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Arizona outlast San Francisco in 12-inning victory


The San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford, left, forces out the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed at second base in the fifth inning of their game at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Thursday.

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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 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.

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


In New York, Lucas Duda got three more hits and New York overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s blast and Ichiro Suzuki’s scoring dive for their 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 in September last year.

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.


In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering Minnesota to their 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.


In St Louis, Missouri, John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings and Matt Carpenter doubled twice, helping St Louis over Milwaukee.

Lackey (1-0) gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked one.

St Louis took a 2-0 lead on two doubles and two singles in the sixth inning.

Carpenter doubled to right to begin the sixth inning. With one out, Matt Holliday hit a 3-2 pitch up the middle for a run-scoring single. Holiday stole second and went to third on Jhonny Peralta’s single. Mark Reynolds hit an RBI double to center, but Peralta was thrown out trying to score.

Brewers starter Mike Fiers (0-2) allowed seven hits in 5 2-3 innings.

In other results, it was:

‧ Nationals 5, Phillies 2

‧ Rays 4, Blue Jays 2

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