Crawford helps Giants beat Cubs 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) Brandon Crawford is working on a strong finish to a terrific May.

In the field, and at the plate.

Crawford hit a two-run homer, Brandon Belt drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Saturday night to stop a three-game slide.

Crawford went 2 for 3 to improve his May batting average to .446 (37 for 83). The slick-fielding shortstop, who made a strong jumping throw to retire Willson Contreras in the fourth inning, has four homers and 20 RBIs in 23 games this month.

''That's what I'm here for is to play defense,'' Crawford said. ''Fortunately, I've made adjustments at the plate to be a threat at the plate, too.''

Crawford's opposite-field drive off Jose Quintana on a high 3-2 pitch landed in Wrigley's Field's left-field basket for his sixth homer, tying it at 2.

''Only few parks in baseball I would have thought that had a chance,'' Crawford said. ''Fortunately this is one of them.''

Andrew McCutchen had two hits and drove in a run as San Francisco won for the first time on an eight-game trip. Chris Stratton (6-3) shook off a shaky start and lasted five innings for his third straight win.

Chicago lost for the third time in four games. Javier Baez hit his team-leading 12th homer, and Kyle Schwarber homered, doubled and scored two runs.

The Cubs blew leads of 2-0 and 3-2. Quintana (5-4) struck out six through three scoreless innings, and then faded and was charged with four runs and five hits in just 4 1/3 innings.

''Lights out,'' manager Joe Maddon said of Quintana's start. ''Then after that it just shifted and he wasn't nearly as sharp or aggressive in the strike zone.''

Stratton issued each of his three walks in the second, including four straight balls to Jason Heyward that forced in the game's first run. But Stratton wriggled out of the jam, getting Quintana to bounce into an inning-ending double play.

The right-hander allowed three runs and four hits with six strikeouts.

Schwarber hit his ninth homer in the third, but Crawford responded with his drive in the fourth.

After Baez connected in the bottom half, San Francisco went ahead to stay with two in the fifth. McCutchen hit a tying RBI double and scored on Belt's two-out single.

Belt made it 5-3 with a sacrifice fly in the seventh, driving in Gorkys Hernandez.

The Cubs got one back on Anthony Rizzo's RBI single in the eighth, but the rally fizzled from there. Hunter Strickland pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 12 chances.

MAKING MOVES

The Cubs placed right-hander Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps tendinitis, part of a flurry of pregame moves.

''We're not overly concerned,'' manager Joe Maddon said ''We just going precautionary measure right now to make sure everything is good.

''We'll probably get a test, an MRI and then we'll know more for sure.''

Catcher Victor Caratini was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Veteran catcher Chris Gimenez and left-handed reliever Randy Rosario were brought up from the minors, and infielder Efren Navarro was designated for assignment.

Darvish is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA in his first season after finalizing a $126 million, six-year deal with the Cubs in February. He was slated to start the series finale against the Giants on Sunday night, but Tyler Chatwood will move up a day to take his place.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: C Buster Posey (right hip soreness) was held out. He is day to day. ''He's had some history of this and then it clears up,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ... LHP Madison Bumgarner (fractured pinkie) was impressive in his first rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento, striking out eight while pitching 3 2/3 hitless innings. Bumgarner likely will make two more starts in the minors, Bochy said. ... 2B Joe Panik (sprained left thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Sacramento on Monday. ... 2B Alen Hanson (strained left hamstring) ran the bases and is scheduled to play an extended spring training game Monday before beginning a rehab assignment with Single-A San Jose on Wednesday.

Cubs: Contreras was hit on the left wrist by Stratton in the second inning and was attended to by trainers, but remained in the game.

UP NEXT

Giants LHP Ty Blach (3-4, 4.37 ERA) faces Chatwood (3-4, 3.74 ERA) on Sunday night. Chatwood has lost two straight and leads the majors with 40 walks.

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CHC26-22
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  • W: C. Stratton (6-3)L: J. Quintana (5-4)S: H. Strickland (10)
  • HR: SF - B. Crawford (6), CHC - J. Baez (12), K. Schwarber (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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A. McCutchen RF41210102.239.346.378.7246.0
E. Longoria 3B50200003.250.279.448.7273.0
B. Belt 1B30120111.316.413.580.9933.5
M. Williamson LF31100122.269.296.615.9122.0
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T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Gomez PH10000013.286.286.286.571-0.5
H. Strickland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Crawford SS31221111.312.358.491.8498.5
N. Hundley C40000032.244.279.476.755-1.5
K. Tomlinson 2B40000022.221.275.284.559-1.0
C. Stratton P20000010.091.091.091.182-0.5
b- P. Sandoval PH10000011.233.296.370.666-0.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Blanco LF00000100.252.301.365.6661.0
  • a-struck out for Watson in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Stratton in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist 2B40000011.286.375.395.770-0.5
K. Schwarber LF42211000.257.384.515.8999.0
K. Bryant 3B40000031.293.411.551.962-1.5
A. Rizzo 1B30110110.213.315.361.6762.5
W. Contreras C41100001.269.348.461.8092.0
I. Happ CF20000110.246.366.508.8740.5
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. La Stella PH10000000.333.403.367.7700.0
J. Baez SS41111013.262.295.563.8585.5
J. Heyward RF30110100.223.310.339.6493.0
J. Quintana P20000004.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Cishek P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
A. Almora CF10100000.316.370.436.8062.0
  • a-flied out for Strop in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Hernandez 2 (3), A. McCutchen (14), E. Longoria (14), B. Crawford (11)
  • HR - B. Crawford (6)
  • SF - B. Belt (2)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen (20), B. Belt 2 (31), B. Crawford 2 (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Belt (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Schwarber (6), A. Almora (8)
  • HR - K. Schwarber (9), J. Baez (12)
  • RBI - K. Schwarber (21), A. Rizzo (32), J. Baez (39), J. Heyward (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez (16)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Crawford (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Tomlinson-Crawford-Belt; Crawford-Tomlinson-Belt)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Zobrist-Baez-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (W, 6-3)5.04333624.971.4515.0
R. Moronta (H, 1)1.00000001.591.283.0
S. Dyson (H, 7)1.01000102.701.112.5
T. Watson (H, 9)1.02110002.451.230.0
H. Strickland (S, 10)1.00000002.380.9310.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (W, 6-3)5.0
R. Moronta (H, 1)1.0
S. Dyson (H, 7)1.0
T. Watson (H, 9)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 10)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (L, 5-4)4.15442614.781.48-1.0
S. Cishek2.03111301.961.222.5
J. Wilson1.21000303.151.503.5
P. Strop1.02002101.661.06-0.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (L, 5-4)4.1
S. Cishek2.0
J. Wilson1.2
P. Strop1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 88-51, R. Moronta 15-8, S. Dyson 9-8, T. Watson 11-8, H. Strickland 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 5-3, R. Moronta 2-1, S. Dyson 1-1, T. Watson 1-1, H. Strickland 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 21, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 4, T. Watson 4, H. Strickland 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - P. Strop
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 83-54, S. Cishek 33-21, J. Wilson 22-16, P. Strop 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 3-4, S. Cishek 2-1, P. Strop 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 20, S. Cishek 10, J. Wilson 5, P. Strop 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Hernandez CF52300011.311.333.505.8386.5
A. McCutchen RF41210102.239.346.378.7246.0
E. Longoria 3B50200003.250.279.448.7273.0
B. Belt 1B30120111.316.413.580.9933.5
M. Williamson LF31100122.269.296.615.9122.0
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T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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H. Strickland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Crawford SS31221111.312.358.491.8498.5
N. Hundley C40000032.244.279.476.755-1.5
K. Tomlinson 2B40000022.221.275.284.559-1.0
C. Stratton P20000010.091.091.091.182-0.5
b- P. Sandoval PH10000011.233.296.370.666-0.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Blanco LF00000100.252.301.365.6661.0
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  • a-struck out for Watson in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Stratton in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist 2B40000011.286.375.395.770-0.5
K. Schwarber LF42211000.257.384.515.8999.0
K. Bryant 3B40000031.293.411.551.962-1.5
A. Rizzo 1B30110110.213.315.361.6762.5
W. Contreras C41100001.269.348.461.8092.0
I. Happ CF20000110.246.366.508.8740.5
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. La Stella PH10000000.333.403.367.7700.0
J. Baez SS41111013.262.295.563.8585.5
J. Heyward RF30110100.223.310.339.6493.0
J. Quintana P20000004.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Cishek P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
A. Almora CF10100000.316.370.436.8062.0
Total3247423710-----
  • a-flied out for Strop in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Hernandez 2 (3), A. McCutchen (14), E. Longoria (14), B. Crawford (11)
  • HR - B. Crawford (6)
  • SF - B. Belt (2)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen (20), B. Belt 2 (31), B. Crawford 2 (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Belt (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Schwarber (6), A. Almora (8)
  • HR - K. Schwarber (9), J. Baez (12)
  • RBI - K. Schwarber (21), A. Rizzo (32), J. Baez (39), J. Heyward (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez (16)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Crawford (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Tomlinson-Crawford-Belt; Crawford-Tomlinson-Belt)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Zobrist-Baez-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (W, 6-3)5.04333624.971.4515.0
R. Moronta (H, 1)1.00000001.591.283.0
S. Dyson (H, 7)1.01000102.701.112.5
T. Watson (H, 9)1.02110002.451.230.0
H. Strickland (S, 10)1.00000002.380.9310.0
Total9.0744372---
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (W, 6-3)5.0
R. Moronta (H, 1)1.0
S. Dyson (H, 7)1.0
T. Watson (H, 9)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 10)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (L, 5-4)4.15442614.781.48-1.0
S. Cishek2.03111301.961.222.5
J. Wilson1.21000303.151.503.5
P. Strop1.02002101.661.06-0.5
Total9.011555131---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (L, 5-4)4.1
S. Cishek2.0
J. Wilson1.2
P. Strop1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 88-51, R. Moronta 15-8, S. Dyson 9-8, T. Watson 11-8, H. Strickland 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 5-3, R. Moronta 2-1, S. Dyson 1-1, T. Watson 1-1, H. Strickland 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 21, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 4, T. Watson 4, H. Strickland 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - P. Strop
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 83-54, S. Cishek 33-21, J. Wilson 22-16, P. Strop 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 3-4, S. Cishek 2-1, P. Strop 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 20, S. Cishek 10, J. Wilson 5, P. Strop 6
  • 8TH INNING
    Rizzo singled to left center, Schwarber scored54
  • 7TH INNING
    Belt hit sacrifice fly to left, Hernandez scored, Longoria to second53
  • 5TH INNING
    Belt singled to center, McCutchen scored43
    McCutchen doubled to deep center, Hernandez scored33
  • 4TH INNING
    Baez homered to left23
    Crawford homered to left, Williamson scored22
  • 3RD INNING
    Schwarber homered to right center02
  • 2ND INNING
    Heyward walked, Contreras scored, Happ to third, Baez to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Pedro Strop relieved Justin Wilson
    • G. Blanco: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Hernandez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Blanco out at second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, McCutchen singled to center
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria doubled to deep right, McCutchen to third
    • B. Belt: Belt intentionally walked
    • Miguel Gomez hit for Tony Watson
    • M. Gomez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Gomez struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hunter Strickland pitching
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Pedro Strop
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, La Stella flied out to left
    • J. Baez: Baez popped out to second
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Albert Almora in center
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Crawford doubled to left
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Crawford caught stealing, pitcher to third, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Tomlinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tony Watson relieved Sam Dyson
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Schwarber doubled to deep right
    • K. Bryant: Bryant lined out to left
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo singled to left center, Schwarber scored
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Rizzo out at second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • S. Cishek Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Hernandez reached on bunt single to second
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to third, Hernandez to second
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria singled to left, Hernandez to third
    • Justin Wilson pitching
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Belt hit sacrifice fly to left, Hernandez scored, Longoria to second
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Williamson struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • Gregor Blanco in left
    • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward flied out to center
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Almora doubled to deep left
    • B. Zobrist: Zobrist grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Cishek Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • N. Hundley: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Hundley struck out looking
    • K. Tomlinson: Tomlinson reached on fielder's choice to third, Crawford out at second
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Chris Stratton
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Reyes Moronta pitching
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo flied out to deep right
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Contreras grounded out to third
    • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Happ grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Stratton: Strike looking, Stratton lined out to center
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez doubled to shallow left
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, McCutchen doubled to deep center, Hernandez scored
    • Steve Cishek relieved Jose Quintana
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Longoria flied out to right
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Belt singled to center, McCutchen scored
    • M. Williamson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zobrist popped out to shortstop
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber lined out to first
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt lined out to left
    • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williamson walked
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Crawford homered to left, Williamson scored
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hundley grounded out to third
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tomlinson flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Baez homered to left
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward singled to right
    • J. Quintana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Quintana grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Stratton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Stratton struck out looking
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • E. Longoria: Longoria flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist flied out to deep right
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber homered to right center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Williamson singled to right
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tomlinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Contreras singled to left center, Rizzo to second
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Happ walked, Rizzo to third, Contreras to second
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Baez reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Rizzo out at home, Contreras to third, Happ to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked, Contreras scored, Happ to third, Baez to second
    • J. Quintana: Quintana grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Heyward out at second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez doubled to right
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to pitcher, Hernandez to third
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Longoria grounded out to first
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist struck out looking
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to second
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)