D-backs win 3-2, stick fangs into Giants once again

Photo credit: @Dbacks

By Jeremy Kahn

SAN FRANCISCO — It seems that the Arizona Diamondbacks turned Oracle Park into Chase Field Northwest.

Adam Jones singled in Christian Walker in the top of the sixth inning, helping the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants before a crowd of 28,262 at Oracle Park. This season, the Diamondbacks went 7-2 at Oracle Park.

The Jones single was the third consecutive for the Diamondbacks, as Walker led off the inning with a single, then Jake Lamb followed up with a single and then Jones singled in Walker with one of his own.

Ketel Marte tied up the game in the top of the fifth inning, as he launched a solo home run off of Giants starter Jeff Samardzija. Marte was forced to leave the game, as he was injured during his home run trot.

Marte left the game due to a cramp in his right hamstring.

Former Giants pitcher Mike Leake evened up his record on the season at 10-10, as he went 7.1 innings, allowing two runs, scattering four hits, walking one and two strikeouts.

Samardzija went just five innings, allowing one run on three hits, walking just one and striking out three and did not fare in the decision.

The Giants took a quick 1-0 lead on Leake, as Brandon Belt singled with one out, stole second and went to third on an Alex Avila throwing error. Belt scored on a Stephen Vogt single into right field.

Walker put the game out of reach in the top of the 7th inning, as he singled off of Sam Coonrod, to score Tim Locastro, who walked with one out and stole second to get himself into scoring position and then the scored on the Walker single.

Tyler Rogers made his major- league debut in the top of the 8th inning, as he retired the Diamondbacks in his first inning ever as a major leaguer. Rogers went one inning with all zeroes.

The Giants attempted to make a game in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Mike Yastrzemski walked with one out and then scored when Brandon Belts double went just out of the reach Jarrod Dyson in centerfield. Evan Longoria then walked; however, Alex Dickerson lined into a double play, as Ildmaro Vargas made a diving catch and then threw to Walker, to get Longoria with the final out of the inning.

NOTES: Joey Rickard and Mauricio Duhon were recalled from Sacramento prior to the game, while the team also selected Rogers from the Rivercats.

Rogers and his twin brother Taylor, who is the closer for the Minnesota Twins are the 10th pair of twins to play in the majors.

These are the nine sets of twins to put on major league uniforms.

* Canseco, Jose 1985 2001 Canseco, Ozzie 1989 1993 § Cliburn, Stan 1980 1980 Cliburn,
Stu 1984 1988
§ Edwards, Marshall 1981 1983 Edwards, Mike 1977 1980 § * Grimes, Ray 1920 1926 Grimes, Roy 1920 1920
§ Hunter, George 1909 1910 Hunter, Bill 1912 1912
§ * Jonnard, Bubber 1920 1935 Jonnard, Claude 1921 1929 § * Minor, Damon 2000 2004 Minor, Ryan 1998 2001
§ * O’Brien, Eddie 1953 1958 O’Brien, Johnny 1953 1959 § * Shannon, Joe 1915 1915 Shannon, Red 1915 1926
* both played in the same season at least once

Trevor Gott was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow strain. Abiatal Avelino was optioned to Sacramento and Scooter Gennett was placed on unconditional release waivers.

Johnny Cueto went 4.1 innings, allowing four (three earned) runs on six hits, and striking out three in his third rehab start and first with the Rivercats.

UP NEXT: The Giants are off on Wednesday for the first time since August 28, 2008, and their last loss on August 28, came six years to the day in 2013, as they lost to the Colorado Rockies 5-4 at Coors Field.

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