Gallen extends scoreless streak, D-backs blank Giants 5-0

by | Aug 18, 2022 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Zac Gallen struck out a career-high 12 in 7 1/3 innings, extending his shutout streak and pitching the Arizona Diamondbacks past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Thursday.Gallen (9-2) limited the Giants to four hits and has now thrown 21 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. The right-hander has won five straight decisions since his last loss on June 10 at Philadelphia.“He was feeling it,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “It was just a pretty dominating performance.”Added Gallen: “I just feel like I was ahead early and then I felt like I was just able to put them away in one or two pitches, pretty much limit the pitch count.”Daulton Varsho, Josh Rojas, Sergio Alcántara, Jake McCarthy and Carson Kelly drove in runs for the D-backs, who chased Logan Webb (11-6) early and earned a split of the four-game series.Webb gave up five runs, three of them earned, on nine hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.“I thought our offense did a great job,” Lovullo said. “We had an all-field approach. We really dug in in some crucial situations and didn’t give up our at-bats.”Varsho singled home Alcántara to start the scoring in the third. Rojas added an RBI double later in the inning.Alcántara’s RBI groundout in the fourth made it 3- …

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