Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Randall Delgado spun a three-hit shutout
Friday, as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the San Diego Padres, 10-0, in the
opener of a three-game set at Chase Field.
Delgado (3-3) struck out three and walked just one over his efficient outing,
needing exactly 100 pitches to notch his first career shutout. The 23-year-old
right-hander added a pair of hits at the plate, becoming the first Arizona
pitcher to toss a shutout and notch a multi-hit game since Randy Johnson in
Cliff Pennington and Martin Prado collected three hits and an RBI apiece,
while A.J. Pollock, Aaron Hill and Cody Ross each plated a pair of runs and
scored once for the Diamondbacks, who have won two straight and three of their
San Diego starter Eric Stults (8-9) had a forgettable outing, surrendering
seven runs -- five earned -- on 11 hits over five frames to absorb the loss.
Chase Headley doubled for the lone extra-base hit of the game for the Padres,
who had won three of their last four games coming into the contest.
Arizona pushed two runs across in each of its first three at-bats against
Stults to jump out to an early advantage.
Pollock led off with a single before Hill followed with a double to make it
1-0. After Paul Goldschmidt fanned, Prado singled home Hill.
Pennington got things started in the second with a one-out single before
Delgado put down a bunt. Stults quickly fielded the ball, but fired wildly to
first, allowing Pennington to score for a 3-0 lead.
After Pollock flied out, Hill doubled for the second straight at-bat to push
the margin to 4-0.
Arizona added two more runs in the third, as Prado clubbed a leadoff double,
moved to third on a groundout, and score on Wil Nieves' single up the middle.
After a Gerardo Parra's fielder's choice, Pennington scorched a double off the
left-field wall to score Parra from first for a 6-0 lead.
Ross smacked a two-out single in the fourth to score Eric Chavez, who clubbed
a one-out double to move into scoring position.
Parra kept the shutout intact in the seventh when he made a leaping grab at
the right-field wall to rob Will Venable of a potential home run.
The D'backs then tacked on three more runs in the home half, starting with
Ross' leadoff blast off the left-field foul pole.
Pollock capped the inning with a two-run single to account for the final
Hill left the game with a tight right hamstring after just two innings ...
Arizona went 6-for-18 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base
... San Diego finished 0-for-3 with RISP and stranded four baserunners.
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