Suarez, 2 RP combine on 3-hitter in Giants win vs Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Andrew Suarez usually relies on his curveball to get ahead of hitters. On Saturday, Giants catcher Nick Hundley wanted Suarez to close the deal with it.

Hundley had the right idea. Suarez combined with two relievers to pitch a three-hitter, lifting San Francisco over the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0.

Suarez (2-4) shined in his eighth career start, his best by far. The 25-year-old left-hander struck out five and walked none in seven innings of three-hit ball.

''My curveball was good today,'' Suarez said. ''Hundo called it a lot and I got some swing and misses on it. Usually it hasn't been like that. It's usually a get-me-over pitch and today it was a strikeout pitch.''

Tony Watson pitched the eighth, and Hunter Strickland handled the ninth for his 12th save.

Phillies starter Vince Velasquez (4-6) struck out nine and walked one in 6 1/3 innings of five-hit ball.

''I was just attacking the hitters, getting first-pitch strikes,'' Velasquez said.

Joe Panik was 2 for 4 with a triple and scored both runs in his second game back from the disabled list with a left thumb sprain.

The Giants scored the game's first run in the sixth when Panik beat a throw at the plate on Andrew McCutchen's fielder's choice grounder. The Giants added a run in the eighth when Panik scored on McCutchen's sacrifice fly.

The Phillies were 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. They failed to score after Jorge Alfaro's first career triple with one out in the third.

Suarez pitched out of a first-and-second no-outs situation in the fifth.

''(Suarez) just pitched very efficiently,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''That's nice to see from this kid. He's got the stuff. He stayed at 93 all night. Really commanded the ball so well. He was on top of his game and you could see the confidence in him.''

The Phillies have combined for three runs in the last four games. They'd struck out at least 10 times in six straight games going into Saturday.

''We're going through a tough stretch,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''We have to weather this storm.''

CLUTCH CATCH

The Phillies had a runner at third with two outs in the third when McCutchen made an over-the-shoulder running catch at the edge of the warning track in right-center, robbing the Phillies of at least a run and Cesar Hernandez of extra bases.

''I thought that ball was absolutely murdered. That was a tremendous play,'' Kapler said

Said Suarez: ''I was like `oh crap.' He's a great outfielder and I'm glad he made a play because I think that would have changed the game.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: SS J.P. Crawford (right forearm strain) was 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs in his fourth rehab game with Class A Clearwater. ... RHP Pat Neshek (right shoulder strain) threw his second bullpen session this week.

Giants: Giants 1B Brandon Belt had an appendectomy and was placed on the 10-day disabled list. He is expected to miss about three weeks. ... C Buster Posey suffered an elbow contusion when he was hit by a pitch in Friday's game. He wasn't in Saturday's starting lineup and is day-to-day. ... OF Hunter Pence (right thumb strain) and INF Alen Hanson (left hamstring) came off rehab assignments and were activated from the DL on Saturday. ... OF Gregor Blanco was designated for assignment. He will be outrighted Sunday and will report to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Jake Arrieta (5-2, 2.16) hasn't allowed an earned run in 13 2/3 innings over his last two starts.

Giants: RHP Dereck Rodriguez (0-0, 2.70) will make his first career start. The 25-year-old son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez gave up four runs (one earned) in 3 1/3 innings in his major league debut in Colorado on May 29.

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  • W: A. Suarez (2-4)L: V. Velasquez (4-6)S: H. Strickland (12)
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  • a-flied out for Garcia in the 8th
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BATTING
  • 3B - J. Alfaro
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik, P. Sandoval (5)
  • SF - A. McCutchen (2)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen 2 (22)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Kingery-Santana)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (L, 4-6)6.15111903.821.2913.5
L. Garcia0.20000103.630.900.5
A. Morgan0.02110002.351.50-3.0
E. Ramos1.00000200.861.144.0
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (L, 4-6)6.1
L. Garcia0.2
A. Morgan0.0
E. Ramos1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (W, 2-4)7.03000504.741.2130.5
T. Watson (H, 12)1.00000002.331.113.0
H. Strickland (S, 12)1.00000002.421.0810.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (W, 2-4)7.0
T. Watson (H, 12)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 12)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Garcia (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 91-64, L. Garcia 6-4, A. Morgan 7-4, E. Ramos 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 8-2, L. Garcia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 25, L. Garcia 2, A. Morgan 2, E. Ramos 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 86-59, T. Watson 6-6, H. Strickland 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 12-4
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 24, T. Watson 3, H. Strickland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Franco 3B30100000.253.292.433.7241.0
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  • a-flied out for Garcia in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B42200001.289.352.412.7645.0
B. Crawford SS40100012.310.350.470.8200.5
A. McCutchen RF30020000.243.349.381.7302.0
E. Longoria 3B30000131.258.289.479.769-0.5
P. Sandoval 1B40100023.264.323.391.7141.0
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G. Hernandez CF30100011.299.333.480.8140.5
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  • a-struck out for Suarez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 3B - J. Alfaro
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik, P. Sandoval (5)
  • SF - A. McCutchen (2)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen 2 (22)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Kingery-Santana)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (L, 4-6)6.15111903.821.2913.5
L. Garcia0.20000103.630.900.5
A. Morgan0.02110002.351.50-3.0
E. Ramos1.00000200.861.144.0
Total8.07221120---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (L, 4-6)6.1
L. Garcia0.2
A. Morgan0.0
E. Ramos1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (W, 2-4)7.03000504.741.2130.5
T. Watson (H, 12)1.00000002.331.113.0
H. Strickland (S, 12)1.00000002.421.0810.0
Total9.0300050---
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (W, 2-4)7.0
T. Watson (H, 12)1.0
H. Strickland (S, 12)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Garcia (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 91-64, L. Garcia 6-4, A. Morgan 7-4, E. Ramos 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 8-2, L. Garcia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 25, L. Garcia 2, A. Morgan 2, E. Ramos 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 86-59, T. Watson 6-6, H. Strickland 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 12-4
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 24, T. Watson 3, H. Strickland 3
  • 8TH INNING
    McCutchen hit sacrifice fly to center, Panik scored02
  • 6TH INNING
    McCutchen reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Panik scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hunter Strickland relieved Tony Watson
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to left
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Kingery flied out to deep center
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tony Watson pitching
    • N. Williams: Williams lined out to right
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro flied out to center
    • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Luis Garcia
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Valentin flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Morgan pitching
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • B. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Crawford singled to center, Panik to third
    • Edubray Ramos relieved Adam Morgan
    • A. McCutchen: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, McCutchen hit sacrifice fly to center, Panik scored
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Sandoval struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Altherr lined out to center
    • C. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to third
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Franco grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Williamson grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Hernandez: Hernandez reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • Luis Garcia relieved Vince Velasquez
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Hernandez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Hundley grounded out to third
    • Alen Hanson hit for Andrew Suarez
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Herrera flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Panik doubled to deep center
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to shortstop, Panik to third
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCutchen reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Panik scored
    • E. Longoria: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Longoria walked, McCutchen to second
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Longoria out at second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to shallow center, Santana to second
    • N. Williams: Foul, Williams reached on fielder's choice to second, Santana to third, Franco out at second
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Velasquez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • N. Hundley: Strike swinging, Hundley singled to left
    • A. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, McCutchen flied out to right
    • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Williams grounded out to second
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Alfaro tripled to deep right center
    • V. Velasquez: Strike swinging, Ball, Velasquez grounded out to third
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Hundley singled to center
    • A. Suarez: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Suarez struck out bunting foul
    • J. Panik: Panik lined out to center
    • B. Crawford: Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Altherr grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Santana grounded out to third
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sandoval doubled to deep right center
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Panik grounded out to first
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)