SAN FRANCISCO — This time San Francisco forced extra innings, rallying twice to tie the score. However, the Giants still lost again and the few positive signs weren't much of a comfort.
The Arizona Diamondbacks gave up a three-run lead but recovered to beat the Giants 7-6 in 12 innings Thursday night, sending San Francisco to its seventh straight loss.
"We battled back from the hole I put us in," Giants starter Madison Bumgarner said. "If we play like that from here on out I'll take my chances. I like the way we played tonight."
The latest skid matched the Giants' longest losing streak in nearly five years. The 3-8 start matches the Giants' worst in the San Francisco era.
"We're not happy about it, that's for sure," Bumgarner said. "It can be frustrating but we play a lot of games. You just keep pushing, you keep grinding."
"When you win in 12 its great," Hill said. "But you like to win that game in nine."
Randall Delgado (1-1), the eighth Arizona pitcher, retired six batters for the win.
"Trumbo was worse because it was a 2-strike pitch," Bumgarner said. "I gave him enough to hit it. Goldschmidt hit a good pitch. He's one of the best in the game. He beat me that time."
Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer in the seventh, ending an 0-for-23 slump for the Giants and Joe Panik's two-out triple in the ninth tied the score at 4-all.
After Pollock hit a home run in the 10th that bounced off the foul pole in left field, San Francisco rallied to tie it again on Matt Duffy's infield single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning.
Hill's hit put the Diamondbacks back in front but Delgado gave up a two-out RBI double to Duffy before Panik lined out to the pitcher to end it.
"They're never fun to lose," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, celebrating his 60th birthday. "You have to like the way they kept coming back. I like the fight in them."
Bumgarner allowed six hits in seven innings with four strikeouts and one walk. It wasn't enough to prevent the defending champs from extending their longest losing streak since 2010.
Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley, who beat 2014 NL CY Young winner Clayton Kershaw in his first major league start on April 11, gave up two runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin and RHP David Hernandez will throw bullpen sessions on Friday. Both are coming back from elbow surgery and have been on the disabled list since the beginning of the season.
Giants: Injured 3B Casey McGehee (knee) took grounders and did some running before the game but was not in the starting lineup. McGehee, who pinch-hit with two outs in the ninth, could start Friday.
Diamondbacks: RHP Josh Collmenter (0-2) looks to snap his winless streak against San Francisco, the team he beat to earn his first major league victory in 2011.
Giants: RHP Jake Peavey (0-1) starts against Arizona and has beaten the Diamondbacks in his last appearances against them since 2009.
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