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Buster Posey Homers, Drives In 3 In 3-2 Giants Win Over Diamondbacks

On alumni night for the Arizona Diamondbacks when they were wearing their old purple uniforms, Buster Posey had three hits, including a homer and two RBI, and the San Francisco Giants came away with a 3-2 win in Phoenix.

In the top of the first inning, San Francisco got on the board when Angel Pagan tripled to lead things off and scored on a groundout by Marco Scutaro.

In the fourth, Arizona could have taken a lead, but baserunning took a run away. Paul Goldschmidt reached base on an error with one out and then was thrown out trying to steal second while Justin Upton was hitting. Upton promptly homered to tie the game 1-1.

But in the top of the fifth, Wade Miley would lose another battle to Buster Posey. With two outs and Marco Scutaro on base, he homered on a 2-0 pitch to give the Giants the runs they would need. With a two-run lead, Giants starter Barry Zito would take the game into the seventh inning.

Zito pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up only the one run on six hits.

Arizona would get a run in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Paul Goldschmidt to get within one run, but in the bottom of the ninth they would run themselves into an out. Miguel Montero singled to lead off and was replaced by Tyler Graham to pinch run. Graham then got thrown out trying to steal. Sergio Romo retired the next two hitters to end the game.

Wade Miley took the loss for Arizona, allowing three runs in seven innings. His record is now 15-10 this season. Zito picked up his 12th win and Romo got his 11th save.

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