Mike Leake throws gem to pick up first win as a Diamondback
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning in his first win since joining Arizona in a trade, and the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Ketel Marte homered in the fifth for Arizona, but came up limping as he ran the bases and left because of a cramp in his right hamstring. Marte’s single in the third gave him a 10-game hitting streak and career-best 21-game streak safely reaching base. He hit his 28th homer with a drive over the center field wall in the final matchup between the NL West opponents this season.
Adam Jones hit a go-ahead single in the sixth off Sam Coonrod (4-1), and Christian Walker added an RBI single the next inning as Arizona won the season series 10-9 and went 7-2 on the Giants’ home field.
Leake (10-10) got the win in his fifth start since he was acquired in a trade with Seattle on July 31. He improved to 6-2 in 13 appearances against the Giants.
Stephen Vogt put San Francisco ahead with an RBI single in the first, but the Giants did little else against Leake. After Alex Dickerson’s two-out single in the third, Leake retired his next 14 batters before Mike Yastrzemski’s one-out walk in the eighth.
Brandon Belt then doubled in a run and Evan Longoria walked before Dickerson lined into a double play.
Giants starter Jeff Samardzija has allowed one or fewer runs in four of his last five home starts. He gave up one run and three hits in five innings.
Archie Bradley got three outs for his ninth save and Arizona won the season series for the third time in five years — also in 2015 and 2017.
Diamondbacks: LF David Peralta has decided to undergo season-ending right shoulder surgery after landing on the injured list for a third time this season because of the recurring injury. Peralta, who hadn’t played since Aug. 23, is scheduled to undergo a cleanup procedure Friday for inflammation in the AC joint. Peralta is expected to be ready for spring training.
RHP Luke Weaver (forearm tightness) is scheduled to throw a bullpen Friday and if all goes well the next step will be a simulated game sometime next week.
Arizona has a day off Wednesday before right-hander Merrill Kelly (9-13, 4.86 ERA) pitches the series opener at home against the Dodgers.