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Bolsinger struggles in Arizona's 5-0 loss

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 12, 2014 at 12:56 am •  Published: July 12, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Bolsinger liked the way he handled himself in getting out of trouble in his final inning. He's still scratching his head over what happened before that.

Bolsinger gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks fell to Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Friday night.

Mark Trumbo had a hit in his return to the lineup and Miguel Montero celebrated being added to the All-Star game with a double as the Diamondbacks lost for the seventh time in their last 11 games.

Pablo Sandoval homered and drove in three runs to break out of a slump that extended to late June. The Giants third baseman, hitting just .222 over his previous 16 games, also had an RBI-double and an infield single.

"The odd thing was I was feeling kind of good," Bolsinger said. "I was scratching my head because I was feeling like I was throwing good pitches. The one to Sandoval was a good pitch. He just hit it out. It was an interesting game."

Bolsinger allowed two runs in each of the first two innings and then retired eight of the next 10 hitters before running into trouble again in the fifth.

"He was leaving the ball up early and they hammered it," Montero said. "These guys like to swing early and you have to make quality pitches out of the gate. He wasn't able to do that."

Bolsinger gave up three consecutive hits to open the fifth, including Sandoval's double. He then got the next three hitters to avoid further damage.

"I can take a couple of good things out of this," Bolsinger said. "My change was the best it's been since I've been up and I was kind of proud of myself of getting out of that last inning. As easy as it is to throw three good games in a row, there's two bad ones."

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