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Diamondbacks 0, Giants 1

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Pitcher’s duel in San Francisco this evening. Clay Buchholz and Madison Bumgarner pitched each other to a standstill this evening. Bucholz went seven innings, and wasn’t perfect by any stretch, but even when the Giants had opportunities, he shut them down and kept Arizona in the game all night long. A couple of well timed double plays helped him out, including one that erased a first inning lead off single from McCutcheon and then another in the second, helping him get out of a two on, no out situation in the second. Even though he got the no decision tonight, he still left the game with a very respectable line of 7 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, with zero runs on the evening.

Unfortunately, Bumgarner was just as good and lucky, plus the Diamondbacks didn’t make it too terribly hard for him either. He gave them multiple base runners in a few different innings, but every time the Dbacks found a way not to score. The worst situation, though, actually came after Bumgerner had left the game in the eighth, when Ahmed ran through a stop sign at third, only to be thrown out at the plate, ending the inning.

It all came down to the ninth inning. Zeigler got the first out, but then gave up two consecutive base runners. He was pulled in favor of Diekman, who threw one pitch and gave up a walk off hit. Full recap to follow