Rookies Suarez, Slater lead Giants past Diamondbacks 2-1

PHOENIX (AP) A pair of rookies helped the Giants get their weekend in Arizona off to a winning start.

Andrew Suarez pitched six strong innings, Austin Slater had a pair of RBI doubles and San Francisco beat the Diamondbacks 2-1 on Friday night.

Suarez (3-4), a 25-year-old left-hander, gave up a run, scattering seven hits in his first win in five starts. The left-hander struck out five and walked two.

Five of the singles Suarez allowed were infield hits, including one that died halfway down the third-base line, an inch or two off the chalk.

''It was just weird,'' Suarez said of the infield hit spree. ''I've never seen it like that. But it worked out thankfully. It could have been way worse and they'd have scored five or six runs.''

Suarez is among the young pitchers who are filling in well for the Giants while the veteran starters work their way back to health.

''We have difficult decisions the way these kids are throwing,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. ''As I said so many times, they're doing what you'd hope they would do, is make the decision tough.''

Slater, recalled from Triple-A Sacramento four times this season - most recently last Saturday - doubled in a run off Patrick Corbin in the second and knocked in the go-ahead score off Andrew Chafin (1-3) in the seventh. Slater, who entered the game 4 for 15 in the majors this season, also singled.

He's become accustomed to the back-and-forth trips to Sacramento.

''The first couple of times up and down it's easy to lose focus,'' Slater said, ''but for me, I see it as a way to try to prove a point, that I was here to stay.''

One of these trips, after a few more of these nights, he may be right.

Will Smith pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since April 13, 2014. San Francisco relievers retired the last 12 batters they faced.

Chafin, relieving Corbin in a 1-1 tie, walked Brandon Crawford, who scored from first when Slater doubled to the right-center gap.

Corbin limited San Francisco to a run on four hits, striking out five and walking one in six innings, but left with his second straight no decision. In his previous outing, Corbin blanked Pittsburgh on three hits for seven innings and matched his career strikeout best with 12. Corbin last won on June 5 at San Francisco.

''Patrick was great today,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''He did everything we asked him to do. Would have sent him back out there in the seventh inning to get couple of hitters but we decided to pinch-hit for him. Unfortunately, one of the hazards of the National League game, but he did a great job and gave us a chance to win the game.''

The NL West-leading Diamondbacks opened a 10-game homestand after an 8-2 trip.

The Giants took a 1-0 lead in the second. Buster Posey led off with a single and took second when Chris Owings bobbled the ball in center. Slater brought Posey home with a one-out double.

The Diamondbacks finally got to Suarez tied it in the sixth. Ketel Marte led off with a double to the fence in right-center. Owings was called out on a groundout to third on a close play. Arizona challenged and the call was overturned after a video review, leaving runners at first and third and no outs. Jake Lamb's sacrifice fly to left brought home Marte and made it 1-all.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (right elbow strain) made his second rehab start Friday night for Triple-A Sacramento.

Diamondbacks: CF A.J. Pollock (fractured left thumb) made his first rehab start, with Triple-A Reno.

HIRANO'S MARK

Yoshihisa Hirano set a Diamondbacks record with his 25th consecutive appearance without allowing a run, getting the final two outs of the seventh inning. The Japanese right-hander broke the previous record of 24 shared by Brandon Lyon (2008) and J.J. Putz (2012).

It's tied with Shigetoshi Hasegawa of Seattle (2003) for second-longest streak in the majors by a Japanese-born pitcher. Koji Uehara of Boston had 27 straight scoreless appearances in 2011.

UP NEXT

Giants RHP Derek Rodriguez (2-1, 3.82 ERA) makes his sixth major league start. San Francisco has won four of his previous five. Arizona RHP Shelby Miller (0-1, 12.27) makes his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery in the second game of the three-game weekend series.

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B. Posey C41100000.284.363.416.7792.0
B. Crawford SS31100111.313.371.496.8671.5
A. Slater LF40320001.368.500.474.9747.0
P. Sandoval 3B40100003.264.328.411.7391.0
A. Jackson CF30000013.236.306.285.591-0.5
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  • a-flied out for Suarez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF30000100.291.359.369.7271.0
N. Ahmed SS40100011.218.277.405.6820.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B30100100.268.378.522.9002.0
D. Peralta LF40100002.277.344.500.8441.0
K. Marte 2B41100003.240.294.410.7043.0
C. Owings CF40200010.196.267.294.5611.5
J. Lamb 3B30110010.243.335.407.7431.5
J. Mathis C40000023.176.280.224.504-1.0
P. Corbin P20000000.233.281.267.5480.0
a- C. Walker PH10000011.167.286.389.675-0.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Murphy PH10000010.250.297.508.805-0.5
  • a-struck out for Corbin in the 6th
  • b-struck out for McFarland in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Slater 2 (2)
  • RBI - A. Slater 2 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (14)
  • SF - J. Lamb (3)
  • RBI - J. Lamb (25)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Crawford (5)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Owings (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (W, 3-4)6.07112504.181.2820.5
R. Moronta (H, 4)1.00000001.961.043.0
T. Watson (H, 19)1.00000001.690.943.0
W. Smith (S, 1)1.00000201.130.7111.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (W, 3-4)6.0
R. Moronta (H, 4)1.0
T. Watson (H, 19)1.0
W. Smith (S, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin6.04111503.140.9917.5
A. Chafin (L, 1-3)0.11111001.841.16-8.0
Y. Hirano0.20000101.230.950.5
F. Salas1.10000003.581.223.0
T. McFarland0.21000002.101.19-1.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin6.0
A. Chafin (L, 1-3)0.1
Y. Hirano0.2
F. Salas1.1
T. McFarland0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 101-68, R. Moronta 8-4, T. Watson 14-9, W. Smith 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 9-4, R. Moronta 3-0, T. Watson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 27, R. Moronta 3, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 97-58, A. Chafin 16-10, Y. Hirano 11-6, F. Salas 15-7, T. McFarland 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 9-3, F. Salas 3-1, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 22, A. Chafin 3, Y. Hirano 2, F. Salas 4, T. McFarland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Hanson 2B40000021.291.322.573.895-1.0
B. Belt 1B30000100.292.384.517.9001.0
A. McCutchen RF40000011.261.348.428.776-0.5
B. Posey C41100000.284.363.416.7792.0
B. Crawford SS31100111.313.371.496.8671.5
A. Slater LF40320001.368.500.474.9747.0
P. Sandoval 3B40100003.264.328.411.7391.0
A. Jackson CF30000013.236.306.285.591-0.5
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T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for Suarez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF30000100.291.359.369.7271.0
N. Ahmed SS40100011.218.277.405.6820.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B30100100.268.378.522.9002.0
D. Peralta LF40100002.277.344.500.8441.0
K. Marte 2B41100003.240.294.410.7043.0
C. Owings CF40200010.196.267.294.5611.5
J. Lamb 3B30110010.243.335.407.7431.5
J. Mathis C40000023.176.280.224.504-1.0
P. Corbin P20000000.233.281.267.5480.0
a- C. Walker PH10000011.167.286.389.675-0.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Murphy PH10000010.250.297.508.805-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Corbin in the 6th
  • b-struck out for McFarland in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Slater 2 (2)
  • RBI - A. Slater 2 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (14)
  • SF - J. Lamb (3)
  • RBI - J. Lamb (25)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Crawford (5)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Owings (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (W, 3-4)6.07112504.181.2820.5
R. Moronta (H, 4)1.00000001.961.043.0
T. Watson (H, 19)1.00000001.690.943.0
W. Smith (S, 1)1.00000201.130.7111.0
Total9.0711270---
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (W, 3-4)6.0
R. Moronta (H, 4)1.0
T. Watson (H, 19)1.0
W. Smith (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin6.04111503.140.9917.5
A. Chafin (L, 1-3)0.11111001.841.16-8.0
Y. Hirano0.20000101.230.950.5
F. Salas1.10000003.581.223.0
T. McFarland0.21000002.101.19-1.0
Total9.0622260---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin6.0
A. Chafin (L, 1-3)0.1
Y. Hirano0.2
F. Salas1.1
T. McFarland0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 101-68, R. Moronta 8-4, T. Watson 14-9, W. Smith 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 9-4, R. Moronta 3-0, T. Watson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 27, R. Moronta 3, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 97-58, A. Chafin 16-10, Y. Hirano 11-6, F. Salas 15-7, T. McFarland 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 9-3, F. Salas 3-1, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 22, A. Chafin 3, Y. Hirano 2, F. Salas 4, T. McFarland 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Slater doubled to deep right center, Crawford scored21
  • 6TH INNING
    Lamb hit sacrifice fly to left, Marte scored11
  • 2ND INNING
    Slater doubled to deep right, Posey scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • F. Salas Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Posey grounded out to third
    • T.J. McFarland relieved Fernando Salas
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Slater singled to right
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Will Smith relieved Tony Watson
    • J. Lamb: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • J. Mathis: Mathis flied out to deep right
    • John Ryan Murphy hit for T.J. McFarland
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Fernando Salas relieved Yoshihisa Hirano
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Hanson grounded out to first
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Belt flied out to left
    • A. McCutchen: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tony Watson relieved Reyes Moronta
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Peralta grounded out to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Marte grounded out to first
    • C. Owings: Ball, Owings popped out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Andrew Chafin pitching
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford walked
    • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Slater doubled to deep right center, Crawford scored
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Sandoval popped out to second
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Andrew Chafin
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
    • Gorkys Hernandez hit for Andrew Suarez
    • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Reyes Moronta pitching
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Jay grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt grounded out to second
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to third
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte doubled to deep right
    • C. Owings: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Owings reached on an infield single to shortstop, Marte to third
    • J. Lamb: Lamb hit sacrifice fly to left, Marte scored
    • J. Mathis: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
    • Christian Walker hit for Patrick Corbin
    • C. Walker: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Sandoval singled to left
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Jackson flied out to deep center
    • A. Suarez: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • P. Corbin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Corbin grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jay walked
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed lined out to right
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jay to second
    • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Posey flied out to left
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Crawford singled to right
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Slater grounded out to third, Crawford to second
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford picked off at third, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Owings struck out looking
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Lamb grounded out to third
    • J. Mathis: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • A. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Suarez grounded out to catcher
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Hanson grounded out to third
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen lined out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Corbin grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ahmed singled to center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt walked, Ahmed to second
    • D. Peralta: Peralta reached on an infield single to second, Ahmed to third, Goldschmidt to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Posey singled to deep right center, Posey to second on center fielder Owings fielding error
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • A. Slater: Ball, Slater doubled to deep right, Posey scored
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Slater out at third
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jackson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Owings: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Owings reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lamb reached on an infield single to shortstop, Owings to second
    • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mathis grounded into fielder's choice to third, Owings out at third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt grounded out to first
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jay lined out to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)