Parra homers against former team, Nationals top Giants 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Barely three months since he was let go, Gerardo Parra came back to haunt his former team.

Parra hit a three-run homer, Joe Ross pitched six shutout innings of three-hit ball and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday.

Parra broke camp with the Giants but was designated for assignment on May 3. His seventh homer came in the third inning off Shaun Anderson (3-4) and made it 4-0.

Nothing personal, he said.

''I say every time, thank you to the San Francisco Giants for giving me the opportunity to play the first month,'' Parra said. ''It's only a different team.''

The versatile 32-year-old, who's in his 11th season with his sixth team, has been a valuable contributor since the Nationals picked him up on May 9.

''I've known him for a while and I've always known he's a really good clubhouse guy,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. ''I told him `just be you. Be electric in the clubhouse and play hard on the field.'''

Ross (2-3), who grew up across the San Francisco Bay and played high school ball in Oakland, struck out five and walked two in his third start of the season.

He's combined for 11 1/3 shutout innings of four-hit ball over his last two starts, an especially important contribution for a contending team with two starters on the injured list.

''I always like pitching here or in Oakland,'' Ross said. ''It's pretty much home either side of the bay, but it's good to have your parents in the stands and some friends.''

The Giants have lost four straight games and seven of their last eight. They scored in the ninth on Brandon Crawford's RBI double off Daniel Hudson after Tanner Rainey and Wander Suero combined for two scoreless innings.

Anderson gave up four runs on four hits and three walks in three innings. He left his shortest career start with a blister on his middle finger. The 24-year-old rookie is winless in seven starts since June 28.

The Giants were swept for the first time since May 28-30 by Arizona. They scored just four runs in the series, matching the fewest in a series of any length this year.

''We've been on the other side where we couldn't do anything wrong and right now that's Washington, that's what's going for them,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

''We had some of that mojo going but we've lost a little bit of it and how we get it back is a big thing. Right now, we are just not clicking.''

Adam Eaton got three hits and was hit by a pitch for Washington.

BUMPED

Martinez bumped right-hander Erick Fedde from Sunday's start against the surging New York Mets. The Nationals will instead go with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who'll pitch on regular rest with Thursday's off day. Fedde is scheduled to start Monday's series opener against Cincinnati.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (mild strain in upper back) was scheduled to throw on Wednesday but Martinez said the Nationals will be cautious moving forward. The three-time Cy Young award will miss at least one more start. ''We're going to make sure that he's 100 percent coming back,'' Martinez said. ''We don't want this to be an ongoing issue for him.'' ... Martinez said he's encouraged with the progress of RHP Austin Voth (right biceps tendinitis), who told him he felt good after throwing a recent bullpen. ... 3B Anthony Rendon left the game with a sore toe in the sixth after being struck by a pitch from Andrew Suarez on his right foot in the fourth. Martinez said the injury isn't serious.

Giants: OF Alex Dickerson (right oblique strain) hasn't started hitting yet and his return is likely a few days further than expected Bochy said. Dickerson is eligible to return Aug. 11. ... 2B Joe Panik was placed on unconditional release waivers a day after he was designated for assignment. ... RF Steven Duggar left the game in the fifth with a left shoulder sprain after making a diving catch in the gap robbing Juan Soto of extra bases the previous inning. He will undergo an MRI, Bochy said.

UP NEXT

Nationals: After an off day RHP Stephen Strasburg (14-5, 3.72 ERA) will pitch Friday's series opener against the Mets in New York. Strasburg needs two strikeouts to tie Steve Rogers (1,621) for the most in franchise history (Montreal and Washington).

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-7, 3.92) will pitch Thursday's series opener at home against Philadelphia. Bumgarner is 4-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 10 career starts against the Phillies but is seeking his first win against Philadelphia since July 10, 2015.

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  • W: J. Ross (2-3)L: S. Anderson (3-4)
  • HR: WAS - G. Parra (7)
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  • a-doubled for Suero in the 9th
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  • a-singled for Jerez in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Anderson in the 3rd
  • c-flied out for Suarez in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Stevenson
  • HR - G. Parra (7)
  • RBI - J. Soto (72), G. Parra 3 (36)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Parra 3 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner 2 (2), A. Eaton, J. Soto 3 (3), A. Cabrera
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Yastrzemski (12), E. Longoria (15), B. Crawford (20)
  • RBI - B. Crawford (48)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Yastrzemski 4 (4), P. Sandoval 3 (3), B. Belt
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Belt (2)
  • DP - 2 (Longoria-Solano-Sandoval; Solano-Crawford-Sandoval)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Ross (W, 2-3)6.03002506.751.7525.5
T. Rainey1.00000204.001.484.0
W. Suero1.02000304.701.262.5
D. Hudson1.01110103.001.221.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Ross (W, 2-3)6.0
T. Rainey1.0
W. Suero1.0
D. Hudson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson (L, 3-4)3.04443215.331.55-6.0
A. Suarez2.02000208.151.815.0
S. Coonrod1.01000002.251.082.0
T. Watson1.00000002.801.093.0
W. Jerez1.01000001.801.602.0
R. Moronta1.01000102.681.252.5
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Hudson (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ross 99-59, T. Rainey 16-10, W. Suero 26-21, D. Hudson 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ross 5-8, T. Rainey 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Ross 23, T. Rainey 3, W. Suero 5, D. Hudson 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Suarez, T. Watson (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 66-39, A. Suarez 31-19, S. Coonrod 10-6, T. Watson 12-6, W. Jerez 8-5, R. Moronta 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 4-3, A. Suarez 3-1, S. Coonrod 1-1, T. Watson 1-1, W. Jerez 2-0, R. Moronta 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 16, A. Suarez 9, S. Coonrod 3, T. Watson 3, W. Jerez 3, R. Moronta 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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  • a-doubled for Suero in the 9th
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P. Sandoval 1B40000013.267.312.507.819-0.5
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S. Vogt C40000010.277.345.516.861-0.5
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B. Crawford SS40210010.226.297.360.6563.5
D. Solano 2B40000043.329.359.476.835-2.0
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  • a-singled for Jerez in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Anderson in the 3rd
  • c-flied out for Suarez in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Stevenson
  • HR - G. Parra (7)
  • RBI - J. Soto (72), G. Parra 3 (36)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Parra 3 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner 2 (2), A. Eaton, J. Soto 3 (3), A. Cabrera
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Yastrzemski (12), E. Longoria (15), B. Crawford (20)
  • RBI - B. Crawford (48)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Yastrzemski 4 (4), P. Sandoval 3 (3), B. Belt
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Belt (2)
  • DP - 2 (Longoria-Solano-Sandoval; Solano-Crawford-Sandoval)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Ross (W, 2-3)6.03002506.751.7525.5
T. Rainey1.00000204.001.484.0
W. Suero1.02000304.701.262.5
D. Hudson1.01110103.001.221.5
Total9.06112110---
PITCHERSIP
J. Ross (W, 2-3)6.0
T. Rainey1.0
W. Suero1.0
D. Hudson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson (L, 3-4)3.04443215.331.55-6.0
A. Suarez2.02000208.151.815.0
S. Coonrod1.01000002.251.082.0
T. Watson1.00000002.801.093.0
W. Jerez1.01000001.801.602.0
R. Moronta1.01000102.681.252.5
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PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson (L, 3-4)3.0
A. Suarez2.0
S. Coonrod1.0
T. Watson1.0
W. Jerez1.0
R. Moronta1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Hudson (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ross 99-59, T. Rainey 16-10, W. Suero 26-21, D. Hudson 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ross 5-8, T. Rainey 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Ross 23, T. Rainey 3, W. Suero 5, D. Hudson 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Suarez, T. Watson (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 66-39, A. Suarez 31-19, S. Coonrod 10-6, T. Watson 12-6, W. Jerez 8-5, R. Moronta 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 4-3, A. Suarez 3-1, S. Coonrod 1-1, T. Watson 1-1, W. Jerez 2-0, R. Moronta 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 16, A. Suarez 9, S. Coonrod 3, T. Watson 3, W. Jerez 3, R. Moronta 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Crawford doubled to center, Pillar scored41
  • 3RD INNING
    Parra homered to left center, Eaton and Soto scored40
  • 1ST INNING
    Soto grounded out to first, Turner scored, Eaton to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Reyes Moronta pitching
    • Y. Gomes: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • Andrew Stevenson hit for Wander Suero
    • A. Stevenson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Stevenson doubled to deep right center
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner lined out to right
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Eaton grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Daniel Hudson pitching
    • S. Vogt: Vogt flied out to center
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pillar hit by pitch
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford doubled to center, Pillar scored
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Solano struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt flied out to deep left
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Williams Jerez relieved Tony Watson
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera singled to right
    • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Parra reached on fielder's choice to second, Cabrera out at second
    • V. Robles: Pickoff attempt, Robles grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Parra out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wander Suero relieved Tanner Rainey
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • Buster Posey hit for Williams Jerez
    • B. Posey: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Posey singled to right
    • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Longoria doubled to deep right center, Posey to third
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tony Watson relieved Sam Coonrod
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Eaton hit by pitch
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Dozier grounded into double play third to second to first, Eaton out at second
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Soto lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tanner Rainey relieved Joe Ross
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Crawford struck out on foul tip
    • D. Solano: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Solano struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Sam Coonrod pitching
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes singled to deep left, Gomes out at second
    • J. Ross: Strike looking, Ball, Ross popped out to second
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Dozier at second base
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval flied out to deep center
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Vogt flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Austin Slater in right field
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to third
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Parra grounded out to shortstop
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Pillar singled to left
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford singled to right, Pillar to second
    • D. Solano: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Solano struck out on foul tip
    • Brandon Belt hit for Andrew Suarez
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Belt flied out to center, Pillar to third
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Slater walked, Crawford to second
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Yastrzemski popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Andrew Suarez pitching
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes grounded out to third
    • J. Ross: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ross struck out swinging
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner reached on an infield single to third
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Eaton singled to center, Turner to third
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rendon hit by pitch, Eaton to second
    • J. Soto: Soto lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to pitcher
    • P. Sandoval: Strike swinging, Ball, Sandoval popped out to shortstop
    • S. Vogt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Eaton singled to right
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Rendon fouled out to first
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Soto walked, Eaton to second
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera lined out to center
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra homered to left center, Eaton and Soto scored
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • D. Solano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Solano struck out looking
    • Scooter Gennett hit for Shaun Anderson
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duggar walked
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Yastrzemski flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra grounded out to first
    • V. Robles: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Robles walked
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Gomes reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Robles out at second
    • J. Ross: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ross walked, Gomes to second
    • Tr. Turner: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Turner flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vogt lined out to center
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to second
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Turner singled to right
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Eaton singled to left, Turner to second
    • A. Rendon: Rendon grounded out to second, Turner to third, Eaton to second
    • J. Soto: Ball, Soto grounded out to first, Turner scored, Eaton to third
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Duggar flied out to left
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Yastrzemski doubled to deep left
    • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded out to third
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)