National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Arizona|
(Friday, June 7th)
Final Score: Arizona 3, San Francisco 1
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer in the
eighth inning, Patrick Corbin tossed 7 1/3 solid innings and the Arizona
Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-1, in the opener of a three-game
It was Goldschmidt's 15th homer of the year and he increased his National
League lead with 57 RBI. He has an RBI in seven straight games, the longest
streak by a Diamondbacks player since Chad Tracy in 2005.
"I just tried to not let the previous at bats affect my last at bat. Whether
the game is on the line, or whatever the situation is, you have to do your
job," said Goldschmidt.
Corbin got a no-decision after giving up one run on seven hits. The left-
hander was trying to become the first pitcher in Arizona Diamondbacks history
to open a season 10-0. Brad Ziegler (3-1) recorded the final two outs in the
eighth to pick up the win.
Gregor Blanco knocked in the lone run for the Giants. Matt Cain allowed one
run on four hits over seven-plus frames. Jeremy Affeldt (1-2) gave up the
homer to Goldschmidt to take the loss.
"Cain was outstanding, he did a terrific job," Giants manager Bruce Bochy
Arizona wasted a golden scoring opportunity in the first inning. Gerardo Parra
singled and Willie Bloomquist walked to start the frame. Parra moved to third
when Goldschmidt grounded into a double play. Miguel Montero and Cody Ross
followed with walks to load the bases. Cain, though, settled down and got
Martin Prado to ground out.
The Diamondbacks had a runner tagged out at the plate in the fifth. Didi
Gregorius led off with a double and moved to third on A.J. Pollock's fly ball.
Gregorius tried to score when Corbin hit a grounder to first, but the throw
home beat him.
Corbin retired 12 straight batters following Andres Torres' one-out double in
the third. Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt hit consecutive one-out singles in
the seventh. Blanco's RBI single to center made it 1-0 San Francisco.
Goldschmidt came through for Arizona in the eighth. Pollock led off with a
single to chase Cain from the game. Affeldt recorded two outs before walking
Bloomquist. Goldschmidt stepped to the plate and smacked Affeldt's offering
over the wall in right.
Heath Bell worked around a two-out single in the ninth to record his 11th save
of the season.
The Giants placed outfielder Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list and
recalled outfielder Juan Perez from Triple-A Fresno ... Umpire Jerry Layne
removed himself from Friday's game after aggravating a prior left rib injury.
06/08 02:02:35 ET