"I truly believe we won that game because our guy, Goldy, hustled on a strikeout. A lot of guys just get upset and walk back to the dugout. He saw that ball get away and he busted it to first base. And that, to me, epitomizes our club. He gives everything he has every night."
- Chip Hale
"Chase did a real nice job. A couple were up and they got him with those doubles, but I thought he battled and kept us in the game. He had a few tough times there and got out of them."
- Chip Hale on Chase Anderson
Then the Diamondbacks scored four runs in the seventh inning and chased Oakland ace Sonny Gray, with Aaron Hill's pinch-hit double making the score 3-2 and Goldschmidt moving into fifth place all-time in career home runs as a Diamondback.
The D-backs rallied from an early deficit to defeat the A's, 6-4, on Friday night at Chase Field to snap a four-game losing streak while extending Oakland's losing skid to three games.
Daniel Hudson is expected to miss the next couple of games. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ reliever suffered a cut on the index finger of his pitching hand fielding a ball off the bat of Tommy Pham during last night’s 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
In Thursday’s series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals, it took more than an hour to complete the first two innings. If that seems like an outlier, it’s not – the Arizona Diamondbacks are tied with the Detroit Tigers in time of game, averaging a sluggish three hours and nine minutes. (Thanks Jeremy)
The A's and D-backs will meet for the second game of a three-game Interleague series at Chase Field on Saturday evening. Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who impressed in his D-backs debut with 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball against the Cardinals on Monday, takes the mound for Arizona. The A's will counter with lefty Felix Doubront.