Locastro wins it, D-backs end six-game losing streak

PHOENIX (AP) Tim Locastro has been hit by pitches 12 times in 102 plate appearances this season. Avoiding it with the bases loaded on Sunday still worked in his favor.

Locastro's single in the 10th inning gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants, a line drive to left field that scored Nick Ahmed and helped the Diamondbacks end a season-long six-game losing streak.

The first pitch of Locastro's at-bat in the 10th against Giants reliever Mark Melancon almost hit him. Locastro turned out of the way.

''We would have won either way but I wanted to get a hit there,'' Locastro said. ''I wasn't exactly trying to get away but it happened to miss me.''

Melancon (3-2) uncorked a wild pitch to put runners at second and third with one out, and Carson Kelly was intentionally walked to bring up Locastro.

''Actually with that pitch not hitting me, I sort of knew his approach was to come in a little bit,'' Locastro said, ''so I was looking in there and I was able to fight it over the third baseman's head and drop it in for a single.''

Matt Andriese (4-4) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th to earn the win. He was the last of four relievers that held the Giants hitless for four innings.

''I have come in here for five straight days talking about losing a baseball game, and that's hard,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said afterward. ''It's hard for me. It's hard for the team. It's hard for everybody, but we've got to find a way to keep grinding to have these (winning) moments happen.''

Christian Walker had three hits for Arizona, extending his hitting streak to a career high eight games.

Kevin Pillar homered for the Giants, his 10th of the season, but San Francisco was held to four hits for the game.

''We just couldn't get anything going with the bats,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''They got the big hit, we didn't. That's the difference in the game.''

Locastro rolled a single into shallow right field, the Diamondbacks' first hit of the game, driving in Caleb Joseph with two outs in the third inning. The Giants tied the score at 1 on Stephen Vogt's ground out to score Evan Longoria from third base in the top of the fourth.

Arizona went back in front 2-1 with Walker's RBI single in the fourth, the result of a nine-pitch at-bat that drove in Adam Jones, who'd reached on a wild pitch third strike.

Pillar led off the seventh inning with a solo shot to left field, which spelled the end of Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly's day. Kelly went six innings and allowed two runs on four hits, striking out nine.

The Diamondbacks opened their half of the seventh with back-to-back hits off Giants starter Shaun Anderson to put runners on second and third, and the Giants turned to Reyes Moronta in relief. Moronta worked out of the jam without allowing a hit.

Anderson allowed two runs on five hits in six innings.

''I just stayed with the same game plan. I attacked them early and got some quick outs,'' Anderson said. ''Our bullpen has been absolutely dominant all year. I don't think they get enough credit for what they do.''

FAVORABLE BOUNCE

The Diamondbacks were primed to take the lead in the seventh with Ahmed up to bat and runners in scoring position with no outs. Moronta threw a pitch to the backstop, but the carom arrived cleanly to catcher Vogt's glove, and Vogt had plenty of time to tag out Eduardo Escobar trying to score from third base.

The Diamondbacks failed to score in the inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Vogt took a foul ball of his right knee in the bottom of the fifth inning and was limping badly for a few moments immediately afterward, but remained in the game. After the game his knee was heavily wrapped. ''I'm sure he's going to be sore tomorrow,'' Bochy said of Vogt.

Diamondbacks: 2B-OF Ketel Marte was held out of the lineup for a second straight day due to a minor groin injury from Friday's game.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Drew Pomeranz (2-7, 7.09 ERA) is set to face the Colorado Rockies in the opener of a three-game series that starts Monday in San Francisco.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (8-3, 2.91) is tabbed for the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Monday. He could face the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, a former teammate and fellow Cy Young Award winner, for the second time in his career.

-

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2019 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

2345678910RHE
SF33-43
001001000240
011000001370
  • W: M. Andriese (4-4)L: M. Melancon (3-2)
  • HR: SF - K. Pillar (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B30100110.233.314.321.6362.5
M. Yastrzemski RF40000022.244.298.453.751-1.0
E. Longoria 3B41100021.229.309.390.6981.0
B. Belt 1B40100001.230.358.426.7852.0
S. Vogt C40010011.247.323.435.7580.5
K. Pillar CF41111011.242.267.404.6715.5
A. Dickerson LF30000110.258.281.484.7650.5
B. Crawford SS40000012.214.280.331.611-0.5
S. Anderson P30000030.167.231.250.481-1.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Sandoval PH10000000.288.323.562.8850.0
M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Dyson in the 10th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Locastro CF50220000.244.392.341.7344.0
I. Vargas 2B40000001.250.289.368.6580.0
D. Peralta LF40000000.290.355.489.8440.0
A. Jones RF41000010.272.322.474.7960.5
E. Escobar 3B40200010.282.341.538.8791.5
C. Walker 1B40310010.265.337.489.8264.5
N. Ahmed SS41000004.260.310.414.7241.0
C. Joseph C11000100.125.192.167.3592.0
a- D. Leyba PH10000011.500.500.5001.000-0.5
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Andriese P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Dyson PH00000100.251.345.372.7171.0
M. Kelly P10000000.000.038.000.0380.0
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Kelly C10000100.264.349.507.8561.0
  • a-struck out for Joseph in the 7th
  • b-walked for Andriese in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik (13), B. Belt (14)
  • HR - K. Pillar (10)
  • RBI - S. Vogt (9), K. Pillar (38)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Yastrzemski, B. Belt, B. Crawford 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Walker (19)
  • SH - M. Kelly (4)
  • RBI - T. Locastro 2 (9), C. Walker (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Locastro (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - I. Vargas, D. Leyba
FIELDING
  • DP - (Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson6.05221203.941.3414.0
R. Moronta2.00000102.671.226.5
S. Dyson1.00000102.750.943.5
M. Melancon (L, 3-2)0.12112003.411.55-10.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson6.0
R. Moronta2.0
S. Dyson1.0
M. Melancon (L, 3-2)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly6.04222913.931.2617.5
A. Chafin1.00000103.201.423.5
Y. Lopez1.00000101.200.873.5
G. Holland1.00000002.191.013.0
M. Andriese (W, 4-4)1.00000104.991.4110.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly6.0
A. Chafin1.0
Y. Lopez1.0
G. Holland1.0
M. Andriese (W, 4-4)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Anderson (6), M. Melancon (3)
  • IBB - M. Melancon (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 93-62, R. Moronta 18-11, S. Dyson 10-7, M. Melancon 22-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 8-8, R. Moronta 1-3, S. Dyson 2-0, M. Melancon 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 24, R. Moronta 5, S. Dyson 3, M. Melancon 5
PITCHING
  • IBB - M. Kelly
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 98-63, A. Chafin 17-11, Y. Lopez 11-8, G. Holland 12-6, M. Andriese 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 4-5, A. Chafin 2-0, Y. Lopez 2-0, G. Holland 1-2, M. Andriese 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 24, A. Chafin 3, Y. Lopez 3, G. Holland 3, M. Andriese 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
2345678910RHE
SF33-43
001001000240
011000001370
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B30100110.233.314.321.6362.5
M. Yastrzemski RF40000022.244.298.453.751-1.0
E. Longoria 3B41100021.229.309.390.6981.0
B. Belt 1B40100001.230.358.426.7852.0
S. Vogt C40010011.247.323.435.7580.5
K. Pillar CF41111011.242.267.404.6715.5
A. Dickerson LF30000110.258.281.484.7650.5
B. Crawford SS40000012.214.280.331.611-0.5
S. Anderson P30000030.167.231.250.481-1.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Sandoval PH10000000.288.323.562.8850.0
M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total3424212128-----
  • a-grounded out for Dyson in the 10th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Locastro CF50220000.244.392.341.7344.0
I. Vargas 2B40000001.250.289.368.6580.0
D. Peralta LF40000000.290.355.489.8440.0
A. Jones RF41000010.272.322.474.7960.5
E. Escobar 3B40200010.282.341.538.8791.5
C. Walker 1B40310010.265.337.489.8264.5
N. Ahmed SS41000004.260.310.414.7241.0
C. Joseph C11000100.125.192.167.3592.0
a- D. Leyba PH10000011.500.500.5001.000-0.5
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Andriese P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Dyson PH00000100.251.345.372.7171.0
M. Kelly P10000000.000.038.000.0380.0
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Kelly C10000100.264.349.507.8561.0
Total333730346-----
  • a-struck out for Joseph in the 7th
  • b-walked for Andriese in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik (13), B. Belt (14)
  • HR - K. Pillar (10)
  • RBI - S. Vogt (9), K. Pillar (38)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Yastrzemski, B. Belt, B. Crawford 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Walker (19)
  • SH - M. Kelly (4)
  • RBI - T. Locastro 2 (9), C. Walker (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Locastro (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - I. Vargas, D. Leyba
FIELDING
  • DP - (Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson6.05221203.941.3414.0
R. Moronta2.00000102.671.226.5
S. Dyson1.00000102.750.943.5
M. Melancon (L, 3-2)0.12112003.411.55-10.0
Total9.1733340---
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson6.0
R. Moronta2.0
S. Dyson1.0
M. Melancon (L, 3-2)0.1
Total9.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly6.04222913.931.2617.5
A. Chafin1.00000103.201.423.5
Y. Lopez1.00000101.200.873.5
G. Holland1.00000002.191.013.0
M. Andriese (W, 4-4)1.00000104.991.4110.5
Total10.04222121---
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly6.0
A. Chafin1.0
Y. Lopez1.0
G. Holland1.0
M. Andriese (W, 4-4)1.0
Total10.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Anderson (6), M. Melancon (3)
  • IBB - M. Melancon (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 93-62, R. Moronta 18-11, S. Dyson 10-7, M. Melancon 22-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 8-8, R. Moronta 1-3, S. Dyson 2-0, M. Melancon 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 24, R. Moronta 5, S. Dyson 3, M. Melancon 5
PITCHING
  • IBB - M. Kelly
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 98-63, A. Chafin 17-11, Y. Lopez 11-8, G. Holland 12-6, M. Andriese 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 4-5, A. Chafin 2-0, Y. Lopez 2-0, G. Holland 1-2, M. Andriese 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 24, A. Chafin 3, Y. Lopez 3, G. Holland 3, M. Andriese 3
  • 10TH INNING
    Locastro singled to left, Ahmed scored, Dyson to third, Kelly to second23
  • 7TH INNING
    Pillar homered to left center22
  • 4TH INNING
    Walker singled to right, Jones scored, Escobar to third12
    Vogt grounded out to first, Longoria scored, Belt to third11
  • 3RD INNING
    Locastro singled to right, Joseph scored01
  • 10TH INNING
    • Matt Andriese relieved Greg Holland
    • A. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Sam Dyson
    • P. Sandoval: Sandoval grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mark Melancon pitching
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Walker singled to center
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ahmed reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Walker out at second
    • Jarrod Dyson hit for Matt Andriese
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson walked, Ahmed to second
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ahmed to third, Dyson to second on wild pitch, Kelly intentionally walked
    • T. Locastro: Ball, Locastro singled to left, Ahmed scored, Dyson to third, Kelly to second
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland relieved Yoan Lopez
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Belt flied out to deep center
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vogt fouled out to left
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Dyson relieved Reyes Moronta
    • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Carson Kelly catching
    • Yoan Lopez pitching
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Yastrzemski: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Yastrzemski struck out looking
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Longoria grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Moronta Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Kelly flied out to right
    • T. Locastro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Locastro lined out to center
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Vargas lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Pillar homered to left center
    • Andrew Chafin relieved Merrill Kelly
    • A. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dickerson grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Escobar singled to shallow center
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Walker doubled to deep right center, Escobar to third
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Shaun Anderson
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar out at home, Walker to third, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
    • Domingo Leyba hit for Caleb Joseph
    • D. Leyba: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Leyba struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Belt flied out to deep left
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Vogt lined out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Ball, Vargas grounded out to first
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Peralta grounded out to third
    • A. Jones: Jones lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • S. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Panik struck out looking
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Yastrzemski flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Joseph lined out to center
    • M. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kelly grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Locastro flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to right center
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt doubled to right, Longoria to third
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Vogt grounded out to first, Longoria scored, Belt to third
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • A. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Dickerson intentionally walked
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Peralta grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Jones struck out, reached on wild pitch, on wild pitch
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Escobar singled to right center, Jones to third
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Walker singled to right, Jones scored, Escobar to third
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Ahmed lined into double play first, Walker out at first
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
    • S. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Panik walked
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Yastrzemski flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ahmed grounded out to first
    • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Joseph walked
    • M. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Kelly hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Joseph to second
    • T. Locastro: Locastro singled to right, Joseph scored
    • I. Vargas: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Vargas lined out to first
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pillar grounded out to third
    • A. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Dickerson lined out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Jones popped out to shortstop
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Escobar flied out to left
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Panik doubled to shallow left
    • M. Yastrzemski: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • T. Locastro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Locastro grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Vargas lined out to center
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Peralta grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)