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National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Arizona



(Saturday, August 31st)

Final Score: Arizona 4, San Francisco 3

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Eric Chavez hit the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants in the middle test of a three-game series.

Tied at 3-3 in the ninth and with Sandy Rosario (3-2) pitching for the Giants, Willie Bloomquist hit a leadoff single to left. After a sacrifice bunt by Adam Eaton, Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally walked.

Chavez then hit the first pitch thrown to him to left center, bringing Bloomquist home.

"I think it was fastball away," said Chavez. "I have never faced the guy before, just looking for a strike. You want to get a hit every time, you have to walk him (Goldschmidt) there."

Brad Ziegler (8-1) threw a 1-2-3 top of the ninth to pick up the win.

San Francisco missed several scoring chances, and was down 3-0 through six innings. However, Gregor Blanco quickly changed things after homering to start the seventh. Angel Pagan hit a one-out infield single, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Marco Scutaro's triple to center.

D'backs starter Trevor Cahill was taken off the mound in favor of Eury De La Rosa, who struck out Brandon Belt. He was then replaced by Josh Collmenter, who gave up an RBI single to Buster Posey, tying the game at 3-3.

However, the Giants failed to get a runner on base in the final two innings.

The D'backs scored three of their runs in the fourth. Martin Prado doubled to lead off. Aaron Hill and Miguel Montero hit back-to-back singles, the latter scoring Prado. Gerardo Parra then hit a sacrifice fly to bring Hill home.

Following a sacrifice bunt by Cahill, Bloomquist knocked an RBI single to center. However, on the same play, he was thrown out attempting to advance to second, ending the inning.

"They got super aggressive on me," said Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong, who allowed three runs on nine hits over six frames. "I was trying to throw stuff off the plate, and they were still getting hits."

Game Notes

Cahill gave up three runs on nine hits and three walks over 6 1/3 innings ... Arizona was 5-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 ... Goldschmidt was walked three times ... Parra has nine RBI in his last six games ... San Francisco's Hunter Pence is on an eight-game hitting streak ... Arizona's Patrick Corbin is scheduled to face San Francisco's Yusmeiro Petit in Sunday's series finale.

09/01 01:35:09 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st OT
CHA 86
CHI 81
 
13th
DUR 5
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
9th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
7th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
5th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
4th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
4th
HOU 2
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st OT
CHA 86
CHI 81
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
 
3rd
MIL 65
ATL 62
 
3rd
CLE 62
BRK 51
 
Half
MEM 51
DAL 53
 
3rd
OKC 57
DET 56
 
3rd
NOP 58
HOU 50
 
3rd
SAN 66
LAL 75
 
Half
MIA 51
PHI 55
 
3rd
NYK 50
TOR 59
 
3rd
MIN 59
UTA 61
 
3rd
BOS 64
WAS 72
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 3
MON 4
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
13th
DUR 5
NOR 6