Samardzija pitches gem in Giants' 3-0 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jeff Samardzija was about as dominant as a pitcher can be, short of throwing a no-hitter or perfect game.

Samardzija allowed just three singles - two that didn't leave the infield - in pitching his first shutout since 2015, and Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

Samardzija (9-12) struck out five, walked none and faced only two over the minimum.

It was the fourth shutout and ninth complete game for the former Notre Dame wide receiver.

Once Panik hit his two-run shot in the eighth to give the Giants their 3-0 lead, Samardzija knew he'd be going back out for the ninth against a team that pestered him in three previous starts this season.

''It just came down to me going out there and making pitches and not letting two guys get on,'' he said. ''I wanted to go out there and get some quick innings and then go back out there for the ninth.''

Samardzija frustrated the Padres with his curveball and splitter. ''I kind of owed these guys one. They got me the last two times out. It was just one of those things, take a little pride in yourself, going out there and getting after a team that had your number.''

Samardzija threw only 89 pitches in his previous start, when he had a no-decision in a 4-3 loss to Milwaukee. He said he felt fresh going into Monday night, when he threw 102 pitches.

''He really was locked in with everything,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''Great focus out there with every pitch. Just a terrific job against a team that's been tough on him. He bounced back very well tonight. He just threw a beauty.''

Padres manager Andy Green agreed.

''He's thrown strikes all year. You have to give him credit for that. His numbers aren't great by his standards, but he's pounded the strike zone all year long. I think probably the difference for me today was his ability to get ahead with offspeed. He commanded all of his pitches today, it wasn't just one pitch in the strike zone, it was whatever he wanted to throw, he threw in the strike zone really at any point in time.

''We didn't do anything to put pressure on him. There were a lot of empty at-bats, but he threw the ball well.''

Crawford homered to right-center off Jhoulys Chacin leading off the fourth, his 12th. Panik hit a two-run shot off the right-field foul pole off Phil Maton with one out in the eighth, his eighth. Crawford was aboard on a single.

Chacin (11-10) had been 3-0 in his first five starts against the Giants this season. He allowed one run and two hits in five innings, struck out three and walked four.

SOCCER TALK

Samardzija induced 14 groundouts, including one by Carlos Asuaje that bounced off his foot to second baseman Panik, who threw to first.

''Kick save and a beaut,'' the pitcher said. Samardzija said third baseman Pablo Sandoval compared him to European soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, ''so I figure I had to show him my footwork. It was pretty nice, wasn't it? Funny game. Three months ago that ball probably goes into the bullpen for a triple. That's why you can't take this game too seriously. You have to put in your work and care about it and the way it happens, it happens. You've got to have fun out there.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: C Buster Posey sat out the game with a bone bruise in his left thumb and will also sit out Tuesday night, Bochy said. Posey was hurt applying a tag at the plate on Aug. 20 and struggled with it during a weekend series at Arizona. ... RHP Johnny Cueto, on the DL with a flexor tendon strain, is scheduled to throw Tuesday or Wednesday and the team will make a call on whether he'll be activated, Bochy said.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Matt Moore (4-12, 5.38) is scheduled to start Tuesday night. He's faced the Padres only once, allowing four runs in six innings and getting a no-decision in a 5-4, 12-inning victory.

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (6-8, 4.84) has gone at least six innings in each of his last seven starts.

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  • HR: SF - B. Crawford (12), J. Panik (8)
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    • b-flied out for Capps in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Hundley (21)
    • HR - B. Crawford (12), J. Panik (8)
    • RBI - B. Crawford (64), J. Panik 2 (42)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - H. Pence (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - W. Myers (6)
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    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Chacin (L, 11-10)5.02114314.031.304.5
    B. Baumann1.01002101.131.380.5
    P. Maton2.03220114.451.241.5
    C. Capps1.01000109.351.622.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Chacin (L, 11-10)5.0
    B. Baumann1.0
    P. Maton2.0
    C. Capps1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 102-71
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 14-7
    • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 29
    PITCHING
    • IBB - B. Baumann (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 92-52, B. Baumann 17-12, P. Maton 28-21, C. Capps 11-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-8, B. Baumann 2-0, P. Maton 4-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 21, B. Baumann 6, P. Maton 9, C. Capps 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    P. Sandoval 3B40000003.229.280.349.6290.0
    B. Crawford SS42211010.243.292.396.6887.5
    J. Panik 2B21121200.272.334.402.7369.0
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      J. Pirela LF30000010.294.348.494.843-0.5
      Y. Solarte SS30100010.260.332.420.7520.5
      W. Myers 1B30100011.233.320.442.762-0.5
      H. Sanchez C30000001.243.268.505.7730.0
      C. Spangenberg 3B30100001.268.320.423.7421.0
      M. Szczur RF30000001.221.353.357.7100.0
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      • b-flied out for Capps in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Hundley (21)
      • HR - B. Crawford (12), J. Panik (8)
      • RBI - B. Crawford (64), J. Panik 2 (42)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - H. Pence (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - W. Myers (6)
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      PITCHERSIP
      J. Samardzija (W, 9-12)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chacin (L, 11-10)5.02114314.031.304.5
      B. Baumann1.01002101.131.380.5
      P. Maton2.03220114.451.241.5
      C. Capps1.01000109.351.622.5
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      PITCHERSIP
      J. Chacin (L, 11-10)5.0
      B. Baumann1.0
      P. Maton2.0
      C. Capps1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 102-71
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 14-7
      • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 29
      PITCHING
      • IBB - B. Baumann (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 92-52, B. Baumann 17-12, P. Maton 28-21, C. Capps 11-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-8, B. Baumann 2-0, P. Maton 4-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 21, B. Baumann 6, P. Maton 9, C. Capps 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Panik homered to right, Crawford scored30
      • 4TH INNING
        Crawford homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Carter Capps relieved Phil Maton
        • D. Span: Ball, Span flied out to deep right
        • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Pence singled to right
        • J. Parker: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pence caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jabari Blash hit for Carter Capps
        • J. Blash: Strike looking, Blash flied out to center
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Asuaje: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Asuaje lined out to left
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • P. Maton Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Sandoval grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford singled to shallow right
        • J. Panik: Panik homered to right, Crawford scored
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Hundley lined out to right
        • R. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jones singled to shallow right
        • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Samardzija struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • H. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg singled to shallow right
        • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Szczur flied out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Phil Maton pitching
        • D. Span: Ball, Span grounded out to second
        • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Pence grounded out to second
        • J. Parker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Parker grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Foul, Ball, Asuaje grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Pirela: Pirela popped out to shortstop
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Buddy Baumann relieved Jhoulys Chacin
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Panik walked
        • N. Hundley: Hundley doubled to deep left, Panik to third
        • R. Jones: Jones intentionally walked
        • J. Samardzija: Strike swinging, Foul, Samardzija grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Ball, Szczur grounded out to shortstop
        • Allen Cordoba hit for Buddy Baumann
        • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
        • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Samardzija grounded out to second
        • D. Span: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span walked
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence reached on fielder's choice to first, Span out at second
        • J. Parker: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Parker struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Solarte reached on an infield single to second
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Myers grounded out to third, Solarte to second
        • H. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to first, Solarte to third
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford homered to right center
        • J. Panik: Panik flied out to shallow left
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Hundley lined out to center
        • R. Jones: Ball, Jones flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje flied out to center
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pirela grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • R. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones flied out to left
        • J. Samardzija: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Samardzija struck out swinging
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span walked
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pence singled to center, Span to second
        • J. Parker: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Parker walked, Span to third, Pence to second
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sandoval lined out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Szczur fouled out to catcher
        • J. Chacin: Chacin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval flied out to shallow left
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford lined out to center
        • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik walked
        • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hundley grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Solarte grounded out to first
        • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Myers reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • H. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Myers caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Pence grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Parker: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Parker flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Margot flied out to deep center
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)