While the Giants turn to Madison Bumgarner as he tries to continue his strong start, they also hope star third baseman Pablo Sandoval has not aggravated an injury that nagged him during spring training.
With Sandoval's status uncertain, Bumgarner will try to help the visiting Giants build on their first victory in a week when he takes the mound Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.
San Francisco (14-12) snapped its season-high five-game skid with a 6-4 win at Chase Field on Monday, but Sandoval left with elbow discomfort. Sandoval, who had two hits with an RBI and is batting .327, was bothered by an elbow injury during spring training but has played in all but one game this season.
With or without him, the Giants should have some momentum. Brandon Belt homered and delivered a two-out, two-run tiebreaking single in the eighth to help the Giants end a slide that began with two straight home losses to the Diamondbacks (15-11) last week.
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