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.
While the San Francisco Giants look to Madison Bumgarner to continue his strong start, they hope star third baseman Pablo Sandoval has not aggravated an injury that nagged him during spring training.
While Matt Cain is looking to end his longest season-opening drought in five years, the San Francisco Giants are trying to avoid their longest losing streak in almost three.
Pinch hitter Will Nieves delivered a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
The Giants’ Madison Bumgarner is off to a strong start but routinely struggles against the Diamondbacks.
While trying to bounce back from a rough outing, Cain will also look to lead the Giants to an eighth consecutive home win and a season-high fifth in a row overall Tuesday night as he opposes the red-hot Patrick Corbin.
The San Francisco Giants have tormented divisional foes in the season’s early going. They’ll look to continue that trend Monday night when they begin a three-game series at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the only NL West opponent they’ve yet to play.