MLB Game Recap - Arizona at San Francisco
Sun Sep 6, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

NYY
1
BAL
5
F
MIA
4
TB
5
F(10)
PHI
1
NYM
14
F
WSH
3
ATL
10
F
MIL
1
CLE
4
F
CIN
2
PIT
3
F
TOR
10
BOS
8
F
CHW
8
KC
2
F
DET
10
MIN
8
F
ARI
2
SF
4
F
TEX
3
SEA
4
F
SD
5
OAK
3
F
HOU
5
LAA
9
F
STL
7
CHC
3
F
COL
7
LAD
6
F

September 6, 2020 4:05 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Arizona (15-26)

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

8

0

San Francisco (20-21)

0

0

1

0

0

2

1

0

x

4

10

0

W: Baragar (5-1)

L: Young (1-3)

S: Rogers (3)

ARI - HR: Locastro (1)

SF - HR: Belt (7) , Tromp (3) , Solano (3)

Solano's two-run blast keys Giants victory over Arizona
Sun Sep 6, 2020 8:38 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Donovan Solano hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Sunday.

Brandon Belt and Chadwick Tromp also went deep for the Giants, who improved to 7-2 against the Diamondbacks this season.

"It's nice to know that up and down the lineup right now we have some guys that can do some damage," Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's encouraging what we've seen our guys do over the course of the last two or three weeks."

Solano, who got off to a scorching start at the plate this season, came in hitting just .216 over his past 12 games. But he went 3-for-3 Sunday with a double and single to go along with his third homer.

He hit a first-pitch sinker from Alex Young (1-3) in the sixth for a two-run shot to left that erased a 2-1 San Francisco deficit.

Belt came off the bench to deliver a pinch-hit solo shot in the seventh to extend San Francisco's lead to 4-2 and continue his torrid streak at the plate.

He's hitting .491 (27 for 55) over his past 19 games.

"He's been amazing, like nothing I've ever seen," Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson said. "He's always a guy you fear, always a guy you fear to either walk or hit a ball hard, and he's just doing it at an unbelievable rate right now."

Tromp, drawing the start behind the plate, homered in the third to cut the Giants' deficit to 2-1.

San Francisico starter Johnny Cueto steadied himself after a shaky first inning and held the Diamondbacks to two runs over 5 2/3 innings. Both runs came in the first, including Tim Locastro's homer to lead off the game.

Arizona advanced a runner as far as third base in just two other innings after the first.

Cueto escaped the fifth unscored upon after putting runners on the corners with no outs. He got a lift from first baseman Wilmer Flores, who fielded a safety squeeze bunt attempt from Locastro and nailed Nick Ahmed at the plate.

"We had a chance to really blow that game open, there's no doubt about it," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said.

San Francisco's bullpen turned in terrific work in support of Cueto, as Caleb Barager (5-1), Jarlin Garcia and Tony Watson bridged the gap to Tyler Rogers, who notched his third save.

DEFENSE SHINES

Dickerson and Darin Ruf each turned in excellent catches in left field that they had to leave their feet for.

Asked about them after the game, Kapler replied: "It's interesting you bring those two guys up. They are viewed as offensive-first, but nobody on our team takes their defense more seriously than those two guys."

ROSTER MOVES

Arizona recalled INF Wyatt Mathisen from its alternate training site and optioned RHP Artie Lewicki. It's the first major league call-up for Mathisen, 26. . San Francisco recalled RHP Rico Garcia from its alternate training site and optioned LHP Andrew Suarez.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: LHP Caleb Smith, scratched from an outing Saturday at Arizona's alternate training site because of mid-body soreness, threw in a game Sunday instead.

Giants: LHP Drew Smyly (sprained left index finger) and RHP Jeff Samardzija (inflammation in pitching shoulder) both came out of Saturday's simulated games feeling OK. Manager Gabe Kapler said Samardzija could be brought back as a starter or a long reliever.

UP NEXT

Zac Gallen (1-0, 1.80 ERA) starts Monday's series finale and will look to extend his Major League record streak of 23 games to start a career with three or fewer earned runs allowed (all starts). The Giants' Kevin Gausman (2-2, 4.43 ERA) has won two of his past three starts.

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Pitchers of Record

Arizona IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
A. Young (L, 1-3) 5.1 7 3 0 3 5.06 1.313
San Francisco IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
C. Baragar (W, 5-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
T. Rogers (S, 3) 1 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.000

Batting Leaders

Arizona AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
K. Calhoun 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.7
T. Locastro 4 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 1.0
San Francisco AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
D. Solano 3 3 1 1 2 1 7 0 7.3
B. Belt 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 4.0

Team Comparison

ARI SF
At Bats 33 32
Hits 8 10
Batting Average .242 .313
On Base Percentage .297 .353
Slugging Percentage 0.364 0.719
Doubles 1 4
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 1 3
Total Bases 12 23
Walks 3 2
Strikeouts 13 3
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 8 6
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 0/7 1/7
Double Plays Fielded 5 3
Errors 0 0

2020 Regular Season - SF Leads Series 7-2

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Aug 21 ARI 2 @ SF 6 L. Webb R. Ray
Sat Aug 22 ARI 1 @ SF 5 T. Anderson M. Grace
Sun Aug 23 ARI 1 @ SF 6 C. Baragar L. Weaver
Fri Aug 28 SF 4 @ ARI 7 Z. Gallen T. Anderson
Sat Aug 29 SF 5 @ ARI 2 J. Garcia L. Weaver
Sun Aug 30 SF 4 @ ARI 1 T. Watson S. Crichton
Fri Sep 4 ARI 6 @ SF 5 T. Bergen T. Anderson
Sat Sep 5 ARI 3 @ SF 4 C. Baragar M. Bumgarner
Sun Sep 6 ARI 2 @ SF 4 C. Baragar A. Young

Game Information

Stadium: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 2:52
Weather: 88F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?