Pablo Sandoval singles home winning run in 11th for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pablo Sandoval left Boston last season and returned to the San Francisco Giants realizing he no longer held Bay Area star status.

''I accepted my job and I came here to have fun,'' he said.

He certainly is lately, with Sandoval delivering again - even if not quite the way he did as 2012 World Series MVP.

Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending the Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

Brandon Crawford was intentionally walked by Pedro Strop to load the bases and bring up Sandoval, who hit a sharp single to left against a five-man infield.

''You can't let that affect your at-bat and I don't think it did Pablo at all,'' manager Bruce Bochy said of the infield drawn in.

Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt started the rally with consecutive one-out singles off Steve Cishek (2-1), who entered with one out in the 10th and immediately gave up Hunter Pence's triple before working out of trouble.

Ty Blach (6-5) pitched a 1-2-3 11th for the win.

The Giants came through an inning after missing a big chance with Pence on third. Pinch-hitter Chase d'Arnaud struck out with the Cubs playing with five infielders, making him 0 for 16 in his last nine games. Then Steven Duggar also struck out.

Ben Zobrist hit a two-out double in the ninth off Will Smith but David Bote then grounded out.

A day after the Giants scored 13 runs, they needed every last chance.

Alen Hanson tied the game in the fifth when he blazed around the bases to score from first following a failed pickoff attempt and Anthony Rizzo's second error of the inning. The ball skipped by the first baseman and rolled beyond the visitor's bullpen in right-field foul territory. The speedy Hanson slid headfirst with his left hand touching home before catcher Willson Contreras could tag him.

Pitcher Kyle Hendricks took the blame for a tough throw to Rizzo.

''I'm always pretty good over there, make good throws but that one I just pulled kind of up the line,'' Hendricks said. ''When you're going back into a baserunner like that and the ball's cutting away from you, that's a tough play to make.''

The Cubs right-hander struck out eight and pitched into the ninth as manager Joe Maddon got a pair of relievers up in the bullpen. After Belt drew a one-out walk, Hendricks' night was done and he gave way to Randy Rosario.

Hendricks is winless in four starts since beating the Cardinals on June 16.

Giants starter Andrew Suarez has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last six outings. He gave up one run on three hits, struck out five and walked four in six innings.

MCCUTCHEN VS. CUBS

McCutchen stayed right at .300 (166 for 554) for his career against the Cubs.

He is one of 13 players with a .300 or better batting average and at least .400 on-base percentage facing Chicago - and 10 of those are Hall of Famers.

Joey Votto is the other active player.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: 3B Kris Bryant (left shoulder inflammation) went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs as he began a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Monday. Bryant was set to play another game with Tennessee on Tuesday, Maddon said, then be re-evaluated. ... RHP Yu Darvish played catch and is ''still trending in the right direction'' as he works back from tendinitis in his right triceps, according to Maddon.

Giants: C Buster Posey will miss the All-Star Game because of a lingering right hip issue that needs an injection to calm the inflammation. The Giants had been discussing the possibility for about a month, Bochy said, and Posey is scheduled to have the injection after Sunday's game Bay Bridge Series game against Oakland. ''His situation with the hip, we're hoping to get to the All-Star break and he will get an injection, but he's going to need some time after that,'' Bochy said. ''He won't be able to participate in the game.'' Posey sat out two games in late May at Wrigley Field with soreness in the hip. ... OF Gorkys Hernandez was out as expected a day after leaving the game with a tight calf after hitting a two-run single in the sixth. Bochy said Hernandez is likely to play Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Jose Quintana (7-6, 4.22 ERA) tries for his first career victory against the Giants after going 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA in his first three starts.

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (3-1, 1.95) makes his second start since coming off the disabled list from a 61-game absence with an inflamed pitching elbow and seventh overall in 2018. He is 9-9 in 25 career starts vs. the Cubs.

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  • W: T. Blach (6-5)L: S. Cishek (2-1)
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A. Russell SS50110001.279.351.404.7553.0
J. Baez 2B40000112.292.326.558.8842.5
A. Rizzo 1B50000012.240.336.400.736-0.5
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Contreras C30000210.284.372.461.8331.5
B. Zobrist RF-LF30100103.295.389.432.8213.0
D. Bote 3B40000022.263.362.395.756-1.0
R. Rosario P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
S. Cishek P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
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I. Happ LF-3B41100020.256.378.448.8272.0
K. Hendricks P30000011.083.108.111.219-0.5
J. Heyward RF00000100.280.342.421.7631.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Duggar CF50100033.273.273.364.636-0.5
    B. Posey C50000012.280.362.405.767-0.5
    A. McCutchen RF51100000.261.343.418.7612.0
    B. Belt 1B40200110.303.396.509.9052.5
    B. Crawford SS40000112.296.363.473.8360.5
    P. Sandoval 3B50210001.260.321.418.7394.0
    A. Hanson 2B41000012.276.305.517.8220.5
    H. Pence LF40200000.214.264.268.5324.0
    A. Suarez P20100011.036.069.036.1050.5
    T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    T. Blach P00000000.040.111.040.1510.0
    • a-struck out for Melancon in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Moronta in the 10th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Russell (17), B. Zobrist (12), I. Happ (11)
    • RBI - A. Russell (32)
    BATTING
    • 2B - P. Sandoval (7)
    • 3B - H. Pence
    • RBI - P. Sandoval (35)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Baez (17)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Rizzo-Russell)
    • E - A. Rizzo 2 (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Hanson-Crawford-Belt)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Hendricks8.15101803.931.2125.0
    R. Rosario1.00000001.441.203.0
    S. Cishek (L, 2-1)1.03110202.011.07-5.0
    P. Strop0.01001002.501.11-2.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Hendricks8.1
    R. Rosario1.0
    S. Cishek (L, 2-1)1.0
    P. Strop0.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Suarez6.03114503.751.2315.5
    T. Watson1.00000001.500.903.0
    M. Melancon1.00000002.771.313.0
    W. Smith1.01000201.030.683.0
    R. Moronta1.00001201.821.013.0
    T. Blach (W, 6-5)1.00000004.571.5210.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Suarez6.0
    T. Watson1.0
    M. Melancon1.0
    W. Smith1.0
    R. Moronta1.0
    T. Blach (W, 6-5)1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - P. Strop (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 109-75, R. Rosario 7-6, S. Cishek 18-12, P. Strop 3-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 11-6, R. Rosario 1-2
    • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 31, R. Rosario 3, S. Cishek 6, P. Strop 2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 103-58, T. Watson 8-7, M. Melancon 8-6, W. Smith 18-14, R. Moronta 16-9, T. Blach 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 8-4, T. Watson 3-0, M. Melancon 3-0, W. Smith 1-0, R. Moronta 1-0, T. Blach 2-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 24, T. Watson 3, M. Melancon 3, W. Smith 4, R. Moronta 4, T. Blach 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Russell SS50110001.279.351.404.7553.0
    J. Baez 2B40000112.292.326.558.8842.5
    A. Rizzo 1B50000012.240.336.400.736-0.5
    P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    W. Contreras C30000210.284.372.461.8331.5
    B. Zobrist RF-LF30100103.295.389.432.8213.0
    D. Bote 3B40000022.263.362.395.756-1.0
    R. Rosario P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
    S. Cishek P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
    V. Caratini 1B00000000.268.333.324.6570.0
    I. Happ LF-3B41100020.256.378.448.8272.0
    K. Hendricks P30000011.083.108.111.219-0.5
    J. Heyward RF00000100.280.342.421.7631.0
    Total3614105912-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Duggar CF50100033.273.273.364.636-0.5
      B. Posey C50000012.280.362.405.767-0.5
      A. McCutchen RF51100000.261.343.418.7612.0
      B. Belt 1B40200110.303.396.509.9052.5
      B. Crawford SS40000112.296.363.473.8360.5
      P. Sandoval 3B50210001.260.321.418.7394.0
      A. Hanson 2B41000012.276.305.517.8220.5
      H. Pence LF40200000.214.264.268.5324.0
      A. Suarez P20100011.036.069.036.1050.5
      T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      M. Melancon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- A. Slater PH10000010.270.391.324.716-0.5
      W. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      b- C. d'Arnaud PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
      T. Blach P00000000.040.111.040.1510.0
      Total40291021012-----
      • a-struck out for Melancon in the 8th
      • b-struck out for Moronta in the 10th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Russell (17), B. Zobrist (12), I. Happ (11)
      • RBI - A. Russell (32)
      BATTING
      • 2B - P. Sandoval (7)
      • 3B - H. Pence
      • RBI - P. Sandoval (35)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Baez (17)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Rizzo-Russell)
      • E - A. Rizzo 2 (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Hanson-Crawford-Belt)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Hendricks8.15101803.931.2125.0
      R. Rosario1.00000001.441.203.0
      S. Cishek (L, 2-1)1.03110202.011.07-5.0
      P. Strop0.01001002.501.11-2.0
      Total10.19212100---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Hendricks8.1
      R. Rosario1.0
      S. Cishek (L, 2-1)1.0
      P. Strop0.0
      Total10.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Suarez6.03114503.751.2315.5
      T. Watson1.00000001.500.903.0
      M. Melancon1.00000002.771.313.0
      W. Smith1.01000201.030.683.0
      R. Moronta1.00001201.821.013.0
      T. Blach (W, 6-5)1.00000004.571.5210.0
      Total11.0411590---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Suarez6.0
      T. Watson1.0
      M. Melancon1.0
      W. Smith1.0
      R. Moronta1.0
      T. Blach (W, 6-5)1.0
      Total11.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - P. Strop (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 109-75, R. Rosario 7-6, S. Cishek 18-12, P. Strop 3-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 11-6, R. Rosario 1-2
      • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 31, R. Rosario 3, S. Cishek 6, P. Strop 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 103-58, T. Watson 8-7, M. Melancon 8-6, W. Smith 18-14, R. Moronta 16-9, T. Blach 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 8-4, T. Watson 3-0, M. Melancon 3-0, W. Smith 1-0, R. Moronta 1-0, T. Blach 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 24, T. Watson 3, M. Melancon 3, W. Smith 4, R. Moronta 4, T. Blach 3
      • 11TH INNING
        Sandoval singled to shallow left, McCutchen scored, Belt to third, Crawford to second12
      • 5TH INNING
        Hanson scored on 1st baseman Rizzo fielding error11
      • 3RD INNING
        Russell reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Happ scored, Almora out at second10
      • 11TH INNING
        • Ty Blach pitching
        • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Baez grounded out to second
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo lined out to second
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Contreras grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 11th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Cishek Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey popped out to second
        • A. McCutchen: McCutchen singled to center
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Belt singled to right, McCutchen to third
        • Pedro Strop pitching
        • Victor Caratini at first base
        • B. Crawford: Crawford intentionally walked, Belt to second
        • P. Sandoval: Foul, Foul, Sandoval singled to shallow left, McCutchen scored, Belt to third, Crawford to second
      • 10TH INNING
        • Reyes Moronta relieved Will Smith
        • I. Happ: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heyward walked
        • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
        • A. Russell: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Russell grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Rosario Pitching:
        • A. Hanson: Strike swinging, Hanson flied out to deep center
        • Steve Cishek relieved Randy Rosario
        • H. Pence: Pence tripled to deep center
        • Chase d'Arnaud hit for Reyes Moronta
        • C. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
        • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
        • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 9TH INNING
        • Will Smith pitching
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
        • W. Contreras: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist doubled to left
        • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Bote grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen fouled out to catcher
        • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
        • Randy Rosario pitching
        • Jason Heyward in right field
        • B. Crawford: Foul, Crawford lined out to center
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Sandoval grounded into fielder's choice to second, Belt out at second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Mark Melancon relieved Tony Watson
        • A. Almora: Foul, Almora grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Russell: Ball, Russell grounded out to second
        • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pence flied out to right
        • Austin Slater hit for Mark Melancon
        • A. Slater: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
        • S. Duggar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duggar singled to center
        • B. Posey: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Posey grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Tony Watson relieved Andrew Suarez
        • D. Bote: Bote grounded out to shortstop
        • I. Happ: Foul, Strike looking, Happ grounded out to first
        • K. Hendricks: Foul, Foul, Ball, Hendricks grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval fouled out to left
        • A. Hanson: Hanson grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Russell doubled to right
        • J. Baez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to second, Russell to third
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Contreras walked
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist flied out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Posey struck out looking
        • A. McCutchen: Strike swinging, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • I. Happ: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Happ struck out looking
        • K. Hendricks: Hendricks flied out to right
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Almora grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sandoval safe at first on 1st baseman Rizzo fielding error
        • A. Hanson: Strike swinging, Hanson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Sandoval out at second
        • H. Pence: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hanson scored on 1st baseman Rizzo fielding error, Ball, Pence singled to left
        • A. Suarez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • A. Rizzo: Rizzo lined out to first
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Contreras grounded out to third
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked
        • D. Bote: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Belt lined out to third
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Happ doubled to deep right center
        • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Hendricks struck out bunting foul
        • A. Almora: Ball, Almora singled to left center, Happ to third
        • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Russell reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Happ scored, Almora out at second
        • J. Baez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Baez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Russell out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pence grounded out to second
        • A. Suarez: Ball, Suarez singled to center
        • S. Duggar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Duggar reached on fielder's choice to third, Suarez out at second
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Contreras walked
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Zobrist grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Contreras out at second
        • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bote struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford grounded into double play first to shortstop, Belt out at second
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Sandoval doubled to deep left
        • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • A. Almora: Strike swinging, Foul, Almora grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Russell: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Russell lined out to center
        • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Baez walked
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Baez stole second, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
        • B. Posey: Posey lined out to center
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)