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Arizona at San Francisco

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Arizona (71-68) «0000400004100
San Francisco (62-78)000200000290

D-Backs 4, Giants 2

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Trevor Cahill figures he owes his latest victory to the defensive exploits of his right fielder. Having a guy like Paul Goldschmidt in the lineup helps too.

Goldschmidt broke out of a slump with two hits and two RBIs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday night.

Martin Prado and Aaron Hill also drove in runs for the Diamondbacks, who won their second straight after losing five of their previous six. Miguel Montero added two hits.

Cahill (6-10) won his third straight decision since coming off the disabled list. He allowed two runs and six hits in five innings, walking four and striking out three.

"It's kind of like I have one bad inning where I lose it," Cahill said. "I got out of it with help from the right fielder."

Gerardo Parra, the right fielder, threw out two Giants on the basepaths and Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was ejected from the game for arguing for a third one.

"He was feeling good tonight," Gibson said of Parra. "He's accurate, he's made himself better and he's a dominant player out there."

Brad Ziegler pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

Pablo Sandoval had two hits and drove in a run for the Giants, who have lost three of four. Hector Sanchez also drove in a run and Brandon Belt had two hits.

Ryan Vogelsong (3-5) lost for the first time since May 15, though he missed 69 games with a fractured right hand. He gave up four runs and eight hits over 4 2-3 innings, walking three and striking out three.

"Vogelsong struggles the second and third time through the lineup," Gibson said. "It looked like he just lost it."

Sandoval tripled home a run and scored on Sanchez's sacrifice fly in the fourth. Gibson was ejected on the play for arguing the call.

Parra, who leads the NL with 13 outfield assists, made a strong throw that appeared to beat Sandoval. Miguel Montero held onto the ball as Sandoval crashed into him, sending both players sprawling on the ground.

"I thought he missed it," Gibson said.

Plate umpire Tom Hallion called him safe before Sandoval tried to dive back toward home with Montero trying to beat him there.

"There's not a better arm in baseball," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's as accurate as any outfielder. He's electric and showed it tonight. He helped win the ballgame for them. That's how good he is."

Vogelsong retired the first two batters in the fifth and then didn't get another out, giving up four runs and five hits with a walk before he was replaced by Jake Dunning.

"He just lost it," Bochy said. "He had two outs and nobody on and he had trouble making a pitch there. He got the ball up and made some mistakes. It got away from him."

Goldschmidt, who was hitless in 16 previous at-bats, doubled home two runs. Prado followed with an RBI double and Hill followed with an RBI single.

Notes

Giants C Buster Posey had an X-ray on his swollen right ring finger. ... LHP Jeremy Affledt went through fielding drills and will throw 40 pitches to hitters on Friday. ... RHP Chad Gaudin threw a bullpen session and is closer to returning. ... RHP Yusmeiro Petit will start Friday's game for the Giants. He's won both of his previous two starts. ... LHP Patrick Corbin starts Friday for the Diamondbacks. He's 2-2 in seven career starts against SF. ... LHP Matt Reynolds (partially torn UCL in left elbow) threw a bullpen session and could return soon. ... RHP J.J. Putz remains in Arizona for his rehab from a dislocated right pinkie finger. He's playing catch with tape on his fingers. ... Arizona SS Willie Bloomquist will get a day off Friday. ... Vogelsong has 97 strikeouts in the first inning, his best of any inning. ... Giants C Johnny Monell made his major league debut, popping out to shortstop to end the game.

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

P. Goldschmidt
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
San Francisco

P. Sandoval
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adam Eaton, CF-LF5120000 .273
Willie Bloomquist, SS3110200 .354
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5122013 .292
Martin Prado, LF-3B5111003 .286
Aaron Hill, 2B3021110 .303
Miguel Montero, C4020001 .238
Matt Davidson, 3B3000002 .176
Gerardo Parra, RF3000111 .268
Trevor Cahill, P2000013 .095
   a-Didi Gregorius, PH1000010 .260
   b-Wil Nieves, PH1000000 .313
Totals35410455  
a-struck out for Cahill in the 6th
b-grounded out for Thatcher in the 9th
Batting
2B - Adam Eaton 2 (7, Vogelsong), Paul Goldschmidt (29, Vogelsong), Martin Prado (32, Vogelsong)
RBI - Paul Goldschmidt 2 (106), Martin Prado (73), Aaron Hill (36)
2-OUT RBI - Paul Goldschmidt 2 (29), Martin Prado (26), Aaron Hill (11)
CS - Aaron Hill (4, 2nd base by Vogelsong/H. Sanchez)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Gerardo Parra 2
DP - Goldschmidt, Goldschmidt-Hill-Goldschmidt, Goldschmidt-Hill-Goldschmidt-Prado-Hill-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trevor Cahill (W,6-10) 5622430 4.35
Tony Sipp (H,2) 1100020 3.63
Will Harris (H,3) 1200110 2.25
Joe Thatcher (H,14) 1000000 3.13
Brad Ziegler (S,8) 1000000 2.37
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Cahill 90-50, Tony Sipp 16-13, Will Harris 16-10, Joe Thatcher 14-8, Brad Ziegler 8-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Cahill 4-5, Joe Thatcher 1-1, Brad Ziegler 2-1
Batters Faced - Trevor Cahill 22, Tony Sipp 4, Will Harris 5, Joe Thatcher 2, Brad Ziegler 3
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF4010003 .269
Marco Scutaro, 2B3020100 .298
Brandon Belt, 1B4020015 .285
Hunter Pence, RF2100211 .283
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4121011 .279
Hector Sanchez, C3001000 .238
Gregor Blanco, LF3010100 .254
Brandon Crawford, SS3010111 .260
Ryan Vogelsong, P1000012 .080
   a-Roger Kieschnick, PH1000010 .218
   b-Johnny Monell, PH1000000 .000
Totals2929256  
a-struck out for Kontos in the 7th
b-flied out for Rosario in the 9th
Batting
3B - Pablo Sandoval (2, Cahill)
SF - Hector Sanchez (1)
SH - Ryan Vogelsong (4)
RBI - Pablo Sandoval (72), Hector Sanchez (17)
SB - Gregor Blanco (12, 2nd base off Cahill/Montero)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Crawford-Scutaro-Belt
PB - Hector Sanchez (4)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ryan Vogelsong (L,3-5) 4.2844330 5.62
Jake Dunning 1.1000010 3.10
George Kontos 1100000 4.91
Heath Hembree 1.1000110 0.00
Jose Mijares 0100000 4.13
Sandy Rosario 0.2000100 2.83
IBB - Parra by Ryan Vogelsong
WP - Ryan Vogelsong (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Vogelsong 87-56, Jake Dunning 14-10, George Kontos 7-6, Heath Hembree 13-8, Jose Mijares 4-2, Sandy Rosario 15-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Vogelsong 6-4, Jake Dunning 2-1, George Kontos 2-0, Heath Hembree 2-1, Sandy Rosario 1-1
Batters Faced - Ryan Vogelsong 24, Jake Dunning 4, George Kontos 3, Heath Hembree 5, Jose Mijares 1, Sandy Rosario 3
Game Information
Attendance - 41193
Game Time - 3:11
Temperature - 67
Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Ron Kulpa