Associated Press - The Arizona Diamondbacks got off to a strong start and Wade Miley made sure their early lead stood up. Miley pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Eric Chavez drove in three runs, leading the Diamondbacks to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his 24th homer, scored three runs and reached base four times. Cody Ross had three straight hits and drove in two runs as Arizona broke a three-game losing streak. It was Arizona's largest shutout win on the road since an 11-0 victory at San Francisco on Aug. 27, 2009.
Hits by Martin Prado, Aaron Hill and Ross had produced two runs in the first inning. The stage was set when Hill barely beat out an infield single to load the bases, keeping the inning alive for Ross' two-run single.
Arizona outhit the Rays 14-3. Every Diamondbacks starter except Cliff Pennington had at least one hit.
Miley (8-8) won for the fourth time in five starts. He struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings and walked five. Miley has made 11 straight starts of giving up three earned runs or fewer.
Arizona added single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth against three different relievers.