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Crawfords 3 hits power Giants past Dbacks
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and came within a triple of hitting for the cycle, Jeff Samardzija overcame a shaky first inning to win and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Friday night.
Brandon Belt walked four times and scored for the Giants after earlier in the day being voted by fans to fill the final spot on the NL roster for next week’s All-Star Game.
Crawford homered, singled, walked and doubled. He hit his ninth home run of the season off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin (4-7) in the second, four pitches after Corbin twice threw inside to Buster Posey leading to the ejection of Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale was ejected in the fifth.
Jean Segura homered leading off the game for Arizona.
Samardzija (9-5) walked three and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings to win for the first time in four starts. The right-hander gave up two runs, both in the first inning. Samardzija also scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error after doubling leading off the fifth.
Three relievers completed the seven-hitter.
Things got chippy in the second after Segura was hit by a pitch from Samardzija with a runner at third.
Corbin responded by throwing inside to Posey on consecutive pitches in the bottom half of the inning. The second went behind Posey and nearly hit him in the back, causing home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott to warn both dugouts.
Bochy came out to argue and was ejected.
Crawford followed Bochy’s ejection with a tying two-run home run. He added an RBI single in the third, walked in the fifth and doubled in the seventh.
Hale was ejected after going to the mound to make a pitching change following Corbin’s bases loaded walk to Grant Green.
Corbin allowed five runs over 4 2/3 innings. The left-hander walked five with one strikeout.
Gregor Blanco hit a pinch-hit home run in the eighth for the Giants.
Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Grienke (left oblique strain) is feeling better but has not started playing catch. . INF Chris Owings (left foot plantar fasciitis) and OF David Peralta (low back sprain) took batting practice before the game.
Giants: OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) ran the bases and will continue with baseball activities throughout the weekend. . RHP Matt Cain allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings with Triple-A Sacramento. . 2B Joe Panik (concussion) took grounders and hit off a tee before the game.
Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (4-7) makes his third start against the Giants this season Saturday. Ray pitched six scoreless innings to win at AT&T Park on April 19.
Giants: RHP Jake Peavy (5-7) seeks his 18th career win against Arizona.