GODLEY DOMINATES OVER 6 INNINGS, DBACKS BEAT CUBS 3-0
CHICAGO» Zack Godley pitched three-hit ball over six scoreless innings, Jake Lamb drove in all the runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the surging Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night.
The loss was just the fourth in 18 games since the all-star break for the NL Central-leading Cubs. The defending champions got shut down by Godley after pouring on a season-high 16 runs in Tuesday’s romp.
Lamb hit a two-run double against Jake Arrieta in the sixth and an RBI double off Justin Wilson in the eighth.
Godley (5-4) was every bit as stingy after tossing seven scoreless innings in a win at St. Louis last week. The right-hander struck out five and walked two. In his past two starts, he has allowed a combined seven hits while striking out 12.
Tyler Flowers had a tiebreaking pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Braves to a 5-3 win over Los Angeles, ending the Dodgers’ nine-game winning streak. Flowers’ first career pinch-hit homer off Pedro Baez (3-2) drove in Johan Camargo, who walked with two outs. … Rookie Jesse Winker homered for the second straight game, hitting a tiebreaking drive in the seventh inning off newly acquired Pittsburgh reliever Joaquin Benoit that sent the Reds over the Pirates 5-2. Adam Duvall homered and drove in three runs for the Reds. … Vance Worley pitched seven innings and faced the minimum number of batters to earn his first victory since May 2016, helping the Marlins beat the Nationals 7-0. … Jeremy Hellickson threw seven outstanding innings in his Orioles debut, Caleb Joseph homered and Baltimore beat the Royals 6-0 to complete a three-game sweep. … J.A. Happ had a season-high 10 strikeouts in seven innings, matching his longest start of the season, as the Blue Jays beat the White Sox 5-1. … Ervin Santana threw a four-hitter for his major league-best fifth complete game and hit a two-run single to lead the Twins to a 5-2 victory against the Padres. The Twins won for just the second time in nine games. They went 2-6 on a trip through Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego. … Jordan Zimmermann pitched his first scoreless outing for Detroit in 1½ seasons, Justin Upton hit an early RBI double on the 10th anniversary of his major league debut, and the Tigers beat the Yankees 2-0 in a soggy matinee that included 4 hours, 37 minutes of rain delays and ended well after dark. … Yadier Molina hit two solo home runs, Kolten Wong added a two-run double, Luke Weaver pitched into the seventh inning and the Cardinals held on for a 5-4 victory over the Brewers. … Rookie Austin Pruitt and three relievers combined on a five-hitter and the Rays handed Dallas Keuchel his first loss of the season, beating the Astros 3-0. … Joey Gallo hit another impressively long home run, Andrew Cashner won his third straight start and the Rangers beat the Mariners 5-1 on to snap a four-game losing streak.
Indians place all-star Miller on DL.
The Indians have placed all-star left-hander Andrew Miller on the disabled list with right knee tendinitis. … The Phillies have canceled plans to honor Pete Rose next week because of a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with him when she was a minor.