September 25, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning at AT

D-backs Beat Giants in Opener, 7-2


The Arizona Diamondbacks were able to put together a combination of timely hitting and a solid start by Josh Collmenter to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 in game one of a three-game series in San Francisco.

Arizona’s offense got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning when Paul Goldschmidt hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Adam Eaton from third and put the D-backs on top 1-0. They would add a second run when Aaron Hill scored off a wild pitch from Tim Lincecum.

Goldschmidt added to his big night in the top of the third inning when he launched a big three-run home run to deep left field to plate Aaron Hill and Miguel Montero to put the D-backs on top 5-0.

September 25, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Josh Collmenter (55) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT

The Giants would cut into the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Buster Posey doubled to left field to score Marco Scutaro and add San Francisco’s first run of the evening.

The Diamondbacks added another run in the top of the fifth inning when Paul Goldschmidt hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Aaron Hill. Justin Upton would score later in the inning off a wild pitch by San Francisco reliever Dan Runzler to add Arizona’s 7th run of the evening.

The Giants would add another run in the bottom of the eighth inning when Ryan Theriot doubled to left field to score Xavier Nady and cut the lead to 7-2.

That would be plenty of offense for Arizona starter Josh Collmenter who allowed only one earned run off two hits over five innings pitched. With the victory, he picked up his fifth victory of the season.

Arizona sends starter Wade Miley to the mound tomorrow for the second game of the three-game series.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/baseballcardguy Tom Lynch

    Collmenter is and will continue to be a valuable guy for the staff. Every good teams needs a spot start/long relief guy and he does a nice job in that position.