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Arizona at San Francisco

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Arizona (68-70) «1001004006130
San Francisco (77-60)000000200242

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 2

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy would like to give his bullpen a rest -- and not only on the team's scheduled day off.

"There are some tired arms down there," Bochy said after San Francisco lost 6-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. "We did use a lot of them."

The Giants, who maintained their 4½-game lead in the NL West because Los Angeles fell to the San Diego Padres 4-3, have a day off before playing host to the Dodgers in a three-game series beginning Friday night.

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Bochy used 24 pitchers in the three-game set against the Diamondbacks.

"As a group, the starters are not throwing quite as well," Bochy said. "Pitching is what got us here and I'm confident they'll get it together."

Tim Lincecum will get the first shot at the Dodgers.

"It is a big series," Bochy said. "This is September baseball. You're watching the scoreboard and it's going to be intense. This is why you play the game."

Xavier Nady left the game in the seventh inning with a strained left hamstring and will receive an MRI on Thursday.

"He knew he hurt it right away," Bochy said. "This is a big blow for us because he was swinging the bat well. We'll have to get creative out there."

Nady was brought in to solidify left field, the position Melky Cabrera played before his 50-game suspension.

Trevor Cahill took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a game in which the benches cleared after a tag play at third base.

Cahill didn't give up a hit until Marco Scutaro led off the seventh with a single. He allowed another single and walked the bases loaded before being lifted for a reliever after 6 1/3 innings.

Cahill (10-11) retired the first 16 batters he faced in earning his 50th career victory. He allowed two runs, walked two and struck out five in the Diamondbacks second straight win over the NL West-leading Giants.

Pablo Sandoval took exception with John McDonald, who came into third base without sliding in the eighth on a force play. Diamondbacks' coach and former Giant Matt Williams stepped in immediately as both benches cleared.

"Pablo felt like he elbowed him in the chest," Bochy said. "It's not a big deal. The game wasn't very pretty for us at all."

Madison Bumgarner (14-10) lost his third consecutive start after giving up four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out five.

Brandon Belt drove in two runs for the Giants, who have lost three of their past four games to the Diamondbacks.

Cahill lost the perfect game when he walked Brandon Crawford with one out in the sixth.

Cahill got an out after the first hit and left the game after Buster Posey's infield hit and Hunter Pence's walk. Mike Zagurski gave up Belt's two-run single.

Notes

Giants RHP Clay Hensley (right groin strain) threw to hitters and should be available when he's eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday. ... Giants OF Jason Christian (left wrist sprain) will also be activated when he's eligible on Friday. ... Crawford committed his first error since July 28. ... RHP Tim Lincecum (8-14, 5.21) will start for the Giants on Friday night. He is 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA against the Dodgers this season. ... Cahill threw 67 pitches through six innings.

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

C. Johnson
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Arizona

T. Cahill
IP 6.1
H 2
ER 2
BB 2
K 5
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adam Eaton, CF5220002 .364
Aaron Hill, 2B5111001 .301
Justin Upton, RF4010114 .271
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4121103 .289
Miguel Montero, C5121012 .283
Chris Johnson, 3B4122122 .272
Gerardo Parra, LF5000034 .270
John McDonald, SS5021002 .250
Trevor Cahill, P3000001 .102
    Mike Zagurski, P0000000 .000
   a- Ryan Wheeler, PH1010000 .229
    Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .333
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
Totals41613637  
a-singled for Zagurski in the 8th
Batting
2B - Aaron Hill (35, Bumgarner), Chris Johnson (25, Machi)
3B - Chris Johnson (5, Bumgarner)
RBI - Aaron Hill (66), Paul Goldschmidt (69), Miguel Montero (78), Chris Johnson 2 (67), John McDonald (17)
2-OUT RBI - Paul Goldschmidt (31), Miguel Montero (29), Chris Johnson 2 (34), John McDonald (6)
SB - Paul Goldschmidt (15, 2nd base off Runzler/Posey)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Hill-McDonald-Goldschmidt, Hill-McDonald-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trevor Cahill (W,10-11) 6.1222250 3.98
Mike Zagurski 0.2100000 5.29
Brad Ziegler 1000100 2.53
Matt Lindstrom 1100030 2.90
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Cahill 83-50, Mike Zagurski 5-4, Brad Ziegler 17-8, Matt Lindstrom 15-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Cahill 10-4, Mike Zagurski 1-0, Brad Ziegler 2-0
Batters Faced - Trevor Cahill 23, Mike Zagurski 2, Brad Ziegler 3, Matt Lindstrom 4
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF4000002 .284
Marco Scutaro, 2B4120000 .288
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4000011 .287
Buster Posey, C4110021 .325
Hunter Pence, RF3000121 .261
Brandon Belt, 1B3012000 .275
Xavier Nady, LF2000010 .175
    Gregor Blanco, LF0000000 .234
   a- Ryan Theriot, PH-LF1000001 .265
Brandon Crawford, SS2000110 .248
Madison Bumgarner, P1000010 .129
    Jean Machi, P0000000 .000
    Jose Mijares, P0000000 .000
    Brad Penny, P0000000 .000
   b- Aubrey Huff, PH0000100 .156
    Dan Runzler, P0000000 .000
    Dan Otero, P0000000 .000
Totals2824238  
a-grounded into a double play for Blanco in the 7th
b-walked for Penny in the 8th
Batting
SH - Madison Bumgarner (5)
RBI - Brandon Belt 2 (46)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
E - Brandon Crawford (14, Throwing), Xavier Nady (2, Dropped fly)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner (L,14-10) 6.1744250 3.15
Jean Machi 0.1322010 10.80
Jose Mijares 0.1000000 2.86
Brad Penny 1200000 6.26
Dan Runzler 0.2100110 0.00
Dan Otero 0.1000000 6.97
IBB - Goldschmidt by Madison Bumgarner, Johnson by Dan Runzler
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 97-67, Jean Machi 14-9, Jose Mijares 1-1, Brad Penny 16-10, Dan Runzler 15-7, Dan Otero 4-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 8-7, Brad Penny 1-2, Dan Otero 1-0
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 29, Jean Machi 4, Jose Mijares 1, Brad Penny 5, Dan Runzler 4, Dan Otero 1
Game Information
Attendance - 41035
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 60
Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Greg Gibson