McCarthy shines as D’backs edge Giants

Updated: September 8, 2013

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Brandon McCarthy tossed eight strong
innings to guide the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco
Giants in the third of a four-game set.

Just a night removed from nearly having a perfect game thrown against them,
the Diamondbacks pounded out 10 hits, with Paul Goldschmidt going 3-for-4 with
an RBI and a run scored, while Gerardo Parra had two hits and an RBI for the
Diamondbacks, who have won three of four.

McCarthy (4-9) gave up just six hits and a run with six strikeouts to win for
the second time in his past three starts.

On Friday, Yusmeiro Petit had a perfect game going through 8 2/3 innings, but
Eric Chavez punched a single to right with the count full to spoil Petit’s
chance at the record books.

Marco Scutaro had an RBI while Matt Cain (8-9) gave up both runs on eight hits
in 6 1/3 innings for the Giants, who have lost four of six.

San Francisco got on the board in the third inning as Brandon Crawford led off
with a single, moved to second on a sac bunt from Cain, and came home thanks
to Scutaro’s single.

Arizona, though, tied the game in the fourth. Goldschmidt led off with a
single and moved to second on Chavez’s walk. Three batters later, Parra
singled to right to tie the game.

In the fifth, the Diamondbacks went up 2-1 as Adam Eaton walked and
Goldschmidt followed with a triple.

San Francisco left a man on base in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, and
McCarthy set the team down in order in the eighth.

Brad Ziegler pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save of the season.

Game Notes

Arizona left nine men on base after going just 1-for-11 with runners in
scoring position, while San Francisco left five men on base … San Francisco
has won 11 of the 18 games with Arizona this season.