By Sam Bush
Zack Greinke extended his winning streak to seven as he tossed eight outstanding innings to lead the D-backs past the Phillies, 4-1, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.
Greinke (10-3) has won seven straight starts and, after he allowed a first-inning homer to Odubel Herrera (above), he did not allow another hit until Andres Blanco led off the seventh with a single. Overall, the right-hander allowed three hits and a walk to go with six strikeouts.
“I threw a lot of strikes, and there were a lot of balls put in play early,” Greinke said. “There were a couple of longer at-bats that got the pitch count up a little bit. But mainly just attacking the zone and trying to get balls put in play weakly.”
The Phillies had a 1-0 lead until the fifth when Nick Ahmed tied things up with his fourth homer of the year. Later in the inning, Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run blast and Jake Lamb added a solo homer in the seventh to cap the scoring.