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Three-run 8th inning not enough for Arizona as Giants top Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Pillar had four hits including a homer and drove in five runs, Madison Bumgarner pitched seven strong innings, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 on Sunday.

Adam Jones and Christian Walker each had RBI singles for Arizona in a three-run eighth.

Buster Posey had three hits including a double for the Giants, who split the four-game series with their NL West rivals.

Bumgarner (5-7) gave up one run on four hits. He struck out nine and walked none.

The 29-year-old left-hander, who is the subject of trade speculation ahead of the July 31 deadline, moved into a tie with Tim Lincecum for second on the team’s San Francisco-era strikeout list with 1,704. Juan Marichal (2,281) tops the list.

Pillar put the Giants ahead in the bottom of the second with a two-run homer off Robbie Ray (5-6). His 11th home run came on a sinker Ray left over the middle of the plate.

Pillar lined a two-run single up the middle in the third to make it 4-0, and doubled over the head of left fielder Tim Locastro in the fifth.

He also had an RBI single in the seventh.

Needing a triple to complete the cycle, Pillar flied out to right in the eighth.

Ray gave up four runs in four innings. He is winless in his last four starts.

Nick Ahmed tripled leading off the fifth off Bumgarner and scored on Ildemaro Vargas’ sacrifice fly to close Arizona within 4-1.

The Giants broke the game open in the seventh. Mike Yastrzemski’s two-run double highlighted a six-run inning in which they sent 11 men to the plate and matched a season high for runs scored in an inning.

SELECTED

Diamondbacks ace right-hander Zack Greinke was selected to his sixth All-Star game.

EJECTED

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing a called third strike on Carson Kelly. The ejection was Lovullo’s first this season.

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Diamondbacks: RHP Taylor Clarke (2-3, 6.10 ERA) will pitch Tuesday’s series opener against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. He is 1-2 with an 8.61 ERA over his last six starts.

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