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Ketel Marte connected a career high with 3 extra-base hits as part of a 4-for-5 evening, and the Arizona Diamondbacks hung on for a 6-5 win over the host San Francisco Giants on Friday night in the very first of a four-game series.
Marte homered and doubled twice, and Daulton Varsho added a two-run single as Arizona ended a five-game losing streak general and an eight-game losing roadway skid.
The Giants had won 3 of four. They matched the Diamondbacks with 12 hits, including Brandon Belt’s solo crowning achievement in the seventh inning, however came up short.
Travis Bergen (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief in simply his second look in a Diamondbacks uniform. He was obtained in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 31.
Kevin Ginkel pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his very first save.
Giants starter Tyler Anderson (1-3) took the loss after allowing four runs on 7 hits in four innings. He strolled one and struck out 2.
Down 6-5 in the eighth, the Giants loaded the bases with no outs versus reducer Stefan Crichton and two songs and a hit batter. However, Alex Dickerson struck a fly ball out that turned into a double play, with the Giants’ Mauricio Dubon thrown out at second base.
Evan Longoria grounded out to end the inning.
Marte’s very first crowning achievement since July 30, and second of the season, provided the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead in the very first inning, the ball sailing into the seats in left field.
The Giants drew even in the bottom of the inning on Belt’s double to drive in Dickerson. Arizona starter Taylor Clarke then walked the bases loaded but left the jam by getting Brandon Crawford to line out.
Marte’s RBI double in the 3rd inning put the Diamondbacks back in front, but Donovan Solano’s run-scoring single a half-inning later evened the score again. Varsho’s single to right in the 4th inning offered Arizona a 4-2 lead.
The very first 2 Giants of the bottom of the fourth reached base, with Dubon’s double driving in Joey Bart to cut the Diamondbacks’ result in 4-3.
Kole Calhoun’s sacrifice fly and Nick Ahmed’s single knocked in runs for Arizona in the top of the fifth before Brandon Crawford delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 5th.
Varsho simply missed what was close to his very first big league home run in the 6th, his long fly ball caught at the center field wall by Dubon.
— Field Level Media
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