National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Arizona|
(Friday, May 11th)
Final Score: Arizona 5, San Francisco 1
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Patrick Corbin outdueled Madison Bumgarner on
Friday and the Diamondbacks opened a three-game series with a 5-1 win over the
Bumgarner entered Friday on a five-game win streak but Corbin (2-1), making
his third major-league start, held San Francisco to one run on one three hits
over seven innings. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.
Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning for Arizona and
Paul Goldschmidt followed with a two-run homer. A.J. Pollock hit his first
career home run in the sixth for the Diamondbacks, who halted a five-game
skid. They have won a franchise-best nine straight games over the Giants.
Bumgarner (5-2) was charged with five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits
over six innings. He walked two and struck out five.
Melky Cabrera had a first-inning home run for San Francisco, which has lost 10
of its last 16 games overall.
"I wanted to attack the hitters a lot more," said Corbin. "I fell behind to
Melky and left a pitch middle that he took out but I think after that I kind
of settled down."
Gerardo Parra reached on a fielding error by Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
to start the third inning. Pollock placed runners at the corners with a double
and Willie Bloomquist drove home Parra with a one-out single to tie the game.
Montero grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning, but redeemed
himself in the fifth with the go-ahead hit. Bloomquist led off with a two-
bagger and Montero's two-out double over left fielder Brett Pill made it 2-1.
Goldschmidt's subsequent homer to left padded the lead and Pollock, who was
called up last month, sent a 1-1 curveball into the seats an inning later to
cap the scoring.
"This offense has to get going," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "The at-bats
have to get better. It's tough when you're not getting guys out there and
putting more pressure on the opposing club."
Arizona has won eight straight home games over San Francisco since June 16 of
last season...Bumgarner's five-game win streak tied a career-high...Cabrera
has hit safely in nine straight games.
05/12 02:01:40 ET