Herrera powers Phillies past Giants 11-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) It was another nice night for Odubel Herrera. The rest of Philadelphia's lineup looked pretty good, too.

Herrera homered twice and drove in five runs, helping Zach Eflin and the Phillies rout the San Francisco Giants 11-0 on Monday.

Carlos Santana and Cesar Hernandez also connected for Philadelphia, which had dropped six of eight. Santana drove in four runs, and Hernandez had two RBIs.

Eflin (1-0) struck out a career-high nine in 6 2/3 innings. He allowed four hits and walked three.

Herrera hit a three-run drive off Jeff Samardzija (1-2) in the first and a two-run shot off D.J. Snelten in the sixth. He also walked and scored in the fifth when Santana's drive popped out of the glove of Gorkys Hernandez as his back hit the wall in center, resulting in a three-run homer.

''Odubel continues to get big hits for us,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''There are times when you take for granted what it does for a dugout when you get a big home run. Odubel did that for us tonight and we were able to extend the lead.''

Herrera has reached base in his last 36 games dating to last year, the longest such streak for the Phillies since Jimmy Rollins had a 38-game run between the 2005-06 seasons. He is batting .341 this year.

''I feel very, very good right now,'' Herrera said. ''It's part of being selective. I want to be disciplined at the plate. I don't want to swing at bad pitches- I only want to swing at good pitches.''

Samardzija allowed five runs and four hits in four innings in his fourth start after beginning the season on the disabled list with a right pectoral strain.

''I was encouraged, really,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''He was back to having his normal stuff and velocity and everything. Now, he's got to have his command - he was up and not hitting spots. It was just an off night for everyone. You could tell he was very strong tonight. He's on the right track now.''

Buster Posey had two of San Francisco's six hits. Posey has logged four straight multihit games, hitting .563 (9 for 16) in those contests.

It was Eflin's first major league win since he pitched seven solid innings at Atlanta on Aug. 8. The right-hander was promoted from the minors after Ben Lively hurt his back in late April, and he worked six effective innings in a no-decision at Miami in his first start last Tuesday.

''It was good to stay aggressive and keep my head on straight and keep chugging along,'' Eflin said. ''We learn the most when we have a good lead to not get lazy with things. I was happy that I kept my head on straight and just pounded the zone.''

PHILLIE BUSTER

Posey has a 23-game hitting streak against the Phillies dating to July 24, 2014. Since 1949, the only players with longer hitting streaks against Philadelphia are Chipper Jones (29 games from 2007-09), Pete Rose (25 games from 1975-77) and Orlando Cepeda (25 games from 1961-62).

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto was diagnosed with a right elbow strain and will miss six to eight weeks, avoiding season-ending Tommy John surgery. The diagnosis comes after a visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. ... OF Hunter Pence had the clock stopped on his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Sacramento after experiencing soreness in his right thumb that he sprained on April 19. ... Closer Mark Melancon will throw another bullpen session on Tuesday in his attempt to return from a right elbow flexor strain.

Phillies: LHP Adam Morgan was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a back strain. Morgan had appeared in 17 games, going 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA. RH reliever Seranthony Dominguez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Dominiguez made his major league debut against the Giants, tossing a scoreless eighth inning.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Derek Holland (1-3, 5.70 ERA) picked up his first win of the season Wednesday, pitching five innings of three-run ball during a 9-4 victory against San Diego. Tuesday's outing will be Holland's first career appearance against Philadelphia.

Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (4-1, 2.17 ERA) has been Philadelphia's ace this season. He is 3-0 with a 2.11 ERA in his last three starts. But Nola has struggled in two career starts against the Giants, going 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in just 8 1/3 innings

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  • W: Z. Eflin (1-0)L: J. Samardzija (1-2)
  • HR: PHI - C. Santana (4), C. Hernandez (4), O. Herrera 2 (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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N. Hundley C10000000.327.375.577.9520.0
B. Belt 1B30000122.290.417.533.9490.0
E. Longoria 3B40000024.238.262.484.746-1.0
B. Crawford SS40100002.250.282.379.6621.0
A. Hanson 2B-LF40100011.313.333.625.9581.5
G. Hernandez CF30100110.298.322.351.6731.5
J. Samardzija P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- P. Sandoval PH10000012.239.300.391.691-0.5
D. Snelten P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- K. Tomlinson PH-2B10000111.245.327.306.6330.5
  • a-struck out for Samardzija in the 5th
  • b-walked for Snelten in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B32121112.274.397.419.81710.5
J. Valentin 2B10100000.250.250.250.5001.0
R. Hoskins LF42100101.281.428.500.9284.0
O. Herrera CF33252100.341.401.537.93817.0
P. Florimon CF11100000.250.314.344.6583.0
M. Franco 3B51100002.279.316.519.8352.0
C. Santana 1B51141011.171.295.358.6538.5
N. Williams RF50200001.219.286.297.5832.0
S. Kingery SS41100003.212.265.346.6124.0
J. Alfaro C30100101.215.279.329.6082.0
Z. Eflin P30000036.000.000.000.000-1.5
Z. Curtis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Knapp PH10000010.176.276.216.492-0.5
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rios P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Curtis in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hanson (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Florimon (3)
  • HR - C. Hernandez (4), O. Herrera 2 (5), C. Santana (4)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez 2 (13), O. Herrera 5 (20), C. Santana 4 (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez 2 (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (6), S. Kingery (4)
FIELDING
  • E - B. Crawford (3), G. Hernandez (3), E. Longoria (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 1-2)4.04553326.621.81-3.5
D. Snelten2.065412210.382.77-4.0
R. Moronta1.01000101.621.322.5
P. Johnson1.01110002.651.001.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 1-2)4.0
D. Snelten2.0
R. Moronta1.0
P. Johnson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (W, 1-0)6.24003900.710.7925.5
Z. Curtis0.10001100.001.80-0.5
S. Dominguez1.00000100.000.003.5
Y. Rios1.02000103.001.471.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (W, 1-0)6.2
Z. Curtis0.1
S. Dominguez1.0
Y. Rios1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 90-57, D. Snelten 54-36, R. Moronta 16-12, P. Johnson 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 3-7, D. Snelten 3-2, R. Moronta 1-1, P. Johnson 3-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 20, D. Snelten 14, R. Moronta 4, P. Johnson 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 109-69, Z. Curtis 11-4, S. Dominguez 17-12, Y. Rios 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 2-9, Y. Rios 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 27, Z. Curtis 2, S. Dominguez 3, Y. Rios 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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P. Johnson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Posey C30200011.317.385.442.8271.5
N. Hundley C10000000.327.375.577.9520.0
B. Belt 1B30000122.290.417.533.9490.0
E. Longoria 3B40000024.238.262.484.746-1.0
B. Crawford SS40100002.250.282.379.6621.0
A. Hanson 2B-LF40100011.313.333.625.9581.5
G. Hernandez CF30100110.298.322.351.6731.5
J. Samardzija P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- P. Sandoval PH10000012.239.300.391.691-0.5
D. Snelten P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Samardzija in the 5th
  • b-walked for Snelten in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B32121112.274.397.419.81710.5
J. Valentin 2B10100000.250.250.250.5001.0
R. Hoskins LF42100101.281.428.500.9284.0
O. Herrera CF33252100.341.401.537.93817.0
P. Florimon CF11100000.250.314.344.6583.0
M. Franco 3B51100002.279.316.519.8352.0
C. Santana 1B51141011.171.295.358.6538.5
N. Williams RF50200001.219.286.297.5832.0
S. Kingery SS41100003.212.265.346.6124.0
J. Alfaro C30100101.215.279.329.6082.0
Z. Eflin P30000036.000.000.000.000-1.5
Z. Curtis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Knapp PH10000010.176.276.216.492-0.5
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rios P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Curtis in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hanson (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Florimon (3)
  • HR - C. Hernandez (4), O. Herrera 2 (5), C. Santana (4)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez 2 (13), O. Herrera 5 (20), C. Santana 4 (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez 2 (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (6), S. Kingery (4)
FIELDING
  • E - B. Crawford (3), G. Hernandez (3), E. Longoria (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 1-2)4.04553326.621.81-3.5
D. Snelten2.065412210.382.77-4.0
R. Moronta1.01000101.621.322.5
P. Johnson1.01110002.651.001.0
Total8.0121110464---
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 1-2)4.0
D. Snelten2.0
R. Moronta1.0
P. Johnson1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (W, 1-0)6.24003900.710.7925.5
Z. Curtis0.10001100.001.80-0.5
S. Dominguez1.00000100.000.003.5
Y. Rios1.02000103.001.471.5
Total9.06004120---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (W, 1-0)6.2
Z. Curtis0.1
S. Dominguez1.0
Y. Rios1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 90-57, D. Snelten 54-36, R. Moronta 16-12, P. Johnson 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 3-7, D. Snelten 3-2, R. Moronta 1-1, P. Johnson 3-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 20, D. Snelten 14, R. Moronta 4, P. Johnson 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 109-69, Z. Curtis 11-4, S. Dominguez 17-12, Y. Rios 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 2-9, Y. Rios 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 27, Z. Curtis 2, S. Dominguez 3, Y. Rios 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Santana grounded out to first, Florimon scored011
  • 6TH INNING
    Herrera homered to right, Hoskins scored010
  • 5TH INNING
    Santana homered to center, Herrera and Franco scored08
  • 4TH INNING
    Hernandez homered to right, Kingery scored05
  • 1ST INNING
    Herrera homered to center, Hernandez and Hoskins scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Yacksel Rios relieved Seranthony Dominguez
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Crawford singled to shallow center
    • A. Hanson: Hanson grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Crawford out at second
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez singled to left
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tomlinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Seranthony Dominguez pitching
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hundley fouled out to third
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Foul, Belt fouled out to third
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pierce Johnson relieved Reyes Moronta
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Florimon doubled to deep right
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Franco grounded out to second, Florimon to third
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to first, Florimon scored
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Pedro Florimon in center
    • Jesmuel Valentin at second
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hanson lined out to center
    • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez flied out to right
    • Kelby Tomlinson hit for D.J. Snelten
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tomlinson walked
    • Zac Curtis relieved Zach Eflin
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blanco walked, Tomlinson to second
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Reyes Moronta pitching
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to third
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Zac Curtis
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Valentin singled to right center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Posey singled to shallow center
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria lined out to left
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Hundley catching
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hoskins singled to left
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrera homered to right, Hoskins scored
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Franco singled to shallow left
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Santana lined out to right
    • N. Williams: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Williams grounded out to second, Franco to second
    • S. Kingery: Kingery grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Hanson doubled to left center
    • G. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Jeff Samardzija
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blanco flied out to deep left
    • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt to second, McCutchen popped out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D.J. Snelten pitching
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera walked
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco reached on fielder's choice to third, Herrera to third on 3rd baseman Longoria fielding error
    • C. Santana: Santana homered to center, Herrera and Franco scored
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Williams singled to shallow center
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery flied out to deep right
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Alfaro singled to shallow center, Williams to third, Alfaro to second on center fielder Hernandez fielding error
    • Z. Eflin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Posey singled to shallow right
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Belt struck out on foul tip
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Crawford flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Kingery singled to shallow right
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Alfaro popped out to second
    • Z. Eflin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Kingery stole second, Foul, Hernandez homered to right, Kingery scored
    • R. Hoskins: Hoskins lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Foul, Samardzija grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Foul, Blanco lined out to left
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Franco grounded out to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Williams grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hanson struck out looking
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez fouled out to third
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Hoskins flied out to left
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Herrera flied out to deep left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Blanco struck out looking
    • A. McCutchen: Foul, McCutchen singled to left center
    • B. Posey: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Posey struck out on foul tip
    • B. Belt: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt walked, McCutchen to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Longoria lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Herrera homered to center, Hernandez and Hoskins scored
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco fouled out to catcher
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Santana fouled out to catcher
    • N. Williams: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Williams singled to center
    • S. Kingery: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error, Williams to second
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Alfaro walked, Williams to third, Kingery to second
    • Z. Eflin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Eflin struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)