National League Game Summary - Arizona at San Francisco|
(Tuesday, September 4th)
Final Score: Arizona 8, San Francisco 6 (11 innings)
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Jason Kubel smacked the go-ahead RBI
triple in the top of the 11th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the
San Francisco Giants, 8-6, in the middle test of a three-game series at AT&T
Facing George Kontos (1-1), Aaron Hill singled to begin the inning. After
Justin Upton flied out, Javier Lopez was summoned from the Giants bullpen, but
surrendered a rocket line drive to Kubel that went off the glove of right
fielder Hunter Pence and rolled to the wall, which allowed Hill to score.
Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally walked and Miguel Montero gave Arizona
an insurance run with an RBI single to account for the final margin.
Josh Collmenter (4-3) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief.
"They got two guys on in the last inning there," Diamondbacks manager Kirk
Gibson said. "Typical Colly (Collmenter), just got great composure, he has ice
in his veins ... it's just a good win for us."
Hill smoked a two-run home run while John McDonald ripped a two-run single for
the Diamondbacks, who snapped a three-game skid. Goldschmidt and starter Ian
Kennedy also drove in runs in the win.
Brandon Belt crushed a two-run homer, Pablo Sandoval drove in a pair, while
Marco Scutaro and Pence knocked in runs for the Giants, who had their three-
game winning streak snapped.
San Francisco struck first in its first at-bat courtesy of an RBI groundout by
Sandoval, but the Diamondbacks tied it in the second inning when Kennedy
knocked home Ryan Wheeler with a base hit into right.
Arizona put up three runs in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead. Hill got
things started with a single and Upton followed with a base knock. After Kubel
fanned, Goldschmidt ripped a double down into the right-field corner to score
Hill. Montero was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out and
McDonald came up with a clutch two-run single two batters later to widen the
Scutaro brought the Giants within 4-2 in the third when he smoked an RBI
double into the left-center field gap, but again the D'backs widended their
lead in the fourth.
Adam Eaton ripped a one-out double into left field for his first major-league
hit, and trotted the rest of the way around the diamond after Hill waited on a
change-up and smashed it over the wall in left-center field for a 6-2 lead.
San Francisco made it a one-run game in the sixth. Sandoval started the frame
with a double down the line in left field and scored on a double by Pence.
Belt followed and yanked a fastball from Kennedy deep into McCovey Cove for a
Angel Pagan began the San Francisco seventh with a double and came around to
score on a clutch base hit into left field by Sandoval, tying the game at 6-6.
"We got down and they came back, couldn't quite finish the deal," Giants
manager Bruce Bochy said.
The Giants used 11 pitchers ... Prior to Tuesday's game, the Diamondbacks
recalled outfielder Eaton from Triple-A Reno and transferred catcher Henry
Blanco to the 60-day disabled list ... Arizona improved to 2-5 in its last
seven against the Giants ... Prior to the game, the Giants recalled pitchers
Dan Otero and Dan Runzler from Triple-A Fresno ... San Francisco went 4-for-15
with runners in scoring position and left nine on base ... Giants starter Ryan
Vogelsong allowed six runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings, while Kennedy gave
up five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.
09/05 03:46:03 ET