Posted April 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt hit first-inning home runs off Tim Lincecum and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened defense of their NL West title with a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday. Ryan Roberts' two-run double broke a sixth-inning tie as Arizona defeated Lincecum (0-1) for the fourth time in a row. Ian Kennedy (1-0) allowed three runs on nine hits in 6 2-3 innings to beat the Giants for the fourth straight decision. Pablo Sandoval's RBI double with two outs in the ninth pulled the Giants within a run. But J.J. Putz got Buster Posey on a grounder to earn the save. Melky Cabrera hit a two-run homer in his first game for San Francisco after coming over in a trade with Kansas City. Posey, the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, singled twice. The young star catcher also walked in his first game back after the brutal left leg injury sustained in a home plate collision last May 25 with Florida's Scott Cousins. After having to watch the Diamondbacks celebra...
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