Anderson pitches D'backs past Giants
SAN FRANCISCO — Chase Anderson lost his no-hit bid when he got hit on the right calf by Buster Posey's sharp comebacker with one out in the seventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Friday night.
Anderson grimaced in pain after the ball ricocheted off his leg and rolled toward the third-base line, leaving the Diamondbacks without a play on Posey's infield single. But the right-hander finished the inning and outpitched World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner as the Giants lost their sixth straight home game.
Anderson (2-1) struck out two, walked one and plunked No. 7 hitter Matt Duffy twice before giving way to Daniel Hudson in the eighth.
Backed by Ender Inciarte's second-inning RBI single, Anderson snapped a three-start winless stretch since his previous victory May 20 at Miami.
Arizona didn't allow a runner past second and held on while outhitting San Francisco 11-2.
Three days after rookie Chris Heston pitched a no-hitter against the Mets in New York, the Giants were on the other end of a no-hit bid for much of the night. Joe Panik had his 15-game hitting streak snapped.
Bumgarner (7-3) allowed nine hits for his second-highest total of the season but lost for only the second time in his last 12 starts against Arizona. He struck out seven and walked three in eight innings, losing for the first time in six starts overall.
Bumgarner traveled back with the team on the overnight flight from New York despite manager Bruce Bochy and pitching coach Dave Righetti advising him to travel ahead of time. The team landed about 4:30 a.m. and reported later than usual to the ballpark Friday afternoon.
"He's hard-headed," Bochy said of his ace left-hander.
Matt Duffy hit a leadoff single against Hudson in the eighth and advanced on a wild pitch. He was tagged out at third in a rundown after pinch-hitter Casey McGehee's grounder.
Brad Ziegler worked a perfect ninth for his seventh save as the Diamondbacks won for the fourth time in the last five against San Francisco.
Bumgarner loaded the bases with two outs in the first on back-to-back singles by Paul Goldschmidt and Yasmany Tomas and a walk to Aaron Hill.
Left fielder Nori Aoki threw out Goldschmidt at the plate to end the third and save a run.
Aoki lined into an inning-ending double play in the third.
Bochy reiterated again how frustrated he is that the Giants had to play a night game at the Mets on Thursday before flying cross-country. He hopes the players' union will take a stand regarding the schedule.
The Giants annually have among the highest total of air miles traveled.
"I think we're dropping the ball here," Bochy said, noting the risk for injury. "Hopefully we'll fix this. I certainly don't think ticket sales should play a part in it."
Diamondbacks: After the game, Arizona announced RHP Josh Collmenter is being moved to the bullpen and RHP Allen Webster will be called up from Triple-A Reno to start today against San Francisco. Collmenter (3-6) originally was scheduled to start the game.
Giants: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (4-4) looks for his first win against Arizona this year and just the fourth of his career in 17 starts.