Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/13/12

PHOENIX -- Melky Cabrera finished the road trip just like his San Francisco Giants, at .500.

The left fielder tied a career high with four hits while continuing his season-long assault on Arizona pitching, and the Giants broke even on their six-game trip while getting a season-high 14 hits Sunday in a 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Cabrera was 13-for-26 with four RBI on the trip that started in Los Angeles, and he is 13-for-30 with five RBI against the Diamondbacks in six games this season.

"He's on fire," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's a good hitter. He had a breakout year last year. We're excited to have him, believe me.

"He's a smart hitter. He can go with the pitch, and he can hit the ball out of the ballpark, too. He put up some quality at-bats today (and) all season."

Cabrera drove in one run and scored twice Sunday, and Brett Pill hit a two-run home run as San Francisco won a series against Arizona for the first time in five tries. The Giants (17-17) broke a nine-game losing streak to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Barry Zito (2-1), who kept the Diamondbacks off-balance with a variety of off-speed stuff, gave up three runs and five hits in six innings for his first victory over Arizona since June 10, 2009. He had given up 16 earned runs in 16 2/3 innings in five appearances against the Diamondbacks since.

"I was kind of in and out today. It wasn't a great day for as far as stuff goes, but the curveball bailed me out a couple times," Zito said.

San Francisco got 10 hits in five innings off Arizona left-hander Joe Saunders, who fell to 0-4 in five starts against the Giants, all in the last two years.

"I threw some good pitches, they just found holes. All you can do is make your pitches, and whatever happens, happens," said Saunders, who has given up 12 earned runs in his last 8 1/3 innings.

Gregor Blanco had two singles and three RBI, and Angel Pagan and Hector Sanchez had two hits. All but two of the Giants' hits were singles.

Arizona left fielder Jason Kubel had three hits and two RBI, and A.J. Pollock doubled home a run and walked twice.

The Diamondbacks (15-20) lost for the ninth time in 12 games. They have the same record they did after 35 games last season, when they won the division by eight games. They have lost five straight home series for the first time since June 2006.

"It was a tough week," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "It was a tough homestand. Got our butts kicked. Didn't have very good execution again. Anywhere."

Brandon Crawford doubled into the left-center gap with one out in the third inning, the first baserunner off Saunders, before scoring on Blanco's two-out single. Joaquin Arias and Cabrera followed with singles for a 2-1 lead. Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Blanco's two-out, two-run single in the top of the fourth made it 4-1 before RBI doubles by Pollock and Kubel cut the deficit to 4-3 with two outs in the last of the inning. The Diamondbacks did not get another hit.

Pill's homer in the fifth, after a Cabrera single, made it 6-1, and Sanchez singled home a run in the seventh.

Arizona left the bases loaded in the first inning and two on in the second against Zito, who gave up two hits, walked three and hit a batter in the first two innings before settling down with 1-2-3 innings in three of his last four.

"I was encouraged I was able to close the door on them after they scored again. They were fighting to get back into the game," Zito said.

NOTES: The Giants activated left-hander Jeremy Affeldt and recalled second baseman Charlie Culberson from Class AAA Fresno before Sunday's game. Affeldt, who pitched a scoreless eighth, had been on the disabled list with a right knee sprain suffered when his knee buckled as he hugged his son. Culberson, 23, singled in the fifth inning for his first major league hit. He was hitting .280 with 11 doubles, five home runs and 24 RBI for Fresno. The Giants designated left-hander Travis Blackley for assignment and optioned third baseman Conor Gillaspie to Fresno to make room on the roster. ... Sergio Romo wore pink shoes in his ninth-inning appearance as a tribute to Mother's Day. ... Arizona will play NL West-leading Los Angeles for the first time this season in a two-game series that begins Monday at Dodger Stadium. ... Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (1-2) will make his fifth career start against Colorado when the Giants open a two-game series at AT&T Park on Monday. Vogelsong was 4-0 with a 1.01 ERA in four starts against the Rockies last season.

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