McCutchen hits 3-run homer as Giants overpower Angels 8-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jeff Samardzija had just loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth inning of his season debut when San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy went out to the mound, mainly to give his big righty a rest.

''He wasn't going anywhere, trust me,'' Bochy said after the Giants used three home runs, including a towering, three-run shot by Andrew McCutchen in the six-run fifth inning, to beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 Friday night.

''I knew Shark, even if he was out of gas, he wouldn't have said it. I just wanted to give him a breather,'' Bochy said.

Justin Upton drove Samardzija's next pitch to the warning track in left, where Williamson caught it. Samardzija flinched at first, thinking it was gone, and then smiled as he walked toward the dugout. Bochy smiled and clapped his hands.

''Really, for his first start back, he was pretty sharp with all his pitches,'' Bochy said. The Giants had Samardzija on a 75-pitch limit and he finished with 80.

''He was testing us a little bit, but it's hard to not give him a shot at it there,'' Bochy added.

''He said, `Well, Shark, there's a lot of baseball left this year, how do you feel?''' Samardzija recalled. ''I told him I felt fine. He said, `I figured,' and he walked off. Made his heart race a little bit there. I love when Boch comes out there because usually you can talk to him a little bit.''

Did Samardzija's heart race? ''It did there the last pitch. Usually it doesn't,'' he said.

Samardzija opened the season on the disabled list with a pectoral strain suffered during spring training. He allowed two hits in five innings, struck out four and walked four.

Mac Williamson hit a two-run homer in his first big league game this season, and Nick Hundley also connected.

The Angels had only five hits, including a homer by Mike Trout, a double by Albert Pujols for his 2,991st career hit and two singles by Ohtani.

Ohtani had the Angels' first hit off Samardzija, a single to center with two outs in the second. Ohtani had gone 0 for 4 with three strikeouts the night before as the Boston Red Sox completed a sweep. The designated hitter singled again in the ninth.

McCutchen, the designated hitter, drove a 1-2 pitch from Andrew Heaney into the Giants' bullpen beyond the left-field fence with one out in the fifth to chase the left-hander.

Heaney (0-1) allowed the first five and six of seven batters to reach in the fifth. He allowed Williamson's homer to right and an RBI single by Austin Jackson.

''I felt good. It just all caught up to me at the end,'' Heaney said.

''He just lost his command a little bit, got into some bad counts,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''Those guys didn't miss some pitches, for sure. Williamson, McCutchen, those guys didn't miss the fastballs and that was it.''

Hundley hit an opposite-field shot to right in the second, his first. He added an RBI double in the eighth.

Trout homered to left-center off Pierce Johnson in the eighth, his seventh. Two batters later, Pujols drove a ball to the base of the fence in center before being replaced by pinch-runner Jefry Marte.

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''It was weird. I think I missed a practice back in like seventh-grade football or something,'' said Samardzija, a former Notre Dame wide receiver who was on the DL for the first time in his career.

OHTANI'S BLISTER

Scioscia isn't sure if the seams on big league baseballs are what caused the blister on Ohtani's right middle finger that forced the Japanese two-way sensation out after just two innings Tuesday night against Boston in his third major league pitching start.

''He worked very hard getting used our baseball starting last winter,'' Scioscia said. ''Blisters ... come and go with pitchers occasionally at some point. Exactly when they crop up with some guys is a mystery. There are probably a lot of things that came into play for Shohei to have his become significant to where it affected some of his pitches. But I don't know if there's any one reason that you could pin down right now. He feels much better. We got him out in time last start where it didn't get any worse and hopefully he'll be able to make his next start.''

Some pitchers blamed slicker balls for blisters last season.

Scioscia remained noncommittal about when Ohtani's next start would be, but a six-man rotation would have him Ohtani pitching Monday at Houston.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Placed OF Hunter Pence on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb and recalled Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Derek Holland (0-2, 4.60) is scheduled to start Saturday night. He has appeared in more games against the Angels than any other team, going 10-8 with a 5.21 ERA in 28 appearances, including 25 starts.

Angels: RHP Garrett Richards (2-0, 3.60) is scheduled to make his first career start against San Francisco on Saturday night.

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  • W: J. Samardzija (1-0)L: A. Heaney (0-1)
  • HR: SF - A. McCutchen (3), N. Hundley (1), M. Williamson (1), LAA - M. Trout (7)
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E. Longoria 3B41100020.231.254.477.7312.0
N. Hundley C32221100.222.300.370.67011.0
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G. Hernandez RF41100021.304.304.435.7391.0
K. Tomlinson SS31200100.269.345.308.6535.0
  • a-struck out for A. McCutchen in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B30000102.308.367.423.7901.0
M. Trout CF31211110.286.398.597.9957.5
C. Young CF00000000.308.308.615.9230.0
J. Upton LF40000015.250.308.438.745-0.5
A. Pujols 1B40100000.267.284.430.7142.0
J. Marte PR-1B00000000.364.400.515.9150.0
L. Valbuena 3B40000031.262.294.415.710-1.5
S. Ohtani DH40200000.342.390.6581.0482.0
A. Simmons SS30000102.293.376.373.7503.0
K. Calhoun RF30000101.192.222.256.4791.0
M. Maldonado C30000012.200.286.240.526-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Longoria (7), N. Hundley, K. Tomlinson
    • HR - A. McCutchen (3), N. Hundley, M. Williamson
    • RBI - A. Jackson (3), A. McCutchen 3 (11), N. Hundley 2 (2), M. Williamson 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Pujols (5)
    • HR - M. Trout (7)
    • RBI - M. Trout (14)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Simmons (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Pujols (2), L. Valbuena (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Samardzija (W, 1-0)5.02004400.001.2018.0
    R. Moronta2.00000100.820.916.5
    P. Johnson1.02110111.800.800.5
    J. Osich1.01000005.402.042.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Samardzija (W, 1-0)5.0
    R. Moronta2.0
    P. Johnson1.0
    J. Osich1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Heaney (L, 0-1)4.16772639.641.71-5.0
    C. Bedrosian1.20000004.821.503.0
    B. Parker1.01000104.821.822.5
    N. Ramirez1.02110103.381.880.5
    L. Bard1.00000205.401.294.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Heaney (L, 0-1)4.1
    C. Bedrosian1.2
    B. Parker1.0
    N. Ramirez1.0
    L. Bard1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 80-47, R. Moronta 26-17, P. Johnson 18-13, J. Osich 9-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 2-9, R. Moronta 2-3, P. Johnson 1-1, J. Osich 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 21, R. Moronta 6, P. Johnson 5, J. Osich 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - L. Bard (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 76-46, C. Bedrosian 14-10, B. Parker 22-15, N. Ramirez 14-11, L. Bard 21-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 4-3, C. Bedrosian 4-1, N. Ramirez 2-0, L. Bard 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 21, C. Bedrosian 5, B. Parker 4, N. Ramirez 5, L. Bard 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Jackson CF51110032.212.263.231.4941.5
    J. Panik 2B40000003.273.351.439.7911.0
    A. McCutchen DH41131011.213.280.373.6547.5
    a- P. Sandoval PH-DH10000011.190.261.381.642-0.5
    B. Posey 1B40000001.270.329.413.7410.0
    E. Longoria 3B41100020.231.254.477.7312.0
    N. Hundley C32221100.222.300.370.67011.0
    M. Williamson LF41121011.250.2501.0001.2506.5
    G. Hernandez RF41100021.304.304.435.7391.0
    K. Tomlinson SS31200100.269.345.308.6535.0
    Total36898321010-----
    • a-struck out for A. McCutchen in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B30000102.308.367.423.7901.0
    M. Trout CF31211110.286.398.597.9957.5
    C. Young CF00000000.308.308.615.9230.0
    J. Upton LF40000015.250.308.438.745-0.5
    A. Pujols 1B40100000.267.284.430.7142.0
    J. Marte PR-1B00000000.364.400.515.9150.0
    L. Valbuena 3B40000031.262.294.415.710-1.5
    S. Ohtani DH40200000.342.390.6581.0482.0
    A. Simmons SS30000102.293.376.373.7503.0
    K. Calhoun RF30000101.192.222.256.4791.0
    M. Maldonado C30000012.200.286.240.526-0.5
    Total3115114613-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Longoria (7), N. Hundley, K. Tomlinson
      • HR - A. McCutchen (3), N. Hundley, M. Williamson
      • RBI - A. Jackson (3), A. McCutchen 3 (11), N. Hundley 2 (2), M. Williamson 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Pujols (5)
      • HR - M. Trout (7)
      • RBI - M. Trout (14)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Simmons (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Pujols (2), L. Valbuena (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Samardzija (W, 1-0)5.02004400.001.2018.0
      R. Moronta2.00000100.820.916.5
      P. Johnson1.02110111.800.800.5
      J. Osich1.01000005.402.042.0
      Total9.0511461---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Samardzija (W, 1-0)5.0
      R. Moronta2.0
      P. Johnson1.0
      J. Osich1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Heaney (L, 0-1)4.16772639.641.71-5.0
      C. Bedrosian1.20000004.821.503.0
      B. Parker1.01000104.821.822.5
      N. Ramirez1.02110103.381.880.5
      L. Bard1.00000205.401.294.0
      Total9.09882103---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Heaney (L, 0-1)4.1
      C. Bedrosian1.2
      B. Parker1.0
      N. Ramirez1.0
      L. Bard1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 80-47, R. Moronta 26-17, P. Johnson 18-13, J. Osich 9-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 2-9, R. Moronta 2-3, P. Johnson 1-1, J. Osich 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 21, R. Moronta 6, P. Johnson 5, J. Osich 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Bard (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 76-46, C. Bedrosian 14-10, B. Parker 22-15, N. Ramirez 14-11, L. Bard 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 4-3, C. Bedrosian 4-1, N. Ramirez 2-0, L. Bard 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 21, C. Bedrosian 5, B. Parker 4, N. Ramirez 5, L. Bard 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Trout homered to left81
        Hundley doubled to left, Longoria scored80
      • 5TH INNING
        McCutchen homered to left, Tomlinson and Jackson scored70
        Jackson singled to right center, Hernandez scored, Tomlinson to third40
        Williamson homered to right center, Hundley scored30
      • 2ND INNING
        Hundley homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Chris Young in center
        • Luke Bard relieved Noe Ramirez
        • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tomlinson grounded out to first
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik hit by pitch
        • Pablo Sandoval hit for Andrew McCutchen
        • P. Sandoval: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Josh Osich relieved Pierce Johnson
        • S. Ohtani: Ohtani singled to right
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Simmons flied out to right
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Calhoun grounded into double play shortstop to first, Ohtani out at second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Noe Ramirez relieved Blake Parker
        • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Posey grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria doubled to left center
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Hundley doubled to left, Longoria scored
        • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Williamson grounded out to shortstop, Hundley to third
        • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Pierce Johnson relieved Reyes Moronta
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler lined out to center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout homered to left
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Upton grounded out to second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols doubled to deep center
        • Jefry Marte ran for Albert Pujols
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Blake Parker relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • K. Tomlinson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tomlinson doubled to deep left
        • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
        • J. Panik: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik lined out to center
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Moronta Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to second
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to first
        • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Maldonado popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Bedrosian Pitching:
        • N. Hundley: Hundley flied out to center
        • M. Williamson: Ball, Williamson grounded out to pitcher
        • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Reyes Moronta relieved Jeff Samardzija
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pujols popped out to second
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hundley walked
        • M. Williamson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Williamson homered to right center, Hundley scored
        • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • K. Tomlinson: Tomlinson reached on an infield single to second, Hernandez to third, Tomlinson to second on 1st baseman Pujols fielding error
        • A. Jackson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jackson singled to right center, Hernandez scored, Tomlinson to third
        • J. Panik: Panik flied out to shallow left
        • A. McCutchen: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen homered to left, Tomlinson and Jackson scored
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Andrew Heaney
        • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Posey grounded out to second
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Simmons walked
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Simmons stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep center, Simmons to third
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked, Calhoun to second
        • J. Upton: Upton flied out to deep left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pujols grounded out to second
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Valbuena flied out to right
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Foul, Ohtani flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tomlinson walked
        • A. Jackson: Jackson grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Tomlinson out at second
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Panik lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun lined out to second
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Maldonado flied out to deep left
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler walked
        • M. Trout: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Trout singled to shallow center, Kinsler to third
        • J. Upton: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
        • N. Hundley: Hundley homered to right center
        • M. Williamson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
        • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Pujols grounded out to third
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ohtani singled to right center
        • A. Simmons: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Simmons lined out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Jackson struck out on foul tip
        • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen safe at first on 3rd baseman Valbuena fielding error
        • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Ball, Posey lined out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kinsler flied out to deep center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Ball, Foul, Upton flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)