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San Francisco Giants
Eric Chavez’s first hit since coming off the disabled list Monday couldn’t have come at a better time. With two on and no outs in the ninth of a tie game Chavez looped a game-winning single to left-center to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants in front of 36091 at Chase Field on Saturday.
“Chavvy has been struggling a bit since he came back” Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. “He told me in BP ‘My swing just stinks right now.’ I said ‘It’s going to wake up tonight at the right time.’”
The win allowed Arizona to remain six games back of Cincinnati in race for the final NL Wild Card spot.
Willie Bloomquist led off the ninth with a single and moved to second on Adam Eaton’s sacrifice bunt. The Chase Field crowd roared as first baseman Paul Goldschmidt came to the plate but the Giants opted to walk Goldschmidt to get to Chavez who was 0 for 4 with a strikeout at that point in the game.
“You have to walk him there” Chavez said. “(The Giants) have been
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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have made winning late their m.o.If it were not so excruciating, it might even be enjoyable."It's just not a fun way to play baseball," Eric Chavez said after his single in the ninth inning Saturday night gave the D-backs a 4-3 win, their 12th walk-off victory and 30th in their last at-bat this season.
Chavez won the game with an opposite...
Eric Chavez hit the first pitch he saw in the ninth inning for a run-scoring single, sending the Arizona Diamondbacks to another walk-off victory, 4-3 over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
Arizona has had a knack for walking away with wins this season and pulled off another one against the Giants.
Willie Bloomquist opened the ninth with a single off Sandy Rosario (3...
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Eric Chavez hit the first pitch he saw in the ninth inning for a run-scoring single, sending the Diamondbacks to another walk-off victory, this one a 4-3 win over the Giants on Saturday night.
Arizona has had a knack for walking away with wins this season and pulled off another one against San Francisco.
Willie Bloomquist opened the ninth with a single off Sandy...
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After yielding two runs during his second complete game of the...
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For a long time, Arizona won just about every time the young left-hander was on the mound.
But the long season seems to be taking its toll.
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With perhaps some renewed confidence in his mechanics, Brandon McCarthy will try once again to aid the Arizona Diamondbacks' playoff push.
The right-hander seeks to build on his first win in three months Monday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.
McCarthy has often struggled through his injury-shortened season and had one of those miserable outings in Cincinnati on Aug...
Arizona got the leadoff hitter in the ninth inning and San Francisco had an open base with Paul Goldschmidt up next.
Instead of giving the NL RBIs leader a chance to end the game, the Giants decided to intentionally walk him and take their chances with Eric Chavez.
It didn't work.
Chavez lined the first pitch he saw from Sandy Rosario in the ninth inning for a game-ending...