Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Hunter Pence had three hits, including a solo
homer, scored three times and knocked in two Sunday to lead the San Francisco
Giants to an 8-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Buster Posey also had three hits and drove in two and Hector Sanchez knocked
in three for the Giants, who took two out of three in the series. They had
nine hits and scored five runs off Arizona starter Patrick Corbin (13-5).
Yusmeiro Petit, who won his first start of the season Tuesday at Colorado,
made it two in a row for the Giants. Petit (2-0) struck out 10 in seven-plus
innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk.
Corbin gave up eight earned runs in 5 1/3 innings at Philadelphia last Sunday
and wasn't much better in his next start. He allowed nine hits and a walk in
five innings, striking out six, and is 1-4 in his last seven starts.
Arizona, chasing the second NL wild card, are 3-3 on a nine-game homestand
that ends with three against the Toronto Blue Jays beginning Monday.
The Giants took a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning with a three-run rally sparked
by Posey's single and Pence's double. Both runners came home on Sanchez's
double and Sanchez scored on Petit's fourth career hit.
Pence's 17th homer of the season made it 5-1 in the fifth and the Diamondbacks
got a run back on Adam Eaton's single in the seventh, but the Giants tacked on
three in the ninth.
Posey hit a two-run double and Pence scored him with a single to make it 8-2.
The Giants had 15 hits and moved to 3-3 on a nine-game road trip. They will
visit San Diego to play the last three against the Padres starting Monday.
Arizona took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Martin Prado's two-out RBI
double. Pence walked to lead off the second for the Giants and scored from
third base later on Sanchez's groundout to tie the game.
The Diamondbacks acquired right-handed pitcher Matt Langwell from the
Cleveland Indians to complete the Aug. 30 trade for outfielder Jason Kubel.
They recalled pitchers David Hernandez and Tony Sipp from Triple-A Reno ...
The Giants lead the season series 10-5.
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