Carlos Santana drives in 5, Phillies beat Giants 11-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carlos Santana's line drives are starting to find open ground.

Santana had three hits and five RBIs, Nick Pivetta struck out seven in five scoreless innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 11-3 Wednesday night.

The Phillies, who are 20-11 since a 1-4 start, will try to sweep the four-game series Thursday afternoon.

Santana raised his batting average to .191 and tied a career best with the five RBIs. He has struggled in his first season with the Phillies after signing a $60 million, three-year contract. But manager Gabe Kapler never lost confidence in the slugger because he was hitting the ball hard.

''It's huge to see Carlos break out and get some breaks,'' Kapler said. ''We knew if he continued to strike the ball with authority, the ball is going to fall. We never had a doubt.''

Pivetta (2-2) bounced back from an awful start against the Nationals in which he lasted only one inning and allowed six runs. He scattered four hits and didn't walk anyone.

Giants starter Chris Stratton (3-3) gave up five runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Santana ripped an RBI double to right field in the first inning and scored on Maikel Franco's single to left. Franco drove his seventh homer to deep left-center for a 3-0 lead in the fourth.

''He's crushing the ball,'' Kapler said. ''It's nice to see his bat come alive the last couple weeks.''

Santana's two-run single in the fifth made it 5-0. He added another two-run single during a six-run sixth against San Francisco's bullpen.

''I just try to focus and make contact,'' he said. ''It's been a big difference.''

The Phillies have outscored the Giants 26-5 in the first three games. San Francisco had won four in a row and seven of eight before coming to Philadelphia.

''You're not quite pitching as well, and you're not getting hits with runners in scoring position. You look flat,'' manager Bruce Bochy said.

SIXERS FANS

Several Phillies players gathered in the clubhouse to watch the final minutes of the Philadelphia 76ers' elimination loss to the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs. Players were cheering wildly when the Sixers took a lead but they walked away disappointed after the final buzzer.

STREAKING

Odubel Herrera walked with two outs in the first, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 38 games dating to last season. It's the longest run by a Phillies player since Jimmy Rollins had a 38-game streak from 2005-06. Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt has the team record with a 56-game streak from 1981-82.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Mark Melancon could begin a rehab appearance depending on how the closer's bullpen session Friday turns out. Melancon began the season on the disabled list because of a right elbow flexor strain.

Phillies: RHP Pat Neshek's status is uncertain after the veteran reliever had a setback during a bullpen session. Kapler called it a ''mild flexor strain'' in Neshek's right elbow and said he won't throw for at least another week. Neshek hasn't pitched this season because of a strained right shoulder. ... RHP Mark Leiter Jr. (strained right forearm) struck out five batters and walked one in 1 2/3 innings during a rehab appearance Wednesday with Class A Clearwater.

UP NEXT

Phillies RHP Vince Velasquez (2-4, 5.14 ERA) faces Giants LHP Ty Blach (3-3, 3.60) in the series finale Thursday afternoon. Velasquez has only faced San Francisco once, allowing two runs over five innings in a no-decision. Blach tossed his lone career shutout in Philadelphia on June 2, 2017.

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PHI21-15
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  • W: N. Pivetta (2-2)L: C. Stratton (3-3)
  • HR: PHI - M. Franco (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. McCutchen RF30100000.250.377.379.7571.0
A. Jackson CF10000112.221.299.256.5550.5
B. Posey C40100002.304.368.420.7881.0
B. Belt LF41100023.296.414.522.9361.0
E. Longoria 3B30210012.248.271.504.7754.5
D. Law P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
a- N. Hundley PH10000000.321.368.566.9340.0
P. Sandoval 1B41100012.255.309.451.7601.5
B. Crawford SS41200020.250.280.371.6512.0
G. Hernandez CF-RF40100021.295.317.344.6620.0
C. Stratton P20000011.118.118.118.235-0.5
P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Tomlinson 3B10010100.240.333.300.6332.0
  • a-grounded out for Law in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B41000131.265.388.409.7970.5
Z. Curtis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Altherr RF42100110.211.327.400.7273.5
O. Herrera CF22000310.341.411.527.9384.5
C. Santana 1B51350000.189.304.394.69810.0
M. Franco 3B51321003.292.325.540.8659.0
N. Williams LF31000113.209.293.284.5771.5
P. Florimon SS41100012.250.308.361.6692.5
N. Pivetta P10000010.214.214.286.500-0.5
a- S. Kingery PH10100000.220.271.349.6200.0
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b- R. Hoskins PH00010000.274.420.487.9071.0
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c- J. Valentin PH-2B10000000.200.200.200.4000.0
A. Knapp C32110110.185.290.222.5134.5
  • a-singled for Pivetta in the 5th
  • b-hit a sacrifice fly for Rios in the 6th
  • c-flied out for Dominguez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria 2 (12)
  • SF - A. Hanson
  • RBI - A. Hanson (9), E. Longoria (20), K. Tomlinson (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Santana (10), P. Florimon (4)
  • HR - M. Franco (7)
  • SF - R. Hoskins (2)
  • RBI - C. Santana 5 (23), M. Franco 2 (28), R. Hoskins (24), A. Knapp (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 3 (7), M. Franco (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Kingery
FIELDING
  • E - P. Sandoval (2), C. Stratton
FIELDING
  • DP - (Franco-Santana)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (L, 3-3)4.25554714.601.30-3.5
P. Johnson0.23663005.601.30-12.0
D. Law2.22000207.001.785.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (L, 3-3)4.2
P. Johnson0.2
D. Law2.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (W, 2-2)5.04000704.151.2621.5
Y. Rios1.02110103.381.500.5
S. Dominguez1.00000100.000.003.5
Z. Curtis2.03223203.382.25-1.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (W, 2-2)5.0
Y. Rios1.0
S. Dominguez1.0
Z. Curtis2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Stratton, P. Johnson, D. Law
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 96-54, P. Johnson 35-17, D. Law 39-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 3-3, P. Johnson 1-1, D. Law 3-4
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 22, P. Johnson 8, D. Law 11
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 96-62, Y. Rios 24-12, S. Dominguez 8-7, Z. Curtis 47-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 4-4, S. Dominguez 1-1, Z. Curtis 2-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 19, Y. Rios 5, S. Dominguez 3, Z. Curtis 11
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Hanson 2B30010111.263.293.526.8191.5
A. McCutchen RF30100000.250.377.379.7571.0
A. Jackson CF10000112.221.299.256.5550.5
B. Posey C40100002.304.368.420.7881.0
B. Belt LF41100023.296.414.522.9361.0
E. Longoria 3B30210012.248.271.504.7754.5
D. Law P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
a- N. Hundley PH10000000.321.368.566.9340.0
P. Sandoval 1B41100012.255.309.451.7601.5
B. Crawford SS41200020.250.280.371.6512.0
G. Hernandez CF-RF40100021.295.317.344.6620.0
C. Stratton P20000011.118.118.118.235-0.5
P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Tomlinson 3B10010100.240.333.300.6332.0
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  • a-grounded out for Law in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B41000131.265.388.409.7970.5
Z. Curtis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Altherr RF42100110.211.327.400.7273.5
O. Herrera CF22000310.341.411.527.9384.5
C. Santana 1B51350000.189.304.394.69810.0
M. Franco 3B51321003.292.325.540.8659.0
N. Williams LF31000113.209.293.284.5771.5
P. Florimon SS41100012.250.308.361.6692.5
N. Pivetta P10000010.214.214.286.500-0.5
a- S. Kingery PH10100000.220.271.349.6200.0
Y. Rios P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Hoskins PH00010000.274.420.487.9071.0
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Valentin PH-2B10000000.200.200.200.4000.0
A. Knapp C32110110.185.290.222.5134.5
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  • a-singled for Pivetta in the 5th
  • b-hit a sacrifice fly for Rios in the 6th
  • c-flied out for Dominguez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria 2 (12)
  • SF - A. Hanson
  • RBI - A. Hanson (9), E. Longoria (20), K. Tomlinson (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Santana (10), P. Florimon (4)
  • HR - M. Franco (7)
  • SF - R. Hoskins (2)
  • RBI - C. Santana 5 (23), M. Franco 2 (28), R. Hoskins (24), A. Knapp (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 3 (7), M. Franco (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Kingery
FIELDING
  • E - P. Sandoval (2), C. Stratton
FIELDING
  • DP - (Franco-Santana)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (L, 3-3)4.25554714.601.30-3.5
P. Johnson0.23663005.601.30-12.0
D. Law2.22000207.001.785.0
Total8.0101111791---
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (L, 3-3)4.2
P. Johnson0.2
D. Law2.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (W, 2-2)5.04000704.151.2621.5
Y. Rios1.02110103.381.500.5
S. Dominguez1.00000100.000.003.5
Z. Curtis2.03223203.382.25-1.0
Total9.09333110---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (W, 2-2)5.0
Y. Rios1.0
S. Dominguez1.0
Z. Curtis2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Stratton, P. Johnson, D. Law
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 96-54, P. Johnson 35-17, D. Law 39-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 3-3, P. Johnson 1-1, D. Law 3-4
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 22, P. Johnson 8, D. Law 11
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 96-62, Y. Rios 24-12, S. Dominguez 8-7, Z. Curtis 47-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 4-4, S. Dominguez 1-1, Z. Curtis 2-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 19, Y. Rios 5, S. Dominguez 3, Z. Curtis 11
  • 9TH INNING
    Hanson hit sacrifice fly to right, Crawford scored311
    Tomlinson walked, Sandoval scored, Crawford to third, Hernandez to second211
  • 6TH INNING
    Santana singled to right center, Altherr and Herrera scored111
    Hernandez scored, Altherr to third, Herrera to second on wild pitch19
    Knapp scored, Hernandez to third, Altherr to second on wild pitch18
    Knapp singled to shallow right, Florimon scored17
    Hoskins hit sacrifice fly to center, Williams scored, Florimon to third16
    Longoria doubled to shallow left, Belt scored15
  • 5TH INNING
    Santana singled to left center, Knapp and Altherr scored, Herrera to second05
  • 4TH INNING
    Franco homered to left center03
  • 1ST INNING
    Franco singled to shallow left, Santana scored02
    Santana doubled to shallow right, Herrera scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Nick Hundley hit for Derek Law
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Hundley grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sandoval singled to shallow right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford singled to shallow left, Sandoval to second
    • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez singled to shallow left, Sandoval to third, Crawford to second
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tomlinson walked, Sandoval scored, Crawford to third, Hernandez to second
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hanson hit sacrifice fly to right, Crawford scored
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Gorkys Hernandez in right
    • Austin Jackson in center
    • Zac Curtis pitching
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hanson walked
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jackson walked, Hanson to second
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey grounded into double play third to first, Hanson out at third, Jackson to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Law Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike looking, Altherr grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana safe at first on 1st baseman Sandoval fielding error
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco popped out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Seranthony Dominguez pitching
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Ball, Tomlinson lined out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Seranthony Dominguez
    • J. Valentin: Valentin flied out to right
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Knapp lined out to center
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Yacksel Rios pitching
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, McCutchen flied out to center
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Posey lined out to pitcher
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Belt reached on an infield single to third
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Longoria doubled to shallow left, Belt scored
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Johnson Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams walked
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Florimon doubled to deep left, Williams to third
    • Rhys Hoskins hit for Yacksel Rios
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hoskins hit sacrifice fly to center, Williams scored, Florimon to third
    • A. Knapp: Knapp singled to shallow right, Florimon scored
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked, Knapp to second
    • A. Altherr: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Altherr singled to shallow left, Knapp to third, Hernandez to second
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Knapp scored, Hernandez to third, Altherr to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked
    • Derek Law pitching
    • Kelby Tomlinson at third
    • C. Santana: Ball, Hernandez scored, Altherr to third, Herrera to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana singled to right center, Altherr and Herrera scored
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Franco singled to shallow center, Santana to second
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Williams lined out to left
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Florimon struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford singled to right
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • C. Stratton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Stratton reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Crawford out at second
    • A. Hanson: Foul, Hanson grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Kingery hit for Nick Pivetta
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery reached on an infield single to third
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Knapp walked
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Altherr walked, Knapp to second
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked, Knapp to third, Altherr to second
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana singled to left center, Knapp and Altherr scored, Herrera to second
    • Pierce Johnson relieved Chris Stratton
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Franco grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Posey flied out to deep left
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt popped out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Longoria doubled to left center
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Sandoval grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana fouled out to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco homered to left center
    • N. Williams: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Florimon flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • C. Stratton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Stratton struck out looking
    • A. Hanson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCutchen flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sandoval lined out to right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Florimon lined out to left
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hanson grounded out to first
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen singled to right center
    • B. Posey: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Posey singled to shallow right, McCutchen to second
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Altherr grounded out to second
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Herrera to second on pitcher Stratton fielding error, Santana doubled to shallow right, Herrera scored
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Santana to third on wild pitch, Ball, Franco singled to shallow left, Santana scored
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)