Gordon's error in 9th allows Giants to beat Mariners 4-3

SEATTLE (AP) Pablo Sandoval hustled out of the box, and once the ball trickled past pitcher Edwin Diaz, he knew there was a chance of reaching base to keep San Francisco's ninth-inning rally alive.

In this case, a hustling Panda was speedy enough for the Giants - with a little help from a bad throw by Seattle second baseman Dee Gordon.

Steven Duggar scored from second base on Gordon's throwing error, giving the Giants a 4-3 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night.

Sandoval came up as a pinch-hitter with two outs and Duggar at second after a one-out single off Diaz. Duggar advanced to second when Alen Hanson grounded to the mound.

Sandoval hit a slow roller toward second base on a 1-2 pitch from Diaz (0-3) that Gordon charged from the outfield grass. Sandoval was going to beat the play, but Gordon still tried a rushed throw that first baseman Ryon Healy was unable to handle. As the ball bounced toward the Seattle dugout, Duggar scored.

''Guys are busting their butt trying to make a play there at the end of the game, can't fault anybody for that, we just didn't execute it,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said.

Tony Watson (3-3) worked the eighth inning, and Will Smith pitched the ninth for his fourth save to complete a solid night for San Francisco's bullpen. The Giants retired the final 10 batters, including Sam Dyson missing a 9-pitch, 3-stirkeout inning when his 0-2 pitch to Nelson Cruz missed just off the edge.

It was the kind of victory the Giants needed after losing a pair of extra-inning games to Oakland over the weekend.

''It would have been a tough one to lose after those two tough losses in Oakland, so it's good for the guys,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said.

Hunter Pence homered for the first time this season after 125 at-bats and in his 50th game. Pence missed 40 games due to a right thumb injury and had yet to find the home run swing that led to 13 homers in each of the past two seasons. Pence's solo shot leading off the sixth thumped off the facade of the second-deck in left field and gave the Giants a 3-2 lead. Chase d'Arnaud and Kelby Tomlinson also had RBI singles for the Giants.

The lead was short as Seattle pulled even in the sixth when pinch-hitter Ben Gamel dropped a two-out single into shallow left field and scored Denard Span.

Seattle expected to have its ace James Paxton returning from the disabled list for the series opener. But Paxton's sore back flared up after throwing a bullpen last weekend, and he remained on the disabled list, leaving the Mariners to scramble for a starter.

The job ended up with Roenis Elias. The lefty pitched well but lasted just 3 2/3 innings, giving up two runs and throwing a season-high 75 pitches.

BAD SEND

Seattle had a chance at a big inning in the fourth after loading the bases with no outs. Span's sacrifice fly scored Nelson Cruz, but any big rally was halted when Kyle Seager was thrown out at the plate trying to score on Mike Zunino's single. Seager was sent by third-base coach Scott Brosius but was thrown out by several steps on a good throw by Austin Slater.

''We forced him to make it, and he did. We've taken some chances on the bases this year and Scott has done a really good job, they just made the play tonight,'' Servais said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: IF Evan Longoria's rehab stint with Triple-A Sacramento will be extended for a few more days. Longoria was hit by a pitch Sunday and has a triceps contusion, Bochy said. He was sitting out Tuesday but was expected to play Wednesday. Longoria, who suffered a fracture in his left hand last month, started his rehab assignment with Sacramento late last week. ... IF Joe Panik will begin a rehab assignment with Sacramento on Thursday. Panik has been out since July 7 with a groin strain.

Mariners: Servais said the hope with Paxton is that he'll be ready to return to the mound his next turn through the rotation, which would likely be early next week when Seattle returns home to host Houston.

UP NEXT

Giants: Lefty Derek Holland (5-8) returns to the rotation with Jeff Samardzija now in his third stint on the disabled list. Holland has made 18 starts in 22 appearances this year, but for the past month has been primarily used out of the bullpen. Holland has been used in relief in four of his past five outings. In his last start on July 10, Holland allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings.

Mariners: Mike Leake (8-6) makes his first start after the All-Star break. Leake went six innings allowing one earned run in his last outing on July 15 against Colorado, but didn't factor in the decision.

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SF52-50
0011010014110
SEA60-41
001101000391
  • W: T. Watson (3-3)L: E. Diaz (0-3)S: W. Smith (4)
  • HR: SF - H. Pence (1), SEA - G. Heredia (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. d'Arnaud 3B40110012.300.344.533.8771.5
a- P. Sandoval PH-3B10100000.257.322.425.7471.0
B. Belt 1B50000042.277.372.471.843-2.0
A. McCutchen RF30100100.260.351.415.7672.0
B. Posey C40100023.283.360.397.7560.0
H. Pence DH41111011.228.272.307.5795.5
B. Crawford SS41100011.284.355.446.8011.5
A. Slater LF40100020.319.421.383.8040.0
S. Duggar CF41200012.262.279.381.6604.5
K. Tomlinson 2B31210001.225.285.292.5766.0
b- A. Hanson PH-2B10000000.276.306.482.7880.0
  • a-singled for d'Arnaud in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Tomlinson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B50000002.286.304.352.6550.0
J. Segura SS40100010.320.350.452.8020.5
M. Haniger RF-CF40100011.270.364.480.8440.5
N. Cruz DH41100011.264.355.521.8771.5
K. Seager 3B40200000.236.286.422.7082.0
R. Healy 1B30100101.245.277.465.7422.0
D. Span LF21010101.264.351.421.7723.0
M. Zunino C30100112.188.251.394.6451.5
G. Heredia CF21111002.227.313.324.6376.0
a- B. Gamel PH-RF20110010.284.352.384.7371.5
  • a-singled for Heredia in the 6th
BATTING
  • 3B - K. Tomlinson (2)
  • HR - H. Pence
  • RBI - C. d'Arnaud (3), H. Pence (14), K. Tomlinson (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Tomlinson (6)
BATTING
  • HR - G. Heredia (3)
  • SF - D. Span (5)
  • RBI - D. Span (45), G. Heredia (12), B. Gamel (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Gamel (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Duggar
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Slater
  • DP - (Crawford-Tomlinson-Belt)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gordon-Segura-Healy)
  • E - D. Gordon (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez5.28332113.991.262.5
R. Moronta (BS, 3)0.11001001.801.02-2.0
S. Dyson1.00000202.941.064.0
T. Watson (W, 3-3)1.00000001.991.0110.0
W. Smith (S, 4)1.00000201.450.8411.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez5.2
R. Moronta (BS, 3)0.1
S. Dyson1.0
T. Watson (W, 3-3)1.0
W. Smith (S, 4)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Elias3.26221503.001.252.5
C. Bradford2.01110212.751.025.0
J. Pazos0.11000002.411.04-1.0
J. Nicasio1.00000205.871.334.0
A. Colome1.01000103.861.312.5
E. Diaz (L, 0-3)1.02100202.160.82-3.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Elias3.2
C. Bradford2.0
J. Pazos0.1
J. Nicasio1.0
A. Colome1.0
E. Diaz (L, 0-3)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 89-55, R. Moronta 14-7, S. Dyson 10-9, T. Watson 11-8, W. Smith 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 8-6, R. Moronta 1-0, S. Dyson 1-0, T. Watson 3-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 25, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 3, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Elias 75-49, C. Bradford 26-17, J. Pazos 7-5, J. Nicasio 14-9, A. Colome 11-10, E. Diaz 19-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Elias 3-3, C. Bradford 3-1, J. Pazos 1-0, J. Nicasio 1-0, A. Colome 1-0, E. Diaz 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Elias 18, C. Bradford 7, J. Pazos 2, J. Nicasio 3, A. Colome 3, E. Diaz 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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SF52-50
0011010014110
SEA60-41
001101000391
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. d'Arnaud 3B40110012.300.344.533.8771.5
a- P. Sandoval PH-3B10100000.257.322.425.7471.0
B. Belt 1B50000042.277.372.471.843-2.0
A. McCutchen RF30100100.260.351.415.7672.0
B. Posey C40100023.283.360.397.7560.0
H. Pence DH41111011.228.272.307.5795.5
B. Crawford SS41100011.284.355.446.8011.5
A. Slater LF40100020.319.421.383.8040.0
S. Duggar CF41200012.262.279.381.6604.5
K. Tomlinson 2B31210001.225.285.292.5766.0
b- A. Hanson PH-2B10000000.276.306.482.7880.0
Total374113111212-----
  • a-singled for d'Arnaud in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Tomlinson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B50000002.286.304.352.6550.0
J. Segura SS40100010.320.350.452.8020.5
M. Haniger RF-CF40100011.270.364.480.8440.5
N. Cruz DH41100011.264.355.521.8771.5
K. Seager 3B40200000.236.286.422.7082.0
R. Healy 1B30100101.245.277.465.7422.0
D. Span LF21010101.264.351.421.7723.0
M. Zunino C30100112.188.251.394.6451.5
G. Heredia CF21111002.227.313.324.6376.0
a- B. Gamel PH-RF20110010.284.352.384.7371.5
Total3339313510-----
HITTERSAB
D. Gordon 2B5
J. Segura SS4
M. Haniger RF-CF4
N. Cruz DH4
K. Seager 3B4
R. Healy 1B3
D. Span LF2
M. Zunino C3
G. Heredia CF2
a- B. Gamel PH-RF2
Total33
  • a-singled for Heredia in the 6th
BATTING
  • 3B - K. Tomlinson (2)
  • HR - H. Pence
  • RBI - C. d'Arnaud (3), H. Pence (14), K. Tomlinson (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Tomlinson (6)
BATTING
  • HR - G. Heredia (3)
  • SF - D. Span (5)
  • RBI - D. Span (45), G. Heredia (12), B. Gamel (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Gamel (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Duggar
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Slater
  • DP - (Crawford-Tomlinson-Belt)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gordon-Segura-Healy)
  • E - D. Gordon (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez5.28332113.991.262.5
R. Moronta (BS, 3)0.11001001.801.02-2.0
S. Dyson1.00000202.941.064.0
T. Watson (W, 3-3)1.00000001.991.0110.0
W. Smith (S, 4)1.00000201.450.8411.0
Total9.0933351---
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez5.2
R. Moronta (BS, 3)0.1
S. Dyson1.0
T. Watson (W, 3-3)1.0
W. Smith (S, 4)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Elias3.26221503.001.252.5
C. Bradford2.01110212.751.025.0
J. Pazos0.11000002.411.04-1.0
J. Nicasio1.00000205.871.334.0
A. Colome1.01000103.861.312.5
E. Diaz (L, 0-3)1.02100202.160.82-3.0
Total9.011431121---
PITCHERSIP
R. Elias3.2
C. Bradford2.0
J. Pazos0.1
J. Nicasio1.0
A. Colome1.0
E. Diaz (L, 0-3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 89-55, R. Moronta 14-7, S. Dyson 10-9, T. Watson 11-8, W. Smith 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 8-6, R. Moronta 1-0, S. Dyson 1-0, T. Watson 3-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 25, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 3, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Elias 75-49, C. Bradford 26-17, J. Pazos 7-5, J. Nicasio 14-9, A. Colome 11-10, E. Diaz 19-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Elias 3-3, C. Bradford 3-1, J. Pazos 1-0, J. Nicasio 1-0, A. Colome 1-0, E. Diaz 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Elias 18, C. Bradford 7, J. Pazos 2, J. Nicasio 3, A. Colome 3, E. Diaz 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Sandoval reached on an infield single to second, Duggar scored on 2nd baseman Gordon fielding error43
  • 6TH INNING
    Gamel singled to left, Span scored, Zunino to second33
    Pence homered to left32
  • 4TH INNING
    Span hit sacrifice fly to left, Cruz scored22
    Tomlinson singled to center, Crawford scored, Slater to third21
  • 3RD INNING
    Heredia homered to left center11
    d'Arnaud reached on an infield single to shortstop, Tomlinson scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Edwin Diaz relieved Alex Colome
    • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Slater struck out on foul tip
    • S. Duggar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Duggar singled to right center
    • Alen Hanson hit for Kelby Tomlinson
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hanson grounded out to pitcher, Duggar to second
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Chase d'Arnaud
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval reached on an infield single to second, Duggar scored on 2nd baseman Gordon fielding error
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Will Smith relieved Tony Watson
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Gordon popped out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Alex Colome relieved Juan Nicasio
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Posey singled to deep left
    • H. Pence: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Posey out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tony Watson relieved Sam Dyson
    • K. Seager: Seager grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Healy grounded out to third
    • D. Span: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Span grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Juan Nicasio relieved James Pazos
    • C. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, d'Arnaud struck out looking
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Belt struck out on foul tip
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Dyson relieved Reyes Moronta
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
    • N. Cruz: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Cruz grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Bradford Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pence homered to left
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
    • A. Slater: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • James Pazos relieved Chasen Bradford
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Duggar singled to shallow left
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Duggar stole second, Tomlinson grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Seager singled to left
    • R. Healy: Ball, Healy grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Seager out at second
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Span walked
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Andrew Suarez
    • M. Zunino: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Zunino walked, Span to second
    • Ben Gamel hit for Guillermo Heredia
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel singled to left, Span scored, Zunino to second
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Bradford Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Foul, Posey flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to first
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Segura popped out to second
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger singled to right center
    • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cruz grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Haniger out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Elias Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Pence grounded out to third
    • B. Crawford: Crawford singled to center
    • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Slater singled to center, Crawford to second
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Tomlinson singled to center, Crawford scored, Slater to third
    • Chasen Bradford relieved Roenis Elias
    • C. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, d'Arnaud grounded into fielder's choice to second, Tomlinson out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Cruz singled to left center
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Seager singled to right center, Cruz to second
    • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Healy walked, Cruz to third, Seager to second
    • D. Span: Span hit sacrifice fly to left, Cruz scored
    • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Zunino singled to left, Seager out at home, Healy to second
    • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Elias Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Duggar grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Ball, Tomlinson tripled to left center
    • C. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud reached on an infield single to shortstop, Tomlinson scored
    • B. Belt: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen singled to left center, d'Arnaud to second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Zunino flied out to left
    • G. Heredia: Ball, Heredia homered to left center
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Ball, Segura singled to left
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Haniger flied out to deep right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Elias Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pence grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Slater lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Seager grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy singled to right
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Span grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Elias Pitching:
    • C. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, d'Arnaud popped out to shortstop
    • B. Belt: Belt flied out to deep center
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Posey struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Gordon lined out to left
    • J. Segura: Ball, Segura flied out to center
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Haniger grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)