Crawford has 4 hits, Belt homers as Giants beat Reds 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants manager Bruce Bochy had no problem pulling his starting pitcher in the fourth inning. Cincinnati's Jim Riggleman hesitated to do the same thing and the Reds paid for it.

Pinch hitter Pablo Sandoval delivered a tying two-run single off Tyler Mahle, Andrew McCutchen drove in the go-ahead run with a grounder two batters later and the Giants beat the Reds 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Brandon Crawford continued his strong May with four more hits, Brandon Belt homered and five relievers combined for five scoreless innings for San Francisco.

Bochy said the move to replace Ty Blach after the left-hander had thrown only 62 pitches through four innings was definitely unconventional but it worked out.

''It's not something you like doing and you do very often,'' Bochy said. ''I just thought my hand was forced and I felt like we had enough pitching to get us through it. You don't know when those chances come up like that, so you go for it. That's what we did.''

The Giants opened the bottom of the fourth with four consecutive hits off Reds starter Tyler Mahle (3-5), including Belt's leadoff home run into McCovey Cove.

After Tomlinson struck out with the bases loaded, Sandoval pinch-hit for San Francisco starter Ty Blach and singled in two runs to tie the score at 3-all. Gregor Blanco followed with a single and McCutchen hit into a force play at second, driving in Austin Jackson from third.

''Pulled the right strings,'' Blach said. ''That was awesome. Pablo comes in and gets a big knock for us, gets the rally kind of rolling there.''

Riggleman removed Mahle after Sandoval's single and later second-guessed his decision to stick with the starter as long as he did.

''I wanted to give him a chance to get the out there,'' Riggleman said. ''He got a ground ball, it just found a hole. That's what Sandoval does, he's a bad-ball hitter and he hurt us. But certainly in hindsight, I could've made him hit right-handed.''

The Giants' bullpen did the rest.

Pierce Johnson (2-1) retired three batters for the win while Will Smith, Sam Dyson, Tony Watson and Hunter Strickland pitched one inning each with Strickland getting his ninth save.

Crawford doubled, singled three times and scored twice. He is batting .454 (25 for 55) in May and has raised his overall average from .189 to .290.

Eugenio Suarez homered and doubled with two RBIs while Scooter Gennett added two hits for Cincinnati, which has lost two straight after a season-high six-game winning streak.

The Reds got the tying run to second with one out in both the seventh and eighth but couldn't score.

Suarez homered on a 2-0 pitch from Blach after Jesse Winker reached on a two-out error by Giants second baseman Tomlinson.

Blach allowed three runs (one earned) and five hits over four innings.

INTO THE WATER

Belt's home run was the eighth of his career to reach the water beyond the right-field wall. That is tied with Pablo Sandoval for second-most behind Barry Bonds. The home run king hit 35 into McCovey Cove.

ROSTER SHUFFLE

Short on infielders, the Giants called up Miguel Gomez from Double-A Richmond and optioned OF Austin Slater to Triple-A Sacramento.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: 1B Joey Votto was held out of the starting lineup after leaving Monday's game with back tightness. Votto struck out as a pinch-hitter to end the game.

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner will need to make at least three rehab starts in the minors before rejoining the big league club, manager Bruce Bochy said. Bumgarner is slated to begin a rehab assignment on May 26, which puts him on pace to return in mid-June. ... OF Mac Williamson continues to go through concussion protocol and could begin a rehab assignment this weekend. ... Closer Mark Melancon (right elbow flexor strain) is progressing is potentially headed for a rehab assignment Sunday or Monday.

UP NEXT

RHP Matt Harvey (0-2, 6.10 ERA) starts in the series finale Wednesday, his second after being acquired by the Reds in a trade from the Mets. Harvey pitched four scoreless innings in his Cincinnati debut. LHP Andrew Suarez (1-2, 4.57) goes for the Giants.

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  • W: P. Johnson (2-1)L: T. Mahle (3-5)S: H. Strickland (9)
  • HR: CIN - E. Suarez (7), SF - B. Belt (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Peraza SS40000011.265.287.353.639-0.5
J. Winker LF41000000.260.366.333.6991.0
E. Suarez 3B31221110.297.376.594.9709.5
S. Gennett 2B40200021.323.360.503.8631.0
A. Duvall 1B40000014.182.271.394.665-0.5
S. Schebler RF30000010.255.317.468.7850.5
T. Cruz C31100011.167.167.250.4171.5
a- T. Barnhart PH10000000.283.381.460.8410.0
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c- J. Votto PH10000010.289.412.443.855-0.5
B. Hamilton CF30110011.219.315.320.6350.5
  • a-grounded out for Cruz in the 9th
  • b-doubled for Garrett in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Peralta in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Blanco LF40100020.267.315.366.6810.0
A. McCutchen RF40010002.252.366.395.7601.0
B. Posey C40100002.310.375.434.8091.0
B. Belt 1B31111110.298.405.546.9516.5
E. Longoria 3B41100002.244.267.481.7482.0
B. Crawford SS42400000.290.325.428.7527.0
A. Jackson CF41100013.228.307.267.5741.5
K. Tomlinson 2B40110024.246.319.292.6121.0
T. Blach P10000001.050.050.050.1000.0
a- P. Sandoval PH10120000.279.323.443.7663.0
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  • a-singled for Blach in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Smith in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Watson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Suarez (7), A. Blandino (2)
  • HR - E. Suarez (7)
  • SH - T. Mahle (3)
  • RBI - E. Suarez 2 (30), B. Hamilton (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Suarez 2 (12), B. Hamilton (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Crawford (9)
  • HR - B. Belt (8)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen (16), B. Belt (22), K. Tomlinson (7), P. Sandoval 2 (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Tomlinson (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Hamilton (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Crawford-Tomlinson-Belt)
  • E - K. Tomlinson
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle (L, 3-5)3.17441214.341.34-7.0
A. Garrett2.22000401.400.946.0
D. Hernandez1.22110102.531.030.5
W. Peralta0.10000104.191.660.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle (L, 3-5)3.1
A. Garrett2.2
D. Hernandez1.2
W. Peralta0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Blach4.05311114.051.435.5
P. Johnson (W, 2-1)1.00000104.791.1110.5
W. Smith (H, 1)1.00000200.000.884.0
S. Dyson (H, 6)1.01000202.951.153.0
T. Watson (H, 8)1.01000202.501.173.0
H. Strickland (S, 9)1.00000102.410.9610.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Blach4.0
P. Johnson (W, 2-1)1.0
W. Smith (H, 1)1.0
S. Dyson (H, 6)1.0
T. Watson (H, 8)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 9)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 86-57, A. Garrett 44-26, D. Hernandez 28-20, W. Peralta 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 4-4, A. Garrett 1-3
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 18, A. Garrett 10, D. Hernandez 7, W. Peralta
  • Balks - D. Hernandez (2)
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Blach
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Blach 62-38, P. Johnson 16-10, W. Smith 9-8, S. Dyson 17-11, T. Watson 13-9, H. Strickland 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Blach 9-1, P. Johnson 1-1, H. Strickland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Blach 18, P. Johnson 3, W. Smith 3, S. Dyson 4, T. Watson 4, H. Strickland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Peraza SS40000011.265.287.353.639-0.5
J. Winker LF41000000.260.366.333.6991.0
E. Suarez 3B31221110.297.376.594.9709.5
S. Gennett 2B40200021.323.360.503.8631.0
A. Duvall 1B40000014.182.271.394.665-0.5
S. Schebler RF30000010.255.317.468.7850.5
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T. Mahle P10000000.083.083.083.1670.0
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D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Votto PH10000010.289.412.443.855-0.5
B. Hamilton CF30110011.219.315.320.6350.5
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  • a-grounded out for Cruz in the 9th
  • b-doubled for Garrett in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Peralta in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Blanco LF40100020.267.315.366.6810.0
A. McCutchen RF40010002.252.366.395.7601.0
B. Posey C40100002.310.375.434.8091.0
B. Belt 1B31111110.298.405.546.9516.5
E. Longoria 3B41100002.244.267.481.7482.0
B. Crawford SS42400000.290.325.428.7527.0
A. Jackson CF41100013.228.307.267.5741.5
K. Tomlinson 2B40110024.246.319.292.6121.0
T. Blach P10000001.050.050.050.1000.0
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c- M. Gomez PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
H. Strickland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Blach in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Smith in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Watson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Suarez (7), A. Blandino (2)
  • HR - E. Suarez (7)
  • SH - T. Mahle (3)
  • RBI - E. Suarez 2 (30), B. Hamilton (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Suarez 2 (12), B. Hamilton (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Crawford (9)
  • HR - B. Belt (8)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen (16), B. Belt (22), K. Tomlinson (7), P. Sandoval 2 (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Tomlinson (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Hamilton (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Crawford-Tomlinson-Belt)
  • E - K. Tomlinson
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle (L, 3-5)3.17441214.341.34-7.0
A. Garrett2.22000401.400.946.0
D. Hernandez1.22110102.531.030.5
W. Peralta0.10000104.191.660.5
Total8.01155181---
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle (L, 3-5)3.1
A. Garrett2.2
D. Hernandez1.2
W. Peralta0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Blach4.05311114.051.435.5
P. Johnson (W, 2-1)1.00000104.791.1110.5
W. Smith (H, 1)1.00000200.000.884.0
S. Dyson (H, 6)1.01000202.951.153.0
T. Watson (H, 8)1.01000202.501.173.0
H. Strickland (S, 9)1.00000102.410.9610.5
Total9.0731191---
PITCHERSIP
T. Blach4.0
P. Johnson (W, 2-1)1.0
W. Smith (H, 1)1.0
S. Dyson (H, 6)1.0
T. Watson (H, 8)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 86-57, A. Garrett 44-26, D. Hernandez 28-20, W. Peralta 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 4-4, A. Garrett 1-3
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 18, A. Garrett 10, D. Hernandez 7, W. Peralta
  • Balks - D. Hernandez (2)
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Blach
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Blach 62-38, P. Johnson 16-10, W. Smith 9-8, S. Dyson 17-11, T. Watson 13-9, H. Strickland 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Blach 9-1, P. Johnson 1-1, H. Strickland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Blach 18, P. Johnson 3, W. Smith 3, S. Dyson 4, T. Watson 4, H. Strickland 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Tomlinson singled to center, Crawford scored, Tomlinson to second35
  • 4TH INNING
    McCutchen reached on fielder's choice to third, Jackson scored, Sandoval to third, Blanco out at second34
    Sandoval singled to left, Longoria and Crawford scored, Jackson to second33
    Belt homered to right31
    Hamilton singled to shallow center, Cruz scored30
  • 3RD INNING
    Suarez homered to left center, Winker scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hunter Strickland pitching
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Schebler grounded out to second
    • Tucker Barnhart hit for Tony Cruz
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • Joey Votto hit for Wandy Peralta
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tony Watson relieved Sam Dyson
    • J. Winker: Ball, Winker popped out to third
    • E. Suarez: Suarez doubled to left center
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hernandez Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Longoria lined out to center
    • B. Crawford: Crawford singled to left
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Crawford to second on balk, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
    • K. Tomlinson: Foul, Tomlinson singled to center, Crawford scored, Tomlinson to second
    • Miguel Gomez hit for Tony Watson
    • Wandy Peralta relieved David Hernandez
    • M. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • T. Cruz: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
    • Alex Blandino hit for Amir Garrett
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blandino doubled to left
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hamilton lined out to center
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez pitching
    • A. McCutchen: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, McCutchen lined out to left
    • B. Posey: Ball, Posey flied out to right
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Belt flied out to deep left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Will Smith relieved Pierce Johnson
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall flied out to center
    • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tomlinson struck out swinging
    • Gorkys Hernandez hit for Will Smith
    • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Pierce Johnson pitching
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Peraza grounded out to third
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Foul, Winker lined out to left
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria flied out to shallow right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford singled to center
    • A. Jackson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jackson lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded out to second
    • T. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cruz singled to left center
    • T. Mahle: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Mahle hit sacrifice bunt to first, Cruz to second
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton singled to shallow center, Cruz scored
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Hamilton picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt homered to right
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Longoria singled to left center
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Crawford singled to right, Longoria to second
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Jackson singled to right, Longoria to third, Crawford to second
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tomlinson struck out swinging
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Ty Blach
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Ball, Sandoval singled to left, Longoria and Crawford scored, Jackson to second
    • Amir Garrett relieved Tyler Mahle
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Blanco reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jackson to third, Sandoval to second
    • A. McCutchen: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCutchen reached on fielder's choice to third, Jackson scored, Sandoval to third, Blanco out at second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Posey flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Winker safe at first on 2nd baseman Tomlinson fielding error
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Suarez homered to left center, Winker scored
    • S. Gennett: Gennett singled to center
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Duvall flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Blanco struck out looking
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schebler hit by pitch
    • T. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Schebler out at second
    • T. Mahle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mahle grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Crawford doubled to left center
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson popped out to shortstop
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Tomlinson grounded out to shortstop, Crawford to third
    • T. Blach: Strike looking, Blach grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Winker grounded out to second
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gennett singled to right, Suarez to second
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Duvall grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Gennett out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Foul, Ball, Blanco lined out to first
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey singled to center
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Belt walked, Posey to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria flied out to deep left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)