MLB Game Summary - Oakland at Arizona|
(Saturday, June 9th)
Final Score: Arizona 8, Oakland 3
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Miguel Montero hit the second grand slam of his
career and the Arizona Diamondbacks clobbered the Oakland Athletics, 8-3, on
Jason Kubel went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored while Paul Goldschmidt
extended his career-high hitting streak to 16 games with an RBI single in the
eighth for the Diamondbacks, who have won four straight and six of seven.
Former A's pitcher Trevor Cahill (4-5) gave up just two runs on seven hits
with three walks and seven strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings to win his second
"He came up with a cutter or a slider or something we hadn't seen before,"
said A's manager Bob Melvin. "He's had a slider, but it looked like something
that was more like a cutter and he got some big outs with it."
Cliff Pennington went 3-for-4 with a run scored while Jemile Weeks, Jonny
Gomes and Kurt Suzuki each drove in a run for the Athletics, who have lost
three of their last five games. Jarrod Parker (2-3) was tagged for six runs on
eight hits with five walks and four strikeouts over just five innings.
Montero's grand slam came in a five-run fifth inning that broke a 1-1 tie.
Gerardo Parra and Willie Bloomquist hit one-out singles before Justin Upton
doubled home Parra. After Kubel was issued an intentional walk, Goldschmidt
struck out. Montero then stepped to the plate and drove a 1-1 fastball into
the concourse area well behind right field for his fourth homer of the season
and a 6-1 lead.
"That was big," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson. "Goldy struck out and he
picked him up. That was huge. But that's what contributions from many (players
Cahill gave up a leadoff single to Josh Reddick in the sixth, but stranded him
there after setting down the next three batters.
The seventh saw Oakland get consecutive singles from Suzuki and Pennington to
start the inning, but Josh Donaldson hit into a fielder's choice and Cahill
then got Weeks to ground into a 4-6-3 double play.
A pair of walks sandwiched by a Reddick groundout in the eighth saw Cahill
chased from the game.
Brad Ziegler came on and gave up a single to Brandon Inge before a Gomes
sacrifice fly made it a four-run game. Suzuki then hit into a fielder's choice
to end the frame.
Arizona got the run back and another in the eighth on RBI singles from Kubel
and Goldschmidt while Weeks' RBI double in the ninth accounted for the final
Arizona took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Bloomquist hit a one-out
single and later stole second before coming home on a Kubel single to right.
Oakland answered in the second as Brandon Moss worked a two-out walk and
Suzuki followed with a double to right.
Melvin was ejected by home plate umpire Tim McClelland following the fifth
inning...Cahill and Parker were part of a multi-player trade last season that
saw the two switch teams...Oakland left nine men on base and went 3-for-14
with runners in scoring position, while Arizona stranded 10 and was 5-for-12
06/10 02:41:55 ET