Arizona survives San Francisco rally

10:05 PM, Jul 21, 2013   |    comments
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San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Cody Ross provided a two-run single and Brad Ziegler benefited from an unconventional double play in the ninth to secure an Arizona Diamondbacks' 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

The D'backs held the Giants scoreless for the first eight frames, but Ziegler was in a jam after the first two batters for the Giants reached in the ninth.

He got Kensuke Tanaka to ground to short where Cliff Pennington fielded the ball and flipped to second to get the force out, but second baseman Aaron Hill's throw sailed wide of first base and Hunter Pence came in to score.

Tanaka tried to advance on the error, but was erased when first baseman Paul Goldschmidt fired a strike to second from foul territory. That left the bases empty and the Giants could not produce another threat.

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