Lamb, Herrmann homers power D-backs to win

Lamb, Herrmann homers power D-backs to win

PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run first inning, as the D-backs held on to beat the White Sox, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

It was the 12th homer of the year for Lamb, who was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Paul Goldschmidt also drove in a run in the first with a triple, and Chris Herrmann added a solo homer in the second.

"I thought the two-run homer by Jake Lamb paced us," D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. "He continues to stay hot."

Goldy's RBI triple

The White Sox got solo homers from Melky Cabrera and Jose Abreu, along with a two-run shot from Todd Frazier. Two of the long balls came off Arizona starter Patrick Corbin (4-4), who allowed three runs over six innings. Chicago starter Dylan Covey (0-4) exited the game with left oblique soreness in the third after allowing four runs on five hits.

"Listen, we had a lot of hard-hit balls today, and sometimes they fall, sometimes they don't," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "I really do want to commend our guys for fighting, and playing the game. They've been doing it all year long. This is no different."

Melky's solo homer to left

Herrmannator: Herrmann's leadoff homer in the second gave the D-backs a 4-1 advantage. It was his fifth home run of the season. Herrmann has homered in three consecutive games for the first time in his big league career.

"I knew I hit it good, and I hit it up in the air here, which is always a positive," Herrmann said. "You hit the ball up in the air at Chase Field, you know something good can come out of it. I was doing what I was trying to do. I was trying to hit the ball the other way." More >

Herrmann's solo home run to left

Hoover cleans up: D-backs right-hander J.J. Hoover inherited a mess in the eighth, as he entered with one run already in, the bases loaded and Arizona clinging to a 5-4 lead. Hoover struck out pinch-hitter Omar Narvaez and Yolmer Sanchez to end the threat.

"I thought that J.J. did a great job of picking up the bullpen with two huge strikeouts that pushed us through to the ninth inning," Lovullo said. "Really aggressive fastball. We know that it's in there. I think he was ready and motivated to pick up his teammates, the adrenaline was pumping and he did exactly what we needed him to do, and I know that he came off excited. It was a really good team moment in the dugout."

Hoover strands the bases loaded

"I'm very thankful to all the people who have helped me to reach this milestone. It's not something I did by myself." - Abreu through an interpreter, on reaching 100 career home runs

Abreu's 100th career home run

Abreu became the third Cuban-born player in White Sox history to reach 100 home runs. He joins Minnie Minoso (135) and Alexei Ramirez (109).

Renteria uses NL maneuvers to guide White Sox

Renteria challenged a call in the fifth that Brandon Drury was safe diving back to second after a line drive hit by Herrmann. Shortstop Tim Anderson made the catch, and quickly tried to double off Drury by diving into the bag. Anderson beat Drury to second, so the call was overturned for the third out of the inning.

Drury called out after challenge

White Sox: Jose Quintana (2-5, 3.92 ERA) makes his 10th start of the season, and fifth on the road, in Wednesday afternoon's series finale against Arizona at 2:40 p.m. CT. Quintana allowed one run on one hit over eight innings in his last start against Seattle, but took a no-decision.

D-backs: With Taijuan Walker out with a blister on his right index finger, Randall Delgado will get the start for the D-backs on Wednesday afternoon at 12:40 p.m. MST. Delgado's last start came in 2015, so Arizona figures to use its bullpen heavily.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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