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Diamondbacks-Giants Preview

Sep 28, 2009 - 5:23 PM By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer

Arizona (68-88) at San Francisco (83-73), 10:15 p.m. EDT

Jonathan Sanchez was able to stop the San Francisco Giants slump the last time he took the mound, but when he gets the ball Tuesday night, it will likely be too late to save their season.

Sanchez and the Giants try to keep their fading playoff hopes alive when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Sanchez (7-12, 4.25 ERA) faces the Diamondbacks for the second time in a week. In Wednesday's 5-2 win at Arizona, Sanchez allowed two runs and six hits over 5 1-3 innings to notch his first victory since Aug. 21 at Colorado.

San Francisco's starters were 0-3 with a 14.85 ERA as the Giants had dropped three of four leading into that game.

"He saved us," said manager Bruce Bochy, whose team hasn't been to the playoffs since 2003. "It's nice to have someone stop it for us, and Sanchez was the guy. He gave us what we needed."

Bochy's club, though, could be eliminated from postseason contention Tuesday night if it loses and wild-card leading Colorado defeats Milwaukee.

The Rockies lead the Giants (83-73) by five games with six left for both teams.

"We have to win all of our games and (the Rockies) have to lose all of their games," center fielder Eugenio Velez said following Sunday's 5-1 win over Chicago that snapped the Giants' three-game slide. "That's how we have to look at it. We have to keep playing."

Sanchez is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA in two home starts against the Diamondbacks this season. He did not receive a decision in a 4-3 win over visiting Arizona on Aug. 26 after giving up three runs and six hits over seven innings.

The Diamondbacks (68-88) will counter with left-hander Doug Davis (8-13, 4.09) in the opener of this three-game series. Davis went 7 2-3 innings in the Aug. 26 matchup and did not receive a decision, surrendering three runs and four hits.

Earning his first victory since Aug. 10, Davis allowed five runs and 10 hits over 7 1-3 innings to beat the Giants 10-8 last Tuesday.

The Diamondbacks dropped two of three in that set to San Francisco and have lost five of their last seven series. Arizona, though, took two of three from San Diego over the weekend.

"I'm happy we won the series," manager A.J. Hinch told the Diamondbacks' official Web site after Sunday's 7-4 win. "We've talked for a couple of weeks now (that) to finish up the season strong, we want to win series."

Arizona, which plays its final six games on the road, has lost 17 of 23 away from Chase Field.

Third baseman Mark Reynolds, second in the NL with 44 homers, is batting .240 with four home runs and eight RBIs against the Giants this season.

He is 4 for 19 with a homer and 12 strikeouts versus Sanchez in his career. Reynolds has set a major league record with 211 strikeouts this season.

Giants infielder Juan Uribe is batting .418 with three homers and 13 RBIs in his last 14 games. He hit .385 with a home run and three RBIs in the series at Chase Field last week.

San Francisco has won 10 of 15 against Arizona in 2009, taking four of six at home.






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  • ** CONFIRMED **
    NL
    ARIZONA 4
    SAN FRANCISCO 8 FINAL

    Sep 30 1:52 AM


  • Giants 8, Diamondbacks 4 - FINAL
    ARIZONA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    C Young cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .208
    S Drew ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .256
    J Upton rf 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .306
    M Reynolds 3b 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .263
    M Montero c 4 2 2 3 0 1 0 .299
    R Roberts lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .281
    R R

    Sep 30 1:39 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JUSTIN UPTON (26) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 8TH OFF JEREMY AFFELDT.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 4, SAN FRANCISCO 8
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: M REYNOLDS (.263, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Diamondbacks 4, Giants 8  Top 8, 0 OutsSep 30 1:11 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BENGIE MOLINA (20) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 7TH OFF CLAY ZAVADA.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 3, SAN FRANCISCO 8
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: J URIBE (.297, 0-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Diamondbacks 3, Giants 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 30 1:02 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PABLO SANDOVAL (23) TO LEFT CENTER WITH
    2 OUT IN THE 7TH OFF CLAY ZAVADA SCORED ANDRES TORRES.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 3, SAN FRANCISCO 7
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: B MOLINA (.263, 3-FOR-4, HR, 3 RBI)

    Diamondbacks 3, Giants 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 30 1:02 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BENGIE MOLINA SCORED PABLO SANDOVAL
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B MOLINA ON FIRST, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 5 BOTTOM,6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: J URIBE (.298, 0-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Diamondbacks 3, Giants 5  Bot 6, 0 OutsSep 30 12:32 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIGUEL MONTERO (16) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF JONATHAN SANCHEZ SCORED MARK REYNOLDS.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 3, SAN FRANCISCO 4
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: R ROBERTS (.283, 1-FOR-2)

    Diamondbacks 3, Giants 4  Top 6, 0 OutsSep 30 12:24 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BENGIE MOLINA (19) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF DOUG DAVIS SCORED PABLO SANDOVAL.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 1, SAN FRANCISCO 4
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: J URIBE (.298, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Diamondbacks 1, Giants 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsSep 29 11:49 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIGUEL MONTERO (15) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF JONATHAN SANCHEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 1, SAN FRANCISCO 2
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: R ROBERTS (.281, 0-FOR-1)

    Diamondbacks 1, Giants 2  Top 4, 0 OutsSep 29 11:31 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO AARON ROWAND SCORED PABLO SANDOVAL
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A ROWAND ON FIRST, R GARKO ON SECOND, J
    URIBE ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 2 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R WINN (.260, 2 HR, 51 RBI)

    Diamondbacks 0, Giants 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 29 10:45 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY DOUG DAVIS ALLOWED EUGENIO VELEZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J URIBE ON SECOND, P SANDOVAL ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R GARKO (.226, 2 HR, 12 RBI)

    Diamondbacks 0, Giants 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 29 10:40 PM