Arizona 7, Washington 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 12, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 27345

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 7 2
Arizona 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 7 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 71-44 32-22 39-22 L1
Arizona 58-57 31-26 27-31 W1


Diamondbacks 7, Nationals 4:
Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs and Patrick Corbin tossed seven strong innings as host Arizona snapped Washington’s eight-game winning streak.

Corbin (4-4) gave up two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts for the Diamondbacks, who salvaged the third game of the series and won for only the third time in their last nine games.

After doing nearly everything right during its season-best winning streak, Washington’s defense faltered in the second inning when Goldschmidt reached second on Ryan Zimmerman’s throwing error and scored when catcher Kurt Suzuki’s throw sailed into left field.

Goldschmidt struck again in the third with a two-run double off Ross Detwiler (6-5), who allowed five runs (four earned) over 4 2/3 innings and remained winless in his last eight road starts.

The Diamondbacks knocked Detwiler out of the game in the fifth when Chris Young walked with one out and scored on Aaron Hill’s double to deep center field.

Craig Stammen replaced Detwiler and promptly gave up three straight hits, capped by Miguel Montero’s RBI double, and the Diamondbacks extended their lead to 7-0.

Washington, which fell two games short of matching its longest win streak in team history, scored twice in the seventh on Zimmerman’s RBI single and Adam LaRoche’s sacrifice fly.

The Nationals drew closer in the ninth, scoring two runs off Takashi Saito before J.J. Putz recorded the final two outs for his 22nd save. Washington leads the National League East by four games over Atlanta, which plays Sunday evening.

Nationals OF Jayson Werth was held out of the starting lineup after playing 10 straight games since returning from the disabled list. He grounded out as a pinch hitter in the ninth. ….Washington lost for only the second time in its last 14 road games.  …Corbin faced the minimum 18 batters through six innings before giving up three hits in the seventh. …Nationals RF Michael Morse singled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. ...Nationals INF Steve Lombardozzi went hitless in three at-bats after going 6-for-9 in the first two games of the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Arizona
Ross Detwiler Player Patrick Corbin
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 7
3 Hits 4
7.71 ERA 2.57
Washington   Arizona
Michael Morse Player Paul Goldschmidt
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 3
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 7 0 10 .212 10 8 4 2 0 2
Arizona 6 0 11 .194 7 7 6 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .491 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Nationals have a W/L % of .634 after a win and .591 after a loss.
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