Godley throws 7 strong as D-backs top Giants 2-1

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Godley throws 7 strong as D-backs top Giants 2-1
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Godley throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zack Godley pitched seven scoreless innings, Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI triple and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Monday night.

The Diamondbacks won for the sixth time in seven games and matched the best start in franchise history through 10 games. They’re 8-2 for the first time since 2008.

Godley (2-0) struck out nine and allowed four hits and no walks. He’s allowed just one run in 14 innings this season.

Goldschmidt tripled to right-center off Giants starter Derek Holland (0-2), highlighting a two-run first inning. A.J. Pollock’s sacrifice fly scored Goldschmidt.

Holland allowed two runs, struck out eight and walked one in six innings of two-hit ball in his second start with his new team.

After giving up the triple to Goldschmidt, the 31-year-old left-hander retired 17 of his final 18 batters.

The Giants best scoring chance off Godley came in the fifth, when Buster Posey reached on a fielder’s choice and went to third on Brandon Crawford’s one-out single. But Godley got Hunter Pence to pop out to first and Gregor Blanco on a grounder to second.

The Giants scored their only run in the eighth when Crawford doubled leading off the inning and scored on Blanco’s infield grounder.

Archie Bradley pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save.

The Giants were 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position. They’re .125 average (3 for 24) batting with runners in scoring position is the worst in the majors.

BEEDE TIME

The Giants put pitcher Tyler Beede on their taxi squad in anticipation of his major league debut later this week. The 24-year-old was the Giants’ 2014 first-round pick. He has joined the team and can be activated at any time.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: OF Steven Souza Jr., on the DL with a right pectoral strain, complained of discomfort Sunday after playing in a simulated game in which he homered twice in seven at-bats and threw from over 100 feet, manager Torey Lovullo said. An MRI showed fluid in the area of the injury. “This is part of the process,” Lovullo said. “I do not consider this a setback whatsoever.” … 3B Jake Lamb (left shoulder AC joint sprain) took dry swings and did some running and throwing Monday. He’ll ramp up baseball activities Tuesday.

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (right pectoral strain) pitched three innings in a simulated game and is expected to throw make a rehab start later this week. He could be activated next week.

UP NEXT

LHP Patrick Corbin (2-0, 1.38 ERA) will pitch Tuesday’s game for Arizona. RHP Johnny Cueto is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA through his first two starts.

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