PHOENIX (AP) - Austin Slater hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, Mike Yastrzemski also had a two-run shot and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5.
The Giants hit three homers to end a season-long four-game losing streak in an 11-4 win Friday and again took the Diamondbacks down with the long ball.
Arizona went up 5-4 on David Peralta’s bloop single in the fifth inning, but Slater fouled off a couple of good pitches from Ryan Buchter before hitting a 463-foot homer to center. It was the Giants’ longest homer in the Statcast era (since 2015). San Francisco has scored 214 of its 405 runs (52.8%) of its runs this season on homers.