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Bochy shook up his lineup in an effort to get things going, and it worked wonders.
Andres Torres returned to the leadoff spot and center field. Beltran, slated to be the regular No. 3 hitter, batted cleanup and Sandoval moved up a spot to third. Ross drew two walks and drove in three runs in the No. 7 hole.
"We have good hitters in our lineup," Beltran said. "Sometimes we get caught up in trying to do too much. It happens to every team."
The Giants were outscored 11-3 in first two games of the series as Arizona moved into a tie for first in the West heading into the finale, but they denied the D-backs the chance to move into sole possession of first place for the first time since a four-day stretch atop the standings that ended June 25.
"In the grand scheme of things, we got a lot accomplished on the road trip," D-backs center fielder Chris Young said. "We played good baseball and got a lot closer in the race. We just need to keep pushing forward from there."
San Francisco's losing streak matched its longest this season. Giants starters were 0-4 with a 6.51 ERA during the skid, making Vogelsong's outing all the more important.
Sandoval put the Giants -- who had gone 12 straight games without scoring more than four runs -- ahead in the third with an RBI single and Beltran followed with one of his own during as sequence of four straight base hits and an RBI groundout by Cabrera off Marquis.
D-backs slugger Justin Upton struck out three times and had his 14-game hitting streak snapped.
NOTES: Mota last struck out six in a game during a three-inning outing on May 29, 2003, with the Dodgers. ... The Giants are 12-5 on Wednesdays. ... San Francisco LHP Madison Bumgarner tries to bounce back Thursday night against the Phillies and ace Cliff Lee after lasting just four innings his last time out, allowing five earned runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts. It will be his first regular-season matchup with Philadelphia after starting Game 4 of the NL championship series vs. the Phillies and also making a relief outing in Game 6. ... The Diamondbacks head home for a 10-game stay at Chase Field but get Thursday off before opening a weekend series with the Dodgers. LHP Joe Saunders starts Friday night for his second straight start vs. L.A. after beating the Dodgers on July 31. He will try for his third straight win overall. Saunders has had quality starts in eight of his last nine outings, going 5-2 with a 2.30 ERA.
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