In a season that has been filled with so many losses, winning a series has been rare, but the San Francisco Giants took the series against Diamondbacks, winning 6-3 on Sunday.
Parker started the scoring with a two run home run in the second inning. Pence followed that up with a two run single in the third. Then, it was Hundley’s turn with a two run single in the fifth.
Samardzija went 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs, while striking out three and walking three. The Giants used four pitchers in the seventh inning, which ended with Albert Suarez getting A.J. Pollock to ground out, stranding runners at second and third.
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Suarez earned the save, getting the last seven outs of the game.
Pence now owns an eight game hit streak as the offense did enough to support Samardzija for the win.
Samardzija earned his seventh win of the season, but it was his bat flip double that was the highlight of the game for the Shark and led to teammate Ty Blach flexing to remind him that he hit a ball over the fence Thursday.
Buster Posey also stole a base today. In fact, he stole two. I think Andrew Baggarly summed it up best in a pair of tweets.
The Giants now host the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs for three games.