Hundley gets 4 hits, Giants beat Padres 9-4; Smith returns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants backup catcher Nick Hundley knew he needed a triple to complete the cycle and fully intended on going for it after lacing a ball into the gap in left-center field in the sixth inning.

''And then I almost go thrown out at second,'' Hundley said.

Hundley homered, doubled twice and matched his career high with four hits, Brandon Crawford broke out of a lengthy slump with three RBIs and the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Wednesday.

Austin Jackson added two hits and two RBIs and Derek Holland pitched five innings for his first win of the season for San Francisco.

The Giants finished 7-3 on their homestand and celebrated left-handed reliever Will Smith's first appearance in the big leagues in nearly 19 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 30, 2017. Smith pitched one scoreless inning.

''Great homestand,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. ''It was good to get another series. Guys played well. We had some big hits. Really, everybody did something today.''

Hundley had a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning Monday night to beat the Padres. This time, the veteran backup catcher had an RBI single in the first, doubled and scored in the third, then hit a two-run homer off starter Clayton Richard (1-4) in the fourth.

Hundley also had a standup double in the sixth. He hit five triples in 2015, but has only one since then.

''I think you're starting to see us come together and have really quality at-bats from top to bottom,'' Hundley said.

Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen left the game in the third after getting hit in the back of his elbow by a pitch. X-rays were negative.

''It caught him pretty good,'' Bochy said. ''It sounded like it hit the bat. We'll see how he's doing Friday.''

Eric Hosmer had two hits and three RBIs for San Diego. Matt Szczur hit his first home run of the season.

''We had plenty enough time to get in it,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''Maybe the crucial time was when we scored two in the third to cut it to one and then they score two. We need to win baseball games. We need to get three, four, five in a row to get going.''

Holland (1-3) allowed three runs. Five relievers combined to retire 12 batters.

Richard gave up six earned runs over four innings. The lefty struck out six but walked four.

WELCOME BACK

Smith last pitched in the majors in Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Oct. 11, 2016. He underwent surgery five months later and vigorously rehabbed until getting the call from Bochy in the seventh. Smith walked his first batter before striking out two of the next three, including Hosmer.

''Just to be able to play baseball again was a pretty incredible feeling I'll probably never forget,'' Smith said. ''It was kind of just like stepping back in there. In the bullpen going in, I was a little like `It's about to happen. You're back, you're back in the big leagues.'''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto is seeking a second opinion on his sore pitching elbow and might meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews during the team's upcoming road trip. ... Closer Greg Melancon (right elbow flexor strain) will throw a bullpen Saturday. ... LHP Josh Osich (right hip strain) flew to Arizona to begin throwing.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Joey Lucchesi (3-1, 2.78 ERA) will face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday in Mexico when the two teams begin a three-day series south of the border. Lucchesi's ERA is the lowest among all qualifying rookies in the majors.

Giants: RHP Chris Stratton (2-2, 3.90) tries to bounce back from his worst start of the season when San Francisco begins a 10-game road trip Friday in Atlanta. Stratton retired only four batters and allowed six runs against the Dodgers last Saturday.

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SF16-15
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  • W: D. Holland (1-3)L: C. Richard (1-4)
  • HR: SD - M. Szczur (1), SF - N. Hundley (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF51100014.183.227.293.5201.5
E. Hosmer 1B50230012.303.402.505.9065.5
C. Villanueva 3B50000022.299.384.6671.051-1.0
J. Pirela 2B40100010.254.312.338.6510.5
F. Cordero LF30100110.260.316.534.8511.5
F. Galvis SS40000024.235.323.287.610-1.0
M. Szczur RF22111102.250.294.375.6698.0
J. Lyles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Asuaje PH10000000.194.269.296.5640.0
A. Ellis C21000201.214.343.214.5573.0
C. Richard P00000000.182.182.455.6360.0
b- C. Headley PH10100000.125.255.150.4051.0
R. Erlin P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
T. Jankowski RF20100011.273.333.273.6060.5
  • a-grounded out for Maton in the 9th
  • b-singled for Richard in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Hernandez LF-RF50100014.250.265.313.5780.5
A. McCutchen RF11100000.221.352.365.7173.0
G. Blanco LF30000001.300.333.383.7170.0
E. Longoria 3B52100003.243.270.486.7563.0
N. Hundley C54431000.326.367.609.97616.0
B. Belt 1B32210210.304.425.5761.0017.5
A. Jackson CF30220211.234.286.273.5586.5
B. Crawford SS40230013.204.245.306.5514.5
K. Tomlinson 2B50100017.261.333.326.6591.5
D. Holland P20000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
a- T. Blach PH10000010.071.071.071.143-0.5
P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Hanson PH10000002.214.267.429.6950.0
W. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Snelten P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dyson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Holland in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Johnson in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (11)
  • HR - M. Szczur
  • SH - C. Richard (2)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer 3 (8), M. Szczur (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer 3 (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Hundley 2 (4), B. Belt (5), A. Jackson (3), K. Tomlinson (3)
  • HR - N. Hundley (3)
  • SF - B. Crawford (2)
  • RBI - N. Hundley 3 (9), B. Belt (15), A. Jackson 2 (9), B. Crawford 3 (6)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Villanueva (5)
  • PB - A. Ellis
FIELDING
  • E - D. Holland
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Richard (L, 1-4)4.08764616.211.73-8.0
R. Erlin1.15220104.661.19-3.5
J. Lyles1.20000003.661.073.0
P. Maton1.01000100.821.452.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Richard (L, 1-4)4.0
R. Erlin1.1
J. Lyles1.2
P. Maton1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland (W, 1-3)5.04331415.701.2016.0
P. Johnson1.02000102.401.071.5
W. Smith1.00001200.001.003.0
C. Gearrin1.00001204.351.943.0
D. Snelten0.22111003.862.14-4.0
S. Dyson0.10000003.551.180.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Richard (2)
  • HBP - C. Richard
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 101-56, R. Erlin 27-18, J. Lyles 17-9, P. Maton 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 5-2, R. Erlin 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Richard 26, R. Erlin 9, J. Lyles 5, P. Maton 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 87-52, P. Johnson 19-14, W. Smith 20-12, C. Gearrin 24-15, D. Snelten 17-7, S. Dyson 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 6-5, W. Smith 1-0, C. Gearrin 1-0, D. Snelten 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 20, P. Johnson 5, W. Smith 4, C. Gearrin 4, D. Snelten 5, S. Dyson
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF51100014.183.227.293.5201.5
E. Hosmer 1B50230012.303.402.505.9065.5
C. Villanueva 3B50000022.299.384.6671.051-1.0
J. Pirela 2B40100010.254.312.338.6510.5
F. Cordero LF30100110.260.316.534.8511.5
F. Galvis SS40000024.235.323.287.610-1.0
M. Szczur RF22111102.250.294.375.6698.0
J. Lyles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Asuaje PH10000000.194.269.296.5640.0
A. Ellis C21000201.214.343.214.5573.0
C. Richard P00000000.182.182.455.6360.0
b- C. Headley PH10100000.125.255.150.4051.0
R. Erlin P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
T. Jankowski RF20100011.273.333.273.6060.5
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  • a-grounded out for Maton in the 9th
  • b-singled for Richard in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Hernandez LF-RF50100014.250.265.313.5780.5
A. McCutchen RF11100000.221.352.365.7173.0
G. Blanco LF30000001.300.333.383.7170.0
E. Longoria 3B52100003.243.270.486.7563.0
N. Hundley C54431000.326.367.609.97616.0
B. Belt 1B32210210.304.425.5761.0017.5
A. Jackson CF30220211.234.286.273.5586.5
B. Crawford SS40230013.204.245.306.5514.5
K. Tomlinson 2B50100017.261.333.326.6591.5
D. Holland P20000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
a- T. Blach PH10000010.071.071.071.143-0.5
P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Hanson PH10000002.214.267.429.6950.0
W. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Snelten P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dyson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Holland in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Johnson in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (11)
  • HR - M. Szczur
  • SH - C. Richard (2)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer 3 (8), M. Szczur (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer 3 (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Hundley 2 (4), B. Belt (5), A. Jackson (3), K. Tomlinson (3)
  • HR - N. Hundley (3)
  • SF - B. Crawford (2)
  • RBI - N. Hundley 3 (9), B. Belt (15), A. Jackson 2 (9), B. Crawford 3 (6)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Villanueva (5)
  • PB - A. Ellis
FIELDING
  • E - D. Holland
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Richard (L, 1-4)4.08764616.211.73-8.0
R. Erlin1.15220104.661.19-3.5
J. Lyles1.20000003.661.073.0
P. Maton1.01000100.821.452.5
Total8.01498481---
PITCHERSIP
C. Richard (L, 1-4)4.0
R. Erlin1.1
J. Lyles1.2
P. Maton1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland (W, 1-3)5.04331415.701.2016.0
P. Johnson1.02000102.401.071.5
W. Smith1.00001200.001.003.0
C. Gearrin1.00001204.351.943.0
D. Snelten0.22111003.862.14-4.0
S. Dyson0.10000003.551.180.0
Total9.0844491---
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland (W, 1-3)5.0
P. Johnson1.0
W. Smith1.0
C. Gearrin1.0
D. Snelten0.2
S. Dyson0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Richard (2)
  • HBP - C. Richard
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 101-56, R. Erlin 27-18, J. Lyles 17-9, P. Maton 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 5-2, R. Erlin 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Richard 26, R. Erlin 9, J. Lyles 5, P. Maton 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 87-52, P. Johnson 19-14, W. Smith 20-12, C. Gearrin 24-15, D. Snelten 17-7, S. Dyson 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 6-5, W. Smith 1-0, C. Gearrin 1-0, D. Snelten 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 20, P. Johnson 5, W. Smith 4, C. Gearrin 4, D. Snelten 5, S. Dyson
  • 9TH INNING
    Hosmer singled to right, Ellis scored, Margot to third49
  • 6TH INNING
    Crawford hit sacrifice fly to right, Belt scored39
    Belt reached on an infield single to first, Hundley scored38
  • 5TH INNING
    Szczur homered to left center37
  • 4TH INNING
    Hundley homered to right, Longoria scored27
  • 3RD INNING
    Crawford singled to right, Hundley and Belt scored, Jackson to third25
    Hosmer doubled to deep right center, Szczur and Margot scored, Hosmer out at third23
  • 1ST INNING
    Jackson doubled to deep left, Longoria and Hundley scored, Belt to third03
    Hundley singled to left center, McCutchen scored, Longoria to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • D.J. Snelten relieved Cory Gearrin
    • Carlos Asuaje hit for Phil Maton
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ellis walked
    • T. Jankowski: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski singled to right, Ellis to second
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Margot reached on fielder's choice to third, Ellis to third, Jankowski out at second
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer singled to right, Ellis scored, Margot to third
    • Sam Dyson relieved D.J. Snelten
    • C. Villanueva: Foul, Villanueva fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Cory Gearrin relieved Will Smith
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Pirela struck out looking
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cordero walked
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Phil Maton relieved Jordan Lyles
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Belt doubled to deep right center
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford lined out to center
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Tomlinson flied out to deep right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Will Smith pitching
    • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ellis walked
    • T. Jankowski: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jankowski struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to third, Ellis to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Blanco flied out to left
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria popped out to shortstop
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Hundley flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Pierce Johnson pitching
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villanueva fouled out to catcher
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pirela singled to center
    • F. Cordero: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cordero singled to right, Pirela to second
    • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • M. Szczur: Foul, Strike looking, Szczur flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Hundley doubled to left center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt reached on an infield single to first, Hundley scored
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Jackson singled to center, Belt to third
    • B. Crawford: Crawford hit sacrifice fly to right, Belt scored
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Ball, Tomlinson doubled to shallow left, Jackson to third
    • Jordan Lyles pitching
    • Travis Jankowski in right
    • Alen Hanson hit for Pierce Johnson
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Hanson flied out to center
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • M. Szczur: Szczur homered to left center
    • A. Ellis: Ellis grounded out to second
    • Chase Headley hit for Clayton Richard
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Headley singled to left
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hosmer popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Robbie Erlin pitching
    • Ty Blach hit for Derek Holland
    • T. Blach: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blach struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to left
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Hernandez to second on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blanco grounded out to second, Hernandez to third
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Gregor Blanco in left
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Villanueva flied out to left
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to second
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Cordero safe at first on 1st baseman Belt fielding error
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Blanco grounded bunt out to third
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria singled to right
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Longoria to second on wild pitch, Ball, Hundley homered to right, Longoria scored
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jackson walked
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Crawford singled to right, Jackson to second
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Tomlinson grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Szczur walked
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ellis fouled out to first
    • C. Richard: Strike looking, Ball, Richard hit sacrifice bunt to first, Szczur to second
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Margot reached on an infield single to shortstop, Szczur to third
    • E. Hosmer: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Hosmer doubled to deep right center, Szczur and Margot scored, Hosmer out at third
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hundley doubled to deep left
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jackson walked, Hundley to third, Belt to second
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford singled to right, Hundley and Belt scored, Jackson to third
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tomlinson struck out looking
    • D. Holland: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pirela grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • D. Holland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen hit by pitch
    • E. Longoria: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Longoria grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, McCutchen out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Margot flied out to left
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez lined out to third
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCutchen singled to center
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria safe at first on 3rd baseman Villanueva fielding error, McCutchen to second
    • N. Hundley: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hundley singled to left center, McCutchen scored, Longoria to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt walked, Longoria to third, Hundley to second
    • A. Jackson: Foul, Jackson doubled to deep left, Longoria and Hundley scored, Belt to third
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Tomlinson grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)