D-Backs Goldschmidt does it again in 2-1 win

August 4, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, right, hits an RBI-single in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

By Jeremy Kahn

SAN FRANCISCO-Paul Goldschmidt just loves to hit against the San Francisco Giants, especially at AT&T Park.

Goldschmidt hit a hard single off the left field wall in the top of the sixth inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Giants before a crowd of 38,967 at AT&T Park.

The Goldschmidt single scored David Peralta, who doubled to lead off the inning against Madison Bumgarner.

It was the second run batted in of the game for Goldschmidt, who drove in the first run of the game for the Diamondbacks when he tripled to centerfield in the top of the fourth inning to score A.J. Pollock, who singled with one out in the frame.

Anthony Banda picked up his first major league win, as he went six innings, allowing one run on just three hits, while walking four and striking out seven.

Bumgarner pitched deep into the night for the second straight start, as he pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits, while walking two and striking out seven.

The Giants tied up the game in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Brandon Crawford drew a bases loaded walk that scored Kelby Tomlinson from third base. Tomlinson led off the inning, as he laid a perfect bunt down the third base line for the Giants first hit of the evening.

There was a scary moment in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Banda hit Brandon Belt on the helmet and he immediately went to the ground holding his head.

Giants trainer Dave Groeschner and manager Bruce Bochy raced out of the dugout immediately to check on Belt, who also suffered two concussions in college and one in the major leagues.

According to Bochy, Belt is suffering from concussion like symptoms and will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

NOTES: Chris Stratton looks for his first win of the season on Saturday night, as he takes the mound for the Giants, while Taijuan Walker goes for his seventh win of the season for the Diamondbacks.

Once again, the Giants were held without a home run by Diamondbacks pitching, and it raises the homerless streak up to 242 at-bats, the longest active streak against the divisional opponent in the major leagues. The last Giants player to hit a home run versus the Diamondbacks was Grant Green against Robbie Ray on July 10, 2016, (STATS INC.)


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