LHP Robbie Ray threw well in his Diamondbacks debut, giving up just one run in six innings to help the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 and complete a sweep of Wednesday's doubleheader. Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta each drove in two runs, and Tuffy Gosewisch added three singles. Ray shines: Ray, acquired from the Detroit Tigers in December in a three-team deal, threw hard, threw strikes and had not trouble recording outs. Ray, whose fastball was up to 97 mph in the first inning, pitched mostly in the lower-to-mid 90s throughout the game. More importantly, he located the pitch effectively, something he has sometimes struggled to do in his career. Ray struck out five and did not issue a walk. Second chances: The Diamondbacks started the third inning with consecutive singles by Gosewisch and Cliff Pennington, but the threat ended when Ray struck out on a foul bunt and Ender Inciarte bounced into a double play.
Game 2: Robbie Ray's debut solid, D-Backs win
Arizona Republic | May 7