PHOENIX (AP) — Austin Slater hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, Mike Yastrzemski also had a two-run shot and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Saturday night.
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Arizona went up 5-4 on David Peralta’s bloop single in the fifth inning, but Slater fouled off a couple of good pitches from Ryan Buchter (0-2) before hitting a 463-foot homer to center.
San Francisco has scored 214 of its 405 runs (52.8%) of its runs this season on homers.
Dominic Leone (2-0) struck out two in the seventh inning and Jake McGee worked a perfect ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances, improving the Giants to a majors-best 52-30. San Francisco overcame a season-high three errors.
Nick Ahmed hit a two-run homer for last-place Arizona, which has lost six of seven.
Diamondbacks starter Jake Faria allowed a run in four innings against St. Louis on June 28 in his first big league start since 2018. The right-hander escaped a jam in the first inning against the Giants, but couldn’t wriggle out of trouble in the third.
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Yastrzemski hit his 12th homer, a two-run shot, followed by Brandon Crawford’s run-scoring triple and Donovan Solano’s RBI single.
Giants starter Sammy Long couldn’t hold the lead.
Asdrubal Cabrera and Christian Walker each had run-scoring singles in the third inning, and Ahmed tied it at 4 with a two-run homer just over the wall in right in the fourth.
Giants: 3B Evan Longoria played catch before the game as he works his way back from a left shoulder sprain. He could be back by late July. … RHP Logan Webb (right shoulder strain) is scheduled to throw at Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday. … INF Tommy La Stella (left hamstring strain) could go on rehab assignment during the All-Star break.
Diamondbacks: RHP Zac Gallen was placed on the 10-day injured list after leaving Friday’s game in the third inning with strained right hamstring. Arizona selected the contract of C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Reno to take his roster spot.
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San Francisco RHP Anthony Scalafini (8-3, 2.91 ERA) will face Arizona LHP Caleb Smith (2-4, 3.08) in the series finale Sunday.