Cody Ross had a two-run double and scored on a double steal in the fifth inning to help San Francisco build a five-run lead, then the Giants held on for a 6-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night to stay atop the NL West.
The Giants took advantage of an off-kilter
(4-2) to lead 5-0 after five innings, but starter
(6-4) nearly gave it all back over the next two.
hit a three-run homer off the San Francisco right-hander in the sixth inning to make it 5-4 before
gave the Giants the extra cushion they needed with an RBI double in the seventh.Closer
walked two and had a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth, but struck out
to close out his 19th save.