It took four tries but the Arizona Diamondbacks won their first series of 2014. They did it in a place where they have grown quite comfortable: extra innings. Tony Campana‘s RBI single in the top of the 10th inning propelled the D’backs to a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Even the short outing of Randall Delgado can not put a damper on a tremendous win.
Start with the speedy Campana, who has never been known for his bat going 4 for 6 in the leadoff spot. Cliff Pennington also received a start at shortstop and went 3 for 5 with a two-run single. Arizona trailed 5-4 entering the eighth inning when Campana hit a ground ball to Pablo Sandoval and the resulting throwing error allowed Gerardo Parra to score the tying run. The bullpen was not scored upon after the fifth inning with four pitchers allowing only two hits and three walks over the final five innings. J.J. Putz got the win and has still not allowed a run this season. Addison Reed pitched a spotless tenth for his third save.
The Diamondbacks return home for a three game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers.