Panik's homer in 9th lifts Giants to 1-0 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Homering off All-Stars Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen in consecutive games isn't something Joe Panik expects to do.

Thanks to another solid swing from the second baseman, the San Francisco Giants beat the error-prone Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Friday night.

''I've never seen that in all my years, a guy do that in back-to-back games, especially with the two guys pitching,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''It is a pretty amazing feat for him, for anybody.''

The Giants won by an identical score Thursday on Panik's drive off Kershaw, making them the first team to win the first two games of the season 1-0 since the 1943 Cincinnati Reds.

''To do some damage against those guys is a good feeling,'' Panik said. ''Coming into the series, we knew not a lot of runs would be scored. They have a very good staff and we have a very good staff.''

This time, Panik went deep to the right field pavilion leading off the ninth against Jansen (0-1), making Bochy the first visiting manager with 100 wins at Dodger Stadium.

''It don't matter, it's a long season, sometimes it's going to happen,'' Jansen said. ''I'm not frustrated at all. Keep focused, we all have that goal we want to accomplish and nobody say it's going to be easy.''

The NL champion Dodgers opened the season with two shutout losses for the first time since 1968.

''I'm sure everybody's freaking out,'' starter Alex Wood said. ''We have a great ballclub and we have to keep big picture in mind.''

San Francisco's Johnny Cueto retired his first 18 batters before Chris Taylor hit a leadoff single in the seventh.

''I wasn't even thinking about that,'' Cueto said through an interpreter. ''My concern was to just go up there and keep pitching, putting the pitches where I wanted to and if the no-hitter was to come then it would have come.''

The right-hander struck out four and walked none in seven innings. Cueto struggled with blister issues last year, when he was 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 25 starts, his fewest since 2013.

''If you don't get baserunners and get him in the stretch, that's when he's at his best,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Cueto.

Tony Watson (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth for the win.

Hunter Strickland, filling in for injured closer Mark Melancon, earned his second save. He retired the side in the ninth on two strikeouts and a popup behind the plate.

The sellout crowd of 53,478 watched a pitching duel between Cueto and Wood, who worked eight innings.

''To see two guys pitch like that, you just don't see very often,'' Bochy said.

The only hit Wood allowed was an infield single by Brandon Crawford in the fifth. Wood was off to his right and couldn't make a play on the ball.

''I was like a deer in headlights a little bit,'' Wood said. ''I made a pretty good pitch and he just dribbled it by me.''

The left-hander struck out five and walked none on 90 pitches.

Jansen's velocity on the homer was 89 mph, and Roberts suggested his closer's lighter-than-usual speed was due to a mechanical issue.

''No, man, it's not mechanic. He just got me,'' Jansen said. ''Who cares? Who cares? It's one game.''

Third baseman Logan Forsythe committed three of the Dodgers' four errors in the fourth, fifth and ninth innings. Playing out of his usual spot at second, Forsythe is filling in for the injured Justin Turner.

''That will be the last time I can assure you that will ever happen to Logan,'' Roberts said. ''Very uncharacteristic of our defense.''

It was the most errors the Dodgers have made in a game since Aug. 11, 2013, when they had four against Tampa Bay.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Injured RHP Jeff Samardzija is ''throwing great,'' according to Bochy.

SOLO SHOTS

Panik became the first major leaguer to hit solo homers in consecutive games and have his team win 1-0 in each game, according to STATS LLC.

RARE FEAT

The Giants won back-to-back road games 1-0 once before, on May 27-29, 1908, according to STATS.

UP NEXT

LHP Derek Holland makes his Giants debut against RHP Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. Holland was 7-14 with a 6.20 ERA for the White Sox last year. He has only faced the Dodgers one other time in his career, back in 2009. Maeda is 3-1 with a 5.56 ERA in five career starts against San Francisco.

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  • HR: SF - J. Panik (2)
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  • a-grounded out for Cueto in the 8th
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  • a-fouled out for Jansen in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Panik (2)
  • SH - J. Panik
  • RBI - J. Panik (2)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - A. McCutchen
FIELDING
  • E - L. Forsythe 3 (3), C. Seager
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto7.01000400.000.1425.0
T. Watson (W, 1-0)1.00000200.000.5011.0
H. Strickland (S, 2)1.00000200.000.5011.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto7.0
T. Watson (W, 1-0)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 2)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
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PITCHERSIP
A. Wood8.0
K. Jansen (L, 0-1)1.0
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  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 97-58, T. Watson 12-9, H. Strickland 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 5-11, T. Watson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 21, T. Watson 3, H. Strickland 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 90-65, K. Jansen 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 14-8, K. Jansen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 28, K. Jansen 4
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  • a-grounded out for Cueto in the 8th
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C. Bellinger 1B30000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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M. Kemp LF30000000.167.286.167.4520.0
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  • a-fouled out for Jansen in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Panik (2)
  • SH - J. Panik
  • RBI - J. Panik (2)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - A. McCutchen
FIELDING
  • E - L. Forsythe 3 (3), C. Seager
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto7.01000400.000.1425.0
T. Watson (W, 1-0)1.00000200.000.5011.0
H. Strickland (S, 2)1.00000200.000.5011.0
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PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto7.0
T. Watson (W, 1-0)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 2)1.0
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A. Wood8.01000500.000.1328.5
K. Jansen (L, 0-1)1.01110019.001.00-4.0
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PITCHERSIP
A. Wood8.0
K. Jansen (L, 0-1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 97-58, T. Watson 12-9, H. Strickland 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 5-11, T. Watson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 21, T. Watson 3, H. Strickland 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 90-65, K. Jansen 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 14-8, K. Jansen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 28, K. Jansen 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Panik homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen relieved Alex Wood
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik homered to right center
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCutchen safe at first on 3rd baseman Forsythe fielding error
    • B. Posey: Posey flied out to left
    • E. Longoria: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Longoria fouled out to catcher
    • H. Pence: Ball, McCutchen picked off at first, pitcher to first
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Hunter Strickland relieved Tony Watson
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Utley struck out looking
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
    • Joc Pederson hit for Kenley Jansen
    • J. Pederson: Pederson fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • Kelby Tomlinson hit for Johnny Cueto
    • K. Tomlinson: Foul, Tomlinson grounded out to first
    • A. Jackson: Jackson flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tony Watson pitching
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Longoria grounded out to third
    • H. Pence: Ball, Pence lined out to center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor singled to right center
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Taylor out at second
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig flied out to deep left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
    • J. Panik: Panik flied out to left
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen safe at first on shortstop Seager fielding error
    • B. Posey: Posey flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Utley fouled out to catcher
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
    • A. Wood: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wood struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Longoria grounded out to third
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pence safe at first on 3rd baseman Forsythe fielding error
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt flied out to left
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford reached on an infield single to second, Pence to second
    • J. Cueto: Ball, Foul, Cueto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bellinger popped out to shortstop
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • M. Kemp: Foul, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Jackson safe at first on 3rd baseman Forsythe fielding error
    • J. Panik: Panik hit sacrifice bunt to third, Jackson to second
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taylor lined out to center
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to center
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Puig grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • J. Cueto: Foul, Strike looking, Cueto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Utley popped out to third
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe lined out to center
    • A. Wood: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Wood struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey popped out to first
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to third
    • H. Pence: Pence grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grandal lined out to left
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kemp grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Jackson flied out to center
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Panik grounded out to third
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, McCutchen lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Taylor popped out to first
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Seager lined out to right
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Puig flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)