Giants bats out for 8-5 win to win D-backs Game 1

A day after the San Francisco Giants offense was held scoreless, their sticks got hot again. Really hot.

In a game that featured five lead changes over the first five innings, the Giants’ fifth run was the difference in Friday’s 8-5 win over the NL West Diamondbacks.

The Giants have scored 88 points in 12 games, including Thursday’s 10-0 loss to the Padres.

Two-out RBI doubles from Michael Conforto and Blake Sabol kicked things off for the Giants in the third as the Giants took a 3-1 lead. The corner outfield duo, two of seven left-handers in Friday night’s starting lineup against Arizona right-hander Zach Davies, both drove low pellets into the opposite field to extend the inning.

Conforto came back again in the fifth, firing a curveball from Davies to the right field line for a brace that scored Joc Pederson and JD Davis. Rookie receiver Patrick Bailey hammered in the game-clinching shot, drilling a medium-medium sinker from reliever Joe Mantiply on the wall at left center.

“That’s when you know you’re kind of locked in,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said of Conforto. “When you hit all the pitches and hit them line by line.”

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