ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Diamondbacks hold on for win, eliminate Giants from playoff contention

Oct 1, 2022, 4:45 PM | Updated: 7:22 pm
Sergio Alcantara #43 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a two-run RBI double against the San Francisc...
Sergio Alcantara #43 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a two-run RBI double against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the seventh inning at Oracle Park on October 01, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Alcántara had a pair of two-run doubles for Arizona in the Diamondbacks’ 8-4 win over San Francisco which eliminated the Giants from postseason contention on Saturday.

Christian Walker went 3 for 5 with an RBI double, finishing a homer shy of hitting for the cycle, for Arizona.

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said Walker is “in a really good spot offensively.”

“I think he’s got an all-field approach and he can change mentalities,” Lovullo said. “He can drive baseballs, he can stay on it and deliver clutch base hits like he did today.”

Josh Rojas added two RBIs and Cooper Hummel had a sacrifice fly for Arizona. Jordan Luplow had three hits.

J.D. Davis and Mike Yastrzemski homered for San Francisco, which ended its five-game winning streak. The Giants have won 10 of their last 12 games.

“I think the fight this team has shown, particularly in September, was really, really impressive,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “Today was disappointing. We didn’t play our best baseball. I think that was pretty clear. But I think even in a game that wasn’t a quality game for us, we were still fighting at the end of that game.”

Drey Jameson (3-0) won for the third time in his fourth career start, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked two.

“I’m definitely OK with the outcomes of the last four outings I’ve had up here,” Jameson said. “I personally don’t like giving up runs. I personally don’t like giving up hits. So there’s obviously a lot of work that can still be done to limit that. But what’s happened, I’m pleased with it.”

Scott Alexander served as an opener for the Giants, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings.

Jakob Junis (5-7) followed with 4.2 frames, surrendering four runs on eight hits to take the loss. He struck out four and walked two.

Thairo Estrada put San Francisco ahead in the third inning with an RBI fielder’s choice.

Arizona responded with three runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Rojas and Alcántara’s first two-run double.

Davis homered to center in the sixth to bring San Francisco within one, but the D-backs erupted for five runs in the seventh, capped by Alcántara’s second two-run double.

Yastrzemski homered to right in the eighth. Ford Proctor added a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

THE BIG 2-0

Estrada stole his 20th and 21st bases of the season, becoming the first Giants player to steal at least 20 bases since Hunter Pence had 22 in 2013.

Rojas stole his 22nd base for Arizona.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks 3B Emmanuel Rivera was a late scratch after an MRI revealed a small fracture in his left wrist. He will miss the rest of the season.

UP NEXT

RHP Zach Davies (2-5, 4.18 ERA) starts Sunday’s series finale for Arizona. He has lost four straight decisions since his last win on May 13. San Francisco has not announced a starter.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. on ESPN 620 AM / 98.7 FM HD-2.

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Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Josh Rojas (10) throws to first for a double play against San Francisco Giants' David Villar, foreground, during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants shortstop Thairo Estrada throws to first on a ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Luplow reached first on Estrada's throwing error. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants third baseman David Villar fields a ground ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker before throwing to second to force out Jordan Luplow during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Josh Rojas throws to first for an out on San Francisco Giants' LaMonte Wade Jr. during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants' Thairo Estrada hits a ground ball to Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Buddy Kennedy, who threw to second to force out LaMonte Wade Jr. during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Estrada reached first and Joey Bart scored from third on the play. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks' Sergio Alcántara hits a two-run double against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks' Cooper Hummel (21) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the San Francisco Giants on a double by Sergio Alcántara during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker, left, celebrates with Corbin Carroll, foreground, after scoring against the San Francisco Giants on a sacrifice fly by Josh Rojas during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jakob Junis, left, tags out Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow (8) at third after fielding a ground ball hit by Josh Rojas during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Rojas reached first on the play. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. catches a popup by Arizona Diamondbacks' Stone Garrett during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants left fielder Jason Vosler is unable to catch a double by Arizona Diamondbacks' Corbin Carroll during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants' J.D. Davis heads to the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants' David Villar strikes out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants' J.D. Davis runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants right fielder Joc Pederson is unable to catch a two-run double by Arizona Diamondbacks' Sergio Alcántara during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow (8) celebrates with Josh Rojas (10) after scoring against the San Francisco Giants on a double by Christian Walker during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks' Sergio Alcántara (43) reacts after hitting a two-run double against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants right fielder Joc Pederson is unable to catch a two-run double by Arizona Diamondbacks' Sergio Alcántara during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker (53) hits an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski, right, celebrates with third base coach Mark Hallberg (91) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Sergio Alcántara fields a ground out hit by San Francisco Giants' Thairo Estrada during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks outfielders Corbin Carroll, from left, Daulton Varsho and Jake McCarthy celebrate after the team's 8-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly (18) and relief pitcher Reyes Moronta celebrate after the team's 8-4 victory against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

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