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Hudson helps D-Backs end Giants' win streak at four

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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks made the most of the few opportunities they had Wednesday night, and Daniel Hudson took care of the rest.

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.

Postseason Chase

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."

Esmerling Vasquez pitched the eighth and Juan Gutierrez got three outs for his eighth save.

Notes

  • Gibson, the interim manager, said he would like to be back as the permanent manager of the club next season. "I certainly feel that I can take the organization where they need to go," he said.
  • Arizona 3B Mark Reynolds returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Sunday, when he aggravated a hand injury and had to leave the game. Reynolds entered Tuesday's game as a pinch hitter.
  • Arizona players served lunch at a local homeless shelter before Wednesday's game, and Gibson said he encourages volunteering. "If I'm back here next year, we'll do more things like that," Gibson said. "It shouldn't be something that's hard to do for any of us."
  • Arizona RHP Brandon Webb threw between 50 and 60 pitches in a batting cage, and came way feeling good and encouraged. He's coming back from shoulder surgery and hopes to pitch at least once in a game before the season ends.
 
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Daniel Hudson keeps the Giants in check, throwing seven innings while surrendering five hits and one run.  (US Presswire)
Daniel Hudson keeps the Giants in check, throwing seven innings while surrendering five hits and one run. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
Arizona

S. Drew
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Arizona

D. Hudson
IP 7.0
H 5
ER 1
BB 2
K 3
 

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San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andres Torres, CF4000001 .273
Freddy Sanchez, 2B4111001 .285
Aubrey Huff, 1B4020000 .289
Buster Posey, C4000013 .324
Jose Guillen, RF4020010 .265
Pablo Sandoval, 3B2010111 .271
    Darren Ford, PR0000000 .000
    Edgar Renteria, SS1000011 .278
Juan Uribe, SS-3B4000004 .245
Cody Ross, LF3000102 .262
Barry Zito, P2010000 .130
   a- Travis Ishikawa, PH1000002 .264
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
    Dan Runzler, P0000000 .000
    Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
Totals3317124  
a-grounded out for Zito in the 7th
Batting
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
Fielding
DP - Sandoval-F. Sanchez-Huff, Renteria-F. Sanchez-Huff
E - Andres Torres (1, Misplayed grounder)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Barry Zito (L,8-12) 6422370 4.14
Jeremy Affeldt 1111100 4.34
Dan Runzler0100000 3.30
Santiago Casilla 1000100 2.28
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
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stephen Drew, SS4121000 .270
Ryan Roberts, LF4000002 .175
    Cole Gillespie, LF0000000 .221
Kelly Johnson, 2B4021020 .275
Chris Young, CF3100111 .266
Adam LaRoche, 1B2000201 .266
Mark Reynolds, 3B4000022 .209
Miguel Montero, C2111110 .276
Gerardo Parra, RF1010100 .256
Daniel Hudson, P2000013 .118
   a- Rusty Ryal, PH1000001 .275
    Esmerling Vasquez, P0000000 .000
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
Totals2736357  
a-flied out for Hudson in the 7th
Batting
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
Fielding
DP - Reynolds-Johnson-LaRoche
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Daniel Hudson (W,6-2) 7511231 2.86
Esmerling Vasquez (H,6) 1100000 4.29
Juan Gutierrez (S,8) 1100010 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
Game Information
Attendance - 19972
Game Time - 2:29
Temperature - 95
Umpires - Home - Bill Hohn, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Paul Emmel