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Upton, Jackson fire D'backs over Giants

THE Arizona Diamondbacks looked like a beaten team after eight innings.

Then Justin Upton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth before Conor Jackson hit a bases-loaded single in the 12th to rally the Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

The Diamondbacks came back after San Francisco took a 4-1 lead in the eighth on a three-run homer by Pablo Sandoval, who had a career-high four hits.

"We showed some grit," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "It ended up being a good day."

As the Diamondbacks streamed out of their dugout and mobbed Jackson, it looked as if they had clinched a division title. In reality, they had salvaged the finale of a three-game series on a sunny afternoon.

They hope the dramatic victory will energize them after a disappointing 7-11 start - 6-9 at home.

Elsewhere in the National League, it was: Phillies 13, Marlins 2; Reds 8, Braves 2; Nationals 8, Mets 1; Astros 3, Brewers 2; Cubs 10, Cardinals 3; Rockies 10, Dodgers 4; and Pirates 8, Padres 3.

In the American League, it was: Indians 4, Twins 2; Orioles 8, Rangers 5; Blue Jays 4, White Sox 3; Tigers 3, Royals 2; Angels 8, Mariners 0; Athletics 7, Rays 1; and Red Sox 4, Yankees 1.

In Phoenix, Arizona, Juan Gutierrez (1-1) pitched the 12th to earn the win for Arizona.

The winning rally began when reliever Brandon Medders (0-1) walked leadoff man Miguel Montero. After a sacrifice bunt, Medders walked Felipe Lopez intentionally and Augie Ojeda unintentionally to load the bases.

San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy summoned Justin Miller, who gave up a line drive single to Jackson to deep left field.

Arizona entered the ninth down 1-4 and facing Brian Wilson, who had three saves in three chances.

Chad Tracy bounced an 0-2 pitch down the right-field line for a leadoff double, and Mark Reynolds singled to make it 4-2. One out later, Upton hit a 3-1 pitch into the left field bleachers to tie it.


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