Final

Series: Game 4 of 4

Arizona won 3-1

Game 1: Monday, May 31
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Game 2: Tuesday, June 1
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Game 3: Wednesday, June 2
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Game 4: Thursday, June 3
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Giants 5

(26-27, 11-13 away)

Diamondbacks 11

(21-33, 11-15 home)

    9:35 PM ET, June 3, 2004

    Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona 

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    W: B. Webb (3-5)

    L: J. Williams (4-4)

    Three losses follow Giants' winning streak

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Now it's the San Francisco Giants who are sputtering, and the Arizona Diamondbacks on a winning streak.

    Luis Gonzalez doubled and scored the tying run, then drove in two more with a triple and the Diamondbacks beat the Giants for the third straight time, 11-5 on Thursday night.

    Arizona's Doug DeVore had his first two major league RBI, one on his first home run. The Diamondbacks scored 25 runs in the three victories that matched their longest winning streak of the season.

    Just last week, the Arizona was shut out in consecutive games by Los Angeles.

    "We've said many times it's contagious," Arizona manager Bob Brenly said of the newfound offense. "It's amazing when you get a couple of guys going, it just infiltrates the whole lineup."

    The Giants had won 10 in a row before dropping the final three of the four-game series.

    "I don't want to go as far as to say I'm worried," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. "My favorite word is `concerned' about how we lost the game. We didn't pitch deep into the game. We were doing that in our winning streak. We didn't do that here."

    Arizona lost 10 of 12 before they rallied to beat San Francisco 6-5 on Tuesday, when Diamondbacks chairman Jerry Colangelo gave Brenly a vote of confidence.

    "We win 10 games in a row, then we come in here and they've been struggling a little bit," the Giants' A.J. Pierzynski said. "Brenly's having meetings, you read about his job being on the line. They're going to play hard for him, and they came out and did that."

    Brandon Webb gave up four runs in the first inning, two earned, then blanked the Giants for the next five. He said he remembered the advice then-teammate Curt Schilling gave him in the same situation against the Giants a year ago.

    "He told me, 'Just calm down, throw the first inning away and go out there and throw the best game you've thrown all year," Webb said. "I did that last year, thought about that this year and did the same thing. I needed that to come back strong."

    Webb (3-5), who allowed four hits but walked five, became the first Arizona starter other than Randy Johnson to win since May 10 -- a span of 22 games.

    Six Arizona players had at least two hits apiece. Alex Cintron was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI. Eight of Arizona's runs came with two outs.

    "That's big for us," said Gonzalez, who is 9-for-16 in his last four games. "For us to win, we have to be able to come up big with two outs. Tonight we did it most of the game."

    Giants starter Jerome Williams (4-4) allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings.

    With two outs in the fifth and the Diamondbacks down 4-3, Gonzalez doubled down the right-field line, then scored on a single by Shea Hillenbrand, who advanced to second on the throw home. Chad Tracy lined a single past diving second baseman Neifi Perez to put Arizona up 5-4.

    Cintron's double to the left-field gap scored Tracy from third, and it was 6-4. Gonzalez's two-out triple to the wall in right-center brought two more home in the sixth to make it 8-4. DeVore's solo homer off Wayne Franklin in the seventh put Arizona up 9-5. The ball sailed into the Giants' bullpen, and the relievers returned it to him to commemorate his first home run.

    "When I was running around the bases, I could barely feel my feet," DeVore said.

    The game got off to an ugly start for Arizona. Edgardo Alfonzo singled with one out, then Marquis Grissom doubled. Barry Bonds was walked intentionally for the 38th time this season, loading the bases.

    Alfonzo scored from third on a wild pitch when Webb tried to apply the tag before he caught the throw from catcher Brett Mayne.

    Pedro Feliz walked to load the bases again, and Pierzynski grounded a double-play ball to first. But Hillenbrand's throw to second bounced off Feliz's helmet, and two runs scored.

    Perez's sacrifice fly brought in the fourth run of the inning.

    Arizona cut it to 4-3 in the second. Hillenbrand and Tracy singled, then Cintron doubled a run home. DeVore brought another run in with an infield single, his first major league RBI. The third run scored when Mayne grounded into a fielder's choice.

    Game notes


    San Francisco's Michael Tucker was 0-for-5 with four strikeouts. ... Bonds was 0-for-1 and walked three times, once intentionally. ... Mayne had his first stolen base in two seasons. ... Alfonzo reached in the eighth when right fielder DeVore and second baseman Scott Hairston let a pop fly fall between them, each thinking the other would catch it.

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