San Francisco 7, Arizona 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:45 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Victor Carapazza,
Attendance - 41128

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 0
San Francisco 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 78-78 38-37 40-41 L2
San Francisco 91-65 48-33 43-32 W2

Recap


Giants 7, Diamondbacks 3:
Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro hit two-run homers and Hector Sanchez added a homer and two RBIs as host San Francisco took two of three from National League West rival Arizona.

Giants starter Barry Zito (14-8) allowed three runs on six hits over six innings to win his fourth straight decision. Three relievers combined to allow one hit over three scoreless innings to close it out. 

Chris Young had a two-run single, and Jake Elmore added an RBI ground-rule double for the Diamondbacks, who will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss or a St. Louis win.

The Giants got to starter Patrick Corbin (6-8) for six runs in the second inning, as the left-hander allowed both San Francisco homers.  Corbin allowed six runs on seven hits over three innings and has lost four of his last five decisions. 

Sanchez's RBI double was sandwiched between the two homers in the big inning. Pence's 22nd homer started the scoring, and Scutaro added his seventh later in the frame. Sanchez added his third homer in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Giants announced plans to leave suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera off their postseason roster. Cabrera will be eligible to return from his 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs after the fifth postseason game, if the Giants advance that far. … The Diamondbacks finished 40-41 on the road, finishing with a losing record away from home for the sixth time in seven seasons. … The Giants have won Zito's last 10 starts, the first time they've won 10 straight starts by one pitcher since Bill Swift in 1992. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   San Francisco
Patrick Corbin Player Barry Zito
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.0
0 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 6
18.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Arizona   San Francisco
Paul Goldschmidt Player Hector Sanchez
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 7 0 12 .212 16 6 3 4 2 0
San Francisco 12 3 23 .353 12 1 6 1 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Giants have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .606 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .481 after a loss.