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Arizona Diamondbacks Still Can’t Solve Tim Hudson

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Sep 20, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

In four out of five games in San Francisco this season, the Arizona Diamondbacks shut out the Giants four times. Today, it was the home team that did the blanking for eight and a third innings. To no one’s surprise, it was Tim Hudson that did the honors. Only a David Peralta home run kept the Snakes from being held scoreless.

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In his final start against a team he has owned throughout his career, Hudson went six innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out three as the Giants won by a score of 5-1. The right-hander completes his lifetime numbers against Arizona with 11 wins in 16 starts with an ERA of around 2.20. Hudson’s final victim was Jeremy Hellickson who held the Giants without a run through the first five innings. In the sixth, Angel Pagan led off with a single and scored on a double by Alejandro De Aza. Randall Delgado relieved Hellickson and promptly walked Matt Duffy. That brought up Bustert Posey who proceeded to put the game out of reach with a three-run homer, extending San Francisco’s lead to 4-0.  Jarrett Parker singled in the bottom of the eighth inning to plate Duffy and end the Giants’ scoring for the day.

These two teams have now concluded their season series with the D-backs winning 11 games to 8. Arizona now heads to Los Angeles to play their final four games against the Dodgers.

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