Belt homers as Giants beat Diamondbacks 4-3

PHOENIX (AP) Brandon Belt's 100th career homer was one timely shot for San Francisco.

Belt hit a two-run drive with two out in the 10th inning, and the Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Wednesday night to stop a four-game slide.

Andrew McCutchen opened the 10th with a single against Brad Boxberger. Buster Posey then struck out swinging and Evan Longoria flied to center before Belt hit a towering drive into the seats in right for his second homer this season.

''I totally forgot about it,'' Belt said of his milestone. ''But I guess it's a pretty good way to spend your 100th home run.''

The ball was corralled by a Giants fan, Belt said, and he traded a bat for the memento.

''Nice for our offense to go out and get some timely hits, score some runs and win that ballgame,'' he said.

Boxberger (0-1) had opened the season with seven scoreless appearances of an inning apiece. Hunter Strickland (2-0) got the win despite blowing a save chance.

''Right pitch, just left it up and he didn't miss it,'' Boxberger said.

Arizona rallied in the bottom half of the 10th. Pinch-hitter John Ryan Murphy and David Peralta began the inning with consecutive doubles against Cory Gearrin.

The Diamondbacks had runners on the corners with one out when Gearrin struck out A.J. Pollock. Daniel Descalso then walked before Alex Avila grounded out, giving Gearrin his first save.

Longoria hit a two-run homer in the sixth, snapping San Francisco's 21-inning scoreless streak, and Chris Stratton carried a shutout into the eighth before Arizona rallied.

''I think I can get the job done,'' Stratton said after his second straight quality start. ''We need guys to step up and get deep into ballgames and hand it over to our bullpen.''

Jarrod Dyson got the Diamondbacks on the board in the eighth with a run-scoring triple with none out. But Tony Watson came in and escaped the jam.

Arizona then tied it in the ninth on consecutive doubles for Paul Goldschmidt and Pollock off Strickland. Pollock advanced on a fly ball, but was stranded at third.

Longoria finished with three hits, including a double and a single. McCutchen had two hits.

Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray allowed two runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out nine and walked three.

''I thought it was his best outing of the year,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''He's getting outs and continuing to keep the game close. ... He did what he had to, kept his pitch count down enough and gave us six quality innings.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (pectoral strain) will come off the disabled list and make his season debut Friday against the Los Angeles Angels, manager Bruce Bochy said. ... Longoria was back in the lineup after missing Tuesday's game with a sore left ankle.

Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker will have surgery for a partial elbow ligament tear, Lovullo said. ... 3B Jake Lamb (sprained shoulder) played four innings with five at-bats in an extended spring training game.

WHAT'S KOCH-ING

Lovullo said right-hander Matt Koch will be brought up from Triple-A Reno to start Friday's game and take Walker's place in the rotation, at least for one start. Koch was scratched from his scheduled start for Reno on Wednesday.

THE RAY WAY

Ray became the fastest left-handed starting pitcher in major league history to reach the 600-strikeout plateau in terms of innings pitched (510 1/3) when he fanned Stratton in the second inning.

OUTFIELD MISHAPS

The Giants made a pair of defensive gaffes in the outfield. Hunter Pence dropped a fly ball to left with two outs in the sixth, and Austin Jackson misjudged a Goldschmidt drive to center in the seventh that was a scored a double. Neither came back to hurt the Giants.

UP NEXT

Giants left-hander Ty Blach (1-2) faces Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke (1-1) Thursday night in the series finale. Blach will be facing the Diamondbacks for the fifth time in his career, while Greinke is 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA in his last five starts against San Francisco.

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  • W: H. Strickland (2-0)L: B. Boxberger (0-1)S: C. Gearrin (1)
  • HR: SF - E. Longoria (3), B. Belt (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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H. Pence LF50000023.172.197.190.386-1.0
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E. Longoria 3B41321101.241.267.500.76711.0
B. Belt 1B41121024.255.368.426.7947.0
K. Tomlinson 2B50100022.217.280.217.497-1.0
B. Crawford SS40000002.241.300.352.6520.0
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T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Sandoval PH00000100.211.286.421.7071.0
G. Hernandez PR-LF00000000.375.375.563.9380.0
  • a-walked for Watson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF50310000.356.433.542.9755.0
K. Marte 2B50000005.236.267.347.6140.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B41200121.250.400.550.9505.0
A. Pollock CF50110034.254.314.556.8701.5
D. Descalso 3B40100102.182.275.386.6612.0
A. Avila C50000046.125.263.219.482-2.0
N. Ahmed SS31100101.229.315.438.7524.0
J. Dyson RF40110002.200.256.375.6314.0
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A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Boxberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Murphy PH11100000.278.316.7221.0383.0
  • a-fouled out for Ray in the 6th
  • b-fouled out for Hirano in the 8th
  • c-doubled for Boxberger in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (6)
  • HR - E. Longoria (3), B. Belt (2)
  • RBI - E. Longoria 2 (7), B. Belt 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Belt 2 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (5), P. Goldschmidt 2 (4), A. Pollock (8), N. Ahmed (4), J. Murphy (2)
  • 3B - J. Dyson (2)
  • RBI - D. Peralta (8), A. Pollock (13), J. Dyson (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. McCutchen (3)
  • CS - K. Tomlinson
FIELDING
  • E - H. Pence
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton7.05110802.220.9022.0
T. Watson (H, 2)1.01000001.041.042.0
H. Strickland (W, 2-0) (BS, 2)1.02111102.251.006.5
C. Gearrin (S, 1)1.02112104.501.835.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton7.0
T. Watson (H, 2)1.0
H. Strickland (W, 2-0) (BS, 2)1.0
C. Gearrin (S, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray6.05223914.981.5215.5
F. Salas1.01000101.540.942.5
Y. Hirano1.01000102.160.842.5
A. Bradley1.00002102.451.091.5
B. Boxberger (L, 0-1)1.02220112.251.13-5.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray6.0
F. Salas1.0
Y. Hirano1.0
A. Bradley1.0
B. Boxberger (L, 0-1)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Gearrin
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 99-67, T. Watson 11-7, H. Strickland 25-16, C. Gearrin 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 6-7, T. Watson 1-1, H. Strickland 1-1, C. Gearrin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 26, T. Watson 3, H. Strickland 6, C. Gearrin 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Ray
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 99-61, F. Salas 18-12, Y. Hirano 24-15, A. Bradley 24-12, B. Boxberger 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 4-4, F. Salas 1-0, A. Bradley 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 26, F. Salas 3, Y. Hirano 4, A. Bradley 5, B. Boxberger 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Jackson CF30000221.213.269.234.5031.0
H. Pence LF50000023.172.197.190.386-1.0
H. Strickland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Gearrin P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. McCutchen RF51200001.209.284.328.6125.0
B. Posey C41100132.291.355.455.8091.5
E. Longoria 3B41321101.241.267.500.76711.0
B. Belt 1B41121024.255.368.426.7947.0
K. Tomlinson 2B50100022.217.280.217.497-1.0
B. Crawford SS40000002.241.300.352.6520.0
C. Stratton P30100022.111.111.111.2220.0
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Watson in the 9th
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D. Peralta LF50310000.356.433.542.9755.0
K. Marte 2B50000005.236.267.347.6140.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B41200121.250.400.550.9505.0
A. Pollock CF50110034.254.314.556.8701.5
D. Descalso 3B40100102.182.275.386.6612.0
A. Avila C50000046.125.263.219.482-2.0
N. Ahmed SS31100101.229.315.438.7524.0
J. Dyson RF40110002.200.256.375.6314.0
R. Ray P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- C. Walker PH10000000.000.167.000.1670.0
F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Owings PH10000001.275.315.412.7270.0
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Boxberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Murphy PH11100000.278.316.7221.0383.0
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  • a-fouled out for Ray in the 6th
  • b-fouled out for Hirano in the 8th
  • c-doubled for Boxberger in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (6)
  • HR - E. Longoria (3), B. Belt (2)
  • RBI - E. Longoria 2 (7), B. Belt 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Belt 2 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (5), P. Goldschmidt 2 (4), A. Pollock (8), N. Ahmed (4), J. Murphy (2)
  • 3B - J. Dyson (2)
  • RBI - D. Peralta (8), A. Pollock (13), J. Dyson (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. McCutchen (3)
  • CS - K. Tomlinson
FIELDING
  • E - H. Pence
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton7.05110802.220.9022.0
T. Watson (H, 2)1.01000001.041.042.0
H. Strickland (W, 2-0) (BS, 2)1.02111102.251.006.5
C. Gearrin (S, 1)1.02112104.501.835.5
Total10.010333100---
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton7.0
T. Watson (H, 2)1.0
H. Strickland (W, 2-0) (BS, 2)1.0
C. Gearrin (S, 1)1.0
Total10.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray6.05223914.981.5215.5
F. Salas1.01000101.540.942.5
Y. Hirano1.01000102.160.842.5
A. Bradley1.00002102.451.091.5
B. Boxberger (L, 0-1)1.02220112.251.13-5.5
Total10.09445132---
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray6.0
F. Salas1.0
Y. Hirano1.0
A. Bradley1.0
B. Boxberger (L, 0-1)1.0
Total10.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Gearrin
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 99-67, T. Watson 11-7, H. Strickland 25-16, C. Gearrin 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 6-7, T. Watson 1-1, H. Strickland 1-1, C. Gearrin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 26, T. Watson 3, H. Strickland 6, C. Gearrin 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Ray
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 99-61, F. Salas 18-12, Y. Hirano 24-15, A. Bradley 24-12, B. Boxberger 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 4-4, F. Salas 1-0, A. Bradley 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 26, F. Salas 3, Y. Hirano 4, A. Bradley 5, B. Boxberger 5
  • 10TH INNING
    Peralta doubled to deep left, Murphy scored43
    Belt homered to right center, McCutchen scored42
  • 9TH INNING
    Pollock doubled to deep right center, Goldschmidt scored22
  • 8TH INNING
    Dyson tripled to deep center, Ahmed scored21
  • 6TH INNING
    Longoria homered to left center, Posey scored20
  • 10TH INNING
    • Brad Boxberger relieved Archie Bradley
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McCutchen singled to left center
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Posey struck out on foul tip
    • E. Longoria: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Longoria flied out to center
    • B. Belt: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen stole second, Ball, Belt homered to right center, McCutchen scored
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Tomlinson flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 10th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Cory Gearrin relieved Hunter Strickland
    • John Ryan Murphy hit for Brad Boxberger
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Murphy doubled to deep center
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Peralta doubled to deep left, Murphy scored
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded out to shortstop, Peralta to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt intentionally walked
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Descalso walked, Goldschmidt to second
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike swinging, Avila grounded out to first
    • End of the 10th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 9TH INNING
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • K. Tomlinson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tomlinson struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Crawford grounded out to second
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Tony Watson
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sandoval walked
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jackson walked, Hernandez to second
    • H. Pence: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pence grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Gorkys Hernandez ran for Pablo Sandoval
    • Hunter Strickland pitching
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt doubled to deep right center
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pollock doubled to deep right center, Goldschmidt scored
    • D. Descalso: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Descalso lined out to center, Pollock to third
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ahmed walked
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Ahmed to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Dyson grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Fernando Salas
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen flied out to right
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Posey struck out looking
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Longoria singled to center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Belt flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed doubled to deep right center
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson tripled to deep center, Ahmed scored
    • Chris Owings hit for Yoshihisa Hirano
    • Tony Watson relieved Chris Stratton
    • Ch. Owings: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Owings fouled out to catcher
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta reached on an infield single to second
    • K. Marte: Marte grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Peralta out at second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Fernando Salas pitching
    • C. Stratton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Stratton singled to left
    • A. Jackson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jackson grounded into double play third to second to first, Stratton out at second
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt doubled to center
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pollock struck out looking
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Descalso lined out to right
    • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Posey walked
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Longoria homered to left center, Posey scored
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • K. Tomlinson: Tomlinson singled to center
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tomlinson caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Dyson popped out to second
    • Christian Walker hit for Robbie Ray
    • C. Walker: Ball, Foul, Walker fouled out to first
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peralta safe at first on right fielder Pence fielding error, Peralta to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Jackson struck out on foul tip
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Descalso grounded out to second
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • K. Tomlinson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Tomlinson lined out to third
    • B. Crawford: Crawford lined out to left
    • C. Stratton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Stratton struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to first
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • H. Pence: Ball, Pence grounded out to shortstop
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen singled to left
    • B. Posey: Foul, Posey singled to center, McCutchen to second
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Longoria walked, McCutchen to third, Posey to second
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson flied out to left
    • R. Ray: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ray struck out looking
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Peralta flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Longoria doubled to left
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt hit by pitch
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Tomlinson struck out looking
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second, Longoria to third, Belt to second
    • C. Stratton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stratton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Descalso singled to center
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed grounded into double play shortstop to first, Descalso out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jackson walked
    • H. Pence: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pence fouled out to first
    • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, McCutchen flied out to deep center
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Posey struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Peralta singled to center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Marte reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Peralta out at second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Pollock grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Marte out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)