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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Aaron Hill had a career-high five hits and Jason Kubel tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants 8-6 on Tuesday night.
The first-place Giants used 11 pitches, matching a major league record for extra-inning games. They remained 4 games ahead of Los Angeles in the NL West because the Dodgers also lost at home in extra innings, to San Diego.
Hill drove in two runs and was a triple shy of his third cycle this season. John McDonald also had two RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who ended a three-game skid.
Brandon Belt had three hits, including a two-run homer, for San Francisco. Pablo Sandoval knocked in two runs but the Giants had their three-game winning streak stopped.
Josh Collmenter (4-3) pitched two innings for the win.
Hill opened the 11th with a single off George Kontos (1-1) and scored on Kubel's one-out triple to right off Javier Lopez. After an intentional walk to Paul Goldschmid...
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