Williamson homers again, Giants top Nationals 4-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Mac Williamson had to dust himself off after crashing into a low padded wall near the stands in left field while chasing a foul ball.

More frustrated than hurt, Williamson took it out on Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark a few moments later after undergoing a series of concussion tests in the dugout.

Williamson homered for the second straight night and third in five games, hitting a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning to lead San Francisco to a 4-3 victory over Washington on Tuesday night.

''I got pretty lucky,'' Williamson said. ''I felt fine then and I feel fine now. I'm sure once the adrenalin wears off later tonight, tomorrow we'll see how the body feels. I'm sure I'll be a little sore.''

Brandon Belt hit his fifth home run in six games, Joe Panik added three hits and scored twice, and the Giants won their third straight and fourth in the last five.

One night after hitting a 464-foot homer in the series opener, Williamson hit a first-pitch solo shot to center off Roark with two outs in the sixth inning that bounced off the top of the wall and broke a 3-all tie. It wasn't as far as Monday's clout - this one went 423 feet - but was just as pivotal for the Giants.

''We've talked about what a shot in the arm he's been and he's more than that,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''He came through again tonight. Good for him because he's worked hard at it.''

Williamson's deciding home run came one inning after he stumbled over the bullpen mound in foul territory and crashed into a low wall near the stands while trying to chase down Bryce Harper's foul ball. Williamson stayed down briefly as team trainers rushed out before getting to his feet.

''I tried to roll my neck a little bit and my head down a little bit when I started going down,'' Williamson said. ''I think that helped break my fall. I was just a little frustrated I didn't come up with the play. I had it in my glove and it came out.''

Belt hit a two-run shot off Roark (1-2) in the third.

Michael Taylor had a three-run homer for Washington, which has lost four straight and 14 of 20 since opening the season 4-0.

''It seems like that sixth inning's been biting us in the rear as of late,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. ''We're swinging the bats. We just can't get the big hit with people on base.''

Reyes Moronta (1-0) retired six batters for his first career win. Sam Dyson pitched one inning and Hunter Strickland worked the ninth for his fifth save.

The Giants got a run off Roark in the first but left the bases loaded when Evan Longoria struck out looking to end the inning. Belt homered on a 3-2 pitch from Roark in the second to make it 3-0.

Washington tied it on Taylor's three-run homer off starter Ty Blach in the third. Ryan Zimmerman walked and Moises Sierra singled before Taylor's deep drive into the right-field stands.

Roark went into the game 6-0 in seven career games against San Francisco but couldn't find a rhythm this time. He allowed four runs on six hits, walked two and hit a batter and threw a pair of wild pitches.

WHERE DID IT GO?

Panik hit a soft comebacker to Roark in the fifth that glanced off the pitcher's glove then bounced up on the top of his cap before falling to the turf. Roark initially couldn't locate the ball but found it in time to throw to first for the out.

AILING BLACH

Blach allowed three runs and four hits in five innings. After the game, Bochy said the left-hander suffered from food poisoning last week and was given an IV on Monday. ''That was a really gutty effort that he gave us,'' Bochy said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Placed RHP Shawn Kelley on the 10-disabled list with ulnar nerve irritation in his right elbow. Infielder/outfielder Matt Reynolds was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse and outfielder Rafael Bautista and infielder Adrian Sanchez were called up.

UP NEXT

Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (4-1, 1.36 ERA) and Giants RHP Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 0.00) take to the mound for the series finale at AT&T Park on Wednesday. Samardzija is making his second start after beginning the season on the disabled list.

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  • W: R. Moronta (1-0)L: T. Roark (1-2)S: H. Strickland (5)
  • HR: WAS - M. Taylor (2), SF - B. Belt (6), M. Williamson (3)
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B. Harper RF30000113.257.454.5951.0480.5
R. Zimmerman 1B31000113.188.261.375.6361.5
M. Sierra LF31200010.265.270.324.5942.5
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  • a-lined out for Sierra in the 9th
  • b-fouled out for Sanchez in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Roark in the 7th
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M. Williamson LF41211000.316.316.7891.1057.0
G. Hernandez LF00000000.292.292.417.7080.0
B. Crawford SS30000001.197.247.282.5280.0
T. Blach P20000021.100.100.100.200-1.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Strickland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Moronta in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Kendrick (8)
  • HR - M. Taylor (2)
  • SH - T. Roark
  • RBI - M. Taylor 3 (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Taylor 3 (6)
BATTING
  • HR - B. Belt (6), M. Williamson (3)
  • RBI - B. Belt 2 (12), M. Williamson (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Belt 2 (5), M. Williamson
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 1-2)6.06442423.771.003.0
B. Kintzler1.01001005.251.421.0
R. Madson1.00000006.351.853.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 1-2)6.0
B. Kintzler1.0
R. Madson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Blach5.04332314.311.537.5
R. Moronta (W, 1-0)2.01000200.640.8613.0
S. Dyson (H, 2)1.01001004.661.341.0
H. Strickland (S, 5)1.00000101.641.0010.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Blach5.0
R. Moronta (W, 1-0)2.0
S. Dyson (H, 2)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Roark 2 (3)
  • HBP - T. Roark (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 105-66, B. Kintzler 16-8, R. Madson 10-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-9, B. Kintzler 2-1, R. Madson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 26, B. Kintzler 5, R. Madson 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Dyson
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Blach 79-47, R. Moronta 20-16, S. Dyson 13-9, H. Strickland 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Blach 11-1, R. Moronta 2-1, S. Dyson 2-0, H. Strickland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Blach 21, R. Moronta 6, S. Dyson 4, H. Strickland 3
  • Balks - T. Blach
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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H. Kendrick 2B30200100.277.307.446.7534.0
B. Harper RF30000113.257.454.5951.0480.5
R. Zimmerman 1B31000113.188.261.375.6361.5
M. Sierra LF31200010.265.270.324.5942.5
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  • a-lined out for Sierra in the 9th
  • b-fouled out for Sanchez in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Roark in the 7th
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B. Belt 1B31121100.292.397.6151.0138.0
E. Longoria 3B30000012.225.262.463.7240.5
M. Williamson LF41211000.316.316.7891.1057.0
G. Hernandez LF00000000.292.292.417.7080.0
B. Crawford SS30000001.197.247.282.5280.0
T. Blach P20000021.100.100.100.200-1.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Strickland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Moronta in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Kendrick (8)
  • HR - M. Taylor (2)
  • SH - T. Roark
  • RBI - M. Taylor 3 (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Taylor 3 (6)
BATTING
  • HR - B. Belt (6), M. Williamson (3)
  • RBI - B. Belt 2 (12), M. Williamson (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Belt 2 (5), M. Williamson
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 1-2)6.06442423.771.003.0
B. Kintzler1.01001005.251.421.0
R. Madson1.00000006.351.853.0
Total8.0744342---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 1-2)6.0
B. Kintzler1.0
R. Madson1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Blach5.04332314.311.537.5
R. Moronta (W, 1-0)2.01000200.640.8613.0
S. Dyson (H, 2)1.01001004.661.341.0
H. Strickland (S, 5)1.00000101.641.0010.5
Total9.0633361---
PITCHERSIP
T. Blach5.0
R. Moronta (W, 1-0)2.0
S. Dyson (H, 2)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Roark 2 (3)
  • HBP - T. Roark (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 105-66, B. Kintzler 16-8, R. Madson 10-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-9, B. Kintzler 2-1, R. Madson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 26, B. Kintzler 5, R. Madson 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Dyson
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Blach 79-47, R. Moronta 20-16, S. Dyson 13-9, H. Strickland 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Blach 11-1, R. Moronta 2-1, S. Dyson 2-0, H. Strickland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Blach 21, R. Moronta 6, S. Dyson 4, H. Strickland 3
  • Balks - T. Blach
  • 6TH INNING
    Williamson homered to center34
  • 4TH INNING
    Taylor homered to right, Zimmerman and Sierra scored33
  • 3RD INNING
    Belt homered to right, Panik scored03
  • 1ST INNING
    Panik scored, Posey to third, Belt to second on wild pitch01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Gorkys Hernandez in left
    • Hunter Strickland relieved Sam Dyson
    • Matt Adams hit for Moises Sierra
    • M. Adams: Ball, Adams lined out to center
    • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Difo grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Kendrick: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kendrick doubled to left center
    • B. Harper: Harper intentionally walked
    • R. Zimmerman: Zimmerman grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Harper out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ryan Madson relieved Brandon Kintzler
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Belt flied out to left
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Longoria flied out to right
    • M. Williamson: Foul, Williamson grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Wilmer Difo hit for Adrian Sanchez
    • W. Difo: Ball, Difo fouled out to catcher
    • P. Severino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
    • Andrew Stevenson hit for Tanner Roark
    • A. Stevenson: Strike looking, Foul, Stevenson grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brandon Kintzler pitching
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Reyes Moronta
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Strike looking, Sandoval grounded out to third
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Blanco lined out to center
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik singled to left
    • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked, Panik to second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Posey grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Ty Blach
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • M. Sierra: Sierra singled to left
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Taylor grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Sierra out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Foul, Belt flied out to center
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria lined out to second
    • M. Williamson: Williamson homered to center
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford fouled out to third
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Severino singled to left center
    • T. Roark: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Roark hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Severino to second
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Severino out at third
    • H. Kendrick: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Turner to second on balk, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kendrick walked
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Foul, Harper grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Panik grounded out to pitcher
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • B. Posey: Pickoff attempt, Posey flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick grounded out to first
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Harper grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman walked
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sierra singled to right, Zimmerman to second
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Taylor homered to right, Zimmerman and Sierra scored
    • A. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Williamson grounded out to third
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford lined out to center
    • T. Blach: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blach struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
    • T. Roark: Strike looking, Roark grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik singled to right
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen flied out to right
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Panik to second on wild pitch, Posey grounded out to shortstop, Panik to third
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt homered to right, Panik scored
    • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria hit by pitch
    • M. Williamson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Longoria out at second, Longoria out at second
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Sierra struck out looking
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Williamson reached on an infield single to third
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford reached on fielder's choice to second, Williamson out at second
    • T. Blach: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Blach struck out bunting foul
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Blanco flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Turner grounded out to third
    • H. Kendrick: Kendrick singled to center
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Zimmerman popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blanco lined out to center
    • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Panik singled to left center
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, McCutchen fouled out to first
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Foul, Posey singled to center, Panik to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked, Panik to third, Posey to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik scored, Posey to third, Belt to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)