Casey Schmidt had four hits, including his second home run in his first three major league games and san francisco giants opened the four-match series against arizona diamondbacks With a 6-2 win on Thursday in Phoenix
Alex Cobb (3-1) pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings Giants, who led 2–0 before scoring four runs in the top of the ninth. The right-handed batter gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three.
Schmidt, who was promoted from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, also singled twice, doubled and scored three runs. He is 8-for-12 to start his career, tying Willie McCovey for most hits. Giants players in their first three matches
Schmidt gave Giants Taking an early lead with a two-run homer to left field in the second inning against Tommy Henry (1-1). The 443-foot blast landed in the second deck and scored by Michael Conforto, who was walking once.
Henry was lifted after giving up two runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out two and struck out two while throwing 97 pitches.
The D-Backs lost their third straight game and grounded into a three inning-ending double play.
Arizona had runners in the second corner before Cobb induced a double-play grounder from Gabriel Moreno.
Moreno bounced into another front-ending double play in the fifth against Cobb, who has given up a total of four runs over his last five overs, spanning 33 1/3 innings.
The D-Backs threatened again in the sixth inning after back-to-back two-out singles by Josh Rojas and Ketel Marte, but Cobb escaped a jam when Pavin Smith flied out to right field.
Tyler Rogers got Cobb with one on and one out in the eighth and quickly erased the baserunner when Marte grounded into a double play.
Schmidt started a four-run rally with an RBI double against José Ruiz in the ninth inning. Joey Bart followed with a run-scoring single, Schmidt scored on Lamonte Wade’s fielder’s choice grounder, and Bart crossed the plate on Bryce Johnson’s sacrifice fly.
Dominique Fletcher had three hits and helped Arizona avoid a shutout with a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth against Cole Waites.
– Field Level Media