SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zack Godley pitched seven scoreless innings, Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI triple and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Monday night.
The Diamondbacks won for the sixth time in seven games and matched the best start in franchise history through 10 games. They’re 8-2 for the first time since 2008.
Godley (2-0) struck out nine and allowed four hits and no walks. He’s allowed just one run in 14 innings this season.
Goldschmidt tripled to right-center off Giants starter Derek Holland (0-2), highlighting a two-run first inning. A.J. Pollock’s sacrifice fly scored Goldschmidt.
Holland allowed two runs, struck out eight and walked one in six innings of two-hit ball in his second start with his new team.
After giving up the triple to Goldschmidt, the 31-year-old left-hander retired 17 of his final 18 batters.
The Giants best scoring chance off Godley came in the fifth, when Buster Posey reached on a fielder’s choice and went to third on Brandon Crawford’s one-out single. But Godley got Hunter Pence to pop out to first and Gregor Blanco on a grounder to second.
The Giants scored their only run in the eighth when Crawford doubled leading off the inning and scored on Blanco’s infield grounder.
Archie Bradley pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save.
The Giants were 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position. They’re .125 average (3 for 24) batting with runners in scoring position is the worst in the majors.