The San Francisco Giants have reached the .500 mark for the first time since August 2nd when they were 5-5. Their offense was stiffed until the bottom half of the 6th inning when Pablo Sandoval led off with a walk. Sandoval made his first start at 3rd base of 2020 today because Evan Longoria sat out with a sore glut. Once Sandoval walked, Joey Bart singled and both runners advanced a base with a wild pitch from Zac Gallen. Mauricio Dubon and walked to load the bases with 0 outs and Mike Yastrzemski singled in pinch runner Daniel Robertson to tie the game at 1-1. Darin Ruf singled in Bart and Dubon to continue the hitting carousel and the Giants went up 3-1 then Donovan Solano had a base knock of his own to load the bases, still with 0 outs. Brandon Belt walked to score another run as the Giants hung a 4 spot to take a 4-1 lead. Yazstrzemski and Ruf each had a pair of base hits to lead the club that finished with 6 total with a double from Ruf. Alex Dickerson exited the game after fouling a ball off his leg and Ruf replaced him. Kevin Gausman picked up the win after 6 innings of 2 hit ball with 1 run allowed and struck out 9 batters with 3 walks. Today's win gave the Giants a series win and they took the season series 8 games to 2 losses.
The Arizona Diamondbacks lost the series and their bats were silenced once again to Giants pitching. Zac Gallen took the first loss of his season going 5 innings and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, he struck out 6 batters while giving up 2 walks. Daulton Varsho walked with 1 out in the top of the 3rd and went to 2nd after Carson Kelly singled then Josh Rojas walked to load the bases for Arizona. Ketel Marte came up with the bases loaded and 1 out, but grounded out to give the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead. Marte was a .275 hitter for his career with 2 grand slams under his belt. David Peralta went yard with his 3rd home run of the year in the top of the 9th but the Arizona offense was shutdown, with 3 hits on the evening. They were 0-7 with 7 runners left in scoring position.