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Ross, Giants clip D-Backs

Jun 15, 2011 - 6:25 AM Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Cody Ross doubled twice, scored two runs and drove in a pair to carry the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Matt Cain (6-4) knocked in a run on a sacrifice bunt and earned the win despite yielding five runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 frames. Brian Wilson allowed the winning run to reach second base in the ninth before striking out Stephen Drew to close out the win.

Arizona's Josh Collmenter (4-2) surrendered more earned runs (five) in his seventh start of the season than he allowed in his first six (four). The rookie gave up eight hits and three walks in five innings.

"He wasn't able to locate," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said of his starter. "They grinded him out a little bit."

San Francisco was coming off a four-game split against Cincinnati, while Arizona had won four of five to pull within a half-game of the NL West-leading Giants heading into this three-game set.

The Diamondbacks pulled within a run -- thanks in part to Miguel Montero's three-run homer -- but couldn't solve a Giants bullpen anchored by Wilson.

Kelly Johnson and Justin Upton each worked two-out walks against the closer, and a wild pitch moved each up a base. Wilson, however, got enough of the outside corner on a 1-2 slider to catch Drew looking at strike three and finish off his 19th save of the year.

The Giants opened the game with three straight singles, the last an RBI base hit to right from Pablo Sandoval in his first at-bat off the disabled list. The run was the first Collmenter allowed at home this season (20 1/3 innings).

Ross made an out to leave runners on the corners but was instrumental in the next four San Francisco runs. He led off the fourth with a double, moved to third on a Brandon Crawford single and scored on Cain's bunt.

The next inning, Ross doubled over the head of Gerardo Parra in left to knock in Sandoval and Aubrey Huff, then snuck in from third when Crawford avoided getting tug out between first and second on an attempted double steal with two outs.

Arizona lit the scoreboard in the bottom half when Ryan Roberts' flyout to left was enough to score Xavier Nady, who led off the inning with a double.

The hosts pulled within one, 5-4, on Montero's no-doubter to right in the sixth, and the teams traded runs in the seventh on RBI doubles by Nate Schierholtz and Upton.

"With the guys scoring five, six runs, I tried to keep making good pitches and I didn't do that the last couple innings," Cain admitted.

Game Notes

San Francisco leads the season series, 6-1...Cain had given up six earned runs in his previous five starts combined against Arizona...Sandoval, sidelined after undergoing surgery on his right hand in early May, went 1-for-4 in his first game back...Collmenter's earned-run average rose from 1.12 to 1.86.