The Diamondbacks have hit yet another rough stretch as they now have lost five straight games, following a four-game sweep at home to the San Francisco Giants.
The San Francisco Giants entered Chase Field looking to redeem themselves after being swept at AT&T Park by the Diamondbacks in a four-game series. The Giants did just that as they completed a four-game sweep of the Diamondbacks on Sunday with a 2-1 victory.
Game One: Johnny Cueto out-dueled Zack Greinke en route to a 4-2 victory. Joe Panik hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to extend the Giants lead to 4-1 and Javier Lopez picked up the save after Bruce Bochy pulled Santiago Casilla in the 9th inning.
Game Two: In another low-scoring affair, the Diamondbacks held a 1-0 lead entering the 6th inning before Panik hit his second home run of the series. Panik’s three-run bomb would be all the offense the Giants would need behind Jeff Samardzija.
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Game Three: Locked up in a 3-3 tie entering the 9th inning, Buster Posey took it upon himself to push the Giants ahead 5-3 with a two-run ground-rule double. Cory Gearrin picked up his second career save as he shut the Diamondbacks in the bottom half of the 9th.
Game Four: The Giants had just one hit (a Trevor Brown solo home run) entering the top of the 9th in a 1-1 ball game, but three singles opened up a 2-1 lead for the Giants. The Diamondbacks got runners on the corners with one out, but a debatable double-play cost Arizona a chance to knot the score.
The Diamondbacks fell to a 5-16 record at home and are now in last place (5.0 games behind the first place Giants) in the National League West with a 17-23 mark.
The Diamondbacks home-stand will continue through Wednesday as the New York Yankees visit Chase Field in a rematch of the 2001 World Series.