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Recap: Giants 1, Diamondbacks 0
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Chase Field
Date: August 30, 2013 9:40 PM EDT
  

PHOENIX (AP) - At hitter-friendly Chase Field, 1-0 games are fairly rare. Losing one was tough to swallow for Randall Delgado and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tim Lincecum pitched six spotless innings and third baseman Pablo Sandoval made a diving play to save the San Francisco Giants, who pushed across a run in the first and made it stand up Friday night.

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Angel Pagan doubled and scored in his first game back from a long stint on the disabled list. Three relievers closed it out for the Giants, who handed Delgado a hard-luck loss and won for the 10th time in their last 12 games at Chase Field.

``He threw like Randall can throw. Great control, had them off balance and his location was pretty (darn) good,' Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. ``He certainly pitched good enough to win. You've got to win them.'

The Diamondbacks dropped to 1-2 in 1-0 games at home this season.

Arizona had an excellent chance against Lincecum in the sixth.

The Diamondbacks loaded the bases and A.J. Pollock hit a sharp grounder past third that appeared headed for the left-field corner. Sandoval had it played just right, though. He backhanded the ball as he hit the ground, got to his feet and threw to first for the third out.

``Panda made a good play on Pollock,' Gibson said. ``If you want to win those games you have to have better at_bats. That's all there is to it.'

Lincecum (8-13) allowed six hits and two walks while striking out two.

Javier Lopez pitched the seventh, Santiago Casilla worked the eighth and Sergio Romo got three outs for his 33rd save.

Romo has a 20-inning scoreless streak at Chase Field, and his 23 consecutive scoreless appearances there mark the longest such streak for any visiting pitcher at any ballpark dating to 1921, according to STATS.

Delgado (4-5) gave up only three hits over seven innings.

``I was pounding the zone,' he said. ``I had some bad pitches in the first inning. They got the run in the first inning. I couldn't control that. But I felt good.'

Unable to give Delgado any offensive support, the second-place Diamondbacks fell 10 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. Arizona is six games behind Cincinnati for the second NL wild card.

``I was thinking going deep into the game. After that there are some things you can't control,' Delgado said.

Pagan, who scored on Brandon Belt's sacrifice fly, was reinstated from the 60-day DL before the game after missing 82 games with a left hamstring injury.

``All that work we put in, all these weeks, it paid off,' Pagan said. ``I've been waiting for this moment for so long. I'm so happy to be back with the guys and help them any way I can.'

The Diamondbacks loaded the bases on two hits and a walk in the sixth, the only inning in which Lincecum got in trouble. But he struck out Miguel Montero for the second out before Sandoval's defensive gem.

NOTES: Three days after designating OF Jason Kubel for assignment, the Diamondbacks traded him to Cleveland for a player to be named or cash. ... The Diamondbacks will hold their second annual alumni game following Saturday night's game against the Giants. Players returning include Luis Gonzalez, Erubiel Durazo, Reggie Sanders, Mark Grace, Greg Swindell and Brandon Webb. ... To make room for Pagan, the Giants optioned OF Francisco Peguero to Triple-A Fresno and transferred OF Andres Torres from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. ... Play was held up briefly so groundskeepers could work on the mound before Lincecum delivered a pitch in the sixth.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Giants at Diamondbacks
Fri, Aug 30 Final 1 to 0
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GAME 2
Giants at Diamondbacks
Sat, Aug 31 Final 3 to 4
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GAME 3
Giants at Diamondbacks
Sun, Sep 1 Final 8 to 2
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  +115   -185   8.5 
 ARI  -125   +165   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  +121   -180   8.5 
 ARI  -131   +160   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  43%   0%   0% 
 ARI  57%   100%   100% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jul 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 3 Cover: +155 
 SFO 1 Under: 4 
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 Jul 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 3 Push: 7 
 SFO 4 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 0 Under: 2 
 SFO 2 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 9, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 6 Cover: +125 
 ARI 2 Under: 8 
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 Jun 8, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 10 Cover: +100 
 ARI 5 Over: 15 
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 Jun 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 1 Under: 4 
 ARI 3 Cover: +100 
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 May 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 9 Cover: +105 
 ARI 6 Over: 15 
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 Apr 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 2 Cover: +100 
 ARI 1 Under: 3 
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 Apr 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 6 Cover: +105 
 ARI 4 Over: 10 
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 Apr 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 3 Cover: +143 
 SFO 2 Under: 5 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Friday, Aug 30
 
    Phillies at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Indians at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Royals at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
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    Cardinals at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Braves
7:35 PM EDT
    Twins at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Giants at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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