Eduardo Escobar travels to Miami for sons to get green cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Eduardo Escobar's late RBI single meant a little more Thursday after an emotional cross-country trip.

Earlier in the day, the Arizona third baseman had been in Miami for meetings with immigration officials as two of his boys received their green cards. Diamondbacks owners provided their private plane to get him there after Wednesday's game in Phoenix, then flew Escobar to the Bay Area in time to play in a series-opening 5-1 win over the Giants.

''I'm really happy. It was special for my kids, they're the most important in my life,'' Escobar said. ''My team took care of me and did a great job giving me a private plane. A lot of work. I'm so happy. I so appreciate what they did.''

Escobar's sons, Eduardo Jr., 11, and 8-year-old Raul now will begin another yearslong wait to become U.S. citizens, while the Venezuelan expects it still to be another couple of years for him to gain citizenship. After arriving at the ballpark shortly before 5 p.m., Escobar entered in the sixth inning and delivered an RBI single in the ninth.

''It's pretty amazing. We have incredible ownership here,'' manager Torey Lovullo said. ''Eduardo needed to get to Miami to take care of some immigration issues. Everything's OK, but he decided he was going to do a round-trip after the game yesterday against the Dodgers at home. He boarded a plane that was provided by the Arizona Diamondbacks and went straight to Miami and came back today. It just speaks volumes about what ownership is willing and is capable of doing for somebody in a time of need like that.''

Nick Ahmed hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth and Carson Kelly added a two-run shot in the seventh to help Alex Young win his major league debut.

Young (1-0), called up from Triple-A Reno to get his first shot, allowed two hits and one run, struck out five with one walk in five innings.

''I've prepared myself my whole life for this,'' Young said.

Christian Walker's RBI groundout put Arizona ahead in the fourth. Brandon Belt tied it leading off the bottom half with his 10th home run.

The Diamondbacks won for the fourth time in five games following a six-game skid, extending their winning streak at San Francisco to five.

Tyler Beede (1-3) allowed two runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Giants had gone 5-1 in his starts this year before Thursday but he didn't get support.

Young and Beede, who made his major league debut against the Diamondbacks on April 10, 2018, sometimes work out together during the offseason at Texas Christian University.

Arizona's strong showing away from Chase Field continued with its eighth victory in the last 11 road games.

The Giants wasted Brandon Crawford's one-out double in the fifth and did little else against Young and the D-backs bullpen. Aside from Belt's homer and the double by Crawford, the lone other hit was a single from Donovan Solano in the sixth.

''We got to swing the bats. Three hits, very little action out there,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''It's hard to win a ballgame like that. Our margin of error is so small because we just don't score a lot of runs. One little mistake and it seems like it costs us.''

MARTE'S NOD

D-backs second baseman Ketel Marte was selected to his first All-Star Game.

''We're watching one of the up-and-coming stars for Major League Baseball,'' Lovullo said.

Marte's double in the sixth gave him a 10-game hitting streak and a career-best 20-game stretch reaching base.

He was emotional learning he'd made the NL All-Star squad.

''Yeah, I was almost crying out there. It's a happy moment for me, my family, my career,'' Marte said. ''I want to thank everybody in the organization who helped me to be that player that I am right now. Thanks everybody.''

DEBUT DOUBLE

Along with Young, Merill Kelly made his big league debut on April 1 this season, marking the first time since Andrew Chafin and Chase Anderson in 2014 that two Diamondbacks starting pitchers debuted the same year.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: C Alex Avila (strained left calf) could come off the injured list during this weekend series if he gets through ''functional testing'' the D-backs need to see. He did some running on the field Thursday and may catch Zack Greinke on Saturday. ''He's getting very close,'' Lovullo said. ... Rookie RHP Jon Duplantier, working back from an inflamed pitching shoulder, will be re-examined Friday and could begin ramping up his throwing program. He has played catch from out to 75 feet. ... To make roster room for Young, Arizona transferred OF Steven Souza to the 60-day injured list as he nurses a left knee injury.

Giants: OF Steven Duggar will begin a rehab assignment from a lower back strain playing with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday if all continues to go well.

UP NEXT

Kelly (7-7, 3.93 ERA) is 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA over his last five starts and will pitch for a second straight outing opposite San Francisco rookie RHP Shaun Anderson (2-2, 3.94), who like Kelly had a no-decision at Arizona on June 23.

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  • W: A. Young (1-0)L: T. Beede (1-3)
  • HR: ARI - N. Ahmed (7), C. Kelly (9), SF - B. Belt (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Jones RF50000001.262.311.455.7650.0
J. Dyson CF40000000.251.343.369.7130.0
K. Marte 2B31200100.320.369.589.9585.0
D. Peralta LF30200101.292.356.487.8444.0
C. Walker 1B40010014.261.332.486.8180.5
J. Lamb 3B20000113.190.320.238.5580.5
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Locastro PH10000000.242.375.330.7050.0
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS32111111.259.310.416.7267.5
C. Kelly C42221010.270.354.528.8829.5
A. Young P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
E. Escobar 3B20110000.284.345.539.8842.0
  • a-grounded out for Lopez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Solano 2B30100010.298.339.333.6720.5
a- J. Panik PH-2B10000000.236.315.333.6480.0
B. Belt 1B31111100.225.355.425.7807.0
D. Rodriguez P00000000.176.176.176.3530.0
T. Austin LF20000000.198.280.434.7140.0
b- A. Dickerson PH-LF10000102.293.356.512.8681.0
B. Posey C30000003.230.295.356.6511.0
E. Longoria 3B40000014.222.299.374.673-0.5
K. Pillar CF40000012.232.256.392.649-0.5
B. Crawford SS30100001.218.287.335.6212.0
M. Yastrzemski RF30000021.232.294.434.728-1.0
T. Beede P20000011.100.308.100.408-0.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Gott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Melancon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- P. Sandoval PH-1B10000000.286.324.571.8950.0
  • a-lined out for Solano in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Austin in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Melancon in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (18), D. Peralta (23), C. Kelly (14)
  • HR - N. Ahmed (7), C. Kelly (9)
  • RBI - C. Walker (35), N. Ahmed (34), C. Kelly 2 (26), E. Escobar (63)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones, J. Lamb 3 (3), N. Ahmed
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Crawford (13)
  • HR - B. Belt (10)
  • RBI - B. Belt (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Longoria 2 (2), K. Pillar, B. Crawford, T. Beede
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Beede-Solano-Belt; Melancon-Crawford-Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Young (W, 1-0)5.03111511.800.8019.5
Y. Hirano (H, 6)1.10000004.451.383.0
A. Chafin (H, 11)0.20000103.001.370.5
Y. Lopez (H, 9)1.00000001.130.843.0
G. Holland1.00001002.081.002.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Young (W, 1-0)5.0
Y. Hirano (H, 6)1.1
A. Chafin (H, 11)0.2
Y. Lopez (H, 9)1.0
G. Holland1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Beede (L, 1-3)5.14223316.451.862.5
R. Moronta0.20000202.621.191.0
T. Gott1.01221014.091.00-1.0
M. Melancon1.01000003.481.542.0
D. Rodriguez1.02110104.851.370.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Beede (L, 1-3)5.1
R. Moronta0.2
T. Gott1.0
M. Melancon1.0
D. Rodriguez1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Young
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Young 74-47, Y. Hirano 16-10, A. Chafin 9-6, Y. Lopez 9-5, G. Holland 10-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Young 4-6, Y. Hirano 1-3, A. Chafin 1-0, Y. Lopez 1-2, G. Holland 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Young 20, Y. Hirano 4, A. Chafin 2, Y. Lopez 3, G. Holland 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Beede 84-52, R. Moronta 7-6, T. Gott 21-14, M. Melancon 11-6, D. Rodriguez 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Beede 5-7, T. Gott 2-1, M. Melancon 2-0, D. Rodriguez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Beede 22, R. Moronta 2, T. Gott 5, M. Melancon 3, D. Rodriguez 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Jones RF50000001.262.311.455.7650.0
J. Dyson CF40000000.251.343.369.7130.0
K. Marte 2B31200100.320.369.589.9585.0
D. Peralta LF30200101.292.356.487.8444.0
C. Walker 1B40010014.261.332.486.8180.5
J. Lamb 3B20000113.190.320.238.5580.5
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS32111111.259.310.416.7267.5
C. Kelly C42221010.270.354.528.8829.5
A. Young P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
E. Escobar 3B20110000.284.345.539.8842.0
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  • a-grounded out for Lopez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Solano 2B30100010.298.339.333.6720.5
a- J. Panik PH-2B10000000.236.315.333.6480.0
B. Belt 1B31111100.225.355.425.7807.0
D. Rodriguez P00000000.176.176.176.3530.0
T. Austin LF20000000.198.280.434.7140.0
b- A. Dickerson PH-LF10000102.293.356.512.8681.0
B. Posey C30000003.230.295.356.6511.0
E. Longoria 3B40000014.222.299.374.673-0.5
K. Pillar CF40000012.232.256.392.649-0.5
B. Crawford SS30100001.218.287.335.6212.0
M. Yastrzemski RF30000021.232.294.434.728-1.0
T. Beede P20000011.100.308.100.408-0.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Gott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Melancon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- P. Sandoval PH-1B10000000.286.324.571.8950.0
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  • a-lined out for Solano in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Austin in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Melancon in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (18), D. Peralta (23), C. Kelly (14)
  • HR - N. Ahmed (7), C. Kelly (9)
  • RBI - C. Walker (35), N. Ahmed (34), C. Kelly 2 (26), E. Escobar (63)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones, J. Lamb 3 (3), N. Ahmed
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Crawford (13)
  • HR - B. Belt (10)
  • RBI - B. Belt (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Longoria 2 (2), K. Pillar, B. Crawford, T. Beede
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Beede-Solano-Belt; Melancon-Crawford-Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Young (W, 1-0)5.03111511.800.8019.5
Y. Hirano (H, 6)1.10000004.451.383.0
A. Chafin (H, 11)0.20000103.001.370.5
Y. Lopez (H, 9)1.00000001.130.843.0
G. Holland1.00001002.081.002.0
Total9.0311261---
PITCHERSIP
A. Young (W, 1-0)5.0
Y. Hirano (H, 6)1.1
A. Chafin (H, 11)0.2
Y. Lopez (H, 9)1.0
G. Holland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Beede (L, 1-3)5.14223316.451.862.5
R. Moronta0.20000202.621.191.0
T. Gott1.01221014.091.00-1.0
M. Melancon1.01000003.481.542.0
D. Rodriguez1.02110104.851.370.5
Total9.0855462---
PITCHERSIP
T. Beede (L, 1-3)5.1
R. Moronta0.2
T. Gott1.0
M. Melancon1.0
D. Rodriguez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Young
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Young 74-47, Y. Hirano 16-10, A. Chafin 9-6, Y. Lopez 9-5, G. Holland 10-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Young 4-6, Y. Hirano 1-3, A. Chafin 1-0, Y. Lopez 1-2, G. Holland 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Young 20, Y. Hirano 4, A. Chafin 2, Y. Lopez 3, G. Holland 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Beede 84-52, R. Moronta 7-6, T. Gott 21-14, M. Melancon 11-6, D. Rodriguez 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Beede 5-7, T. Gott 2-1, M. Melancon 2-0, D. Rodriguez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Beede 22, R. Moronta 2, T. Gott 5, M. Melancon 3, D. Rodriguez 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Escobar singled to right center, Kelly scored51
  • 7TH INNING
    Kelly homered to center, Ahmed scored41
  • 5TH INNING
    Ahmed homered to left21
  • 4TH INNING
    Belt homered to center11
    Walker grounded out to second, Marte scored, Peralta to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Dereck Rodriguez pitching
    • Tim Locastro hit for Yoan Lopez
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Locastro grounded out to third
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kelly doubled to left
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Escobar singled to right center, Kelly scored
    • A. Jones: Jones flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • A. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Posey grounded out to third, Dickerson to second
    • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded out to second, Dickerson to third
    • K. Pillar: Pillar flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Mark Melancon relieved Trevor Gott
    • K. Marte: Marte singled to left
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Marte out at second
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Walker grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Yoan Lopez relieved Andrew Chafin
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Mark Melancon
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to second
    • Joe Panik hit for Donovan Solano
    • J. Panik: Panik lined out to right
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Trevor Gott relieved Reyes Moronta
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ahmed walked
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Kelly homered to center, Ahmed scored
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones flied out to center
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Dyson grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Hirano Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar flied out to right
    • Andrew Chafin relieved Yoshihisa Hirano
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Yastrzemski struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Dyson flied out to center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte doubled to left
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Tyler Beede
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • J. Lamb: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Solano singled to center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Belt walked, Solano to second
    • Yoshihisa Hirano pitching
    • Eduardo Escobar at third base
    • Alex Dickerson hit for Tyler Austin
    • A. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dickerson flied out to shallow left
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Posey lined out to right, Solano to third
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Longoria reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Belt out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ahmed homered to left
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kelly fouled out to first
    • A. Young: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Pillar grounded out to first
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Crawford doubled to left center
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • T. Beede: Ball, Beede grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dyson grounded out to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Marte walked
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Peralta doubled to center, Marte to third
    • C. Walker: Walker grounded out to second, Marte scored, Peralta to third
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Lamb flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt homered to center
    • T. Austin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Austin flied out to deep left
    • B. Posey: Posey flied out to right
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • A. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jones fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • M. Yastrzemski: Yastrzemski grounded out to first
    • T. Beede: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beede struck out swinging
    • D. Solano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Solano struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Peralta singled to left
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Walker grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Peralta out at second
    • J. Lamb: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lamb walked
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Ahmed grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Posey hit by pitch
    • E. Longoria: Longoria flied out to deep right
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Crawford flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Jones flied out to left
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dyson lined out to first
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Marte flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • D. Solano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Solano grounded out to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Belt popped out to third
    • T. Austin: Ball, Strike swinging, Austin lined out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)