Yet another ninth inning comeback was wasted for the Giants, as the Diamondbacks prevailed 3-2 in extra innings on Wednesday afternoon.
Trailing 2-1, Brandon Crawford smacked a home run to right field with one out in the ninth to tie up the score. It was the second game in a row where a home run knotted things up in the ninth, as Brandon Belt did so on Tuesday.
However, with the strength of a walk and double off of Chad Gaudin, the Diamondbacks loaded up the bases with one out in the tenth. Javier Lopez allowed a sac fly to Wil Nieves, and Arizona took the lead.
Belt would hit a two out double to center in the bottom half, but Matt Reynolds got Joaquin Arias to bounce out, ending the game.
Madison Bumgarner’s hot start to the 2013 season continued on Wednesday afternoon. He pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed three hits and struck out seven while issuing only one walk.
Ian Kennedy matched Bumgarner’s zeros with seven zeros of his own for the majority of the game. Crawford’s fifth inning single broke up Kennedy’s no-hit bit, and his second his was a double that drove in the first run of the game in the seventh inning.
The Diamondbacks came right back in the top of the eighth with a run, then took the lead in the ninth thanks to a miscue by Angel Pagan. Pagan got a late break on a ball hit by Didi Gregorious, then was slow in getting it back into the infield, allowing Gregorious to take second base. Jose Mijares then allowed a single to Gerardo Parra that knocked in Gregorious.