Cahill Dominant in 6-2 Victory

By Nicholas Valenzuela

Trevor Cahill did not allow a hit to the Giants until the seventh inning and controlled the division leaders as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Wednesday evening.

Arizona got off to a quick start offensively in the top of the first inning when Miguel Montero singled to center field to score Adam Eaton and put Arizona on top 1-0.

They would carry that lead into the top of the fourth inning when John McDonald singled to shallow left field to score Chris Johnson to extend Arizona’s lead to 2-0. The D-backs would add another run in the top of the seventh inning when Aaron Hill doubled to deep left field to score Adam Eaton. Hill would then score off an RBI single by Paul Goldschmidt to extend the lead to 4-0. The game would be busted wide open at 6-0 when Chris Johnson doubled to right field to score Goldschmidt and Montero.

The Giants would finally get on the board in the bottom of the seventh when Brandon Belt singled to right-center field to score marco Scutaro and Buster Posey to cut the D-backs lead to 6-2.

Unfortunately for the Giants, Trevor Cahill was spectacular for Arizona, allowing just two earned runs off two hits while striking out five hitters over 6.1 innings pitched. It was one of his most commanding outings of the season.

The D-backs have a day off today as they travel to San Diego to take on the Padres for a three-game set. Tyler Skaggs takes the mound for Arizona in game one of the series.