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Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed had three hits

Ahmed's two-run homer capped a three-run fifth inning, and he led off the eighth with his 16th homer.


Reuters Last Updated at 05-08-2018 09:48:46 IST United States
Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed had three hits
  • Andrew McCutchen had five hits, including a homer and two RBIs, and Steven Duggar hit his first career homer for the Giants, who have lost two in a row after winning four straight. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed had three hits, including his second career two-homer game, and four RBIs, while Steven Souza Jr. doubled, tripled and drove in three runs as the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 9-3 at Chase Field on Saturday.

Ahmed scored three runs, Ketel Marte had two hits, including a homer, and Paul Goldschmidt also had two hits as the Diamondbacks won for the third time in four games and sixth time in their last eight.

Andrew McCutchen had five hits, including a homer and two RBIs, and Steven Duggar hit his first career homer for the Giants, who have lost two in a row after winning four straight.

Marte's two-run homer capped a five-run first inning as the Diamondbacks scored five runs in the first for the second consecutive game, the second time that has happened in franchise history. Arizona's only other time with back-to-back five-run first innings came against San Diego on May 19-20 of last season.

Marte also became the fourth player in franchise history with at least 10 homers and 10 triples in the same season, joining Stephen Drew, Steve Finley, and David Peralta.

Arizona right-hander Clay Buchholz (5-1) won his fourth straight start and fifth straight decision while giving up seven hits and two runs. He struck out eight, one short of a season high, and walked two. He has given up as many as three runs only once in his 10 starts.

San Francisco left-hander Andrew Suarez (4-7) gave up eight runs and ten hits, all the runs scoring with two outs. He struck out five and walked two.

Arizona got to Suarez early. Peralta singled and Goldschmidt walked before Souza's two-out triple made it 2-0 in the first inning. Ahmed singled in Souza, and Marte followed with his two-run homer for a 5-0 lead. It was measured at 465 feet, the ninth longest in the majors this season.

McCutchen hit his 12th homer of the season in the third inning to make it 5-1, and Duggar hit his first career homer in the fourth inning to bring the Giants within 5-2.

Ahmed's two-run homer capped a three-run fifth inning, and he led off the eighth with his 16th homer.

McCutchen doubled in a run in the ninth inning to close the scoring.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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