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Giants Hitters Silenced Again in Loss to Diamondbacks

The San Francisco Giants managed just three hits in a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday night at Oracle Park.

Nick Ahmed hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth, Carson Kelly added a two-run shot in the seventh to help Alex Young win his major league debut for the Diamondbacks.

Young (1-0), called up from Triple-A Reno to get his first shot, allowed two hits and one run, struck out five with one walk in five innings.

Christian Walker's RBI groundout put Arizona ahead in the fourth. Brandon Belt tied it leading off the bottom half with his 10th home run.

The Diamondbacks won for the fourth time in five games following a six-game skid, extending their winning streak at San Francisco to five.

Tyler Beede (1-3) allowed two runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Giants had gone 5-1 in his starts this year before Thursday but he didn't get support.

Young and Beede, who made his major league debut against the Diamondbacks on April 10, 2018, sometimes work out together during the offseason at Texas Christian University.

Arizona's strong showing away from Chase Field continued with its eighth victory in the last 11 road games.

The Giants wasted Brandon Crawford's one-out double in the fifth and did little else against Young and the D-backs bullpen. Aside from Belt's homer and the double by Crawford, the lone other hit was a single from Donovan Solano in the sixth.

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