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The D-backs' second half began much the same way the first half ended - shaky pitching costing the team a lead, and eventually, the game, combined with some poor fundamentals.

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Arizona struck first, Paul Goldschmidt's sacrifice fly bringing home A.J. Pollock for our first tally of the second half in the bottom of the first. After San Francisco tied it, we scored two more in the third, on a David Peralta triple and another Goldschmidt sac. fly. The Giants pulled within one in the fifth, on a wild pitch from Ray, but he recovered to finish with his eighth strikeout of the night. He lasted just the five, and scattered eight hits, but walked none and was charged with two runs, both earned. It looked good for us, as a Chris Owings home-run and Aaron Hill RBI double gave us a 5-2 lead after six.

However, then the bullpen happened, in the shape of Enrique Burgos, who allowed three runs while retiring two batters in the seventh. That tied the game, which then remained scoreless into extras. Both sides had chances, not least the D-backs stranding a leadoff triple in the seventh by Peralta, but we also got two zeroes from Brad Ziegler, and Randall Delgado worked around a lead-off double in the 11th. But his failure to field a bunt and a Cliff Pennington error, led the Giants score the go-ahead run in the 12th, and though the D-backs got two hits and a walk in the bottom half, were not able to tie things up, losing their fourth in a row.