San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Adam LaRoche belted a three-run home run in support of Barry Enright's seven shutout frames as Arizona opened a three- game series with a 6-0 blanking of San Francisco.
Enright (5-2) cooled off a red-hot offense that had produced 38 runs in its last three games, allowing six hits while walking two and striking out four for the Diamondbacks, who ended a seven-game losing streak to San Francisco. Blaine Boyer and D.J. Carrasco each tossed a scoreless frame to complete the seven-hit shutout.
Stephen Drew doubled and tripled and scored three times and Kelly Johnson had a trio of hits and two RBI as Arizona earned a second straight win after three straight losses.
Tim Lincecum (11-9) yielded four runs on five hits and four walks while striking out six in losing a fifth straight decision for the first time in his career for the Giants, who have dropped two straight to fall into a tie with Philadelphia for the lead in the NL Wild Card race.
The right-hander's struggles continued right from the start, as he walked Drew to begin the game before fanning the next two hitters. Chris Young worked a walk and both runners scored when LaRoche belted a home run to right that left the ballpark and splashed down in the bay.
Arizona added to its lead in the third when Drew tripled and scored on a Justin Upton sacrifice fly.
The Giants put runners at second and third with one out in the bottom half of the frame but couldn't cash in afterAndres Torres popped out and Buster Posey grounded out.
The home side also left runners at first and second in the fifth when Posey struck out to end the frame.
Arizona tacked on two final runs in the ninth against Jeremy Affeldt on Johnson's two-run double with the bases loaded.
LaRoche also hit a "splash" homer off Lincecum on August 11, 2007...Giants opponents have hit 21 in the 11-year history of the ballpark while the home side has done it 54 times...Drew's last 10 hits have all been for extra bases. Enright has gone at least five frames and allowed three earned runs or less in each of his 11 major league starts...The D'Backs also ended a six-game skid in San Francisco...Arizona is 42-5 when leading after seven innings...Lincecum is 5-2 in 12 career turns against the D'Backs...August will be just the third winless month for Lincecum in his career...He also did not win in June and September, 2007...Jose Guillen of the Giants went 2-for-4 and has hit safely in nine of ten and has six multi-hit games during that stretch...Freddy Sanchez also went 2-for-4 and has 11 hits in his last 15 at-bats...Posey went 0-for-3 and is mired in a 3-for-22 slump...He left the game with a mild forearm strain.