PHOENIX - Timely hitting has been a rarity for the San Francisco Giants, until Sunday anyway. Melky Cabrera singled four times to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, Gregor Blanco drove in three runs with a pair of hits and San Francisco beat Arizona 7-3 on Sunday. After dropping nine in a row to the Diamondbacks, the Giants won the last two of the three-game series to leave town at .500 (17-17). "We had some good at-bats there," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "Guys did a nice job on this trip bouncing back. This has been a tough place for us." Brett Pill hit a two-run homer and Barry Zito (2-1) earned his first win since his opening start. Jason Kubel went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for the Diamondbacks, who finished their homestand 1-5. "It was a tough week, a tough homestand," said manager Kirk Gibson, whose team was swept by St. Louis before the Giants came in. "We didnt play well. We got our butts kicked. Not very good execution again, anywhere." San Francisco had a season-high 14 hits, 10 of them against starter Joe Saunders (2-3). Zito allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out five, walked three and hit a batter with a pitch. "I was kind of in and out today. I got into some jams but was able to pitch out," Zito said. "It wasnt a great day for me as far as stuff goes, but the curveball bailed me out a few times." The left-hander entered with a 2.21 ERA but, thanks mostly to a lack of offensive support, had not won since a 7-0 shutout at Colorado on April 8. Zito has not given up more than three runs in any of his seven starts. "Its been good, contributing the best I can this year," Zito said. "I dont feel like Ive made any kind of statement and I wont until the year is over. Ive got a lot of work to do. Im off to a decent start but I cant take anything for granted." Cabrera hit .500 on the seven-game road trip (13 for 26). "Hes on fire," Bochy said, "from both sides. Hes a good hitter. He had a breakout year last year and were excited to have him, believe me. Hes a smart hitter, can go with the pitch and he can hit the ball out of the ballpark, too. He threw up some great at-bats today, all series really." Saunders had his second rough outing in a row after a fast start to the season, giving up six runs in five innings. "I am making good pitches and they are just hitting where we are not," Saunders said. "It is pretty frustrating. You see the frustration with everybody right now. We are going through a bad stretch." The left-hander retired his first seven batters before running into trouble. Brandon Crawford doubled, then with two outs consecutive singles by Blanco, Joaquin Arias and Cabrera brought in two runs in the third inning. San Francisco scored two more in the fourth on a two-out, bases-loaded single by Blanco to make it 4-1. Angel Pagan and Hector Sanchez started the inning with singles. The Diamondbacks, up briefly 1-0 on Kubels RBI single in the second, cut the Giants lead to 4-3 in the fourth. Ryan Roberts led off with a single, was sacrificed to second by Saunders bunt and scored when A.J. Pollock doubled over the head of Blanco in right. Kubel followed with his second double of the game to bring home Pollock. The Giants padded the lead their next time up. Cabrera, whose four-hit game matched his career best, led off the fifth with a single, then Pill hit the next pitch into the left-field seats and San Francisco led 6-3. Sanchezs RBI single made it 7-3 in the seventh. Jeremy Affeldt, activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game (right knee strain), pitched a scoreless eighth. NOTES: Cabrera is tied with Yankees SS Derek Jeter for the most multihit games this season (17). ... The Diamondbacks have lost 12 of their last 15 home games. ... Giants 2B Charlie Culberson, called up from Triple-A Fresno, was in the lineup and went 1 for 4 in his major league debut, singling in the fifth for his first big league hit. ... Arizona opens a three-game series at Los Angeles on Monday night, sending Ian Kennedy (3-2, 3.91 ERA) to the mound against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 2.56). San Francisco is home against Colorado. Ryan Vogelsong (1-2, 2.94) goes for the Giants, and Christian Friedrich (1-0, 1.50) for the Rockies. ... After allowing five earned runs in his first five starts, Saunders has given up 12 in his last two. Blazers Jersey . McLouths bat never co-operated. The Pirates designated McLouth for assignment on Friday and recalled infielder Matt Hague in hopes of injecting some life into their listless offence, which ranks last in the National League in batting average (. 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The Jays halted the five-game skid by topping the New York Yankees, 10-7, on Sunday in the finale of a three-game set. Rajai Davis drove in five runs and made a superb defensive play, as Toronto avoided the sweep. Edwin Encarnacion punctuated a six-run fourth inning with his 30th homer of the season for the Blue Jays, who continue to play without injured regulars Jose Bautista (wrist), Brett Lawrie (oblique), Adam Lind (back) and J.P. Arencibia (hand). "Finally a good offensive day," said Blue Jays manager John Farrell. "In the fourth and fifth innings, we were able to finally create some separation on the offensive side." Carlos Villanueva takes the ball for Toronto today against Chicago. The Dominican right- hander is 4-2 since joining the rotation in late June but has dropped his starts, including a 3-2 setback to Tampa Bay last Wednesday when he allowed three runs over six innings. In three career appearances versus Chicago, Villanueva has not recorded a decision and has compiled a shaky 5.63 ERA. Jake Peavy gets the start for the White Sox looking to cure their troubles at Rogers Centre when the American League Central leaders head north of the border for the first of four games with the banged-up Jays.dddddddddddd The ChiSox, who lead Detroit by a slim two-game margin in the Central, have lost 15 of their last 18 tests in Toronto and come in after finishing a nine- game homestand with a mediocre 5-4 mark. Chicago, which is starting a seven-game road trip on Monday, closed its residency by taking two of three from Oakland, including Sundays 7-3 rubber match win. A.J. Pierzynski clubbed a tiebreaking, two-run homer in that one to highlight a five-run sixth inning to lift the White Sox. Gordon Beckham added a two-out, two-run single later in the frame for Chicago, which has won 12 of its last 18 games overall. All-Star Chris Sale (14-3) continued his home dominance by striking out 11 over 6 2/3 innings. The southpaw gave up home runs to Jonny Gomes and Adam Rosales among six hits, improving to 6-0 over his last seven outings at U.S. Cellular Field. "Id put him up there with anybody," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura of Sale. "Hes young, but hes still one of the best guys in the league." Peavy, the former 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner with San Diego, takes the hill in the opener and has pitched well in his two starts versus the Blue Jays this season, compiling a 1-0 mark with a sterling 2.03 ERA. Overall, the right- hander is 2-0 with a 4.00 ERA in four starts against Toronto. ' ' '