Matt Duffy lined a 3-2 pitch right back up the box to drive in the winning run.
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) -
Matt Duffy's pinch-hit single in the ninth inning lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the rubber match of a three-game series on Wednesday.
Pablo Sandoval walked to begin the ninth off Addison Reed (1-6), Brandon Crawford singled two batters later and Brandon Belt followed with a walk that loaded the bases. A pinch-hitting Duffy then lined a 3-2 pitch right back up the box that scored Sandoval and Crawford for a 4-2 advantage.
Sergio Romo (6-4) worked the eighth to earn the win prior to Santiago Casilla tossing a scoreless ninth to nail down his 17th save of the season.
Postseason starting to shape up
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Three teams in, seven more to go.
The Los Angeles Angels were the first to join the postseason party on Monday and were joined by the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals on Tuesday, as both of whom clinched their respective divisions.
It was the first American League East title in 17 years for the O's, while the Nats secured their second National League West crown in three years. Los Angeles, meanwhile, could clinch the AL West as early as Wednesday.