Arizona 5, San Francisco 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 6, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 49130

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 4 11 3
Arizona 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 0-1 0-0 0-1 L1
Arizona 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap

DIAMONDBACKS 5, GIANTS 4: Ryan Roberts’ two-run double snapped a tie in the sixth inning as host Arizona opened its defense of the National League West title with a win over San Francisco.

The Diamondbacks won their season opener for the sixth straight year and extended their winning streak over the Giants to six games.

San Francisco's Aubrey Huff led off the top of the sixth with a single and was driven home three batters later by Brandon Crawford to tie the game at 3-3. The Diamondbacks answered in the bottom of the inning after loading the bases for Roberts, who doubled to the left field wall.

Ian Kennedy (1-0) limited the damage from nine hits, giving up three runs through 6 2/3 innings for his fourth win in a row over San Francisco.

Arizona jumped out to a 3-0 lead with home run blasts to left-center field from both Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning.

The Giants lost on opening day for the second straight year and are just 2-5 in season openers since 2006.

Melky Cabrera had a stellar debut for the Giants, going 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in the fifth inning.

San Francisco threatened in the ninth inning. Pablo Sandoval trimmed the lead to one with a two-out RBI double before Buster Posey ground out to end the ball game.

Tim Lincecum (0-1) struggled with his command, leaving the game with five runs on six hits and seven strikeouts - including five straight - after 5 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lincecum didn’t allow a home run in the first inning in 2011. … Posey extended a 14-game hit streak. … Goldschmidt has hit three of his nine career HRs off Lincecum.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Arizona
Tim Lincecum Player Ian Kennedy
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 6.2
7 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 9
8.44 ERA 4.05
Hitting
San Francisco   Arizona
Buster Posey Player Willie Bloomquist
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 11 1 17 .297 14 6 4 2 0 3
Arizona 7 2 15 .219 13 9 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Giants have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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