Ari­zona 3, An­gels 2

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Mike DiGiovanna

AT THE PLATE: Matt Joyce, who en­tered with a .181 av­er­age, reached on a shift-beat­ing sin­gle to the left side of the in­field to lead off the fifth in­ning, took third on Johnny Gi­avotella’s sin­gle to right and scored the An­gels’ first run on Chris Ian­netta’s dou­ble-play grounder. The An­gels scored their sec­ond run in the sixth when Kole Cal­houn sin­gled to right-cen­ter, Mike Trout dou­bled to right and Cal­houn scored on Al­bert Pu­jols’ ground­out to short­stop. David Freese flied to cen­ter, mov­ing Trout to third, and Joyce walked, but Gi­avotella lined out to third to end the in­ning. Joyce tripled to cen­ter with two outs in the eighth but was stranded when Gi­avotella struck out on a nasty Daniel Hud­son changeup. Ian­netta opened the ninth with a sin­gle, but pinch-hitter Kyle Ku­b­itza grounded into a dou­ble play and Erick Ay­bar grounded out to end the game.

ON THE MOUND: Hec­tor San­ti­ago struck out a sea­son-high nine, in­clud­ing the mid­dle of the Ari­zona or­der — Paul Gold­schmidt, Yas­many To­mas and Aaron Hill — in the fifth. But the left-han­der, who gave up three runs and seven hits in a five-in­ning start, paid the price for two mis­placed cut fast­balls, one that Gold­schmidt drove over the right-field wall for his 19th homer, a solo shot in the first, and one that Wel­ing­ton Castillo lined over the left-field wall in the fourth for a solo homer. The Di­a­mond­backs also scored in the third when David Peralta led off with a sin­gle and To­mas hit an RBI triple to right-cen­ter.

IN THE FIELD: Gold­schmidt, the Ari­zona first base­man, robbed Joyce of a hit with a div­ing stop of a hard grounder down the line in the sec­ond and made a lung­ing stop of Freese’s shot down the line with run­ners on first and third to end the fourth. Short­stop Nick Ahmed made a div­ing back­hand stop of Pu­jols’ RBI ground­out in the sixth, got up and made a long, one-hop throw to first for the out. Pu­jols made a back­hand, div­ing catch of A.J. Pol­lock’s liner in the sev­enth.

RE­HAB RE­PORT: Collin Cowgill, on the dis­abled list since May 26, has had three cor­ti­sone in­jec­tions in his sprained right wrist, but the re­serve out­fielder is con­fi­dent that the last one, ad­min­is­tered Tues­day, was pin­pointed well enough to pro­vide max­i­mum re­lief. Cowgill, who un­der­went surgery on the wrist in 2009, will rest for a week and hopes to re­sume base­ball ac­tiv­i­ties next week. Re­liever Mike Morin (left rib-cage strain) could be­gin a mi­nor league re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion stint next week.

UP NEXT: Left-han­der C.J. Wil­son (4-5, 3.60 ERA) will op­pose Ari­zona right-han­der Allen Web­ster (1-0, 3.18) at Chase Field on Thurs­day at 12:30 p.m. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830.

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