Dominic Fletcher, the Arizona Diamonds9 hitter, had three hits and four RBIs in a 7-5 win Friday night over the San Francisco Giants at Phoenix
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THE Diamondbacks‘The three-fight losing streak was snapped
Fletcher’s two-time RBI reliever Jakob Junis (2-2) in the sixth inning broke a 4-4 tie. A ball passed by Blake Sabol allowed another point to score.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s RBI brace with two outs in the seventh increased Arizona’s lead to 7-4.
San Francisco responded in the eighth with an RBI double from Casey Schmitt.
Arizona’s closest, Miguel Castro, entered with one out in the ninth. He retired Thairo Estrada but JD Davis followed with a brace.
Castro got his second save when Joey Bart came out at second base.
Diamondbacks bench coach Jeff Banister served as interim manager with Torey Lovullo attending his son Connor’s graduation from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona
Banister flirted with the ejection in the bottom of the sixth, arguing that Christian Walker was ejected by plate umpire Alfonso Marquez.
Walker was cheering in the dugout after a call to first base umpire Ramon DeJesus, who ruled Nick Ahmed did not commit a bunt attempt.
Home runs accounted for the game’s first seven points.
San Francisco took a 3-0 lead against Arizona starter Ryne Nelson behind Joc Pederson’s two-run home run in the first and Michael Conforto’s solo shot in the second.
THE Diamondbacks tied the game late in the second on Fletcher’s three-run homer against San Francisco starter Ross Stripling
Evan Longoria, former member of the giantshomered with two outs in the third to put Arizona ahead 4-3
The game was tied again on JD Davis’ single with two outs in the fifth against Nelson who scored LaMonte Wade Jr., who had doubled down earlier.
Anthony Misiewicz (1-0) took the win in relief from Nelson, throwing a 1 1/3 no-hitter inning.