Escobar's 3-run triple helps Diamondbacks beat Giants 7-0

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona had good pitching, timely hitting and solid defense.

It's just the kind of game Torey Lovullo likes from the Diamondbacks, helping him become the second-fastest manager in team history to reach 200 wins.

Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run triple and David Peralta homered, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 7-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

''Two hundred wins is something I'm very proud of, but the players are more responsible for that than I am,'' Lovullo said.

Lovullo reached 200 wins in 369 games, behind only Bob Brenly, who did it 349 games.

The Diamondbacks used Lovullo's blueprint to get him to the milestone, getting good pitching early and building quality at-bats as the game progressed.

Peralta hit a solo homer off Jeff Samardzija (2-2) and Escobar cleared the bases with a slicing triple against Derek Holland in the seventh.

Adam Jones had a run-scoring double among his three hits and three relievers combined with Merrill Kelly (4-4) for Arizona's third shutout of the season.

''You look at that game and the story was we just couldn't get a big hit,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We had runners out there we were just missing one more hit there to get things rolling and we just couldn't get it tonight.''

Kelly worked around a high early pitch count in 5 1/3 scoreless innings after two shaky outings.

The right-hander allowed 10 combined earned runs his previous two outings, but was effective against the Giants until running into trouble in the sixth inning.

San Francisco loaded the bases to with one out to chase the right-hander, but Yoshihisa Hirano struck out Brandon Crawford and got Kevin Pillar to fly out to right.

Kelly allowed six hits and struck out four.

''He was using his defense,'' Jones said. ''That's what we're there for and he was pounding the strike zone.''

The first inning has been a struggle for Samardzija this season. He has a 12.38 ERA in the opening frame and allowed a majors-most six first-inning homers.

The right-hander made it through the first inning unscathed and held the Diamondbacks in check until Peralta lifted a solo homer to left-center in the fourth inning.

Jones chased Samardzija with a run-scoring double and Ketel Marte put Arizona up 3-0 with a broken-bat RBI single off Reyes Moronta.

Samardzija allowed three runs on five hits and walked three in 5 1/3 innings. He did not strike out a batter for the first time in 101 career starts.

''They are aggressive out there,'' Samardzija said. ''I thought we were making good pitches, which kind of created the atmosphere that it did, just kind of moving along there.''

BOCHY EJECTED

Bochy was ejected in the seventh inning for arguing a call after Jarod Dyson was hit on the hand attempting a bunt.

Bochy walked out of the dugout while trainers attended to Dyson and home plate umpire Andy Fletcher gave him an almost nonchalant ejection.

''They say he pulled back. He attempted to bunt the ball, not the right call there,'' Bochy said after his third ejection of his final season before retiring. ''I don't know how much it played into the game, but the call was not right. He was attempting to bunt that ball.''

TRAINER'S TABLE

Giants: C Buster Posey went 2 for 4 after being activated from the seven-day concussion list. He had been out since May 10, two days after taking a foul tip off the mask. ... 3B Evan Longoria was sick and out of the lineup.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke will throw a bullpen session on Saturday after an MRI on Friday came back clean. He left Wednesday's start with abdominal tightness. The Diamondbacks will assess Greinke after his bullpen to determine whether he can start on Tuesday. ... RHP Taijuan Walker suffered a setback in his comeback from Tommy John surgery, suffering a right shoulder capsule sprain during rehab. He received an injection and will not throw for six weeks. ... Dyson remained in the game after being hit, but later came out. X-rays were negative and Lovullo said he should be available on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner, Saturday's starter against Arizona, went 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA against the Diamondbacks last season. RHP Zack Godley will make the start for the Diamondbacks after returning from the bullpen.

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  • W: M. Kelly (4-4)L: J. Samardzija (2-2)
  • HR: ARI - D. Peralta (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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a- D. Solano PH10000001.167.286.167.4520.0
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B. Posey C40200002.255.314.418.7323.0
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B. Belt 1B40200003.231.348.477.8253.0
P. Sandoval 3B30100121.284.310.593.9021.0
B. Crawford SS40000025.203.280.270.551-1.0
K. Pillar RF40100004.217.247.382.6281.0
M. Williamson LF30000011.167.242.300.542-0.5
b- A. Altherr PH10000011.033.065.067.131-0.5
J. Samardzija P20000020.100.100.100.200-1.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- T. Austin PH10000010.265.345.469.815-0.5
D. Holland P0000-000.100.100.100.000-
S. Vogt C10000001.280.333.520.8530.0
  • a-grounded out for Panik in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Williamson in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Moronta in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF22000100.284.395.411.8056.0
J. Sherfy P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
E. Escobar 3B51130002.290.361.550.9127.0
D. Peralta LF32121100.319.362.544.9069.0
A. Jones RF40310001.287.350.521.8715.0
K. Marte 2B-CF40210002.267.328.500.8284.0
C. Walker 1B30000014.273.345.539.884-0.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Swihart PH-1B10000002.203.277.424.7010.0
N. Ahmed SS40100015.248.298.404.7010.5
A. Avila C21000201.304.529.6521.1823.0
M. Kelly P20000001.000.067.000.0670.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Flores 1B-2B21200000.282.323.395.7184.0
  • a-popped out for Chafin in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik 2 (8), B. Posey (12), B. Belt (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Solano, S. Duggar, B. Belt 3 (3), B. Crawford, K. Pillar 3 (3), M. Williamson
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Jones (12), K. Marte (9), W. Flores (8)
  • 3B - E. Escobar (3)
  • HR - D. Peralta (7)
  • RBI - E. Escobar 3 (30), D. Peralta 2 (30), A. Jones (26), K. Marte (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, C. Walker, N. Ahmed 5 (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson (12)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Belt-Crawford-Panik; Belt-Crawford)
  • E - B. Belt (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 2-2)5.15333013.691.19-1.0
R. Moronta0.21000203.601.250.0
D. Holland1.03441007.361.61-5.0
T. Bergen1.01000104.241.242.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 2-2)5.1
R. Moronta0.2
D. Holland1.0
T. Bergen1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (W, 4-4)5.16001404.211.4217.0
Y. Hirano (H, 4)1.10000205.171.474.0
A. Chafin (H, 7)0.11000003.771.47-1.0
J. Sherfy2.02000300.001.505.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (W, 4-4)5.1
Y. Hirano (H, 4)1.1
A. Chafin (H, 7)0.1
J. Sherfy2.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Samardzija (2)
  • HBP - D. Holland (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 68-41, R. Moronta 15-11, D. Holland 29-18, T. Bergen 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 6-8, D. Holland 1-3, T. Bergen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 22, R. Moronta 3, D. Holland 9, T. Bergen 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 89-56, Y. Hirano 23-17, A. Chafin 6-4, J. Sherfy 26-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Chafin 1-0, J. Sherfy 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 23, Y. Hirano 4, A. Chafin 2, J. Sherfy 8
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40200000.250.333.359.6934.0
a- D. Solano PH10000001.167.286.167.4520.0
S. Duggar CF40100001.252.295.365.6601.0
B. Posey C40200002.255.314.418.7323.0
T. Bergen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Belt 1B40200003.231.348.477.8253.0
P. Sandoval 3B30100121.284.310.593.9021.0
B. Crawford SS40000025.203.280.270.551-1.0
K. Pillar RF40100004.217.247.382.6281.0
M. Williamson LF30000011.167.242.300.542-0.5
b- A. Altherr PH10000011.033.065.067.131-0.5
J. Samardzija P20000020.100.100.100.200-1.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- T. Austin PH10000010.265.345.469.815-0.5
D. Holland P0000-000.100.100.100.000-
S. Vogt C10000001.280.333.520.8530.0
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  • a-grounded out for Panik in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Williamson in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Moronta in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF22000100.284.395.411.8056.0
J. Sherfy P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
E. Escobar 3B51130002.290.361.550.9127.0
D. Peralta LF32121100.319.362.544.9069.0
A. Jones RF40310001.287.350.521.8715.0
K. Marte 2B-CF40210002.267.328.500.8284.0
C. Walker 1B30000014.273.345.539.884-0.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Swihart PH-1B10000002.203.277.424.7010.0
N. Ahmed SS40100015.248.298.404.7010.5
A. Avila C21000201.304.529.6521.1823.0
M. Kelly P20000001.000.067.000.0670.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Flores 1B-2B21200000.282.323.395.7184.0
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  • a-popped out for Chafin in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik 2 (8), B. Posey (12), B. Belt (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Solano, S. Duggar, B. Belt 3 (3), B. Crawford, K. Pillar 3 (3), M. Williamson
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Jones (12), K. Marte (9), W. Flores (8)
  • 3B - E. Escobar (3)
  • HR - D. Peralta (7)
  • RBI - E. Escobar 3 (30), D. Peralta 2 (30), A. Jones (26), K. Marte (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, C. Walker, N. Ahmed 5 (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson (12)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Belt-Crawford-Panik; Belt-Crawford)
  • E - B. Belt (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 2-2)5.15333013.691.19-1.0
R. Moronta0.21000203.601.250.0
D. Holland1.03441007.361.61-5.0
T. Bergen1.01000104.241.242.5
Total8.01077431---
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 2-2)5.1
R. Moronta0.2
D. Holland1.0
T. Bergen1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (W, 4-4)5.16001404.211.4217.0
Y. Hirano (H, 4)1.10000205.171.474.0
A. Chafin (H, 7)0.11000003.771.47-1.0
J. Sherfy2.02000300.001.505.5
Total9.0900190---
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (W, 4-4)5.1
Y. Hirano (H, 4)1.1
A. Chafin (H, 7)0.1
J. Sherfy2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Samardzija (2)
  • HBP - D. Holland (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 68-41, R. Moronta 15-11, D. Holland 29-18, T. Bergen 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 6-8, D. Holland 1-3, T. Bergen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 22, R. Moronta 3, D. Holland 9, T. Bergen 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 89-56, Y. Hirano 23-17, A. Chafin 6-4, J. Sherfy 26-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Chafin 1-0, J. Sherfy 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 23, Y. Hirano 4, A. Chafin 2, J. Sherfy 8
  • 7TH INNING
    Peralta safe at first on 1st baseman Belt fielding error, Escobar scored07
    Escobar tripled to deep right, Avila, Flores and Dyson scored06
  • 6TH INNING
    Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop, Peralta scored, Jones to third03
    Jones doubled to deep left, Dyson scored, Peralta to third02
  • 4TH INNING
    Peralta homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Sherfy Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Pillar singled to center
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Mac Williamson
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Altherr struck out looking
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Vogt popped out to shortstop
    • Donovan Solano hit for Joe Panik
    • D. Solano: Foul, Ball, Solano grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jimmie Sherfy pitching
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey grounded out to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt doubled to deep right
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Stephen Vogt catching
    • Travis Bergen pitching
    • A. Avila: Ball, Foul, Ball, Avila grounded out to third
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Flores doubled to deep left
    • J. Sherfy: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sherfy struck out looking
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Escobar lined out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Y. Hirano Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Williamson popped out to second
    • Tyler Austin hit for Reyes Moronta
    • T. Austin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
    • Wilmer Flores at first base
    • Andrew Chafin pitching
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik doubled to deep left
    • S. Duggar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Duggar grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Derek Holland pitching
    • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Avila walked
    • W. Flores: Foul, Ball, Flores singled to right, Avila to second
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson hit by pitch, Avila to third, Flores to second
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar tripled to deep right, Avila, Flores and Dyson scored
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Peralta safe at first on 1st baseman Belt fielding error, Escobar scored
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones lined out to right
    • K. Marte: Foul, Foul, Ball, Marte doubled to deep center, Peralta to third
    • Blake Swihart hit for Andrew Chafin
    • B. Swihart: Strike swinging, Swihart popped out to second
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed fouled out to first
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Duggar flied out to deep left
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Posey singled to center
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Belt singled to deep center, Posey to third
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Sandoval walked, Belt to second
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Merrill Kelly
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pillar flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dyson walked
    • E. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Dyson stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Escobar flied out to center
    • D. Peralta: Peralta intentionally walked
    • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Jones doubled to deep left, Dyson scored, Peralta to third
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Jeff Samardzija
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop, Peralta scored, Jones to third
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Strike looking, Williamson fouled out to first
    • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Samardzija struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Panik lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ahmed singled to center
    • A. Avila: Pickoff attempt, Avila grounded into double play shortstop to first, Ahmed out at second
    • M. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Kelly flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Crawford lined out to right
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pillar popped out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Escobar flied out to right
    • D. Peralta: Peralta homered to center
    • A. Jones: Jones singled to center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Marte lined out to left
    • C. Walker: Foul, Walker reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Jones out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • J. Samardzija: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Samardzija struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik doubled to deep right
    • S. Duggar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Duggar singled to center, Panik to third
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Posey flied out to right
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Belt lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
    • M. Kelly: Strike swinging, Kelly hit into double play first to shortstop to second, Avila out at second
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Sandoval singled to right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Crawford flied out to center
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Pillar flied out to right
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Jones singled to right center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte flied out to right
    • C. Walker: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Walker flied out to deep center
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Panik flied out to deep center
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duggar popped out to third
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Foul, Posey doubled to left
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Belt flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson flied out to center
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar lined out to first
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)