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PHOENIX -- Matt Cain did a little of everything. He pitched six strong innings, knocked in a pair of runs, took a nasty shot off the shin, then slid hard into second base.

The result was a sorely needed 5-2 victory for the San Francisco Giants, their first win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in 10 tries.

"What an old-school type effort Cain gave us," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Pitched, swung the bat, ran the bases. Got the big hit we'd been looking for. He just looked very determined out there."

Cain allowed a run and three hits in six innings, striking out eight, walking two and hitting a batter in his first victory in five outings.

Cain called Bochy's "old-school" comment "a huge compliment."

"That's kind of the way I was brought up," he said.

Trevor Cahill (2-4) took the loss as Arizona was beaten for the sixth time in seven games.

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"We didn't play well," manager Kirk Gibson said. "We didn't swing the bats well, struck out 11 times and took five of them. They did a good job of pitching us but we really didn't have that many opportunities. We were 0 for 6 on with runners in scoring position. They had a lot more pressure on us."

Cain singled twice. His second brought in two runs after Cahill had hit consecutive batters with two outs in the sixth. Cain said he likes to show that he can do more than just pitch.

"That's the nice part about being in the National League," he said, "is you feel like you can benefit to the team in different ways, whether it's getting a bunt down or doing different things. You always love to be able to contribute when you have a chance to at the plate."

Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save in eight tries.

San Francisco beat Arizona for the first time since last Sept. 3.

"We know it," Cain said of the Giants' troubles with the Diamondbacks. "We've talked about it. We've had the situation to where we felt like we've played good enough to beat these guys. We need to really focus down and play better. I think that's something we really need to carry over to tomorrow."

Melky Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single and pair of RBI doubles. Angel Pagan went 3 for 3 with a double and a walk for the Giants.

Cabrera's RBI double gave San Francisco the lead for good 2-1 in the fifth. Cain started the inning with a single, then Gregor Blanco reached on a fielder's choice. Blanco stole second before Cabrera's double down the right-field line brought him home.

In the sixth, Pagan's leadoff single was erased with a double play, but Cahill hit Manny Burriss and Brandon Crawford - the seventh and eighth batters in the order - to bring up Cain, whose single to right ended the Arizona starter's night. Cahill entered the game with a 3-0 record and 1.20 ERA in four career starts against San Francisco.

San Francisco loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, thanks in part to third baseman Ryan Roberts' fielding error, but Joaquin Arias bounced into a forceout at home, then reliever Craig Breslow struck out Burriss looking.

The Diamondbacks cut it to 4-2 in the seventh helped by shortstop Crawford's eighth error of the season and second in as many nights. Jason Kubel doubled with one out and took third when the left fielder Cabrera threw wild to second. After two outs, pinch-hitter Paul Goldschmidt grounded to Crawford, whose throwing error allowed Kubel to score.

The Giants added a run in the ninth when Belt led off with a triple and scored on Cabrera's double.

Third baseman Arias robbed Ryan Roberts with a slick fielding play to end the eighth.

Notes

Cain was in line to win his previous start against Milwaukee with a 3-2 lead entering the ninth but Giants closer Casilla blew his first save of the season and the Brewers won 4-3 in 11. ... The Chase Field roof was closed when the game began but was opened after four innings. ... The Giants entered the game hitting .207 with runners in scoring position, second-worst in the majors behind Miami's .199. ... Cain's only other win this season came in his second start, a complete game 5-0 win over Pittsburgh on April 13, when he struck out 11 and walked none. ... Barry Zito (1-1, 2.21 ERA) starts for San Francisco in the series finale on Sunday while the Diamondbacks go with Joe Saunders (2-2, 2.50). ... The Giants lead the majors in errors with 37.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

M. Cabrera
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
Arizona

J. Kubel
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregor Blanco, RF4200112 .234
Brandon Belt, 1B5111011 .246
Melky Cabrera, LF5032000 .331
Buster Posey, C4000102 .282
Angel Pagan, CF3030200 .273
Joaquin Arias, 3B4000106 .255
Emmanuel Burriss, 2B4100016 .231
Brandon Crawford, SS3100022 .204
Matt Cain, P3022000 .235
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
   a- Brett Pill, PH1000000 .238
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
    Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
Totals3659555  
a-grounded out for Hensley in the 8th
Batting
2B - Melky Cabrera 2 (8, Cahill, Ziegler), Angel Pagan (5, Cahill), Matt Cain (2, Cahill)
3B - Brandon Belt (1, Zagurski)
RBI - Brandon Belt (6), Melky Cabrera 2 (13), Matt Cain 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Melky Cabrera (4), Matt Cain 2 (2)
SB - Gregor Blanco (3, 2nd base off Cahill/Montero), Angel Pagan (6, 2nd base off Cahill/Montero)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
E - Melky Cabrera (2, Throwing), Brandon Crawford (8, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Cain (W,2-2) 6311280 2.28
Javier Lopez (H,4) 0.1110010 1.35
Clay Hensley (H,3) 0.2000010 3.00
Sergio Romo (H,5) 1100010 0.00
Santiago Casilla (S,7) 1100000 1.38
HBP - Upton (by Matt Cain)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 106-61, Javier Lopez 10-6, Clay Hensley 14-8, Sergio Romo 15-10, Santiago Casilla 19-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 5-4, Clay Hensley 2-0, Sergio Romo 2-0, Santiago Casilla 3-0
Batters Faced - Matt Cain 23, Javier Lopez 2, Clay Hensley 3, Sergio Romo 4, Santiago Casilla 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willie Bloomquist, SS2001112 .214
Gerardo Parra, CF4010020 .259
Justin Upton, RF3010021 .231
Miguel Montero, C4010032 .278
Ryan Roberts, 3B4000002 .198
Lyle Overbay, 1B2000000 .318
   a- A.J. Pollock, PH1000010 .243
    Mike Zagurski, P0000000 .000
    Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
   b- John McDonald, PH1000000 .302
Jason Kubel, LF3120100 .287
Aaron Hill, 2B4110012 .248
Trevor Cahill, P2000012 .000
    Craig Breslow, P0000000 .000
   c- Paul Goldschmidt, PH-1B2000001 .237
Totals32261211  
a-struck out for Overbay in the 7th
b-grounded out for Ziegler in the 9th
c-grounded out for Breslow in the 7th
Batting
2B - Gerardo Parra (7, Cain), Jason Kubel (7, Lopez)
3B - Aaron Hill (2, Cain)
SF - Willie Bloomquist (1)
RBI - Willie Bloomquist (6)
CS - Willie Bloomquist (3, 2nd base by Cain/Posey)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Roberts-Hill-Overbay
E - Trevor Cahill (1, Throwing), Ryan Roberts (5, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trevor Cahill (L,2-4) 5.2644320 3.65
Craig Breslow 1.1100110 1.62
Mike Zagurski 1111020 7.11
Brad Ziegler 1100100 1.15
IBB - Pagan by Brad Ziegler
HBP - Burriss (by Trevor Cahill), Crawford (by Trevor Cahill)
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Cahill 91-54, Craig Breslow 27-16, Mike Zagurski 17-9, Brad Ziegler 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Cahill 11-3, Craig Breslow 2-2, Mike Zagurski 1-0, Brad Ziegler 3-0
Batters Faced - Trevor Cahill 27, Craig Breslow 7, Mike Zagurski 4, Brad Ziegler 5
Game Information
Attendance - 31719
Game Time - 3:10
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez