Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Brandon Belt clubbed a go-ahead, three-run
homer in the top of the eighth inning to help the San Francisco Giants
complete a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 9-6 victory on
Wednesday at Chase Field.
Arizona reliever David Hernandez (1-2) started the eighth on the hill and
issued a one-out free pass to Hunter Pence before walking Gregor Blanco with
Belt, who smacked a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning of Monday's
series opener to lift the Giants to victory, then jumped on an 0-2 fastball
and launched it over the wall down the right-field line to put the visitors in
George Kontos (2-1) earned the victory after spinning 1 2/3 scoreless innings
in relief, while Sergio Romo worked around a one-out single in the ninth to
nail down his 11th save of the season.
Angel Pagan went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI and three runs scored,
while Pence added a solo shot and two runs scored for the Giants, who wrapped
up a six-game road trip at 3-3.
Arizona, which held a one-run lead in the ninth inning Tuesday before Pablo
Sandoval scorched a go-ahead, two-run homer, received a solid effort from
starter Brandon McCarthy, who scattered eight hits and struck out six over six
innings of work.
Cliff Pennington belted a three-run homer and finished with four RBI, while
Eric Chavez collected three hits, two runs scored and an RBI in the setback,
Arizona's first in a series-finale this season (8-1).
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