Poor situational hitting left the Arizona Diamondbacks one win shy of a series sweep. They’ll look to rebound against Tim Lincecum, who they’ve hammered over the last three seasons, as he starts for the San Francisco Giants in Friday night’s opener at Chase Field.
The first-place Arizona Diamondbacks held off a late rally by the Giants for a 3-1 win Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Buster Posey hit a two-run homer and Matt Cain bounced back from two rough starts to earn his first win in more than a month as the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks for a second straight night, winning 4-3 on Saturday night.
Chad Gaudin struck out eight in seven scoreless innings to build on his impressive monthlong stretch, All-Star Buster Posey hit an RBI double, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 on Friday night.
“We know where we’re at, and what has to happen in the second half, and that’s us getting more consistent in all facets of the game,” SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
Arizona’s Brandon McCarthy is taking medication and says he’s confident he’ll be fine after he collapsed at a restaurant with a seizure related to the head injury he sustained while pitching last September.
Madison Bumgarner (5-4) gave the Giants a quality start, pitching five effective innings to end a four-game losing streak.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run, opposite-field home run with two outs in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Friday night.
The NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks open a three-game series Friday evening against Matt Cain and the visiting San Francisco Giants.
Tim Lincecum looks to avoid a seventh consecutive loss to Arizona as the visiting San Francisco Giants seek a three-game sweep Wednesday night.