Paul Goldschmidt snapped out of his homerless streak in a big way tonight with a two-run home run as the D-backs beat the Giants 5-1 snapping their five game losing streak at Chase Field.
Despite giving up a solo home run to Melky Cabrera in the first inning, D-backs starter Patrick Corbin went seven strong innings giving up just three hits while striking out four.
“I wanted to attack the hitters a lot more (today). I knew our team was in a slump and we just needed to get this win and hopefully move forward,” Corbin said after his second win of the season.
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner only had 18 pitches through the first two innings but after that the D-backs managed to make him work and broke through during the fifth inning.
Willie Bloomquist started off the inning with a double. Miguel Montero knocked in Bloomquist for the lead with a double of his own after Brett Pill misplayed the ball and it somehow managed to get over his head just before the left field wall.
In the next inning AJ Pollock would hit a solo home run, the first of his major league career.
“I was just excited, a lot of emotion and getting the win was huge,” Pollock said.
David Hernandez came in the ninth and despite giving up a single locked down the win for the D-backs.
“It was great it feels good, had to wait a long time. We all like to shake hands at the end of the game,” Gibson said.
Tomorrow evening Trevor Cahill (2-3) will take the hill for the D-backs against Matt Cain (1-2). First pitch is at 5:10