Gallen extends scoreless streak, Dbacks blast Phillies 12-3

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PHOENIX (AP) — Zac Gallen stretched his scoreless streak to 34 1/3 innings with another dominating performance, Jake McCarthy homered and had five RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks blasted the Philadelphia Phillies 12-3 on Tuesday night.

Gallen (10-2) had the Phillies off-balance all night, allowing two hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings.

He got plenty of help from Arizona’s offense.

The Diamondbacks set two team records in the series opener Monday night, scoring six runs in consecutive innings to overcome a 7-0 deficit and beat the Phillies 13-7.

Arizona rewarded manager Torey Lovullo with a contract extension through 2023 on Tuesday and kept hitting.

The Diamondbacks knocked Aaron Nola (9-11) for five runs in the second inning and McCarthy put them up 8-0 with a towering, three-run homer in the fourth. Rookie Corbin Carroll added a two-run double in the eighth inning off infielder Nick Maton in his second big league game.

Arizona had a season-high 17 hits for its seventh straight win over the Phillies.

Philadelphia’s Brandon Marsh hit a three-run homer off Noé Ramirez in the eighth.

Gallen has been dominant for the better part of two months and entered Tuesday’s game with the fifth-longest scoreless-innings streak in Diamondbacks’ history.

The right-hander moved up three places in one night with a mix of mid-90s fastballs and sharp-breaking curveballs. He is now behind only Brandon Webb’s 42-inning scoreless streak in 2007.

Gallen is 6-0 with a 0.72 ERA his last eight starts and has not lost since June 10. He has a career-high 146 strikeouts this season.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (right knee) threw a short bullpen on Tuesday and could throw another later this week in San Francisco. He will likely be slotted as a reliever when he’s reinstated.

UP NEXT

Phillies LHP Bailey Falter (2-3, 4.41 ERA) looks to win his third straight game on Wednesday when he faces Diamondbacks LHP Tommy Henry (3-2, 3.25), who is 3-1 with a 2.38 ERA over his last four starts.

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