Final Score: Arizona 4, Houston 1
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Hill drove in two timely runs to lead
the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros from Chase
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored and
Martin Prado tripled for the Diamondbacks, who have won six of their
last eight games.
"We've been playing more consistent baseball," Goldschmidt said. "If we do
that, we are going to give ourselves a chance to win."
Bronson Arroyo (6-4) tossed seven solid innings of one-run ball, allowing six
hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Arroyo is now 10-1 in his last 13
starts against the Astros.
Jon Singleton supplied three hits and a run scored for Houston, which entered
the game with wins in four of its last five.
"Singleton has swung the bat well," said Astros manager Bo Porter. "He has the
capability of being a really good hitter and using his power."
Astros starter Brad Peacock surrendered just one run on three hits across six
frames, but Josh Fields (1-4) was tagged with the loss after giving up two
runs -- one earned -- in the seventh.
The Diamondbacks broke the 1-1 tie in the seventh. Fields took the mound and
was greeted with a line-drive triple from Prado that eluded a diving Dexter
Fowler in center field. Prado rounded third on Hill's sacrifice fly to center.
Two batters later, Ender Inciarte reached first on a fielding error by
Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar. Pinch-hitter Cody Ross' double then landed
into the center-field gap and brought around Inciarte to make it a 3-1 game.
Hill's RBI double in right with two outs in the eighth accounted for the final
In the first, Goldschmidt crushed a Peacock fastball over the wall in right
that splashed into the pool to give the D-backs an early 1-0 lead.
The Astros had a chance to draw even in the second after loading the bases,
but Jose Altuve grounded into a force out to leave the runners stranded.
Houston tied the game in the sixth. Singleton stroked a leadoff double, moved
over to third on Jason Castro's groundout and raced home on Matt Dominguez's
The two teams will next travel to Houston to play the final two games of the
four-game set ... Former Cy Young winner and Arizona pitching coach Bob Welch
died Monday night at the age of 57 ... The Diamondbacks are 10-1 in their
last 11 against the Astros ... Arroyo has allowed just one run in each of
his last three games against the Astros ... Fowler extended his hitting
streak to eight games ... Astros outfielder George Springer was scratched
for a second straight game with a sore right knee.
06/10 19:51:49 ET
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