Jackson, Cueto help Giants split doubleheader; Panda pitches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Johnny Cueto was still at home getting dressed when he saw Giants teammate and backup infielder Pablo Sandoval pitch a perfect ninth inning during the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.

It wasn't exactly a Shohei Ohtani moment, but it was enough to make Cueto smile before he followed up with a strong outing of his own on the mound.

Austin Jackson hit a go-ahead three-run double in the fifth inning, Cueto won his third consecutive decision and San Francisco beat Los Angeles 8-3 for a split of their doubleheader.

Asked if he went over any of the Dodgers hitters with Sandoval, Cueto chuckled.

''No, no, no. Not at all,'' Cueto said through a translator. ''I wasn't even here when Pablo pitched. I just saw him on TV when I was getting ready for me to come to the stadium.''

In the first game, Chase Utley hit three doubles and a single as Los Angeles did damage against every San Francisco pitcher except Sandoval and routed the Giants 15-6 after losing Yasiel Puig to an injured foot and hip earlier in the day.

It was almost the complete opposite in the nightcap, although the statistics weren't nearly as gaudy.

The Giants got nine hits and strung four of them together in the fifth to erase a two-run deficit.

Brandon Belt, Kelby Tomlinson and Brandon Crawford hit consecutive one-out singles off Dodgers starter Alex Wood (0-3) before Jackson doubled to left to drive in all three. Belt added an RBI single in the sixth.

''It's all about timely hitting in some games and we certainly got them tonight,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We get pummeled pretty good the first game, we get down two and we needed somebody to come through for us and deliver, and (Jackson) did.''

Evan Longoria and Kelby Tomlinson drove in two runs apiece in the seventh when San Francisco batted around.

Cueto (3-0) yielded a two-run home run to Corey Seager in the first but settled down to go six mostly crisp innings. Cueto struck out three batters, walked two and retired 16 of the final 18 he faced.

Four relievers combined to retire the final nine batters and complete the five-hitter.

''Sometimes you try to be very aggressive in the first inning,'' Cueto said. ''I was trying to be aggressive. They touched me for a couple runs, but then after that it was just being myself.''

The Dodgers had a season-high 21 hits in the opener including leadoff man Chris Taylor's fourth home run, but they couldn't solve Sandoval, who worked a perfect ninth in his first major league pitching appearance.

''This is just a bad stretch, and I know with the talent that we have if we continue to put forth that effort and play that way and prepare that way, the wins will be there,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''It's more magnified right now and it's not pretty.''

Sandoval was summoned from third base to begin the ninth and retired three straight batters on grounders. The 2012 World Series MVP threw 11 pitches, helping preserve the Giants' bullpen for the second game. He also had a hit and an RBI.

''It's not that easy, but I do everything I can to save some bullpen for the next game,'' Sandoval said. ''We lost the game, but we had a little fun at the end of the game.''

Puig made a running one-handed catch and ran into a padded wall at AT&T Park while chasing down Nick Hundley's deep foul to end the first inning. He later fouled a ball off his foot while batting in the second inning and underwent X-rays, which were negative.

''It hurts a little bit. But hopefully, God willing, I can get better with treatment,'' Puig said through a translator.

ROSTER SHUFFLE

Before the second game, the Giants optioned RHP Robert Gomez to Triple-A Sacramento and called up LHP DJ Snelten. The Dodgers optioned LHP Scott Alexander to Oklahoma and recalled OF Alex Verduga.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: OF Matt Kemp did not start either game after leaving Friday's contest with tightness in his left quad. He singled and scored as a pinch-hitter in the first game and grounded out as a pinch-hitter to end the second game.

Giants: 2B Joe Panik will seek a second opinion after being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb. Bochy did not rule out surgery. ... OF Mac Williamson was put on the seven-day concussion list. ... Reliever Mark Melancon was transferred to the 60-day DL and RHP Derek Law was appointed as the 26th man for the doubleheader. ... OF Austin Slater was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.

UP NEXT

Right-hander Kenta Maeda (2-1, 3.10 ERA) pitches the series finale for the Dodgers on Sunday while lefty Ty Blach (1-3, 4.31) goes for the Giants. The starting time of the game was pushed back to 2 p.m. PT because of Saturday's doubleheader.

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  • W: J. Cueto (3-0)L: A. Wood (0-3)
  • HR: LAD - C. Seager (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor CF41100023.233.274.422.6972.0
C. Seager SS41121002.258.342.371.7137.0
Y. Grandal C40100010.305.394.537.9300.5
C. Bellinger 1B40000001.277.339.455.7950.0
C. Utley 2B40000011.304.412.464.876-0.5
J. Pederson LF21000201.273.394.418.8123.0
A. Verdugo RF30200100.667.750.6671.4173.0
K. Farmer 3B20000212.270.372.351.7231.5
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  • a-grounded out for Wood in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Chargois in the 9th
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G. Hernandez LF50000022.286.306.371.677-1.0
A. McCutchen RF22000210.200.327.337.6643.5
B. Posey C31000111.268.330.390.7201.5
E. Longoria 3B41220001.247.280.506.7856.0
B. Belt 1B31210101.313.411.6001.0115.0
K. Tomlinson 2B41220001.306.390.361.7515.0
B. Crawford SS41100004.200.250.318.5682.0
A. Jackson CF41230020.214.253.243.4966.0
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  • a-fouled out for Dyson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (6)
  • HR - C. Seager (2)
  • SH - A. Wood
  • RBI - C. Seager 2 (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (8), A. Jackson (2)
  • RBI - E. Longoria 2 (12), B. Belt (13), K. Tomlinson 2 (3), A. Jackson 3 (6)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Seager (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wood (L, 0-3)6.06441404.110.894.0
D. Hudson0.224420016.882.25-8.0
J. Chargois1.11001301.931.072.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Wood (L, 0-3)6.0
D. Hudson0.2
J. Chargois1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto (W, 3-0)6.03222310.840.6922.5
R. Moronta0.01112001.291.07-4.0
S. Dyson (H, 3)1.00000103.861.203.5
D. Snelten1.11001100.001.501.5
H. Strickland0.20000101.420.870.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto (W, 3-0)6.0
R. Moronta0.0
S. Dyson (H, 3)1.0
D. Snelten1.1
H. Strickland0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 85-59, D. Hudson 25-14, J. Chargois 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 6-8
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 25, D. Hudson 6, J. Chargois 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 98-59, R. Moronta 15-5, S. Dyson 7-4, D. Snelten 34-19, H. Strickland 7-6
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 23, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 2, D. Snelten 6, H. Strickland 2
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C. Seager SS41121002.258.342.371.7137.0
Y. Grandal C40100010.305.394.537.9300.5
C. Bellinger 1B40000001.277.339.455.7950.0
C. Utley 2B40000011.304.412.464.876-0.5
J. Pederson LF21000201.273.394.418.8123.0
A. Verdugo RF30200100.667.750.6671.4173.0
K. Farmer 3B20000212.270.372.351.7231.5
A. Wood P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- A. Barnes PH10000002.211.412.289.7010.0
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Wood in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Chargois in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Hernandez LF50000022.286.306.371.677-1.0
A. McCutchen RF22000210.200.327.337.6643.5
B. Posey C31000111.268.330.390.7201.5
E. Longoria 3B41220001.247.280.506.7856.0
B. Belt 1B31210101.313.411.6001.0115.0
K. Tomlinson 2B41220001.306.390.361.7515.0
B. Crawford SS41100004.200.250.318.5682.0
A. Jackson CF41230020.214.253.243.4966.0
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H. Strickland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-fouled out for Dyson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (6)
  • HR - C. Seager (2)
  • SH - A. Wood
  • RBI - C. Seager 2 (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (8), A. Jackson (2)
  • RBI - E. Longoria 2 (12), B. Belt (13), K. Tomlinson 2 (3), A. Jackson 3 (6)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Seager (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wood (L, 0-3)6.06441404.110.894.0
D. Hudson0.224420016.882.25-8.0
J. Chargois1.11001301.931.072.5
Total8.0988470---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wood (L, 0-3)6.0
D. Hudson0.2
J. Chargois1.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto (W, 3-0)6.03222310.840.6922.5
R. Moronta0.01112001.291.07-4.0
S. Dyson (H, 3)1.00000103.861.203.5
D. Snelten1.11001100.001.501.5
H. Strickland0.20000101.420.870.5
Total9.0533561---
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto (W, 3-0)6.0
R. Moronta0.0
S. Dyson (H, 3)1.0
D. Snelten1.1
H. Strickland0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 85-59, D. Hudson 25-14, J. Chargois 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 6-8
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 25, D. Hudson 6, J. Chargois 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 98-59, R. Moronta 15-5, S. Dyson 7-4, D. Snelten 34-19, H. Strickland 7-6
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 23, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 2, D. Snelten 6, H. Strickland 2
  • 7TH INNING
    Tomlinson singled to right center, Posey and Longoria scored, Belt to second38
    Longoria doubled to deep left, Jackson and McCutchen scored, Posey to third36
    Barnes grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pederson scored, Verdugo to third, Farmer out at second34
  • 6TH INNING
    Belt singled to left, McCutchen scored24
  • 5TH INNING
    Jackson doubled to deep left, Belt, Tomlinson and Crawford scored23
  • 1ST INNING
    Seager homered to right, Taylor scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • D. Snelten Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Utley grounded out to first
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Verdugo singled to right, Pederson to second
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Ball
    • Farmer struck out swinging
    • Matt Kemp hit for JT Chargois
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • D.J. Snelten pitching
    • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to first
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bellinger flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chargois Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • D. Snelten: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Snelten struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Johnny Cueto
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pederson walked
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo singled to left, Pederson to second
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Farmer walked, Pederson to third, Verdugo to second
    • Austin Barnes hit for Alex Wood
    • A. Barnes: Ball
    • Barnes grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pederson scored, Verdugo to third, Farmer out at second
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Daniel Hudson pitching
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jackson singled to left
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Sam Dyson
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Sandoval fouled out to catcher
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez fouled out to first
    • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked, Jackson to second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey walked, Jackson to third, McCutchen to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Longoria doubled to deep left, Jackson and McCutchen scored, Posey to third
    • JT Chargois relieved Daniel Hudson
    • B. Belt: Belt intentionally walked
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Tomlinson singled to right center, Posey and Longoria scored, Belt to second
    • B. Crawford: Crawford popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal fouled out to catcher
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bellinger grounded out to first
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Utley struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Posey struck out looking
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria grounded out to third, McCutchen to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Belt singled to left, McCutchen scored
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Tomlinson safe at first on shortstop Seager fielding error, Belt to second
    • B. Crawford: Crawford grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo walked
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Farmer walked, Verdugo to second
    • A. Wood: Foul, Wood hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Verdugo to third, Farmer to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Seager lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria flied out to deep left
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt singled to left center
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Tomlinson singled to shallow left center, Belt to second
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford singled to center, Belt to third, Tomlinson to second
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jackson doubled to deep left, Belt, Tomlinson and Crawford scored
    • J. Cueto: Cueto flied out to left
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger grounded out to first
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Utley flied out to center
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Posey flied out to deep left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Taylor grounded out to third
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to pitcher
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Crawford lined out to center
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Jackson struck out on foul tip
    • J. Cueto: Cueto lined out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Verdugo grounded out to first
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Farmer flied out to right
    • A. Wood: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wood struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria singled to shallow left
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Belt grounded into double play shortstop to first, Longoria out at second
    • K. Tomlinson: Tomlinson grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Taylor doubled to left
    • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager homered to right, Taylor scored
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Grandal singled to right center
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bellinger flied out to right
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Utley reached on fielder's choice to second, Grandal out at second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pederson lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez grounded bunt out to third
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen lined out to left
    • B. Posey: Posey flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)