National League Game Summary - Arizona at San Francisco|
(Wednesday, September 5th)
Final Score: Arizona 6, San Francisco 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Trevor Cahill took a no-hitter into the
seventh inning on Wednesday and the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the San
Francisco Giants, 6-2, in the finale of a three-game series at AT&T Park.
Cahill (10-11) was charged with two runs on two hits and a pair of walks with
five strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings to earn his first win since July 30.
"Your adrenaline starts getting up and I was trying to maybe do too much at
the end and just kind of got a little bit tired," Cahill said, referring to
his early success.
Chris Johnson clubbed a two-run double, while Aaron Hill, Paul Goldschmidt,
Miguel Montero and John McDonald all knocked in a run for the Diamondbacks,
who have won back-to-back games on the heels of a three-game slide.
Brandon Belt smoked a two-run single for the Giants, who have lost two
straight after winning three in a row. Madison Bumgarner (14-10) was saddled
with his third straight loss after allowing four runs on seven hits and two
walks with five strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings.
The Diamondbacks jumped out front with a run in their first at-bat when Adam
Eaton singled to begin the game and came around to cross the plate later in
the inning via a base hit by Montero.
Johnson smoked a triple into the right-center field gap with one out in the
fourth and scored on a single by McDonald to stretch the lead to 2-0.
The D-backs broke the game open with four runs in the seventh. Eaton started
the rally with a one-out infield single and scored when Hill ripped a double
into the left-center field gap. Goldschmidt drove home Hill two batters later
with a base hit and Johnson capped the inning with a two-run double down the
right field line, making it a 6-0 game.
San Francisco finally got on the board with a pair of runs in the home
seventh. Scutaro ended Cahill's no-hit bid with a single into right leading
off the inning. Buster Posey beat out an infield hit and Hunter Pence walked
to load the bases.
Cahill was removed for Mike Zagurski, who allowed a two-run single to Belt,
pulling the Giants within 6-2.
Facing Matt Lindstrom, Scutaro slapped his second hit of the night into center
field leading off the ninth inning, but Lindstrom fanned Pablo Sandoval, Posey
and Pence to secure the win.
"The game wasn't very pretty for us tonight," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
"Their guy pitched pretty well. The two-out hits killed us."
San Francisco fell to 7-7 in rubber games this season, and have lost six of
their last eight such contests ... The Giants have allowed 13-or-more hits in
three consecutive games for the first time since the 2009 season ... San
Francisco fell to 38-30 at home, and have lost 14 of their last 21 contests at
AT&T ... San Francisco begins a three-game set against the Los Angeles
Dodgers, while Arizona will begin a three-game set in San Diego on Friday.
09/06 02:52:53 ET