De La Rosa, Diamondbacks Win Again at AT&T Park

By Thomas Lynch

Sep 18, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (12) throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Though not as great as his last outing at AT&T Park, Rubby De La Rosa held the San Francisco Giants without a run and with the help of four relievers, beat the defending champs by a score of 2-0. De La Rosa now has a 13 2/3 scoreless inning streak in San Francisco while the D-backs have a five game winning streak in the City by the Bay.

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The only offense Arizona mustered came in the sixth inning when Alejandro De Aza misplayed Paul Goldschmidt‘s double into a triple, allowing A.J. Pollock to score all the way from first base for a 1-0 Snakes’ lead. Welington Castillo then followed with a grounder to short. Brandon Crawford threw home but Goldschmidt beat the tag, giving the D-backs all the scoring they would need. De La Rosa left with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Andrew Chafin then got Brandon Belt to ground out to Aaron Hill and the threat was vanquished.

Randall Delgado came on in the bottom of the seventh and proceeded to strikeout the side, putting away Marlon Byrd, Crawford and Kelby Tomlinson. In the next frame, Pollock made perhaps the D-backs’  defensive play of the year, going over the wall to rob Jarrett Parker of a home run. Brad Ziegler finished off the Giants for his 27th save.