Good opening for Zack Greinke leads D-backs victory over Phillies

Zack Greinke went from strength to strength by covering five innings, Daniel Descalso produced three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks dispatched the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 on Monday.

Arizona capitalized on a poor start for Nick Pivetta (1-4) at the close of the series, scoring six runs in the first three innings against the rookie right.

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Chris Herrmann opened the first inning with a homer and Greinke (9-4) allowed one run and three hits with five strikeouts.

Arizona won for the 12th time in 14 games to consolidate the best start of the season in the team’s history (49-28). The Diamondbacks also won their fifth straight home series and ninth overall, matching their last year total.

For the Phillies, the Maikel Franco 4-1. The Venezuelans Freddy Galvis 3-0; Odúbel Herrera of 4-1; And Andres Blanco of 4-0.

For the Diamondbacks, Puerto Rican Reymond Fuentes 3-1, one scored and one RBI. David Peralta of 5-1, a scorer.