Diamondbacks shut out Giants again 6-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Patrick Corbin pitched seven sharp innings and helped his own cause with an RBI single, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-0 on Saturday.
Ender Inciarte had three hits and two RBIs, while David Peralta and A.J. Pollock added three hits apiece for Arizona. The Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games against the defending World Series champs and five straight at AT&T Park.
Corbin (6-4) ended his own skid in San Francisco after going winless in four previous starts at the ballpark. The Arizona left-hander gave up five hits, struck out five and retired 16 of the final 18 batters he faced.
David Hernandez and Josh Collmenter combined for the final six outs to complete the Diamondbacks' second consecutive shutout in this series between the two division rivals.
Mike Leake (10-9) took the loss for San Francisco, which began the day 8 1/2 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. The Giants have lost three of their past four games.
Every Arizona starter had at least one hit, and the Diamondbacks had runners on base every inning.
Inciarte went into the game hitting .324 over his previous 10 games. He had an RBI single off Leake in the third to put Arizona up 3-0, then drove in Pollock with a single in the sixth when the Diamondbacks extended their lead to five runs.
Peralta, Chris Owings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also drove in runs for Arizona.
Leake gave up three runs and eight hits over three innings, his shortest outing since 2013. Leake has won only one of his seven starts since being acquired from Cincinnati in late July.
Matt Cain, the former San Francisco ace who hadn't pitched since Aug. 25 due to pain in his elbow, worked out of the bullpen for only the second time in his career and gave up a run in the sixth.
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt has been diagnosed with a concussion and isn't likely to be in the lineup for a few days. Belt was initially injured Tuesday while sliding into second base. He played the next day but was pulled out of Friday's loss to Arizona after complaining that he couldn't keep his focus. ''He showed symptoms last night and that's what we're treating him for,'' manager Bruce Bochy said.
Diamondbacks: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (9-9) will make his second start since coming off the disabled list. Hellickson beat the Giants at their waterfront ballpark earlier this season.
Giants: RHP Tim Hudson (7-8) pitches the series finale for San Francisco. Hudson continues to be bothered by his hip but has allowed only two earned runs over his previous four starts.