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Diamondbacks fall to Giants, drop series in San Francisco

Aug 6, 2017, 5:11 PM
San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, right, tags out Arizona Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez at h...

San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, right, tags out Arizona Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez at home during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Samardzija pitched into the seventh inning to win his third consecutive start and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Sunday.

The Giants entered the day with the second-worst record in the NL, but jumped on Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin early and held on to win the series. Arizona still has a hold on the second NL wild-card spot despite dropping four of its last seven.

Hunter Pence hit a two-run single, Jarrett Parker homered and threw a runner out at the plate, and Nick Hundley drove in two runs for San Francisco.

Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI double and Daniel Descalso singled in a run for Arizona, which lost its second series to San Francisco this season.

Samardzija (7-11) allowed three runs on five hits before leaving after giving up a one-out single to Katel Marte then walking Chris Hermann in the seventh. Albert Suarez retired seven batters for his first career save.

Parker homered off Corbin (8-11) in the second, a two-out, two-run shot that put the Giants in front for good. Pence tacked on a bases-loaded single in the third after an error by Marte at shortstop extended the inning.

Parker also made a big defensive play in the third when he caught Marte’s fly ball to left field then threw out J.D. Martinez at the plate.

Corbin allowed six runs, three of them earned, over six innings and matched his career-high of 10 strikeouts.

Diamondbacks infielder Brandon Drury was hit in the head by a pitch from Cory Gearrin while pinch-hitting in the seventh. Drury fell backward after getting hit but stayed in the game. Two days earlier, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was hit in the head by a curveball from Anthony Banda.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: Closer Mark Melancon threw on the side and is likely to make another rehab appearance Tuesday or Wednesday. … Belt (concussion) continues to rest and may not accompany the team on its upcoming road trip.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Following a day off Monday, RHP Zack Godley (5-4 ,2.86 ERA) faces the Los Angeles Dodgers in Arizona. Godley has not allowed a run over his past 13 innings.

Giants: LHP Matt Moore (3-11, 5.80 ERA) makes his second start this season against the Chicago Cubs when the two teams play Monday at AT&T Park. Moore is winless since June 20.

Penguin Air
San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, left, hits an RBI-double in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) San Francisco Giants' Jarrett Parker, right, celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that scored Miguel Gomez (52) against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) San Francisco Giants' Jarrett Parker hits a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits a two-run single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, right, tags out Arizona Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez at home during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin reacts after San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hit a two-run single during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) San Francisco Giants' Gorkys Hernandez, top, dives safely over Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Daniel Descalso on his double during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) San Francisco Giants' Gorkys Hernandez (66) and Buster Posey celebrate after scoring against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury reacts after being hit by a pitch from San Francisco Giants' Cory Gearrin during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Herrmann walks to the dugout after striking out against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The Giants won 6-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, right, talks with umpire Brian O'Nora (7) during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The Giants won 6-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) San Francisco Giants center fielder Gorkys Hernandez, second from right, and right fielder Jarrett Parker, right, celebrate with teammates after a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The Giants won 6-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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