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D-Backs rough up Lincecum, move into tie in NL West

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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.

Notes

  • Giants INF Freddy Sanchez underwent surgery on his torn right labrum in Arizona and will likely be ready by spring training.
  • RHP Ryan Vogelsong will start Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. His eight wins are a career high. He is 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA against Arizona in eight appearances, two starts.
  • RHP Jason Marquis will make his first start for Arizona. He threw a five-hit shutout against the Giants while with the Washington Nationals this year. He's 5-3 with a 2.47 ERA lifetime against San Francisco.
  • The five Giants currently on the disabled list have a combined .289 average against Marquis. Cabrera (.333) is best. Carlos Beltran is at .150.
  • OF Cody Ross made his second successive start as the leadoff hitter. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he's one of several candidates to lead off.
  • Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero has reached base safely in his past 14 games.
 
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Kelly Johnson congratulates Justin Upton after his two-run blast in the eighth inning provides insurance for Arizona.  (AP)
Kelly Johnson congratulates Justin Upton after his two-run blast in the eighth inning provides insurance for Arizona. (AP)

Players of the Game
Arizona

R. Roberts
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
San Francisco

P. Sandoval
AB 4
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willie Bloomquist, SS5000003 .273
Kelly Johnson, 2B3100122 .215
Justin Upton, RF4112010 .301
Chris Young, CF3000120 .249
Miguel Montero, C4110020 .273
Ryan Roberts, 3B3221100 .261
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3112111 .286
Gerardo Parra, LF4011010 .290
Daniel Hudson, P2010110 .326
   a- Xavier Nady, PH1000001 .255
    Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
Totals32676510  
a-grounded into a double play for Hudson in the 9th
Batting
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
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Justin Upton 1
DP - Upton-Johnson-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Daniel Hudson (W,11-7) 8611150 3.67
Bryan Shaw 1200020 2.61
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
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cody Ross, CF4000011 .248
    Eli Whiteside, C0000000 .215
Jeff Keppinger, 2B3110101 .298
Carlos Beltran, RF4010001 .283
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4031000 .308
Aubrey Huff, 1B4010003 .240
Nate Schierholtz, LF4000035 .271
Orlando Cabrera, SS4010013 .242
Chris Stewart, C2000011 .210
   a- Aaron Rowand, PH-CF1010000 .248
Tim Lincecum, P2000010 .100
    Ramon Ramirez, P0000000 .000
   b- Brandon Belt, PH1000001 .218
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
Totals3318117  
a-singled for Stewart in the 8th
b-flied out for Ramirez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Pablo Sandoval (16, Hudson)
RBI - Pablo Sandoval (39)
CS - Orlando Cabrera (3, 2nd base by Hudson/Montero)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Stewart-Cabrera, Cabrera-Keppinger-Huff
PB - Eli Whiteside (6)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tim Lincecum (L,9-9) 7322381 2.77
Ramon Ramirez 1122121 2.38
Javier Lopez 1322100 2.57
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
Game Information
Attendance - 42332
Game Time - 2:23
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Tony Randazzo