SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Alex Cintron did more than give the
Diamondbacks a big boost with his bat. He rushed to help center
fielder Shawn Green get away from a female fan who jumped over the
left-field fence and ran toward Green and started grabbing at him.
"That was scary," Cintron said after another big offensive
night. "I was trying to take her out and help. I didn't see
security. She was saying, 'I want your hat.' It looked like she was
Cintron hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth and added a
three-run double in the ninth, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks
over the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Friday night for their sixth
San Francisco police said they arrested a woman, but declined to
provide an age, name or hometown. Her gender was being debated in
the Diamondbacks clubhouse.
"I'm saying girl, but I wouldn't bet the house on it," Green
said. "I'm going by voice."
Arizona players were frustrated by the slow response from
security. The woman came on the field in the sixth inning and began
throwing her arms before being escorted away by security.
"You don't like to see it because it scares you a little bit,"
Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "You never like to see it."
Chad Tracy hit a two-run homer and Andy Green hit a tying
sacrifice fly in the seventh for the Diamondbacks, who matched
their longest winning streak of the year and won for the ninth time
in 10 games.
Cintron lined a single to left against LaTroy Hawkins (2-8) in
the eighth, and his ninth-inning hit gave him a career high-tying
four RBI. Oscar Villarreal (2-0) pitched one inning for the win
and Jose Valverde got Omar Vizquel to line out with two men on for
his 14th save in 16 chances.
Randy Winn homered twice, doubled and singled for San Francisco
on a night Barry Bonds took off to rest. Winn, the majors' top
hitter in September with a .447 average, posted his third career
two-homer game and second this year. He also did it Sept. 3 at
He hit his ninth career leadoff homer off Claudio Vargas, then
connected again in the third to extend his career-high total to 20,
14 since joining the Giants in a July 30 trade with Seattle. Winn
was intentionally walked in the seventh. He finished September with
51 hits, the most by a Giants player in any month in more than 30
Rookie Matt Cain, who has a spot in the Giants' 2006 rotation
all but locked up, allowed three runs and six hits in 6 1/3
innings, but failed to win only hours before his 21st birthday.
"I have a lot of room to grow," Cain said. "It's been fun to
be up here and hopefully I'll be back next year."
Giants manager Felipe Alou is uncertain if Bonds will play the
final two games of the year or opt to take it easy on his
surgically repaired right knee. The slugger will decide whether he
wants to be in the lineup.
"I know Barry doesn't feel that good," Alou said of his
superstar, who returned from the disabled list Sept. 12 and has hit
five home runs. "I'd like to see maybe one more at-bat."
Fans chanted "We want Bonds! We want Bonds!" with the game
tied at 3 in the seventh.
Edgardo Alfonzo stole home on a double-steal with Todd Linden in
the second to tie the game at 2. Ray Durham also took part in a
double-steal Sept. 5 in Los Angeles.
Alfonzo left in the fourth and was replaced at second base by
The Diamondbacks have won four straight road games and eight of
10 for a 40-39 record away from home. They need to win one of their
last two games for their first winning record on the road since
2002, when they went 43-38.
Vargas is winless in three starts since a victory Sept. 10 at
Mike Matheny hit his 34th double, second most in the majors
by a catcher and second most in San Francisco history at his
position. ... Quinton McCracken got his 19th pinch hit of the
season, tying the franchise mark set by Carlos Baerga in 2003. ...
Diamondbacks LF Luis Gonzalez batted leadoff for just the seventh
time in his career and first time since Aug. 10, 1998, while with
Detroit -- he homered twice that day. Gonzalez was plunked in the
seventh Friday, the 100th time he's been hit by a pitch in his
career. ... Giants rookie RHP Scott Munter had arthroscopic surgery
on his tender throwing elbow, performed by team doctor Ken Akizuki.
Munter went on the DL on Aug. 12 with inflammation in his right
elbow. Trainer Stan Conte hopes Munter can begin a throwing program
in four to six weeks.