San Francisco 6, Arizona 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 14, 2012 9:40 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - 93°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Lance Barrett,
Attendance - 31856

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 10 1
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 82-62 40-31 42-31 W3
Arizona 71-73 35-35 36-38 L1

Recap

Giants 6, Diamondbacks 2: Hunter Pence belted his third career grand slam and Matt Cain matched his career high in wins as visiting San Francisco held off Arizona in the opener of the three-game series.

Pence hit a liner over the left-center field wall with one out in the third inning off Tyler Skaggs (1-2) for his first grand slam since 2008. The Giants lead the National League West by 7 1/2 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cain (14-5) gave up one run on four hits and five walks over five innings and moved to 8-1 over his last 14 road starts. The Diamondbacks were 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 15 runners on base.

Arizona, which dropped 11 games out of first in the NL West, cut into the Giants lead in the bottom of the sixth on Chris Johnson’s RBI single. The Giants escaped further damage when Jeremy Affeldt struck out Aaron Hill with two runners on to end the inning.

Pablo Sandoval broke out of a 2-for-23 slump with three hits for San Francisco, which has won 11 of its last 16 games. Giants reliever Santiago Casilla drove in a run with his first career hit in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Giants improved to an NL-best 22-7 in road games since the All-Star break. … Arizona closer J.J. Putz was available after missing the last two games with a stiff back. … Skaggs was pulled after giving up five runs over four frames.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Arizona
Matt Cain Player Tyler Skaggs
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 4.0
2 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 5
1.80 ERA 11.25
Hitting
San Francisco   Arizona
Pablo Sandoval Player Chris Johnson
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 10 1 14 .270 22 3 6 1 0 1
Arizona 9 0 10 .265 33 6 2 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .472 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Giants have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .603 after a loss.