Stratton, 3 relievers help Giants beat Phillies 4-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants right-hander Chris Stratton finally showed signs of getting back to the pitcher he'd been earlier in the season. His curveball danced up and down, and he worked with a determined pace that he admitted had been missing.

Three innings of scoreless relief by San Francisco's bullpen were equally critical.

Stratton and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Friday night.

Joe Panik singled twice and reached base four times in his return to San Francisco's lineup after missing a month with a left thumb injury. Brandon Crawford had two hits while Evan Longoria and Gorkys Hernandez drove in runs.

''We did just about everything right,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''It starts with Stratton and what he did. Really had all his pitches going and did a nice job.''

Stratton (7-3) allowed four hits, struck out seven and walked one over six innings in his best start in more than a month. The right-hander had a 6.31 ERA in five May starts but was mostly dominant against the Phillies while allowing only two runners to reach second base.

''When you start to struggle a little bit, you try to find something,'' Stratton said. ''Getting my tempo up is what really helped me turn the page there. It helps get your arm out and on top. I've been throwing a lot of curveballs kind of behind me. It's just helped the arm speed up.''

Tony Watson retired three batters in the seventh, and Sam Dyson struck out the side on 12 pitches in the eighth. Hunter Strickland pitched the ninth for his 12th save, setting down three straight after giving up an infield single and double to open the inning.

It's San Francisco's fifth shutout this season.

''It all started with Strat setting the tone,'' Strickland said. ''He did a tremendous job and kept his pitch count down. And the bullpen's been doing a great job collectively as a group all year.''

The Giants had lost six straight to the Phillies, including a four-game sweep in Philadelphia earlier this season.

Panik didn't play in that series. The Gold Glove Award-winning second baseman spent more than a month on the disabled list after having surgery on his left thumb in late April.

Activated before Friday's game, Panik walked and scored in the first inning, then singled in Mac Williamson in the second. Panik also walked in the fourth and reached on an infield single in the sixth.

Andrew McCutchen tripled and scored on a wild pitch in the seventh for the Giants.

Scott Kingery had two hits for Philadelphia and Dylan Cozens singled in his major league debut. The Phillies hadn't been shut out since they were blanked by the Mets on April 3.

''I think we can do a better job, of at the end of at-bats, putting the ball in play,'' Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. ''I don't think that's disputable. At the end of the day this just is about getting on base, and we're probably not doing enough of that right now.''

Philadelphia starter Nick Pivetta (4-4) allowed three runs in four innings. Pivetta beat the Giants on May 9 when he pitched five scoreless innings.

BELT LEAVES WITH POSSIBLE APPENDICITIS

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was removed in the third inning and taken to a local hospital for a possible case of appendicitis. ''He wasn't feeling well before the game,'' Bochy said. ''After the first at-bat it just got worse.''

STRIKING OUT

San Francisco pitchers recorded a season-high 13 strikeouts. It's the sixth consecutive game that Philadelphia's offense has reached double digits in strikeouts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Infielder Kelby Tomlinson was optioned to Class A San Jose. RHP Tyler Beede was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. RHP Jose Valdez was designated for assignment.

UP NEXT

Right-hander Vince Velasquez (4-5, 4.08 ERA) pitches for Philadelphia on Saturday night. Velasquez had a season-high 12 strikeouts against San Francisco on May 10. LHP Andrew Suarez (1-4, 5.65) goes for the Giants in his first career start against the Phillies.

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  • W: C. Stratton (7-3)L: N. Pivetta (4-4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Kingery SS40200013.226.276.339.6161.5
O. Herrera CF40100002.312.375.485.8602.0
C. Santana 1B40000023.212.326.424.751-1.0
M. Franco 3B40000012.251.291.434.725-0.5
N. Williams LF40100022.241.313.431.7440.0
A. Knapp C30000011.159.256.188.445-0.5
D. Cozens RF30100021.333.333.333.6670.0
N. Pivetta P00000000.176.176.235.4120.0
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b- J. Valentin PH10000010.133.133.133.267-0.5
V. Arano P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Pivetta in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Neris in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B31210200.280.346.398.7446.0
B. Posey C40100012.298.371.427.7981.5
A. McCutchen RF41100005.246.355.387.7424.0
B. Belt 1B10000012.307.403.547.950-0.5
P. Sandoval 1B30100010.265.326.386.7120.5
E. Longoria 3B40110011.262.290.486.7761.5
B. Crawford SS41200003.311.352.474.8274.0
M. Williamson LF21000102.273.319.545.8652.0
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G. Hernandez CF40110023.298.333.484.8171.0
C. Stratton P00000000.091.091.091.1820.0
b- G. Blanco PH-LF20000010.242.289.350.639-0.5
  • a-struck out for Watson in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Stratton in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera (12)
  • SH - N. Pivetta
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Crawford (12)
  • 3B - A. McCutchen (2)
  • SH - C. Stratton 2 (5)
  • RBI - J. Panik (6), E. Longoria (31), G. Hernandez (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Panik (2), E. Longoria (14)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Franco (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Crawford-Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 4-4)4.05333303.481.15-2.5
M. Leiter2.01000000.000.505.0
H. Neris1.03110305.061.550.5
V. Arano1.00000201.960.934.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 4-4)4.0
M. Leiter2.0
H. Neris1.0
V. Arano1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (W, 7-3)6.04001704.501.3926.5
T. Watson (H, 11)1.00000202.421.154.0
S. Dyson1.00000302.391.064.5
H. Strickland1.02000102.521.121.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (W, 7-3)6.0
T. Watson (H, 11)1.0
S. Dyson1.0
H. Strickland1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Neris 3 (5)
  • HBP - N. Pivetta (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 91-59, M. Leiter 24-15, H. Neris 25-16, V. Arano 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 6-3, M. Leiter 4-3, V. Arano 1-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 21, M. Leiter 8, H. Neris 6, V. Arano 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 95-63, T. Watson 15-9, S. Dyson 12-9, H. Strickland 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 7-3, T. Watson 1-0, H. Strickland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 22, T. Watson 3, S. Dyson 3, H. Strickland 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B30100120.269.381.423.8041.0
S. Kingery SS40200013.226.276.339.6161.5
O. Herrera CF40100002.312.375.485.8602.0
C. Santana 1B40000023.212.326.424.751-1.0
M. Franco 3B40000012.251.291.434.725-0.5
N. Williams LF40100022.241.313.431.7440.0
A. Knapp C30000011.159.256.188.445-0.5
D. Cozens RF30100021.333.333.333.6670.0
N. Pivetta P00000000.176.176.235.4120.0
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V. Arano P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Pivetta in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Neris in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B31210200.280.346.398.7446.0
B. Posey C40100012.298.371.427.7981.5
A. McCutchen RF41100005.246.355.387.7424.0
B. Belt 1B10000012.307.403.547.950-0.5
P. Sandoval 1B30100010.265.326.386.7120.5
E. Longoria 3B40110011.262.290.486.7761.5
B. Crawford SS41200003.311.352.474.8274.0
M. Williamson LF21000102.273.319.545.8652.0
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Jackson PH10000012.250.326.300.626-0.5
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Strickland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Hernandez CF40110023.298.333.484.8171.0
C. Stratton P00000000.091.091.091.1820.0
b- G. Blanco PH-LF20000010.242.289.350.639-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Watson in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Stratton in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera (12)
  • SH - N. Pivetta
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Crawford (12)
  • 3B - A. McCutchen (2)
  • SH - C. Stratton 2 (5)
  • RBI - J. Panik (6), E. Longoria (31), G. Hernandez (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Panik (2), E. Longoria (14)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Franco (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Crawford-Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 4-4)4.05333303.481.15-2.5
M. Leiter2.01000000.000.505.0
H. Neris1.03110305.061.550.5
V. Arano1.00000201.960.934.0
Total8.0944380---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 4-4)4.0
M. Leiter2.0
H. Neris1.0
V. Arano1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (W, 7-3)6.04001704.501.3926.5
T. Watson (H, 11)1.00000202.421.154.0
S. Dyson1.00000302.391.064.5
H. Strickland1.02000102.521.121.5
Total9.06001130---
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (W, 7-3)6.0
T. Watson (H, 11)1.0
S. Dyson1.0
H. Strickland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Neris 3 (5)
  • HBP - N. Pivetta (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 91-59, M. Leiter 24-15, H. Neris 25-16, V. Arano 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 6-3, M. Leiter 4-3, V. Arano 1-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 21, M. Leiter 8, H. Neris 6, V. Arano 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 95-63, T. Watson 15-9, S. Dyson 12-9, H. Strickland 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 7-3, T. Watson 1-0, H. Strickland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 22, T. Watson 3, S. Dyson 3, H. Strickland 5
  • 7TH INNING
    McCutchen scored on wild pitch04
  • 4TH INNING
    Hernandez singled to left, Crawford scored03
  • 2ND INNING
    Panik singled to right, Williamson scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Longoria singled to right center, Panik scored, McCutchen to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hunter Strickland relieved Sam Dyson
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery reached on an infield single to second
    • O. Herrera: Herrera doubled to deep right, Kingery to third
    • C. Santana: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Franco grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • D. Cozens: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Cozens struck out swinging
    • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Hector Neris
    • J. Valentin: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valentin struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Victor Arano pitching
    • G. Blanco: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Blanco struck out on foul tip
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Panik grounded out to second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tony Watson pitching
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Williams struck out on foul tip
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Knapp grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hector Neris relieved Mark Leiter
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen tripled to deep center
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McCutchen scored on wild pitch, Sandoval singled to center
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sandoval to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford singled to left, Sandoval to third
    • Austin Jackson hit for Tony Watson
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Crawford to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez singled to left center
    • S. Kingery: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Kingery flied out to deep center, Hernandez to second
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera grounded out to third
    • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Hernandez fouled out to catcher
    • Gregor Blanco hit for Chris Stratton
    • G. Blanco: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blanco grounded out to first
    • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Panik singled to shallow left
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Posey popped out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams singled to right
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • D. Cozens: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cozens struck out looking
    • Mitch Walding hit for Nick Pivetta
    • M. Walding: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Walding struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Mark Leiter pitching
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sandoval grounded out to first
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria safe at first on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error
    • B. Crawford: Crawford flied out to deep center
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Williamson grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Herrera flied out to deep center
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to second
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford doubled to shallow left
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Williamson grounded out to second, Crawford to third
    • G. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to left, Crawford scored
    • C. Stratton: Pickoff attempt, Stratton hit sacrifice bunt to first, Hernandez to second
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Panik walked
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Posey hit by pitch, Hernandez to third, Panik to second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike swinging, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Pablo Sandoval at first
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Knapp grounded out to second
    • D. Cozens: Cozens singled to right center
    • N. Pivetta: Pickoff attempt, Pivetta hit sacrifice bunt to first, Cozens to second
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen flied out to deep right
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco flied out to right
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Williamson walked
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • C. Stratton: Foul, Stratton hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Williamson to second
    • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Panik singled to right, Williamson scored
    • B. Posey: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Posey grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Panik out at second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kingery singled to center
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Herrera grounded into double play shortstop to first, Kingery out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik walked
    • B. Posey: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Posey singled to left, Panik to second
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, McCutchen reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Panik to third, Posey out at second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to right center, Panik scored, McCutchen to second
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Crawford lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)