Goldschmidt looks to continue his offensive barrage with another strong performance against the Colorado Rockies in the middle game of this series Saturday night.
Arizona (77-76) lost for the ninth time in 13 road games Friday, falling 9-4 at Colorado.
Goldschmidt, however, continues his rise as one of the league's best hitters. The first baseman is batting a team-best .309 and leads the league with career highs of 35 homers and 121 RBIs, ranking second all-time in team history to Luis Gonzalez and Matt Williams , who had 142 in 2001 and 1999, respectively.
Goldschmidt's home runs are also the most by a Diamondback since Mark Reynolds ' 44 in 2009.
An All-Star for the first time this year, Goldschmidt has been particularly impressive over the past 10 games, batting .513 with four homers and 14 RBIs.
He's 13 for 25 (.520) with seven extra-base hits - three homers - and 12 RBIs in seven games against Colorado. He went 2 for 4 Friday with a home run and two RBIs.
Arizona gives the ball to Trevor Cahill (7-10, 4.12 ERA), who is 4-0 with a 2.79 ERA over his past seven games.
A victory Saturday would give the right-hander his longest winning streak since going 7-0 over nine starts bridging 2010 and '11.
Cahill's current run continued despite some struggles in Monday's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers . He tossed five scoreless innings before allowing a run, walking three and leaving with one out in the sixth.
"Just lost it in the sixth," Cahill told the team's official website. "I was trying to throw it down the middle and couldn't locate. Everything seemed fine as far as mechanics, it just kind of didn't go where I wanted it to go."
Cahill is 1-4 with a 4.54 ERA over his last six starts against the Rockies (71-84), going 0-3 with a 4.88 ERA in four at Coors Field.
This time, he'll contend with a team that is hitting .325 with 29 runs in the past five games. The Rockies have homered six times over the past two contests, including four in the series-opening win.
Troy Tulowitzki has five hits and six RBIs in the past three games, homering in each of the past two. He has a .432 average with four homers and 12 RBIs in 13 meetings with Arizona this year, but is 2 for 11 with a homer off Cahill.
The Rockies are scheduled to turn to Collin McHugh (0-2, 7.94) in place of Jorge De La Rosa, who is expected to miss a second straight start with a nagging thumb injury.
McHugh is 0-1 while allowing seven runs over 10 innings in two starts since being acquired in a trade from the New York Mets in June.
The right-hander was solid in his most recent outing Monday, yielding one run in five innings of a 6-2 home win over St. Louis.
|Jorge De La Rosa||3||.000||0||0||0||1||1||.250||.250||.000|
|September 07, 2013||Martin Prado||Day-to-Day||Illness|
|August 24, 2013||J.J. Putz||15-Day DL||Dislocated right pinky finger|
|August 24, 2013||J.J. Putz||15-Day DL||Dislocated right pinky finger|
|August 12, 2013||Cody Ross||60-Day DL||Dislocated right hip|
|August 11, 2013||Cody Ross||Day-to-Day||Dislocated right hip|
|August 10, 2013||Eric Chavez||15-Day DL||Hip and knee injuries|
|September 17, 2013||Wilin Rosario||Day-to-Day||Left game - right calf soreness|
|September 16, 2013||Nolan Arenado||Day-to-Day||Left game - undisclosed injury|
|September 04, 2013||Nolan Arenado||Day-to-Day||Right thumb contusion|
|August 26, 2013||Dexter Fowler||Day-to-Day||Bruised left knee|
|August 25, 2013||Troy Tulowitzki||Day-to-Day||Sore ribs|
|August 23, 2013||Rafael Betancourt||15-Day DL||Right elbow sprain|
DENVER (AP) -- Trevor Cahill took one for the team again. This time, however, he stuck around to get the win.
Cahill shook off another line drive to his right hip and pitched into the sixth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Saturday night.
"Same spot twice," Cahill said. "Fortunately, this one didn't take me out of the game."
Matt Davidson homered and drove in three runs and Gerardo Parra and Chris Owings had three hits apiece for the Diamondbacks, who won for the first time since being eliminated from the NL West race Thursday.
Charlie Blackmon had three hits for Colorado.
Cahill (8-10) stayed despite taking a line drive by DJ LeMahieu off his right leg in the bottom of the first. The Arizona trainer didn't come out to look at him, and Cahill got the next three batters to strand runners at first and third.
"He was hurting a little bit but he got through it," manager Kirk Gibson said. "We'll see how he comes out of it."
Cahill said it was the same spot where he was hit by a line drive in the first inning against Miami on June 19. He got through that inning but then came out of the game.
He made two rough starts after that before going on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip contusion.
Saturday, he gutted it out and got the win.
"I think it glanced off," he said. "It was kind of sore for a couple of innings but actually felt a lot better as the game went on. Pushing off I felt it for a couple of pitches but I tried to not think about it."
His counterpart didn't fare as well.
Colin McHugh (0-3), still looking for his first career win, allowed six runs and 11 hits in five innings.
"It was kind of disappointing, too many balls up in the middle of the plate," he said. "I had success the last outing keeping the ball down and out of the middle of the plate. Today we got beat on a couple of big spots in the middle of the plate up."
The Diamondbacks jumped on McHugh in the first. Willie Bloomquist reached on a single and scored on Martin Prado 's two-out double. They made it 2-0 in the second on Tuffy Gosewisch 's RBI single to right.
Arizona broke it open in the third on Davidson's three-run homer to center. Parra followed with a double and came home on Owings' single that made it 6-0.
"I wasn't looking nothing, I was just trying to battle," Davidson said. "Parra got a hit after that, then (Owings) did. It's fun hitting and it's definitely contagious. It took pressure off Cahill."
The Rockies broke through in the fourth on Jordan Pacheco 's sacrifice fly that scored Todd Helton to make it 6-1.
Cahill ran into trouble in the sixth and surrendered an RBI single to Jonathan Herrera that made it 6-2. Josh Collmenter came on and struck out Ryan Wheeler to end the inning.
Cahill allowed two runs - one earned - and seven hits, striking out five in 5 2-3 innings.
"Only one walk," Gibson said. "When he doesn't walk people he wins."
The Rockies felt like they missed an opportunity to get to Cahill in the first inning.
"We had first and third nobody out and we didn't score," manager Walt Weiss said. "It's hard to say that in the first inning it changed the game, but it would have changed it early for sure."
The Rockies were without outfielders Michael Cuddyer (right forearm, wrist) and Carlos Gonzalez (strained right middle finger), shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (day off) and catcher Wilin Rosario (calf strain). Helton and second Josh Rutledge were the only players from the opening-day starting lineup in the game Saturday.
NOTES: Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt singled in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. ... Parra has reached safely in 17 of his last 20 games. ... Cuddyer has missed three straight games but said he hopes to play Sunday. ... Blackmon has an extra-base hit in seven straight games. ... Arizona LHP Patrick Corbin (14-7) will face Rockies RHP Juan Nicasio (8-8) in Sunday's game.