The Arizona Diamondbacks are down to one more series left to possibly play the role of spoiler.

PHOENIX - The Giants' rookies were buzzing Wednesday morning, knowing that this was the day when veterans would give them an embarrassing outfit to wear on the flight to San Diego. Rookie Matt Duffy made sure "dress up day" was a happy one, lining a two-run single to center in the ninth to lead the Giants to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble.

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan missed his third straight game Wednesday because of lower back inflammation.

Jake Peavy pitched into the eighth inning and Brandon Crawford knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh as San Francisco edged Arizona by a 2-1 count in the second of three between the clubs.

Injured right-hander Matt Cain showed up in the visiting clubhouse at Chase Field this week and fraternized with teammates old and new. Asked about one of the newest Giants, fellow right-hander Jake Peavy, the longest-tenured one had a quick answer.

Jake Peavy put an end to San Francisco's slide and gave the Giants more hope of winning the NL West.

The San Francisco Giants try to put the brakes on a three-game losing streak on Tuesday when they continue their three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Coming off their most intense series of the season, the San Francisco Giants looked flat against a team playing out the string.

Wade Miley struggled in his last start against San Francisco, digging his hole deeper as he tried to power his way out of it.

Mark Trumbo's bat put a dent in San Francisco's NL West hopes.

Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam and knocked in five runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game set on Monday.



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