Rookie Young outpitches Lynn as Diamondbacks top Rangers 9-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) It took more than any homecoming jitters to cool off Arizona Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Alex Young on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old left-hander allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings to help the Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 9-2. Young (3-0) pitched collegiately about 20 miles from Globe Life Park for TCU in Fort Worth and now lives in nearby Dallas.

Young allowed three hits and one walk to defeat Lance Lynn (12-5), who went into the game with an 8-0 home record this season and led the majors in wins. Young struck out four and was lifted following 79 pitches, the most in his three starts for the Diamondbacks, who have won five of their last seven games.

''It was awesome,'' said Young, who was 17-10 during three seasons with the Horned Frogs. ''I guess just a little butterflies just having some friends and family here and pitching in this stadium before and being close to TCU and close to home, but I was excited to get here.''

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said he wasn't concerned that Young might be too amped up.

''I felt like he could manage his emotions,'' Lovullo said. ''I knew he was going to come into this environment and pitch well.''

Ketel Marte's two-run single with the bases loaded in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie. Ildemaro Vargas added a two-run home run in the sixth on his 28th birthday, and the Diamondbacks scored four times in the ninth inning aided by two errors.

Young had a scoreless streak that began during his major league debut on June 27 end at 13 innings in the fourth inning on a two-out home run by Joey Gallo. Young also had a hitless streak dating back to that same game end at 9 2/3 innings on a one-out single by Danny Santana in the second inning.

Five Diamondbacks relievers limited the Rangers, who have lost nine of their last 13 games, to one run and two hits over 3 2/3 innings. Texas is 14-18 against left-handed starters and 36-27 vs. righties. Lovullo said he arranged his rotation to have Young and fellow lefty Robbie Ray face the Rangers in this two-game inter-league series.

''We've addressed it all, and I think that we got to do a better job,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said of his batters' struggles against lefties.

Lynn trailed 1-0 with runners on second and third four batters into the game before he struck out the next two hitters to end the inning. That started a run of 12 straight batters retired before Vargas began the Diamondbacks' fifth inning rally with a one-out single.

Lynn gave up five runs on eight hits and one walk, striking out six.

''Today was bad all around,'' he said.

Hunter Pence went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter in his return to Texas' lineup for the first time since June 16, sidelined by a groin strain that also kept him out of last week's All-Star Game after being voted the American League's starting DH. With runners on first and second in the eighth after Texas scored its second run, Pence lined into a double play to first baseman Jake Lamb.

EMOTIONAL DEMOTION

To make room on the roster for Pence, the Rangers optioned OF Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Nashville. Calhoun said before the game he was speechless regarding the move.

''I helped the team win,'' he said. ''I don't know what else I would have done.''

Calhoun, who was Texas' primary acquisition in the 2017 deadline trade that sent pitcher Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers, hit .277 in 26 games with five home runs and 13 RBI.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks RHP Taylor Clarke (back inflammation) will start Friday against Milwaukee. ... OF Blake Swihart (strained right oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Visalia.

Rangers LHP Jesse Biddle was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Monday with shoulder fatigue. Texas selected the contract of RHP Taylor Guerrieri from Nashville to replace Biddle. Guerrieri allowed four runs and two hits in 1/3 inning in the ninth.

UP NEXT

Rangers RHP Jesse Chavez (3-4, 3.84) will make his fifth start as a member of the rotation in the series finale against Ray (7-6, 3.81) on Wednesday. Ray held opponents to a .100 batting average with 16 strikeouts in winning his last two starts.

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  • W: A. Young (3-0)L: L. Lynn (12-5)
  • HR: ARI - I. Vargas (5), TEX - J. Gallo (22)
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E. Escobar 3B40120012.290.345.534.8792.5
J. Lamb 1B50100002.216.365.392.7572.0
K. Cron DH41100032.208.259.509.7680.5
A. Avila C40000043.213.376.450.826-2.0
N. Ahmed SS31000101.267.319.430.7492.0
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    E. Andrus SS20010101.299.338.441.7782.0
    H. Pence DH40000003.288.347.596.9430.0
    N. Mazara RF40000011.258.310.433.744-0.5
    J. Gallo CF31111100.267.407.6361.0437.0
    D. Santana 1B40200010.313.348.546.8952.5
    R. Odor 2B40000013.192.256.390.646-0.5
    A. Cabrera 3B31100002.223.312.382.6932.0
    J. Mathis C20100010.160.214.218.4320.5
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    • a-walked for Mathis in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Dyson (7), J. Lamb (3)
    • 3B - K. Marte (5)
    • HR - I. Vargas (5)
    • SF - E. Escobar (7)
    • RBI - K. Marte 2 (57), E. Escobar 2 (70), I. Vargas 2 (20)
    • 2-Out RBI - I. Vargas 2 (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Lamb 2 (2), A. Avila 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Santana (14)
    • HR - J. Gallo (22)
    • SF - E. Andrus (5)
    • RBI - E. Andrus (48), J. Gallo (49)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Gallo (10)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara, R. Odor, A. Cabrera 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Dyson (21), T. Locastro (8)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - S. Choo
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Lamb)
    FIELDING
    • E - T. Federowicz (3), R. Odor (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Young (W, 3-0)5.13111410.960.4819.0
    A. Bradley0.10001004.871.72-1.0
    A. Chafin1.10000003.211.223.0
    Y. Hirano0.01112004.281.46-4.0
    Y. Lopez (H, 13)1.00000001.500.943.0
    T. McFarland1.01000106.031.662.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Young (W, 3-0)5.1
    A. Bradley0.1
    A. Chafin1.1
    Y. Hirano0.0
    Y. Lopez (H, 13)1.0
    T. McFarland1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Lynn (L, 12-5)6.08551613.871.232.0
    B. Martin2.00000405.031.358.0
    T. Guerrieri0.1244100108.009.00-7.0
    P. Valdez0.20000001.351.650.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Lynn (L, 12-5)6.0
    B. Martin2.0
    T. Guerrieri0.1
    P. Valdez0.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Young 79-50, A. Bradley 8-4, A. Chafin 18-10, Y. Hirano 12-4, Y. Lopez 5-4, T. McFarland 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Young 8-3, T. McFarland 2-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Young 19, A. Bradley 2, A. Chafin 4, Y. Hirano 3, Y. Lopez 2, T. McFarland 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 109-75, B. Martin 24-20, T. Guerrieri 23-15, P. Valdez 4-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 8-4, B. Martin 1-1, T. Guerrieri 2-0, P. Valdez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 27, B. Martin 6, T. Guerrieri 5, P. Valdez 2
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Dyson RF42100100.247.332.356.6887.0
    K. Marte CF51220011.312.363.566.9306.5
    E. Escobar 3B40120012.290.345.534.8792.5
    J. Lamb 1B50100002.216.365.392.7572.0
    K. Cron DH41100032.208.259.509.7680.5
    A. Avila C40000043.213.376.450.826-2.0
    N. Ahmed SS31000101.267.319.430.7492.0
    I. Vargas 2B42221001.253.291.383.6739.0
    T. Locastro LF42200010.254.377.325.7015.5
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      S. Choo LF30000111.289.388.503.8910.5
      E. Andrus SS20010101.299.338.441.7782.0
      H. Pence DH40000003.288.347.596.9430.0
      N. Mazara RF40000011.258.310.433.744-0.5
      J. Gallo CF31111100.267.407.6361.0437.0
      D. Santana 1B40200010.313.348.546.8952.5
      R. Odor 2B40000013.192.256.390.646-0.5
      A. Cabrera 3B31100002.223.312.382.6932.0
      J. Mathis C20100010.160.214.218.4320.5
      a- L. Forsythe PH00000100.256.362.407.7691.0
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      • a-walked for Mathis in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Dyson (7), J. Lamb (3)
      • 3B - K. Marte (5)
      • HR - I. Vargas (5)
      • SF - E. Escobar (7)
      • RBI - K. Marte 2 (57), E. Escobar 2 (70), I. Vargas 2 (20)
      • 2-Out RBI - I. Vargas 2 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Lamb 2 (2), A. Avila 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Santana (14)
      • HR - J. Gallo (22)
      • SF - E. Andrus (5)
      • RBI - E. Andrus (48), J. Gallo (49)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Gallo (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara, R. Odor, A. Cabrera 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Dyson (21), T. Locastro (8)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - S. Choo
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Lamb)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Federowicz (3), R. Odor (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Young (W, 3-0)5.13111410.960.4819.0
      A. Bradley0.10001004.871.72-1.0
      A. Chafin1.10000003.211.223.0
      Y. Hirano0.01112004.281.46-4.0
      Y. Lopez (H, 13)1.00000001.500.943.0
      T. McFarland1.01000106.031.662.5
      Total9.0522451---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Young (W, 3-0)5.1
      A. Bradley0.1
      A. Chafin1.1
      Y. Hirano0.0
      Y. Lopez (H, 13)1.0
      T. McFarland1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (L, 12-5)6.08551613.871.232.0
      B. Martin2.00000405.031.358.0
      T. Guerrieri0.1244100108.009.00-7.0
      P. Valdez0.20000001.351.650.0
      Total9.010992101---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (L, 12-5)6.0
      B. Martin2.0
      T. Guerrieri0.1
      P. Valdez0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Young 79-50, A. Bradley 8-4, A. Chafin 18-10, Y. Hirano 12-4, Y. Lopez 5-4, T. McFarland 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Young 8-3, T. McFarland 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Young 19, A. Bradley 2, A. Chafin 4, Y. Hirano 3, Y. Lopez 2, T. McFarland 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 109-75, B. Martin 24-20, T. Guerrieri 23-15, P. Valdez 4-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 8-4, B. Martin 1-1, T. Guerrieri 2-0, P. Valdez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 27, B. Martin 6, T. Guerrieri 5, P. Valdez 2
      • 9TH INNING
        Escobar hit sacrifice fly to left, Marte scored92
        Dyson scored on catcher Federowicz throwing error82
        Dyson reached on fielder's choice to second, Ahmed and Locastro scored, Dyson to second on 2nd baseman Odor throwing error72
      • 8TH INNING
        Andrus hit sacrifice fly to center, Cabrera scored52
      • 6TH INNING
        Vargas homered to center, Cron scored51
      • 5TH INNING
        Marte singled to left, Vargas and Locastro scored, Dyson to second31
      • 4TH INNING
        Gallo homered to center11
      • 1ST INNING
        Escobar singled to left, Dyson scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Taylor Guerrieri relieved Brett Martin
        • Tim Federowicz catching
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ahmed walked
        • I. Vargas: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Vargas grounded out to second, Ahmed to second
        • T. Locastro: Strike swinging, Foul, Locastro reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ahmed to third
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Locastro stole second, Dyson reached on fielder's choice to second, Ahmed and Locastro scored, Dyson to second on 2nd baseman Odor throwing error
        • K. Marte: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dyson stole second, Dyson scored on catcher Federowicz throwing error, Foul, Foul, Foul, Marte tripled to deep right center
        • Phillips Valdez relieved Taylor Guerrieri
        • E. Escobar: Escobar hit sacrifice fly to left, Marte scored
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lamb grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • T.J. McFarland relieved Yoan Lopez
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mazara grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Gallo: Gallo grounded out to first
        • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santana doubled to deep right
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Martin Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lamb popped out to third
        • K. Cron: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Andrew Chafin
        • A. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera singled to right
        • Logan Forsythe hit for Jeff Mathis
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked, Cabrera to second
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked, Cabrera to third, Forsythe to second
        • Yoan Lopez relieved Yoshihisa Hirano
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Andrus hit sacrifice fly to center, Cabrera scored
        • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Pence lined into double play first, Choo out at first
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Brett Martin relieved Lance Lynn
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to second
        • K. Marte: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Escobar struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Chafin Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo flied out to center
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana flied out to deep right
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Odor lined out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • K. Cron: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cron singled to center
        • A. Avila: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ahmed flied out to left
        • I. Vargas: Ball, Foul, Vargas homered to center, Cron scored
        • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Locastro struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Young Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Choo grounded out to shortstop
        • Archie Bradley relieved Alex Young
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus walked
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence flied out to center
        • Andrew Chafin relieved Archie Bradley
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Mazara flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
        • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vargas singled to left
        • T. Locastro: Locastro singled to left, Vargas to second
        • J. Dyson: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dyson walked, Vargas to third, Locastro to second
        • K. Marte: Strike swinging, Marte singled to left, Vargas and Locastro scored, Dyson to second
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Escobar flied out to left
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lamb flied out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Young Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Foul, Odor grounded out to second
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera grounded out to third
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Mathis struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Lamb grounded out to first
        • K. Cron: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • A. Avila: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Young Pitching:
        • H. Pence: Pence grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo homered to center
        • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Dyson grounded out to first
        • K. Marte: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to first
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Escobar flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Young Pitching:
        • J. Mathis: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Mathis singled to center
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Choo reached on fielder's choice to second, Mathis out at second
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus flied out to left
        • H. Pence: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Choo out at first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ahmed grounded out to third
        • I. Vargas: Vargas grounded out to first
        • T. Locastro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Locastro grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Young Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara grounded out to second
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
        • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana singled to left, Gallo to second
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor flied out to center
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera reached on fielder's choice to third, Santana out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson doubled to deep left
        • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to shortstop, Dyson to third
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Escobar singled to left, Dyson scored
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Lamb doubled to deep right, Escobar to third
        • K. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Avila struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Young Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus grounded out to third
        • H. Pence: Ball, Pence flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)