Diamondbacks bring down the Giants 7-6


AP

SAN FRANCISCO — Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday.

Ender Inciarte singled to lead off the inning against Sergio Romo (0-1) and stole second base. After Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally walked with one out, Cliff Pennington popped out to short. Hill followed with a line shot into the gap in left-center to drive in both runners.

Randall Delgado (1-1), the eighth Arizona pitcher, retired six batters for the win.

Mark Trumbo, Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock homered for the Diamondbacks, who blew a three-run lead late before beating San Francisco for only the fourth time in the last 15 games.

Brandon Crawford homered to end an 0-for-23 slump for the Giants. San Francisco has lost seven straight.

Mets 7, Marlins 5 Lucas Duda got three more hits and New York overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s blast and Ichiro Suzuki’s scoring dive for its fifth straight win.

The Mets lost a replay challenge that took nearly six minutes, but posted their longest winning streak since May 2013.

Wilmer Flores hit a three-run homer that helped the Mets rally from a 3-0 deficit. Duda raised his average to .395.

Stanton hit his first home run since a fastball to the face ended his season last September.

Suzuki made a pair of headfirst dives into home plate on the same play, eluding catcher Travis d’Arnaud to make it 5-all in the seventh. Originally called out, Suzuki was ruled safe after a lengthy video review.

Jerry Blevins (1-0) got the win and Jeurys Familia closed for his fourth save. Mike Dunn (0-1) took the loss.

Twins 8, Royals 5 Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering Minnesota to its first series win this season.

Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1-3 innings.

Lorenzo Cain put the Royals in front with his two-run shot in the first inning, but starter Jason Vargas (1-1) gave up 10 hits and a walk, leaving in the fourth with a 5-3 deficit.

Cardinals 4, Brewers 0 John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings and Matt Carpenter doubled twice, helping St. Louis over Milwaukee.