SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Kevin Gausman had two singles and five uneven innings in his first start after the birth of his daughter, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 on Wednesday night.
Buster Posey had two hits, including his 15th home run. LaMonte Wade Jr., Brandon Crawford and Alex Dickerson also pulled her out of the park for San Francisco.
The Giants had their fourth win and are 73-41, their second-best all-time record in 114 games of the era at San Francisco. In 1993, the team finished with 103 wins, and with 114 it was 76-38.
Ketel Marte hit two singles for Arizona, which is 2-14 against the Giants this season. The Diamondbacks have lost nine of their last 11 games and are the first team in the majors with 80 losses.
Gausman (11-5) wasn’t fine on the mound and matched his four-walk record of the year, but he beat the Diamondbacks for the fourth time this season. The Giants ace struck out five and allowed four hits and two runs, one of them earned.
Jose Alvarez, Dominic Leone, Tony Watson and Jarlin Garcia retired three batters each to complete a six-hit ball game.
The loss went to Merrill Kelly (7-9) with 11 hits and five TDs against in five innings of work.
For the Diamondbacks, Ketel Marte 5-2. Venezuelans Asdrúbal Cabrera 4-0; David Peralta 3-0, with an RBI.
For the Giants, the Venezuelan Wilmer Flores 4-1.