In their last homestand of the season, the Diamondbacks continued on with the recent hot streak Sunday afternoon. They would score two runs off Giants ace Tim Lincecum and would never look back after that in their 5-2 victory from Chase Field.
Arizona’s two runs in the first came on a Miguel Montero RBI double that scored Aaron Hill and Justin Upton. The Snakes would score another run in the fourth on a RBI double by Collin Cowgill and two more in the fifth on a double from Hill and then a RBI groundout from Geoff Blum.
The afternoon belonged to Josh Collmenter, however. In his last start of his first season in the big leagues, Collmenter didn’t disappoint.
Over seven innings of work, the right-hander allowed only a pair of runs in the sixth, a pair of solo home runs from Andres Torres and Carlos Beltran. Other than that, Collmenter was near perfect on the afternoon setting his record even at 10-10 on the season.
Collmenter would turn things over David Hernandez and J.J. Putz in the eighth and ninth innings. Like they have done all season long, the setup man and closer would shut things down to preserve Arizona’s 93rd win on the season.
The NL West champs will now face the Los Angeles Dodgers for the final three games of the regular season. Arizona still remains just one game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for homefield advantage in the first round, so these games will certainly be meaningful.