Panik's double caps 3-run 8th as Giants rally past Cubs 5-4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question.

Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth inning, and the Giants continued their winning ways since the All-Star break by rallying past the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Monday night.

Austin Slater doubled home the tying run, and Brandon Crawford hit an RBI single to help key the late comeback against Pedro Strop (2-4) as surprising San Francisco (51-50) won for the ninth time in 10 games and 16th in 19.

''When you're playing for the playoff race, every 90 feet matters, every game matters,'' Panik said. ''We're playing our best baseball right now. There's something about this team. We're a collective group. It's not just one guy doing it all.''

Robel Garcia and Kyle Schwarber each hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who couldn't hold a 4-2 lead in the eighth.

Anthony Rizzo had delivered an insurance run with an RBI double in the eighth before the Giants answered.

This series features two of the best clubs so far in the second half, and the Giants won for just the fourth time all year when trailing after seven innings.

''Once you've done it, it gives you confidence you can do it. You're always in the game,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''That usually is what has to happen, you have to do it once or twice, then the confidence grows in there and they know, hey, we can come back against any deficit, and against good pitching. That's a mindset that can be changed with a little success.''

Garcia splashed a home run into McCovey Cove beyond the right field arcade in the second for the Cubs' first hit. It marked the 48th splash hit by a Giants opponent and 126th overall, with home run king Barry Bonds accounting for 35 of those.

Schwarber connected for his 22nd homer with two outs in the third.

Drew Pomeranz pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts in relief for the Giants, then Trevor Gott (7-0) worked the eighth. Sam Dyson finished for his second save, but issued a two-out walk and Addison Russell's single to make it interesting until the final out. Schwarber popped up to end it.

''We played well. Strop had a tough inning, that's it,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

The Giants stranded the potential tying run at third in the fifth. Kyle Ryan relieved Cubs starter Alec Mills - still seeking his first career victory in 12 total appearances and four starts dating to 2016 - with one out and induced Pablo Sandoval's inning-ending double play after Mike Yastrzemski's RBI single. San Francisco missed another chance in the seventh.

Mills allowed two runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked one in his first career road start and second outing for Chicago.

Right-hander Shaun Anderson, the Giants' top pitching prospect making his 13th career start, struck out five and walked two over five innings. He allowed three runs and three hits.

The Cubs have lost nine of 13 in San Francisco and are trying for their first winning road series since taking two of three at Washington from May 17-19.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: LHP Cole Hamels is scheduled to make a rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Iowa at San Antonio and will throw up to 45-50 pitches. He has been sidelined by a strained left oblique muscle. ''It really is important to find out how Cole comes out of it, how he feels after he throws,'' Maddon said. ... C Willson Contreras (sprained right foot) will be activated and available for Wednesday afternoon's series finale, perhaps to start behind the plate catching lefty Jon Lester. Contreras worked from the crouch and stood to throw to the bases during warmup drills. ... The Cubs recalled RHP Rowan Wick from Iowa and optioned RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A.

Giants: 3B Evan Longoria took grounders balls for the first time as he works back from plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He also is doing one-arm drills throwing and playing catch. ... LF Alex Dickerson (back tightness) was available off the bench with the hopes he will be back in the starting lineup Tuesday night. ... Bochy planned to stay away from closer Will Smith after he pitched six of the previous 10 days, so Dyson filled those duties in the ninth.

UP NEXT

RHP Yu Darvish (3-4, 4.46 ERA) pitches for Chicago in his second career start vs. San Francisco, having worked six scoreless innings in each of his past two outings. The Giants send LHP Madison Bumgarner (5-7, 3.65) to the mound with his future on the club still uncertain ahead of the trade deadline next week. Bumgarner went nine innings in last Thursday's 16-inning win against the Mets.

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  • W: T. Gott (7-0)L: P. Strop (2-4)S: S. Dyson (2)
  • HR: CHC - R. Garcia (4), K. Schwarber (22)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Schwarber LF51111002.229.320.479.7996.0
J. Baez SS40000010.288.320.546.866-0.5
K. Bryant 3B41100010.295.404.554.9583.5
A. Rizzo 1B31110010.293.400.538.9394.5
R. Garcia 2B41111012.286.316.8001.1165.5
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Heyward RF30000110.272.355.463.8180.5
A. Almora CF40110010.239.275.382.6571.5
M. Maldonado C20000120.217.285.349.6340.0
a- V. Caratini PH00000100.264.352.443.7961.0
A. Mills P20000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Brach P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
b- D. Bote PH10000010.253.339.426.766-0.5
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Russell 2B10100000.248.331.407.7381.0
  • a-walked for Maldonado in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Brach in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Belt 1B40100012.243.362.409.7710.5
M. Yastrzemski LF40210002.265.307.500.8073.0
P. Sandoval 3B41100013.263.306.496.8012.5
S. Vogt C41100021.262.336.508.8442.0
B. Crawford SS40210010.238.307.386.6932.5
K. Pillar CF41100002.245.274.403.6762.0
A. Slater RF31110100.255.364.596.9595.0
J. Panik 2B41310002.239.314.323.6376.0
S. Anderson P10000010.105.150.158.308-0.5
a- Z. Green PH10000011.500.500.7501.250-0.5
D. Pomeranz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Solano PH10100000.330.358.446.8051.0
T. Gott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- B. Posey PH10000001.259.322.394.7170.0
S. Dyson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Anderson in the 5th
  • b-singled for Pomeranz in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Gott in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rizzo (22)
  • HR - K. Schwarber (22), R. Garcia (4)
  • RBI - K. Schwarber (47), A. Rizzo (69), R. Garcia (8), A. Almora (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Schwarber (12), A. Rizzo (16), A. Almora (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Schwarber 2 (2), R. Garcia, A. Mills 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Sandoval (19), S. Vogt (15), A. Slater (5), J. Panik (16)
  • RBI - M. Yastrzemski (28), B. Crawford (43), A. Slater (13), J. Panik (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Slater (5), J. Panik (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Yastrzemski 2 (2), P. Sandoval, J. Panik 2 (2), B. Posey
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Bryant (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Baez-Garcia-Rizzo; Garcia-Baez-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Mills4.17221504.351.354.5
K. Ryan1.10000103.531.293.5
B. Brach (H, 4)0.10000006.031.770.0
S. Cishek (H, 9)1.02000002.581.011.0
P. Strop (L, 2-4) (BS, 5)1.04330105.471.18-8.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Mills4.1
K. Ryan1.1
B. Brach (H, 4)0.1
S. Cishek (H, 9)1.0
P. Strop (L, 2-4) (BS, 5)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson5.03332524.911.469.5
D. Pomeranz2.00000405.931.658.0
T. Gott (W, 7-0)1.02110103.860.987.5
S. Dyson (S, 2)1.01001002.570.928.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson5.0
D. Pomeranz2.0
T. Gott (W, 7-0)1.0
S. Dyson (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Mills 76-53, K. Ryan 21-13, B. Brach 3-2, S. Cishek 16-11, P. Strop 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Mills 6-1, K. Ryan 1-1, S. Cishek 2-1, P. Strop 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Mills 20, K. Ryan 3, B. Brach, S. Cishek 5, P. Strop 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Anderson (2)
  • HBP - S. Anderson
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 76-45, D. Pomeranz 29-23, T. Gott 21-13, S. Dyson 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 5-5, T. Gott 2-0, S. Dyson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 21, D. Pomeranz 6, T. Gott 5, S. Dyson 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Schwarber LF51111002.229.320.479.7996.0
J. Baez SS40000010.288.320.546.866-0.5
K. Bryant 3B41100010.295.404.554.9583.5
A. Rizzo 1B31110010.293.400.538.9394.5
R. Garcia 2B41111012.286.316.8001.1165.5
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Heyward RF30000110.272.355.463.8180.5
A. Almora CF40110010.239.275.382.6571.5
M. Maldonado C20000120.217.285.349.6340.0
a- V. Caratini PH00000100.264.352.443.7961.0
A. Mills P20000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Brach P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
b- D. Bote PH10000010.253.339.426.766-0.5
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Russell 2B10100000.248.331.407.7381.0
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  • a-walked for Maldonado in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Brach in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Belt 1B40100012.243.362.409.7710.5
M. Yastrzemski LF40210002.265.307.500.8073.0
P. Sandoval 3B41100013.263.306.496.8012.5
S. Vogt C41100021.262.336.508.8442.0
B. Crawford SS40210010.238.307.386.6932.5
K. Pillar CF41100002.245.274.403.6762.0
A. Slater RF31110100.255.364.596.9595.0
J. Panik 2B41310002.239.314.323.6376.0
S. Anderson P10000010.105.150.158.308-0.5
a- Z. Green PH10000011.500.500.7501.250-0.5
D. Pomeranz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Solano PH10100000.330.358.446.8051.0
T. Gott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- B. Posey PH10000001.259.322.394.7170.0
S. Dyson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Anderson in the 5th
  • b-singled for Pomeranz in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Gott in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rizzo (22)
  • HR - K. Schwarber (22), R. Garcia (4)
  • RBI - K. Schwarber (47), A. Rizzo (69), R. Garcia (8), A. Almora (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Schwarber (12), A. Rizzo (16), A. Almora (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Schwarber 2 (2), R. Garcia, A. Mills 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Sandoval (19), S. Vogt (15), A. Slater (5), J. Panik (16)
  • RBI - M. Yastrzemski (28), B. Crawford (43), A. Slater (13), J. Panik (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Slater (5), J. Panik (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Yastrzemski 2 (2), P. Sandoval, J. Panik 2 (2), B. Posey
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Bryant (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Baez-Garcia-Rizzo; Garcia-Baez-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Mills4.17221504.351.354.5
K. Ryan1.10000103.531.293.5
B. Brach (H, 4)0.10000006.031.770.0
S. Cishek (H, 9)1.02000002.581.011.0
P. Strop (L, 2-4) (BS, 5)1.04330105.471.18-8.5
Total8.01355170---
PITCHERSIP
A. Mills4.1
K. Ryan1.1
B. Brach (H, 4)0.1
S. Cishek (H, 9)1.0
P. Strop (L, 2-4) (BS, 5)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson5.03332524.911.469.5
D. Pomeranz2.00000405.931.658.0
T. Gott (W, 7-0)1.02110103.860.987.5
S. Dyson (S, 2)1.01001002.570.928.0
Total9.06443102---
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson5.0
D. Pomeranz2.0
T. Gott (W, 7-0)1.0
S. Dyson (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Mills 76-53, K. Ryan 21-13, B. Brach 3-2, S. Cishek 16-11, P. Strop 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Mills 6-1, K. Ryan 1-1, S. Cishek 2-1, P. Strop 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Mills 20, K. Ryan 3, B. Brach, S. Cishek 5, P. Strop 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Anderson (2)
  • HBP - S. Anderson
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 76-45, D. Pomeranz 29-23, T. Gott 21-13, S. Dyson 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 5-5, T. Gott 2-0, S. Dyson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 21, D. Pomeranz 6, T. Gott 5, S. Dyson 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Panik doubled to deep left, Slater scored45
    Slater doubled to deep center, Pillar scored44
    Crawford singled to center, Sandoval scored43
    Rizzo doubled to left center, Bryant scored42
  • 5TH INNING
    Yastrzemski singled to right center, Panik scored, Belt to third32
  • 4TH INNING
    Pillar grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Vogt scored, Crawford out at second31
    Almora singled to right, Rizzo scored, Heyward to third, Almora to second30
  • 3RD INNING
    Schwarber homered to right20
  • 2ND INNING
    Garcia homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • J. Heyward: Heyward flied out to center
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Almora grounded out to shortstop
    • Victor Caratini hit for Martin Maldonado
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Caratini walked
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Russell singled to right, Caratini to second
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Schwarber popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Trevor Gott pitching
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Schwarber grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Baez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant singled to left
    • A. Rizzo: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bryant stole second, Rizzo doubled to left center, Bryant scored
    • R. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • Addison Russell at second base
    • P. Sandoval: Strike swinging, Sandoval doubled to deep right
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Crawford singled to center, Sandoval scored
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar reached on fielder's choice to third, Crawford out at second
    • A. Slater: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Slater doubled to deep center, Pillar scored
    • J. Panik: Panik doubled to deep left, Slater scored
    • Buster Posey hit for Trevor Gott
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Posey grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Almora flied out to right
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Maldonado struck out on foul tip
    • David Bote hit for Brad Brach
    • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Steve Cishek pitching
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Slater grounded out to third
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik singled to left center
    • Donovan Solano hit for Drew Pomeranz
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Solano singled to left, Panik to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt lined out to second
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Yastrzemski grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Drew Pomeranz pitching
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • R. Garcia: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heyward lined out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Ryan Pitching:
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Vogt popped out to shortstop
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Brad Brach relieved Kyle Ryan
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Pillar flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schwarber fouled out to pitcher
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez lined out to right
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant popped out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Mills Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Foul, Panik singled to center
    • Zach Green hit for Shaun Anderson
    • Z. Green: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Green struck out looking
    • B. Belt: Belt singled to center, Panik to second
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Yastrzemski singled to right center, Panik scored, Belt to third
    • Kyle Ryan relieved Alec Mills
    • P. Sandoval: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sandoval grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Yastrzemski out at second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Bryant grounded out to third
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch
    • R. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Garcia grounded bunt out to pitcher, Rizzo to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora singled to right, Rizzo scored, Heyward to third, Almora to second
    • M. Maldonado: Maldonado intentionally walked
    • A. Mills: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mills struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Mills Pitching:
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Vogt doubled to deep right
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Crawford singled to right, Vogt to third
    • K. Pillar: Pillar grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Vogt scored, Crawford out at second
    • A. Slater: Ball, Slater grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Maldonado: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
    • A. Mills: Strike swinging, Mills flied out to right
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber homered to right
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Baez grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Mills Pitching:
    • S. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt lined out to left
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Ball, Yastrzemski singled to center
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rizzo popped out to third
    • R. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia homered to right
    • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Mills Pitching:
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Pillar singled to right
    • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Slater walked, Pillar to second
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Baez grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Mills Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski grounded out to second
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)