WATCH: Diamondbacks lose replay review, game

Posted: 5:17 PM, May 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-15 20:17:25-04

Manager Bruce Bochy successfully challenged to get a game-ending double play after Brandon Crawford singled in a run in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.

Bochy challenged that Rickie Weeks was safe at first base on what turned out to be a 4-6-3 double play. If the call had stood, the tying run would have scored from third. It was San Francisco's fourth double play of the game.

Arizona manager Chip Hale also challenged the final play, unsuccessfully contending that shortstop Crawford was off the bag.

Santiago Casilla escaped the trouble for his ninth save.

The Giants had just one hit -- Trevor Brown's home run -- through eight innings. But they opened the ninth with three singles off Brad Ziegler (1-2).

Hunter Strickland (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning to get the victory.

A walk and Brandon Drury's fourth single of the game put runners at first and third with one out in the ninth but pinch-hitter Weeks grounded to second on the play that ended the game.

The Diamondbacks fell to 5-16 at home.

The loss spoiled a big day for Rubby De La Rosa.

The Arizona starter allowed one hit in 6 2/3 innings but got no help from the sputtering Arizona offense, which scored six runs in the four games against the Giants.

De La Rosa struck out seven and walked four.

Matt Cain scattered seven hits but shut the Diamondbacks down on one run through seven innings. He struck out five and walked two in his second straight strong start but he remained winless (0-5) for the season.

The Diamondbacks lost in the ninth for the second game in a row. Buster Posey's two-run double in the ninth gave San Francisco a 5-3 win Saturday night.

The Diamondbacks' lone run came on Paul Goldschmidt's sacrifice fly. They had runners at third four other times, twice with one out.


Chris Herrmann, usually Arizona's backup catcher, started in center field for the first time in his major league career.

Herrmann last played center when he was with Class A Fort Myers against Palm Beach on April 21, 2010.

He is the first player to start at catcher and center field in the same season since the Tigers' Brandon Inge did it in 2008.

The move was made so Hale could shift Chris Owings to shortstop to replace Nick Ahmed, who is batting .175.


Giants: RHP George Kantos (right flexor strain) rejoined the team after four rehab outings for Triple-A Sacramento. He is expected to be activated on Tuesday.

Diamondbacks: LF David Peralta, who hadn't played in a week due to right wrist inflammation, was placed on the 15-day disabled list. To help fill the void, Arizona selected the contract of OF Michael Bourn from Double-A Mobile. Bourne, 33, was signed to a minor league contract on Tuesday. Bourn had a sacrifice bunt as a pinch hitter in the seventh.