Dickerson has 6 RBIs in Giants' 11-5 win over Diamondbacks

Published: Jun. 21, 2019 at 11:49 PM PDT
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Alex Dickerson had a grand slam and six RBIs in his San Francisco debut, Kevin Pillar had four RBIs and the Giants rolled over the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 Friday night.

Dickerson, who was traded from San Diego on June 10, was called up from Triple-A Sacramento after Steven Duggar went on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain. He made the most of the call-up, crushing his second career grand slam 458 feet to center off Taylor Clarke (1-3) to put the Giants up 6-0 in the third inning.

Dickerson added a two-run triple in the seventh, finishing a double shy of the cycle.

Pillar hit a two-run homer off Clarke in the second inning and had a two-run single in the seventh after Arizona rallied with five runs against Jeff Samardzija (4-6).

Arizona's Nick Ahmed hit a two-run homer a night after being struck on the left hand with a pitch and leaving in the fourth inning.

The Diamondbacks loaded the bases against Dereck Rodriguez in the ninth inning, but Will Smith struck out the final two hitters.

Samardzija allowed four runs on a season-high nine hits in five innings in a loss to Milwaukee his last start. Staked to a 6-0 lead against Arizona, the right-hander nearly coughed all of it up in the third and fourth innings.

Ketel Marte, who tripled his first at-bat, had a run-scoring single in the third, but left with a left groin cramp after pulling up running to first. He has six straight multi-hit games, one short of Luis Gonzalez's team record set in 2001.

Ahmed hit his two-run homer in the inning and Ildemaro Vargas, Marte's replacement, followed with a run-scoring single. Adam Jones hit another RBI single to pull the Diamondbacks within 6-5 before being thrown out at second.

Samardzija allowed five runs on nine hits in six innings.

Clarke earned his first big-league win against the Giants on May 25. The right-hander was pulled with no outs in fourth inning this time, giving up six runs on seven hits.


The Giants also claimed OF Joey Rickard off waivers from Baltimore and transferred RHP Nick Vincent (pectoral strain) from the 10-day to 60-day injured list. Rickard will report to Sacramento.


Arizona: RHP Jon Duplantier had a clean follow-up scan on his right shoulder and played long toss before Friday's game. ... The Diamondbacks said Marte is day to day.


Giants RHP Tyler Beede (1-2, 6.67 ERA), Saturday's starter, is coming off his first big-league win after holding the Los Angeles Dodgers to a run on three hits in six innings. Arizona RHP Zack Godley (3-4, 6.52) gets another crack at starting on Saturday, his third since being bumped to the bullpen after a shaky beginning to the season.

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