|San Francisco (78-62)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||7||1|
|Arizona (57-83) «||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||x||3||6||0|
Hudson pitched seven effective innings and the Diamondbacks ended the San Francisco Giants' four-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory.
Miguel Montero, Stephen Drew and Kelly Johnson each drove in a run for Arizona, which snapped a four-game skid. Hudson settled down after Freddy Sanchez's first-inning homer, allowing just four more hits.
Barry Zito (8-12) was almost as good as Hudson, working six solid innings, but it wasn't enough for San Francisco, which dropped two games back of NL West-leading San Diego.
"We didn't hit many balls hard, but when we did, they caught them," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We got a good pitching effort. I thought Zito threw the ball well and gave us a chance. We just couldn't get the bats going."
San Francisco opens a key four-game series at San Diego on Thursday night.
Drew tripled and scored on Johnson's one-out single in the third, giving Arizona a 2-1 lead, and added a run-scoring single of his own in the seventh.
"Just trying to get a good pitch to hit," Drew said of his triple. "He was throwing his off-speed well and I got another changeup right there and just had a good swing at it."
Montero doubled in Chris Young with two out in the second. The catcher also walked and scored on Drew's two-out hit.
"The key to the game is we scored on two walks," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said.
Zito yielded just four hits and struck out seven, but lost his eighth consecutive decision. The left-hander has a 5.49 ERA in 11 appearances since his last victory July 16 against the New York Mets.
Hudson (5-1) retired 10 straight before Pablo Sandoval singled with one out in the seventh. The Giants went on to put runners on first and third in that inning but Hudson got pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa to ground out to end the threat.
"We knew we were going to let him go through it," Gibson said of Hudson's jam. "We feel he's well-equipped for that. ... He had a very good demeanor to do that and that's the way he conducts his business out there."
|Daniel Hudson keeps the Giants in check, throwing seven innings while surrendering five hits and one run. (US Presswire)|
|Players of the Game|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Andres Torres, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.273|
|Freddy Sanchez, 2B||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||.285|
|Aubrey Huff, 1B||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||.289|
|Buster Posey, C||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.324|
|Jose Guillen, RF||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.265|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||2||0||1||0||1||1||1||.271|
|Darren Ford, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Edgar Renteria, SS||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.278|
|Juan Uribe, SS-3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||.245|
|Cody Ross, LF||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.262|
|Barry Zito, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.130|
|a- Travis Ishikawa, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.264|
|Jeremy Affeldt, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Dan Runzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Santiago Casilla, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Zito in the 7th|
|2B - Jose Guillen (20, Gutierrez)|
|HR - Freddy Sanchez (5, Hudson)|
|RBI - Freddy Sanchez (37)|
|SB - Darren Ford (2, 2nd base off Hudson/Montero)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Sandoval-F. Sanchez-Huff, Renteria-F. Sanchez-Huff|
|E - Andres Torres (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Barry Zito (L,8-12)||6||4||2||2||3||7||0||4.14|
|IBB - Parra by Barry Zito, LaRoche by Santiago Casilla|
|Pitches-Strikes - Barry Zito 95-55, Jeremy Affeldt 20-10, Dan Runzler 4-3, Santiago Casilla 10-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Barry Zito 4-6, Jeremy Affeldt 1-2, Santiago Casilla 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Barry Zito 24, Jeremy Affeldt 5, Dan Runzler 1, Santiago Casilla 3|
|Stephen Drew, SS||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||.270|
|Ryan Roberts, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.175|
|Cole Gillespie, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.221|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||4||0||2||1||0||2||0||.275|
|Chris Young, CF||3||1||0||0||1||1||1||.266|
|Adam LaRoche, 1B||2||0||0||0||2||0||1||.266|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.209|
|Miguel Montero, C||2||1||1||1||1||1||0||.276|
|Gerardo Parra, RF||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||.256|
|Daniel Hudson, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||.118|
|a- Rusty Ryal, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.275|
|Esmerling Vasquez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Juan Gutierrez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Hudson in the 7th|
|2B - Miguel Montero (17, Zito)|
|3B - Stephen Drew (10, Zito)|
|SH - Gerardo Parra (2)|
|RBI - Stephen Drew (51), Kelly Johnson (60), Miguel Montero (39)|
|2-OUT RBI - Stephen Drew (19), Miguel Montero (19)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Reynolds-Johnson-LaRoche|
|Daniel Hudson (W,6-2)||7||5||1||1||2||3||1||2.86|
|Esmerling Vasquez (H,6)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||4.29|
|Juan Gutierrez (S,8)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||5.47|
|Pitches-Strikes - Daniel Hudson 101-64, Esmerling Vasquez 16-9, Juan Gutierrez 19-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Daniel Hudson 9-8, Esmerling Vasquez 2-1, Juan Gutierrez 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Daniel Hudson 27, Esmerling Vasquez 4, Juan Gutierrez 4|
|Attendance - 19972|
|Game Time - 2:29|
|Temperature - 95|
|Umpires - Home - Bill Hohn, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Paul Emmel|