Longoria pinch single sends Giants up against Diamondbacks 3-2

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch hitter Evan Longoria hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday.

Brandon Crawford led the Giants eighth with a single against Luis Frias (1-1) and advanced to second on a fly ball passed by Cooper Hummel. One out later, Jason Vosler walked and another passed fly ball moved the runners to second and third.

Pinched hitter Wilmer Flores walked to load the bases and Reyes Moronta relieved Frias. Longoria’s single line on left scored the Giants’ first two runs after leaving 10 runners on base unscored through the first seven innings.

Camilo Doval pitched the ninth for his 26th save, allowing a run, a walk and a hit. He knocked out rookie Corbin Carroll to end it, throwing a 104mph throw to match his fastest of the season on Friday.

Jakob Junis (5-6), who entered the game with two outs in the third, allowed four hits and a run in 5 1-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

JD Davis had four hits for the Giants, including a solo homer off Mark Melancon in the right center pool area in the ninth.

Left-hander Scott Alexander opened for the Giants and allowed a hit in the first. Jarlin Garcia came in for second and had five outs before giving way to Junis.

Arizona’s Drey Jameson had his third good start since being recalled from Triple-A Reno. He went 5 innings 1-3, allowing five hits and no runs. He won his first two starts against San Diego and Los Angeles and has a 0.98 ERA in 18 1-3 innings to start his career.

Pavin Smith’s brace in the fifth scored Sergio Alcantara to give the Diamondbacks the lead. Smith also threw a run with a sacrifice fly against Doval.

Giants second baseman Ford Proctor, recalled from Triple-A on Saturday, recorded his first league hit on Sunday, a sharp left single in the seventh inning against Ginkel.

BUM STOPS HERE

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said before Sunday’s game that LHP Madison Bumgarner will not pitch again this season.

“He is in perfect health. We just have younger arms that we want to look at,” Lovullo said.

“He got it. Bum is a competitor, he wants to go out and work and help his team. He’s a good teammate. He got the reason.”

Bumgarner ends 2022 with a 7-15 record, 4.88 ERA in 30 starts and a 1.437 WHIP. The 33-year-old southpaw has two years left on a five-year, $85 million deal he signed in 2020 after 11 seasons with the Giants that included three World Series titles.

In his final start Thursday, Bumgarner went six innings and limited the Dodgers to one hit — Mookie Betts’ solo home run — in a 6-1 win at Los Angeles. It was Bumgarner’s first win since July 23, and Lovullo said a strong outing was a factor in his decision.

“I felt like ending the year on that and going into the offseason,” he said.

In three years with Arizona, Bumgarner is 15-29 with a 4.98 ERA after going 119-92, 3.13 at San Francisco. He was the NLCS and World Series MVP in 2014.

“It’s still a work in progress,” Lovullo said. “It will be Act 2 of his career. It was not a good year, you have to make some adjustments. He will make those adjustments.

LAST HOME MATCH

Sunday’s attendance at Chase Field was 25,389, for a total of 1,605,199 for last season, an average of 19,817 fans per game.

In 2019, the last season before COVID-19, the Diamondbacks drew 2,135,510, an average of 26,364 per game.

The Diamondbacks finished 40-41 at home. They were 32-49 at Chase Field last season.

NEXT

Giants: Off Monday. RHP Logan Webb (14-9, 2.93) starts Tuesday night at home against Colorado RHP German Marquez (8-12, 5.15).

Diamondbacks: Off Monday before starting an eight-game season-ending road trip against the AL West champion Astros. Houston RHPs Zach Davies (2-4, 4.03) and Lance McCullers (4-1, 2.38) will pitch Tuesday, and Cy Young contenders Zac Gallen (12-3, 2.46) and Justin Verlander (17-4, 1.82 ) are set to kick off Wednesday in Houston.

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