- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warming up, Ryan Vogelsong said he felt like he had things exactly right. By the end of the first inning, it had all fallen apart.

Vogelsong got the first two outs of the game and then allowed the next six hitters to reach base and the San Francisco Giants dropped a 4-2 decision to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.

“Sometimes the hard part is the diagnosis,” Vogelsong said. “It’s disappointing. In the bullpen, I felt like I had everything right where I wanted. Sometime between then and the first inning, things weren’t right.”

Buster Posey had an RBI double for San Francisco, which has lost seven straight at AT&T; Park, its longest skid at home since 2008. Angel Pagan also drove in a run for the Giants.

The Giants lost six of their first seven home games, including three of four to the Diamondbacks, who have scored 12 earned runs in 10 1-3 innings against Vogelsong this season.

“We’re not the most patient team but I think we recognized early … he just wasn’t himself,” Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. “He wasn’t able to get the ball on those corners.”

Vogelsong (4-5) allowed four runs and six hits in 3 2-3 innings and issued a season-high five walks. He struck out one in losing his third consecutive start.

“Vogey got out of synch and was yanking his pitches,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He missed some spots and pitched himself into trouble. He regrouped and threw the ball well but that first inning killed us.”

Joe Panik’s double with one out in the sixth was the Giants first hit. They were no-hit into the seventh Friday night. It’s the first time the Giants had no hits through five innings in consecutive games since Sept. 24-25, 1986, against the Houston Astros.

The Diamondbacks drew four walks in the first inning and gave Allen Webster, who made his Arizona debut, a three-run lead before he even took the mound.


Mike Broadway struck out the first batter he faced and pitched a scoreless inning in his major league debut. “It was kind of an uncertain feeling,” he said. “I warmed up twice. The first time I was nervous for sure. By the time I got into the game, they were gone.”


Diamondbacks: RHP J.C. Ramirez was designated for assignment. Ramirez was 1-1 with a 4.11 ERA in 12 appearances this season. … RHP Enrique Burgos (shoulder tendinitis) is expected to begin a rehab assignment early next week.

Giants: RF Hunter Pence (wrist tendinitis) could resume baseball activities as early as next week. … OF Gregor Blanco (concussion) is sleeping better but the team is still unsure when he’ll return from the DL. … RHP Jake Peavy (back strain) threw a bullpen session Saturday and will make a rehab start Tuesday in Sacramento. … RHP Matt Cain (flexor tendon strain) will make his rehab start Monday in Sacramento as well.


Diamondbacks: RHP Rubby De La Rosa (4-3) pitches the series finale and needs four strikeouts to set a career high. De La Rosa has fanned 71 batters in 74 innings this season.

Giants: RHP Chris Heston (6-4) will chase history when he attempts to become only the second pitcher in major league history to throw consecutive no-hitters. The San Francisco rookie, who no-hit the New York Mets in his previous start on June 9, looks to join Johnny Vander Meer almost 75 years after the Cincinnati Reds left-hander threw back-to-back no-hitters against the Boston Bees on June 11 and the Brooklyn Dodgers on June 15.

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