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PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson is looking for a strong finish heading into the postseason.
Sure looked pretty good Saturday night.
"We played good today, we played very loose," Gibson said. "You got out in the first inning like that, having Ian on the mound settle things down, pitched well, got to play everybody, pitched a lot of guys and managed (Kennedy's) pitch count."
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Arizona also matched a franchise record with 13 walks one night after it beat San Francisco 3-1 to clinch the NL West title. The Diamondbacks also had 13 walks in a 5-4, 13-inning victory against Houston on June 5, 2002.
The 13 walks also tied a San Francisco record, accomplished three times previously.
"It was an ugly game," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It started out bad and got worse. We walked 13 hitters, and that should not happen."
San Francisco was eliminated from the wild-card race with the loss. The Giants fell behind Arizona when they lost to Pittsburgh on Aug. 10 and never regained first place in the division.
Kennedy (21-4) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out four and walked two. The right-hander is 6-0 with a 1.66 ERA in his last seven starts.
The Diamondbacks remained one game back of Milwaukee for the second-best record in the National League, with home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs at stake.
"We want to go out there and give 100 percent and we don't want to give any games away and tonight was no different," Roberts said.
Arizona jumped out to a quick lead against Eric Surkamp (2-1), who walked four and recorded just two outs. Roberts and Parra each had a two-run single, and Kennedy capped the big first inning with a two-run double.
The Giants experienced some bad luck on Parra's hit, with second baseman Mike Fontenot running into second base umpire Bruce Dreckman. The collision allowed the routine grounder to go into center field, scoring Paul Goldschmidt and Roberts.
The Diamondbacks added five more runs in the sixth, and the rout was on. Roberts had another run-scoring single, lumbering catcher Henry Blanco tripled home a run and pinch-hitter Sean Burroughs added an RBI single for an 11-2 lead.
Pablo Sandoval had two RBI for San Francisco, which allowed a season high for runs.
The Diamondbacks improved to 92-66, tying for the third-most victories in franchise history. They won 100 in 1999 and 96 in 2002.
|Ian Kennedy allows two runs and five hits through six dominant innings against the Giants. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|San Francisco Giants|
|Justin Christian, CF||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.244|
|Steve Edlefsen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Dan Runzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Fontenot, 2B-3B||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.222|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.302|
|Andres Torres, RF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.221|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||3||0||2||2||0||0||0||.315|
|Darren Ford, CF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Brett Pill, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.289|
|Brandon Belt, LF||4||0||1||0||0||2||3||.222|
|Hector Sanchez, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.240|
|Brandon Crawford, SS||3||0||1||0||1||0||2||.198|
|Eric Surkamp, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|Guillermo Mota, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.100|
|a- Conor Gillaspie, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.231|
|Barry Zito, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Waldis Joaquin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Emmanuel Burriss, PH-2B||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.209|
|a-flied out for Mota in the 5th|
|b-popped out for Joaquin in the 7th|
|2B - Justin Christian (4, Kennedy), Andres Torres (24, Duke), Pablo Sandoval (26, Kennedy), Brandon Belt (6, Castillo)|
|RBI - Pablo Sandoval 2 (70)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Outfield Assists - Justin Christian 1|
|DP - Crawford-Fontenot-Pill|
|PB - Hector Sanchez (2)|
|E - Brandon Belt (4, Missed catch of throw)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Eric Surkamp (L,2-1)||0.2||3||6||6||4||0||0||5.32|
|WP - Waldis Joaquin 2 (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Eric Surkamp 41-19, Guillermo Mota 58-31, Barry Zito 35-17, Waldis Joaquin 27-14, Steve Edlefsen 46-22, Dan Runzler 4-3|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Eric Surkamp 1-0, Guillermo Mota 2-5, Barry Zito 2-0, Waldis Joaquin 1-2, Steve Edlefsen 3-2|
|Batters Faced - Eric Surkamp 8, Guillermo Mota 15, Barry Zito 7, Waldis Joaquin 7, Steve Edlefsen 12, Dan Runzler 1|
|Willie Bloomquist, SS||6||0||1||0||0||0||4||.266|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||4||3||2||0||1||0||2||.247|
|Zach Duke, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.300|
|a- Robby Hammock, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Alberto Castillo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chris Young, CF||2||2||0||0||2||1||0||.234|
|b- Geoff Blum, PH-3B||1||2||1||1||1||0||0||.209|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||1||2||0||0||3||1||0||.254|
|c- Lyle Overbay, PH-1B||1||1||1||1||1||0||0||.231|
|Ryan Roberts, 3B-2B||5||2||2||3||1||1||3||.251|
|Gerardo Parra, RF||3||0||2||4||1||0||2||.296|
|Collin Cowgill, LF-CF||5||1||2||2||0||0||0||.229|
|Henry Blanco, C||3||2||1||1||2||1||1||.247|
|Ian Kennedy, P||2||0||2||2||1||0||0||.131|
|d- Sean Burroughs, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.271|
|Ryan Cook, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|e- Cole Gillespie, PH-LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|a-grounded out for Duke in the 8th|
|b-doubled for Young in the 7th|
|c-walked for Goldschmidt in the 7th|
|d-singled for Kennedy in the 6th|
|e-hit into fielder's choice for Cook in the 7th|
|2B - Geoff Blum (2, Edlefsen), Lyle Overbay (20, Edlefsen), Gerardo Parra (20, Edlefsen), Collin Cowgill (2, Surkamp), Ian Kennedy (3, Mota)|
|3B - Henry Blanco (1, Joaquin)|
|SF - Gerardo Parra (2)|
|RBI - Geoff Blum (8), Lyle Overbay (46), Ryan Roberts 3 (61), Gerardo Parra 4 (46), Collin Cowgill 2 (8), Henry Blanco (11), Ian Kennedy 2 (4), Sean Burroughs (8)|
|2-OUT RBI - Lyle Overbay (17), Henry Blanco (4), Ian Kennedy 2 (2), Sean Burroughs (4)|
|SB - Aaron Hill (20, 3rd base off Surkamp/H. Sanchez), Chris Young (22, 2nd base off Surkamp/H. Sanchez), Collin Cowgill (4, 3rd base off Surkamp/H. Sanchez)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - Hill-Bloomquist-Goldschmidt, Bloomquist-Roberts-Overbay|
|Ian Kennedy (W,21-4)||6||5||2||2||2||4||0||2.88|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 86-58, Ryan Cook 16-11, Zach Duke 12-9, Alberto Castillo 10-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 6-7, Zach Duke 2-0, Alberto Castillo 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 24, Ryan Cook 4, Zach Duke 4, Alberto Castillo 4|
|Attendance - 49076|
|Game Time - 3:13|
|Temperature - 76|
|Umpires - Home - Paul Emmel, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Gary Darling|