3:40 PM ET, April 3, 2014
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants ended their four-game series with Arizona the same way they opened it -- with a come-from-behind victory.
Angel Pagan hit a three-run home run in San Francisco's five-run eighth inning and the Giants beat Arizona 8-5 on Thursday in a game that was halted briefly in the top of the first due to a swarm of bees in the outfield.
Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homers and Arizona led 5-3 after seven, but the Giants teed off on reliever Will Harris (0-1) in the eighth to take three of four games from the Diamondbacks.
"We're just trying to be patient, not panicking when we're trailing on the scoreboard," Pagan said. "And it's been working. Everybody's putting the best at-bat possible for the next guy to get the job done. It happened to me in that at-bat."
Belt, who had no homers and just two RBIs in the spring, joined Barry Bonds, Willie Mays and Kevin Mitchell as the only Giants with three homers in the first four games of a season.
"I said before the season I would hit 74 home runs," he quipped. "So we'll see what happens."
Goldschmidt homered in the first inning off Tim Lincecum, his sixth homer in 21 career at-bats against the Giants right-hander.
"I'm going to start throwing underhand to him," Lincecum said. "I don't know, I've just got to figure out something."
Jean Machi (2-0) got one out for the victory.
Machi also got the win in the season opener.
Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 25 games, second-longest in franchise history. He also doubled to improve to 12 of 23 against Lincecum with 13 RBIs.
With a pair of season-opening losses to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia, Arizona has started the season 1-5.
Bronson Arroyo, sidelined most of the spring with a sore back, was lifted after 4 1/3 innings in his Diamondbacks' debut.
Pagan, who had three hits, homered on the first pitch after the Giants tied it at 5.
"It was down and over the plate," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "He is very aggressive and he smoked it."
With the Diamondbacks leading 5-3, Hunter Pence drew a one-out walk in the eighth and scored on Hector Sanchez's double. Pinch-hitter Buster Posey was walked intentionally and Michael Morse's pinch-hit single up the middle tied it. That brought up Pagan, who hit the first pitch into the swimming pool area in right field to put San Francisco on top.
Arizona's Aaron Hill had three hits, including an RBI double, and scored twice.
Belt's two-out homer off Arroyo in the first inning, his third in his first 14 at-bats this season, put the Giants up 1-0.
Hill singled with one out in the Arizona first to bring up Golsdschmidt, who hit the first pitch he saw into the pool area.
San Francisco tied it at 2-all in the fourth. Pablo Sandoval led off with a double down the left field line, advanced to third on Pence's single and scored on Sanchez's sacrifice fly to center.
Arroyo gave up a leadoff double to Pagan to start the fifth. Pagan took third on Gregor Blanco's sacrifice bunt and Arroyo's day was over. Left-hander Oliver Perez got Belt and Sandoval to pop out to end the threat.
Hicks' shot to left off Josh Collmenter with one out in the seventh cut the lead to 4-3. It was his fourth career homer, first as a pinch hitter.
Arizona added a run with two outs in the seventh, Hill doubling to the wall in left off Machi to score Gerardo Parra from first.
The Diamondbacks' franchise-record hitting streak is 30 games by Luis Gonzalez from April 11-May 18, 1999. ... The Giants play a weekend series with the Dodgers in Los Angeles, sending RH Ryan Vogelsong to the mound Friday night. LH Hyun-Jin Ryu goes for the Dodgers. Arizona opens a three-game series in Colorado Friday, going with RH Randall Delgado against Rockies RH Juan Nicasio.
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 03: Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona...(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|San Francisco leads 8-5 (as of Thu 4/3)|
|Mon 3/31||SF 9, @ARI 8||Recap|
|Tue 4/1||@ARI 5, SF 4||Recap|
|Wed 4/2||SF 2, @ARI 0||Recap|
|» Thu 4/3||SF 8, @ARI 5||Box Score|
|Tue 4/8||@SF 7, ARI 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/9||ARI 7, @SF 3||Recap|
|Thu 4/10||ARI 6, @SF 5||Recap|
|Fri 6/20||@ARI 4, SF 1||Recap|
|Sat 6/21||SF 6, @ARI 4||Recap|
|Sun 6/22||SF 4, @ARI 1||Recap|
|Fri 7/11||@SF 5, ARI 0||Recap|
|Sat 7/12||ARI 2, @SF 0||Recap|
|Sun 7/13||@SF 8, ARI 4||Recap|
|Sep 9, 2014||ARI (Collmenter) @ SF||10:15 PM ET|
|Sep 10, 2014||ARI (Nuno) @ SF (Vogelsong)||10:00 PM ET|
|Sep 11, 2014||ARI (Anderson) @ SF (Peavy)||3:45 PM ET|
|Sep 15, 2014||SF (Vogelsong) @ ARI (Nuno)||9:40 PM ET|
|Sep 16, 2014||SF @ ARI||9:40 PM ET|
|Sep 17, 2014||SF @ ARI||3:40 PM ET|
|Complete Schedule: Giants | Diamondbacks|
|1st||B Belt homered to right (368 feet).||1||0|
|1st||P Goldschmidt homered to right center (416 feet), A Hill scored.||1||2|
|4th||H Sanchez hit sacrifice fly to center, P Sandoval scored.||2||2|
|6th||M Trumbo homered to center (435 feet), A Hill scored.||2||4|
|7th||B Hicks homered to left (424 feet).||3||4|
|7th||A Hill doubled to deep left, G Parra scored.||3||5|
|8th||H Sanchez doubled to deep right, H Pence scored.||4||5|
|8th||M Morse singled to center, J Perez scored, B Posey to second.||5||5|
|8th||A Pagan homered to right center (404 feet), B Posey and M Morse scored.||8||5|
|View complete Play-By-Play|
|Stadium||Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ|
|Attendance||19,131 (39.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||64 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Pat Hoberg, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Chris Guccione|
- MLB Home
- AL East
- Baltimore Orioles
- Boston Red Sox
- New York Yankees
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Toronto Blue Jays
- AL Central
- Chicago White Sox
- Cleveland Indians
- Detroit Tigers
- Kansas City Royals
- Minnesota Twins
- AL West
- Houston Astros
- Los Angeles Angels
- Oakland Athletics
- Seattle Mariners
- Texas Rangers
- Photo Galleries
- Key Dates
- Top 100 prospects
- Ballpark rankings
- Free Agent Tracker
- Hall of 100
- ESPN Home Run Tracker
- All-time WAR
- World Series Timeline
- Postseason Classics
- NEW IN 2014
- Anatomy of a Pitch
- Aaron's 715: Live in 2014
- The Unwritten Canon, Revealed
- The Last Great Call(s)
- 1994: What could have been
- Pete Rose: 25 years in exile