September 3, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) celebrates as he is batted in for the game winning run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the tenth inning at AT

D-backs Lose Heartbreaker in Extras

The Arizona Diamondbacks (66-70) weren’t able to hold a late lead and lost 9-8 to the San Francisco Giants (77-58) in 10 innings on Monday afternoon.

San Francisco got off to a quick start in the bottom of the first inning when Buster Posey doubled to deep right field to score Marco Scutaro and put the D-backs on top 1-0. They added a couple more runs when Hunter Pence tripled to deep right field to score Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey and extend the Giants’ lead to 3-0. They added a fourth run when Hector Sanchez reached first off an infield single to third base, scoring Pence from third.

The D-backs would cut into that lead in the top of the fifth inning when Chris Johnson homered to left field to score Miguel Montero and cut the lead to 4-2.

Arizona would explode in the top of the sixth inning, which started when Paul Goldschmidt hit a ground rule double to deep left field to score Justin Upton and cut the lead to 4-3. The D-backs would tie the score up at 4-4 when Chris Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Jason Kubel from third base. Willie Bloomquist would put Arizona on top at 5-4 when he singled to left field to score Paul Goldschmidt. They would add a couple more runs off of a Chris Young and Aaron Hill RBI singles to put Arizona on top 7-4.

Pablo Sandoval would cut the Arizona lead to 7-5 with an RBI single to right-center field to score Angel Pagan. Justin Upton would strike right back and hit an RBI single to right field to score Ryan Wheeler and put Arizona back on top 8-5.

Unfortunately for Arizona, the rest of the offense for the evening would come courtesy of the San Francisco Giants. They added a couple runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off of a Brandon Crawford RBI double and Brandon Belt RBI single to cut the lead to 8-7.

Buster Posey would tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning when he hit an RBI double to deep left field to score Marco Scutaro. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Marco Scutaro would be the hero for San Francisco when he hit an RBI single to left field to score Brandon Crawford and give the Giants a walk-off win at 9-8.

Arizona will send Ian Kennedy to the mound tomorrow in game two of the series. D

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