National League Game Summary - Arizona at San Francisco|
(Wednesday, May 30th)
Final Score: Arizona 4, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Ian Kennedy tossed 7 2/3 dominant innings
on Wednesday as the Arizona Diamondbacks knocked off the San Francisco Giants,
4-1, to salvage the finale of a three-game set at AT&T Park.
Kennedy (4-5) threw 78 of his 122 pitches for strikes and allowed just one run
on five hits and two walks while striking out seven to secure the victory.
David Hernandez got the final out of the eighth and worked around a leadoff
single in the ninth to nail down his first save of the year.
Paul Goldschmidt clubbed a solo home run and added an RBI single, while Ryan
Roberts also knocked in a run for the Diamondbacks, who snapped a two-game
"[Kennedy] really battled for us. That's why he's the ace," Goldschmidt said.
Ryan Theriot went 2-for-4 and knocked in the only run of the night for the
Giants, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Tim Lincecum (2-6) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on four hits over seven
full frames. He struck out six, but issued five walks in the loss.
"He threw the ball well," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of his starter's
effort. "He should feel good about his outing, we just couldn't get any runs
With the game tied at one in the sixth, Goldschmidt gave the Diamondbacks the
lead for good when he waited back on a changeup from Lincecum and rocketed it
over the left-field wall for his fourth homer of the season and a 2-1 edge.
Justin Upton worked a leadoff walk in the eighth and Miguel Montero followed
with a base hit before Goldschmidt burned the Giants again with an RBI single
up the middle off Steve Edlefsen. Montero made it to third on a double-play
groundout by Chris Young and scored on a single by Roberts to account for the
Earlier, Arizona opened the scoring in the second inning. Montero began the
frame with a double to deep center and moved to third on a groundout by
Goldschmidt. Roberts then lofted a fly ball to Gregor Blanco in right. Blanco
made the catch, but lost the ball on the transfer, which allowed Montero to
score the game's first run.
The Giants knotted the game at one in the fourth when Blanco atoned for his
earlier error by roping a triple into left and scoring on a base hit by
Prior to Wednesday's game, the Diamondbacks placed outfielder Jason Kubel on
the paternity list and recalled outfielder A.J. Pollock from Triple-A
Reno...Of Goldschmidt's 12 career major league home runs, four have come off
Lincecum, the most by any hitter against the two-time Cy Young winner...Giants
outfielder Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 and tied Randy Winn for the most hits in
a single month (51) in San Francisco Giants franchise history. Winn
accomplished the feat in September of 2005.
05/31 02:45:15 ET