Any concern that the Arizona Diamondbacks were going to have a let down or perhaps suffer hangover effects from their celebration the previous night were quickly nullified. The D-backs pounced on the Giants in the first inning and knocked San Francisco starter Eric Surkamp out of the game before the frame was over.
The offensive explosion spotted Ian Kennedy to a 6-1 lead which was far more than he needed to carry the team to a leisurely victory. Kennedy finished with five hits and two runs allowed six innings of work. Kennedy added his own bat to the party with a two-run double.
The scoring kicked off with a Ryan Roberts single which plated two of the three runners who had walked ahead of him. It was all down hill from there for a Giants pitching staff that played like their season is over...which is pretty much is.
The Diamondbacks rout was led by Gerardo Parra's four RBI night with Roberts knocking in three. Parra got the start in right field in place of Justin Upton who was given the day off. Catcher Henry Blanco also say action in place of Miguel Montero and contributed an RBI triple to the cause.
The Diamondbacks remain one game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the race for home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
The game was delayed for almost 30 minutes in the seventh inning when the lights at Chase Field went out.
Josh Collmenter pitches for Arizona on Sunday to wrap up the series with the Giants.