Brandon McCarthy allowed only one run in seven innings, just a start after being tagged for seven runs in 2ª innings.
PHOENIX — Brandon McCarthy turned in seven strong innings, and Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
After a shaky first inning, the 6-foot-7-inch McCarthy (3-8) allowed only four runners over his final six innings. It was his first win since he beat San Diego on May 28. His other victory was a shutout at Miami on May 18.
McCarthy lasted only into the third inning in his previous start, a 10-7 loss to the Reds. He allowed seven runs and eight hits in 2ª innings.
Goldschmidt stretched his NL-leading RBI total to 103 with his first triple of the season and a ground out. That is the most RBIs for an Arizona hitter since Luis Gonzalez drove in 104 in 2003.
After Will Venable and Alexi Amarista opened the game with singles, Yonder Alonso hit a grounder wide of first. Goldschmidt fielded the ball and threw to second to force Amarista, but shortstop Didi Gregorius’ throw to first was wide and beyond McCarthy, who was covering the bag. Venable scored the unearned run.
But that was all the Padres would get against McCarthy and Eury De La Rosa, who pitched a perfect final two innings.
Adam Eaton was hit by a pitch to open the fourth, and Goldschmidt hit a twisting drive into the right field corner that hit off the fence.
Martin Prado then followed with a sacrifice fly to give Arizona a 2-1 lead. Prado’s grounder to third with the bases loaded in the sixth was booted by Headley. Two more runs scored to make it 4-1.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have activated catcher Miguel Montero and third baseman Eric Chavez from the disabled list.
To make room, the Diamondbacks optioned third baseman Matt Davidson and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch to Triple-A Reno.