.6931.0972.5
M. Cabrera LF40110002.339.375.471.8462.0
C. Moran 3B40100013.239.317.380.6980.5
F. Cervelli C30000012.179.269.236.505-0.5
C. Tucker SS30000011.174.219.304.524-0.5
C. Archer P10000000.100.100.100.2000.0
M. DuRapau P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Elmore PH10000001.250.250.250.5000.0
C. Stratton P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-flied out for DuRapau in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF43220110.290.391.419.81011.5
E. Escobar 3B43231110.293.366.549.91412.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Lopez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Peralta LF30000002.318.359.531.8900.0
B. Swihart LF21121010.207.281.431.7126.5
A. Jones RF42211100.276.341.509.8509.0
K. Marte 2B40210010.262.324.494.8182.5
C. Walker 1B40010014.278.351.550.9010.5
N. Ahmed SS30110022.248.299.408.7062.0
J. Murphy C41100033.164.233.364.5971.5
Z. Greinke P21000120.292.346.7081.0543.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Kelly PH-3B10000000.247.313.479.7920.0
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  • a-flied out for Hirano in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (14)
  • RBI - M. Cabrera (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Cabrera (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Cabrera, C. Moran 2 (2), F. Cervelli, J. Elmore
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Escobar (11), N. Ahmed (14), J. Murphy (2)
  • HR - E. Escobar (9), B. Swihart (4), A. Jones (9)
  • SF - N. Ahmed (4)
  • RBI - J. Dyson 2 (10), E. Escobar 3 (27), B. Swihart 2 (12), A. Jones (25), K. Marte (30), C. Walker (18), N. Ahmed (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Dyson 2 (2), E. Escobar 3 (7), B. Swihart 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Ahmed 2 (2), J. Murphy 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson 2 (11), Z. Greinke
FIELDING
  • E - C. Moran (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Walker-Ahmed)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer (L, 1-3)3.24764515.581.40-7.5
M. DuRapau0.10000001.930.860.0
C. Stratton4.07440728.392.014.5
Total8.01111104123---
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer (L, 1-3)3.2
M. DuRapau0.1
C. Stratton4.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (W, 6-1)7.24000502.780.8829.5
Y. Hirano0.10000105.651.600.5
A. Chafin0.21111103.861.43-2.5
Y. Lopez0.11000001.060.94-1.0
Total9.0611170---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (W, 6-1)7.2
Y. Hirano0.1
A. Chafin0.2
Y. Lopez0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Archer
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 80-44, M. DuRapau 3-2, C. Stratton 72-51
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-3, M. DuRapau 1-0, C. Stratton 2-3
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 20, M. DuRapau, C. Stratton 19
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 95-64, Y. Hirano 1-1, A. Chafin 25-15, Y. Lopez 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 10-7, A. Chafin 1-0, Y. Lopez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, Y. Hirano, A. Chafin 4, Y. Lopez 2
  • 9TH INNING
    Cabrera singled to center, Marte scored, Polanco to second111
  • 8TH INNING
    Swihart homered to right center, Escobar scored011
    Escobar doubled to deep left, Dyson scored09
  • 5TH INNING
    Jones homered to left08
  • 4TH INNING
    Escobar homered to right, Dyson scored07
    Dyson singled to right center, Murphy and Greinke scored05
  • 1ST INNING
    Ahmed hit sacrifice fly to right, Jones scored, Marte to third03
    Walker reached on fielder's choice to third, Escobar scored, Jones to third, Marte to second on 3rd baseman Moran fielding error02
    Marte singled to right, Dyson scored, Escobar to third, Jones to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Andrew Chafin pitching
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier singled to center
    • S. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Frazier out at second
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Polanco walked, Marte to second
    • J. Bell: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • Yoan Lopez relieved Andrew Chafin
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera singled to center, Marte scored, Polanco to second
    • C. Moran: Foul, Foul, Moran grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cervelli struck out looking
    • C. Tucker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tucker struck out looking
    • C. Stratton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball
    • Stratton struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • J. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • Carson Kelly hit for Yoshihisa Hirano
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Kelly flied out to deep center
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Dyson singled to right center
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Escobar doubled to deep left, Dyson scored
    • B. Swihart: Swihart homered to right center, Escobar scored
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Jones grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Bell flied out to center
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera popped out to third
    • C. Moran: Ball, Moran grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • B. Swihart: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Jones singled to shallow right
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte singled to left center, Jones to second
    • C. Walker: Foul, Walker flied out to center
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Blake Swihart in left field
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • Z. Greinke: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Greinke struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dyson grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Escobar flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moran singled to center
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Cervelli flied out to right
    • C. Tucker: Tucker reached on fielder's choice to second, Moran out at second
    • Jake Elmore hit for Montana DuRapau
    • J. Elmore: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Elmore flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Stratton pitching
    • A. Jones: Jones homered to left
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ahmed doubled to left center
    • J. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Marte singled to left
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Polanco grounded into double play first to shortstop, Marte out at second
    • J. Bell: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bell singled to center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Walker popped out to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • J. Murphy: Strike swinging, Murphy doubled to left
    • Z. Greinke: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy to third on wild pitch
    • J. Dyson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Greinke stole second, Ball, Dyson singled to right center, Murphy and Greinke scored
    • E. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dyson stole second, Escobar homered to right, Dyson scored
    • Montana DuRapau relieved Chris Archer
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Tucker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tucker lined out to center
    • C. Archer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Archer lined out to right
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to first
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Foul, Strike swinging, Marte grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Bell doubled to deep right center
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to first, Bell to third
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Moran struck out looking
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Greinke struck out looking
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson struck out looking
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Frazier grounded out to second
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded out to second
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Polanco flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson walked
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dyson stole second, Ball, Escobar walked
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peralta fouled out to third
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones walked, Dyson to third, Escobar to second
    • K. Marte: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte singled to right, Dyson scored, Escobar to third, Jones to second
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker reached on fielder's choice to third, Escobar scored, Jones to third, Marte to second on 3rd baseman Moran fielding error
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed hit sacrifice fly to right, Jones scored, Marte to third
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)