06/26 19:00 CDT Varsho, Smith help drive Arizona's 11-7 win over Detroit
Varsho, Smith help drive Arizona's 11-7 win over Detroit
By SCOTT BORDOW
PHOENIX (AP) --- Daulton Varsho hit a three-run homer, Pavin Smith had a
career-high four hits and three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a
series sweep with a 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
David Peralta also had three hits for Arizona, which snapped a five-game losing
Varsho's homer was his 10th of the season, and came in a five-run sixth inning
for Arizona. The Diamondbacks had 13 total hits on Sunday.
Former American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel made his debut for
Arizona after being signed to a minor-league contract on June 6. He gave up six
hits and four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings while striking out seven and walking
Reliever J.B. Wendelken (2-1) got the win for Arizona despite giving up two
earned runs in 1 2/3 innings.
Detroit starter Beau Brieske allowed five hits and five earned runs in 3 2/3
innings. Will Vest (1-2) took the loss, allowing four hits and five earned runs
in one inning of work.
Eric Haase homered and had three RBIs for Detroit.
Arizona sent eight batters to the plate in the sixth inning. Smith had an RBI
single, rookie Buddy Kennedy scored a run with a sacrifice fly and Varsho hit a
1-0 change-up from Vest over the pool beyond the right field fence to score
Christian Walker and Peralta.
The Diamondbacks grabbed a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning on an
RBI single by Josh Rojas and a two-run single by Smith off reliever Alex Lange,
who had come on in relief of Brieske.
Detroit came right back in the top of the fifth to take a 6-5 lead. Keuchel was
lifted after giving up a one-out walk to Riley Greene, and Wendelken walked
Spencer Torkelson and gave up a first-pitch three-run homer to Haase.
The Diamondbacks optioned RHP Sean Poppen to Triple-A Reno after Saturday's
game to make room for Keuchel and designated RHP Ryan Weiss for assignment.
Tigers: Detroit LHP Tarik Skubal (5-5, 3.63) will face San Francisco LHP Carlos
Rodon (6-4, 2.70) in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday.
Diamondbacks: Arizona RHP Zac Gallen (4-2, 2.92) will open a three-game series
against San Diego on Tuesday. The Padres haven't announced their starter.
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