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SAN FRANCISCO -- Paul Goldschmidt has spent two days in the major leagues and he already feels at home. That's what a home run against one of baseball's top pitchers can do for the psyche.
Goldschmidt hit his first career home run, a two-run shot off Tim Lincecum that helped the Arizona Diamondbacks move into a tie for first place in the NL West with the Giants by beating San Francisco 6-1 on Tuesday night.
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"To come up here in this environment and do what he's done is a huge lift for us," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's become part of our team. You have to be awed by it. He's shown great character by the way he's controlled his emotions."
Justin Upton added a two-run home run as the Diamondbacks won their fourth straight to grab a piece of the division lead for the first time since June 24. Ryan Roberts had two hits and drove in a run.
Goldschmidt sounded like the calmest player in the clubhouse when he spoke about his first two days in the bigs.
"It was nice to get the win," he said. "Any time you get a hit or have a good at-bat it will help your confidence. I just got a couple of pitches to hit."
Goldschmidt, who led all minor leaguers in home runs (30) and RBI (94) when he was called up Monday, said he looked back to previous experiences to keep him levelheaded.
"I look back to the minors, college, even high school," he said. "That pressure, at that time, was just as big as it is now."
Daniel Hudson (11-7) outdueled the two-time Cy Young Award winner Lincecum to snap a two-game slide against the Giants and win for the eighth time in his past 10 decisions. He allowed one run on six hits over eight innings. He walked one and struck out five.
"It's a lot of fun but at the same time there's a long way to go," Hudson said. "The division goes through San Francisco and we have a lot of games left with the Giants."
Lincecum (9-9) lasted seven innings, giving up two runs on three hits, all in the fifth. He walked three and struck out eight.
"I lost it there for a while," Lincecum said. "But overall, with the exception of that one pitch, I thought I pitched pretty good."
Pablo Sandoval had three hits, including an RBI double, for the Giants, who matched their season-high five-game losing streak.
Hudson set down nine of the first 10 hitters he faced, with Orlando Cabrera's bunt single leading off the third the lone batter to reach safely. Cabrera was caught stealing 2-6-3-4-8. Bryan Shaw pitched the ninth to finish it.
Lincecum took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before Roberts singled ahead of Goldschmidt's deep drive into the left field bleachers.
"He worked early in the game but that was a great effort by him," Giants' manager Bruce Bochy said. "He had good stuff and his velocity was good."
Upton's 22nd home run, a two-run shot off Ramon Ramirez, were the first runs scored against the Giants' bullpen since the All-Star break, a span of 18 innings. Upton extended his hitting streak to 14 games with the home run.
Roberts added an RBI double and Gerald Parra an RBI single in the ninth against Javier Lopez.
The Diamondbacks have won 12 of 17 games to make up 4½ games on the Giants.
|Kelly Johnson congratulates Justin Upton after his two-run blast in the eighth inning provides insurance for Arizona. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Willie Bloomquist, SS||5||0||0||0||0||0||3||.273|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||2||2||.215|
|Justin Upton, RF||4||1||1||2||0||1||0||.301|
|Chris Young, CF||3||0||0||0||1||2||0||.249|
|Miguel Montero, C||4||1||1||0||0||2||0||.273|
|Ryan Roberts, 3B||3||2||2||1||1||0||0||.261|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||3||1||1||2||1||1||1||.286|
|Gerardo Parra, LF||4||0||1||1||0||1||0||.290|
|Daniel Hudson, P||2||0||1||0||1||1||0||.326|
|a- Xavier Nady, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.255|
|Bryan Shaw, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded into a double play for Hudson in the 9th|
|2B - Ryan Roberts (15, Lopez)|
|HR - Justin Upton (22, Ramirez), Paul Goldschmidt (1, Lincecum)|
|RBI - Justin Upton 2 (67), Ryan Roberts (45), Paul Goldschmidt 2 (2), Gerardo Parra (30)|
|2-OUT RBI - Justin Upton 2 (32)|
|SB - Ryan Roberts (14, 2nd base off Lincecum/Stewart)|
|CS - Chris Young (8, 2nd base by Lincecum/Stewart)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Outfield Assists - Justin Upton 1|
|DP - Upton-Johnson-Goldschmidt|
|Daniel Hudson (W,11-7)||8||6||1||1||1||5||0||3.67|
|Pitches-Strikes - Daniel Hudson 108-70, Bryan Shaw 17-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Daniel Hudson 8-9, Bryan Shaw 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Daniel Hudson 29, Bryan Shaw 5|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Cody Ross, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.248|
|Eli Whiteside, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.215|
|Jeff Keppinger, 2B||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.298|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.283|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||4||0||3||1||0||0||0||.308|
|Aubrey Huff, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||3||.240|
|Nate Schierholtz, LF||4||0||0||0||0||3||5||.271|
|Orlando Cabrera, SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.242|
|Chris Stewart, C||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.210|
|a- Aaron Rowand, PH-CF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.248|
|Tim Lincecum, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.100|
|Ramon Ramirez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Brandon Belt, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.218|
|Javier Lopez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Stewart in the 8th|
|b-flied out for Ramirez in the 8th|
|2B - Pablo Sandoval (16, Hudson)|
|RBI - Pablo Sandoval (39)|
|CS - Orlando Cabrera (3, 2nd base by Hudson/Montero)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Stewart-Cabrera, Cabrera-Keppinger-Huff|
|PB - Eli Whiteside (6)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Tim Lincecum (L,9-9)||7||3||2||2||3||8||1||2.77|
|WP - Javier Lopez (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 112-69, Ramon Ramirez 18-11, Javier Lopez 16-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 7-5, Ramon Ramirez 1-0, Javier Lopez 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 26, Ramon Ramirez 5, Javier Lopez 6|
|Attendance - 42332|
|Game Time - 2:23|
|Temperature - 64|
|Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Tony Randazzo|