SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -
San Francisco Giants
exactly what they needed Friday night.
Sanchez pitched into the seventh inning,
homered and San Francisco beat the
2-0 to end a six-game losing streak.
''Sometimes when you get into a streak like we were in, that is what it takes, the guy on the mound to pitch a great ballgame,''
said. ''That is what Sanchy did for us.''
Sanchez (1-1) allowed just two hits and struck out four in 6 2-3 innings to pin another difficult loss on
. Sanchez walked four but didn't allow a runner past second base.
''All the pitches were doing what they had to do and I was just getting ahead of hitters,'' he said. ''Sometimes I have it,
sometimes I don't. I felt strong. I was feeling good. I went out there and did what I had to do.''
finished the three-hitter. Wilson recorded the final four outs for his first save of the season.
Haren (0-3) struck out six and allowed just one run in six sharp innings, but remains winless in three starts. The Diamondbacks
have been shut out twice this season, both times with the hard-luck right-hander on the mound.
''I made a few mistakes throughout the way but there's not much more I could do,'' Haren said. ''I go out and I do my best
to stay confident every time out but it's tough. We're not playing well as a team and I'm 0-3. I'm not happy about it and
I'm not going to sugarcoat it and tell you guys, 'Hey oh well we'll get 'em next time.' I'm not happy. I'm 0-3. It doesn't
with two outs in the fourth and Torres hit his second career home run leading off the eighth for the Giants, who returned
to AT&T Park after going 0-6 on their first road trip of the year.
San Francisco struggled offensively during the trip and didn't exactly break out of the hitting slump against the Diamondbacks.
Sanchez, who was knocked out of his previous start after giving up five runs in 4 2-3 innings against San Diego, allowed a
leading off the game and a two-out double to
in the seventh but that was all.
He struck out
with two on to get out of the first, then kept the Diamondbacks off balance with a fastball that still registered 90 mph in
the seventh. He walked
after Upton's double but Affeldt got
to fly out to end the inning.
''(Haren's) a pretty good pitcher and I didn't think we were going to score a lot of runs and that's what happened,'' Sanchez
said. ''He did his job and pitched pretty good too.''
Haren allowed just one hit through three innings and faced the minimum 11 batters before Sandoval hit a two-out double down
the right-field line in the fourth.
Molina followed with a sharp single to left to drive in Sandoval and
singled to right to put runners at the corners before Haren struck out
to end the threat.
Torres hit a drive off
leading off the eighth for his first homer in the majors since Sept. 14, 2003.
Affeldt and Howry kept the Diamondbacks quiet until Wilson took over with a runner at third in the eighth. The closer struck
to end the inning but walked Young leading off the ninth.
then grounded into a 1-4-3 double play before Wilson struck out Upton to seal the win.
''It seems when we did hit balls hard it was right at people, but certainly not enough to put us in a position to win a game,''
said. ''Just not enough good at-bats to win a game.''
Notes: The Giants recorded their first shutout since a 1-0 win over the Dodgers on Sept. 21, 2008. ... Arizona SS
left in the fifth inning with tightness in his left hamstring and is day to day. ... San Francisco's
was seen by a doctor after being bothered by an upset stomach recently but nothing came out of it and the reigning NL Cy Young
Award winner is expected to make his scheduled start Saturday. ... RHP
rejoined his San Francisco teammates for the first time since getting hit in the head by
's line drive on April 9. Martinez, who suffered a concussion and three hairline fractures in his skull, has a black eye and
cannot begin his rehab for at least a month but is otherwise fine. ''I guess I'm lucky,'' Martinez said. ''I'm not dizzy.
I don't have any nausea. My vision's good so I'm feeling good.''