Giants Lose 5th Straight, Tied With D-Backs In NL West
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit his first career homer, a two-run shot off Tim Lincecum that helped the Arizona Diamondbacks move into a tie for first place in the NL West with the Giants by beating San Francisco 6-1 on Tuesday night.
Justin Upton added a two-run home run as the Diamondbacks won their fourth straight to grab a piece of the division lead for the first time since June 24. Ryan Roberts had two hits and drove in a run.
Daniel Hudson (11-7) outdueled two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum to snap a two-game slide against the Giants and win for the eighth time in his last 10 decisions. He allowed one run on six hits over eight innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Lincecum (9-9) lasted seven innings, giving up two runs on three hits, all in the fifth. He walked three and struck out eight.
Pablo Sandoval had three hits, including an RBI double, for the Giants, who matched their season-high five-game losing streak.
Hudson set down nine of the first 10 hitters he faced, with Orlando Cabrera’s bunt single leading off the third the lone batter to reach safely. Cabrera was caught stealing 2-6-3-4-8. Bryan Shaw pitched the ninth to finish it.
Lincecum took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before Roberts singled ahead of Goldschmidt’s deep drive into the left field bleachers.
Upton’s 22nd home run, a two-run shot off Ramon Ramirez, were the first runs scored against the Giants’ bullpen since the All-Star break, a span of 18 innings. Upton extended his hitting streak to 14 games with the homer.
Roberts added an RBI double and Gerald Parra an RBI single in the ninth against Javier Lopez.
The Diamondbacks have won 12 of 17 games to make up 4 ½ games on the Giants.
NOTES: Giants INF Freddy Sanchez underwent surgery on his torn right labrum in Arizona and will likely be ready by spring training. … RHP Ryan Vogelsong will start Wednesday’s game against the Diamondbacks. His eight wins are a career high. He is 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA against Arizona in eight appearances, two starts. … RHP Jason Marquis will make his first start for Arizona. He threw a five-hit shutout against the Giants while with the Washington Nationals this year. He’s 5-3 with a 2.47 ERA lifetime against SF. … The five Giants currently on the disabled list have a combined .289 average against Marquis. Cabrera (.333) is best. Carlos Beltran is at .150. … Goldschmidt led all minor leaguers in home runs (30) and RBIs (94) at the time of his callup. … OF Cody Ross made his second straight start as the leadoff hitter. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he’s one of several candidates to lead off. … Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero has reached base safely in his last 14 games.
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