PHOENIX -- Clutch situations don't bother Tony Clark.
"I don't know if relish is the right word," the part-time first baseman said. "Having been around for a while, you kind of are able to keep things at bay and try to keep it simple. That doesn't necessarily mean you're going to have success, but if nothing else you're able to focus in on a game plan."
Clark has 15 RBI in 38 at-bats and is batting .342.
"This guy know how to prepare himself," Gonzalez said. "He doesn't play every day. It just seems like when he comes off the bench or when he's in the starting lineup, he comes up with the big hit when we need it."
"There were some tired bats," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. "Obviously tired bats in the lineup. Slow bats."
"Pitching in Yankee Stadium for your first big-league time can be a little bit tough," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said about Halsey, acquired in the Randy Johnson trade. "But if you look at his record in the minor leagues (34-14), the guy's just a winner."
San Francisco's Kirk Rueter also gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings, but one of the runs was unearned.
Rueter retired 11 straight batters before Matt Kata singled leading off the sixth. Gonzalez's one-out single and Glaus' walk loaded the bases for Green, who grounded to second. Glaus went into second base hard in an attempt to break up what could have been an inning-ending double play.
Shortstop Omar Vizquel got the forceout but his throw to Niekro at first was low for an error as both runs scored.
"It's a play you'd like to make, because it saves errors for guys on the field," Niekro said. "It's just something that you want to work on and bail some guys out if they make a bad throw over there."
|Tony Clark singles in the game-winning run in the eighth inning as the D-Backs win 3-2. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|San Francisco Giants|
|Jason Ellison, CF||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.442|
|Omar Vizquel, SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.300|
|Edgardo Alfonzo, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.341|
|Moises Alou, RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.256|
|Pedro Feliz, LF||4||1||2||1||0||0||1||.293|
|Ray Durham, 2B||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.231|
|Lance Niekro, 1B||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||.311|
|Mike Matheny, C||3||0||0||0||0||2||0||.250|
|Kirk Rueter, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|a- Michael Tucker, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.230|
|b- Deivi Cruz, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.289|
|Matt Herges, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Scott Eyre, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-announced for Rueter in the 8th|
|b-flied out for Tucker in the 8th|
|2B - Jason Ellison (3, Halsey)|
|HR - Pedro Feliz (5, Halsey), Lance Niekro (4, Halsey)|
|SH - Omar Vizquel (2)|
|RBI - Pedro Feliz (23), Lance Niekro (9)|
|SB - Omar Vizquel (8, 2nd base off Halsey/Snyder)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|E - Jason Ellison (3, misplayed grounder), Omar Vizquel (2, wild throw)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Matt Herges (L,1-1)||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||4.09|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kirk Rueter 106-58, Matt Herges 2-1, Scott Eyre 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kirk Rueter 10-10, Scott Eyre 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Kirk Rueter 28, Matt Herges 1, Scott Eyre 5|
|Matt Kata, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Brian Bruney, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Javier Lopez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Quinton McCracken, CF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.212|
|Royce Clayton, SS||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||.236|
|Luis Gonzalez, LF||4||1||3||0||0||0||0||.330|
|Troy Glaus, 3B||3||0||0||0||1||1||4||.265|
|Shawn Green, RF||4||0||0||1||0||0||3||.264|
|Tony Clark, 1B||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.342|
|Luis Terrero, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.231|
|Brandon Lyon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chris Snyder, C||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.220|
|Brad Halsey, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|a- Alex Cintron, PH-2B||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.289|
|a-walked for Halsey in the 7th|
|2B - Luis Terrero (3, Rueter)|
|RBI - Shawn Green (15), Tony Clark (15)|
|2-OUT RBI - Tony Clark (7)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Kata-Clayton-Clark, Glaus-Kata-Clark|
|Javier Lopez (W,1-0)||0.2||1||0||0||0||0||0||10.80|
|Brandon Lyon (S,11)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.93|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brad Halsey 95-63, Brian Bruney 7-4, Javier Lopez 12-9, Brandon Lyon 11-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Halsey 8-7, Brandon Lyon 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Brad Halsey 25, Brian Bruney 1, Javier Lopez 3, Brandon Lyon 3|
|Attendance - 28072|
|Game Time - 2:22|
|Temperature - 78|
|Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Bill Hohn|