Greinke solid, D'backs beat Cueto and Giants 4-3

BY foxsports • August 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Zack Greinke threw six solid innings to continue his mastery of San Francisco and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Johnny Cueto and the Giants 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Welington Castillo hit a two-run single to cap a four-run fifth that chased Cueto, while A.J. Pollock singled twice and reached four times to help the Diamondbacks end a four-game losing streak to their division rival.

Greinke (12-4) allowed two runs - one earned - and six hits to earn his ninth win in 13 career starts against San Francisco and his first overall since Aug. 9.

Daniel Hudson gave up an RBI single to Angel Pagan in the ninth but retired three batters for his second save.

The loss keeps the Giants 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

Cueto (14-5) pitched well early but failed to make it out of the fifth for the first time this season. He allowed four runs, walked four and struck out five.