For the second game in as many days the Arizona Diamondbacks didn't waste any time putting numbers up on the board. Aaron Hill hit the club's third, first inning home run of the season and Chris Young doubled in Justin Upton to take a two-run lead.
The Giants battled back a few times over the course of the game but the D-backs never gave up the lead and won 5-4 for the second time.
Hill homered again in the second inning to build that lead to four but Dan Hudson wasn't quite in mid-season form as he gave up four runs of his own before leaving the game with a 5-4 lead in the seventh.
"He had great stuff. I just told myself to relax," Hill said.
The Giants did their damage in the fourth inning when big Pablo Sandoval crushed a ball to right that plated himself and Melky Cabrera. That shot cut the D-backs lead in half.
After another RBI double from Chris Young, the Giants used a pinch-hit, two-run homer from Brett Pill in the seventh to close the gap again.
We were left with a classic battle of the bullpens with the D-backs nursing a one-run lead for two and a third innings. Bryan Shaw did his job in the seventh and David Hernandez was lights out in the eighth. The Giants bullpen were just as good, holding the D-backs to just one run over four innings.
The game ended, as 45 others did last season, with a J.J. Putz ninth inning save.
Giant's starter Madison Bumgarner went just four innings, giving up four runs and two walks and those two home runs to the second baseman, Aaron Hill.
Daniel Hudson went 6.2 innings with five hits, four runs, four strikeouts and four walks. He also had two hits and scored a run.
"(Hudson) threw the ball fine. He threw his worst pitch of the game to Pill," Kirk Gibson said. "He gave us six and two-thirds innings. That's a great effort. Bryan Shaw came in and cleaned it up and David (Hernandez) and J.J. (Putz) threw the ball well today."
Josh Collmenter will face Matt Cain in the series finale on Sunday.