It looked like one early mistake might cost Daniel Hudson and the Diamondbacks a series victory over their NL West rivals, the San Francisco Giants. But Arizona’s offense came through for their starter, rallying late and allowing Hudson to pick up his 15th win of the season. The Diamondbacks beat the Giants 4-1 Sunday, increasing their division lead to 7 games.
Though Hudson was dominant Sunday, reaching the 7th inning for his 3rd consecutive start, he only threw two pitches before surrendering his first run. Cody Ross took Hudson deep to left on the second pitch of the game, giving the Giants an early 1-0.
It was a lead they would hold late into the game, as Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong was a notch better than Hudson. The right-hander held the Diamondbacks scoreless over his first 7 frames.
But, unfortunately for Vogelsong, the Giants offense wasn’t able to pad their lead, and Arizona finally broke through in the 8th.
San Francisco then handed the ball to Ramon Ramirez, who proceeded to allow 3 runs to score on back to back base hits.
The series win all but guarantees the Diamondbacks the division crown. Arizona faces off with the defending World Series champs one more time in their second to last series of the season.