Goldschmidt sets team record as Arizona blast past LA after welcoming La Russa
May 19, 2014, 12:02 am TWN
PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, had a career-high six RBIs and set a team record with five runs scored, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks down the Los Angeles Dodgers 18-7 on Saturday night.
The Diamondbacks hired Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer before the game and beat up on Clayton Kershaw (2-1) once it started, scoring seven runs in the second inning off the two-time Cy Young Award winner.
The Dodgers came storming back with a five-run sixth to pull within 9-7, but Arizona kept hitting to set a team record for runs.
Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning, added a two-run shot in the eighth and had two doubles to finish 4 for 5.
Arizona hit five homers and had 21 hits, including a team-record 13 for extra-bases to emphatically end a seven-game home losing streak to the Dodgers.
Marlins 5, Giants 0 Giancarlo Stanton homered and tripled to lead Miami past San Francisco.
Tom Koehler (4-3) struck out seven in seven innings to finally win in five tries away from South Florida after coming into his outing 0-3 on the road to start the year. He allowed four hits and walked two in his first road victory since Sept. 22 at Washington.
Garrett Jones hit an RBI triple, Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a sacrifice fly and Adeiny Hechavarria singled in a run for Miami. The Marlins improved to 11-2 at AT&T Park since 2011.
Tim Lincecum (3-3), coming off his best start of the year with an 11-strikeout performance in a season-high 7 2-3 innings to beat Atlanta on Monday, never found his groove.
Padres 8, Rockies 5 Seth Smith homered against his former team early and Carlos Quentin added a two-run, pinch-hit home run as San Diego hung on to beat Colorado.
San Diego staked Robbie Erlin (3-4) to a 6-1 lead by roughing up previously unbeaten Jordan Lyles (5-1), who walked a career-high six batters in a season-low 3 1-3 inning outing.
The Rockies got an early home run from Troy Tulowitzki and chipped away at the Padres' lead, pulling to within a run on Carlos Gonzalez's two-run double in the sixth inning.
Quentin rebuilt the cushion in the seventh, following Yasmani Grandal's two-out single with a drive off reliever Chris Martin that sailed into the left field bleachers for his first home run of the season.
Huston Street, also a former Rockie, got three outs for his 13th save in as many opportunities.
Cubs 3, Brewers 0 Edwin Jackson struck out 11 in seven innings and Welington Castillo hit a two-run double to lead Chicago to victory.