Avila comes alive as D-backs beat Pirates

The D-backs jumped out to an early eight-run lead over the Pirates, powering a 9-3 win in Pittsburgh. Ketel Marte and Alex Avila hit two-run home runs in the first and third innings, respectively, to highlight the quick outburst. Zack Godley delivered a quality start, allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out five batters over six innings. Pirates starter Chad Kuhl went two-plus innings, allowing eight runs on eight hits.… Read More
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Goldy, D-backs back Greinke, hold off Halos

The D-backs rebounded from Sunday's crushing ninth-inning loss by beating the Angels, 7-4, on Monday night at Angel Stadium. Not surprisingly, it was Paul Goldschmidt who helped turn the page quickly with a two-run homer in the first inning as he remained scorching hot at the plate. It was his 15th home run of the year and his seventh in his last 13 games. Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed also homered in the win, which was the eighth in the last 11 games for the D-backs.… Read More
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Godley K’s 8, Goldy homers again as D-backs roll

Paul Goldschmidt and Daniel Descalso each homered, and Zack Godley pitched into the seventh as the D-backs topped the Mets 7-3 on Friday for their 11th win in their last 14 games. Mets righty Seth Lugo allowed five runs in five innings as New York has lost 17 of its past 20 games.… Read More
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Peralta goes deep twice, Goldy adds one for sizzling D-backs

Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta stayed hot at the plate and the D-backs continued to pile up wins with a 6-3 victory over the Mets on Thursday night at Chase Field. The win was the sixth in the last seven games for the surging D-backs, who are 9-3 in June after an 8-19 May. Goldschmidt snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-out homer in the third, his 13th of the season. Peralta extended the Arizona lead to 3-1 when he led off the fourth with his 13th homer of the year. Then in the eighth, Peralta collected the second multi-homer game of his career when he hit a solo shot off Jacob Rhame.… Read More
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