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Zac Gallen continues scoreless streak, D-backs high Padres 9-0

PHOENIX — Zac Gallen has by no means been too involved with issues like streaks or statistics, saying he’s performed his job every inning if there’s a zero on the board for the opposite group.

It’s protected to say the job goes very nicely in the mean time.

Gallen threw seven innings of two-hit ball to run his scoreless streak to 21 2/3 innings, Gabriel Moreno had three hits and three RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-0 on Friday night time.

“There’s no secret sauce,” Gallen stated. “It’s just throwing up zeros, giving us a shot to win, prevent runs from scoring in big spots, buckle down and make pitches.”

Gallen (3-1) retired 14 straight Padres throughout one stretch, plowing by way of their star-packed lineup with a mid-90s heater and pinpoint management, placing out 11 and strolling none. His scoreless streak is at the moment the longest within the majors.

“Today was a special day for Zac Gallen,” D-backs supervisor Torey Lovullo stated. “He had all of his stuff, all of his pitches working. You saw some very defensive swings from some really good hitters. You know he’s on his game.”

PHOTOS: Gallen continues scoreless streak, D-backs high Padres 9-0

Miguel Castro pitched a spotless eighth and Joe Mantiply dealt with the ninth. The D-backs lead the NL West with a 12-9 document.

The Diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead within the fourth on Moreno’s infield single that introduced dwelling Christian Walker, who bought on base with a double. Ketel Marte’s RBI double into the right-center hole pushed the margin to 2-0. Marte completed with three hits and two RBIs.

Moreno broke the sport open within the ninth with a two-run single that made it 5-0. Geraldo Perdomo added a two-run double because the D-backs continued to pile on within the remaining body.

San Diego’s Seth Lugo (2-1) gave up two runs on six hits over six innings, placing out six and strolling one. The bullpen bought roughed up within the eighth: Luis García gave up 5 runs whereas recording one out and Reiss Knehr completed whereas permitting two extra runs.

Xander Bogaerts gave the Padres their greatest scoring probability with a leadoff double within the second, however in any other case, the offense was quiet. The Padres – who’ve the third-highest payroll in baseball – fell to 10-12 this season.

“Our big boys haven’t heated up yet,” Padres supervisor Bob Melvin stated. “But they’re here for a reason. They will.”


The 27-year-old Gallen set a franchise document final yr with 44 1/3 scoreless innings from Aug. 8 to Sept. 11. That was the longest scoreless stretch within the massive leagues since Zack Greinke’s 45 2/3-inning streak for the Dodgers in 2015.


San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. bought his first hit of the season within the sixth inning, a line-drive single to heart. He had began 0 for 7.

“It won’t be his last,” Melvin stated. “I know that.”

Tatis returned Thursday after an 80-game suspension for testing constructive for a performance-enhancing drug. That was his first regular-season sport since 2021.

Tatis is making the transition to proper area after enjoying shortstop for many of his massive league profession and has made a handful of fine catches in his first two video games. The Padres signed Bogaerts to a $280 million, 11-year deal in the course of the offseason to deal with shortstop.


Padres: Garcia took a line drive off his left calf within the eighth inning. Said Melvin: “He’s got a little soreness, started shaking it during the inning, but I think he’ll be all right.”


Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove, who’s coming back from a foot harm, will make his first begin of the yr on Saturday night time. The Diamondbacks will counter with RHP Merrill Kelly (1-2, 2.53 ERA).

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