Pillar drives in 4 runs again, Giants beat Padres 7-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Derek Holland got two big assists from catcher Buster Posey and the Giants defense in the first inning, setting the tone for the left-hander's longest outing in nearly two years.

Then he received more help from an unlikely source in the second - San Francisco's spotty offense.

Kevin Pillar drove in four runs for the second straight game, Evan Longoria broke out of a long slump with an RBI single and the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Tuesday night.

Holland (1-1) pitched seven crisp innings, allowing five hits with two walks and a season-best nine strikeouts. He struck out hot-hitting rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. looking three times and fanned the final two batters he faced after giving up Hunter Renfroe's solo homer in the seventh.

''He gave us something we needed with some length,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. ''What a great job he did. The first inning they hit some balls hard but he found his command and all his pitches and pitched a terrific game.''

It was Holland's longest outing since he lasted eight innings for the Chicago White Sox on May 21, 2017.

Holland got a big lift from San Francisco's defense early.

Posey threw out Wil Myers attempting to steal second in the first inning. Two batters later, after Manny Machado walked, Franmil Reyes singled but was nabbed trying to go to second on a relay throw by shortstop Brandon Crawford.

''They were making some hard contact,'' Holland said. ''Any time these guys make plays you want to do whatever you can to pick them up, too. They made some great plays for me.''

The Giants set a season high for runs, one night after blowing a five-run lead with ace Madison Bumgarner on the mound.

Gerardo Parra doubled and scored twice in his return to the lineup after getting hit in the face by a 93 mph fastball that ricocheted off his shoulder in the series opener Monday. Yangervis Solarte and Tyler Austin also knocked in runs to help the Giants (4-8) avoid their worst start through 12 games in the San Francisco era.

Padres starter Joey Lucchesi (2-1) went into the game as one of two NL pitchers who hadn't allowed a run in 10 innings this season. Lucchesi ran his streak to 11 with a 1-2-3 first before the Giants scored six in the second.

''Just a couple of bad pitches here and there,'' he said. ''I only gave up three hard hits, a few bloops. I'm just going to sleep it off, move on and get ready for the next start.''

Pillar, who hit a grand slam Monday, smacked a three-run double in the second and scored on Austin's RBI single, then added a sacrifice fly in the fourth. The newcomer from Toronto became the first Giants player with at least four RBIs in back-to-back games since home run king Barry Bonds did it April 2-3, 2002.

''Any time you are traded and brought to a new clubhouse, you want to go out there and have kind of your moment,'' Pillar said. ''Today is kind of showcasing what I feel like I can bring to the table.''

SAGGING ATTENDANCE

The game drew 28,506, the smallest crowd in San Francisco since Sept. 1, 2010. The Giants set an NL record with 530 consecutive sellouts at their waterfront ballpark from 2010-17 but have failed to reach 30,000 in each of their last two games.

''You hate to see it, but it's going to be up to us to start playing good ball and get `em back here and start winning some games,'' Bochy said. ''That's something that we can control. Other than that, go out there and make some noise and raise the excitement here.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: LHP Jose Castillo has yet to resume throwing but his recovery from a left flexor strain is going as well as possible, according to manager Andy Green. Castillo is traveling with the club as he rehabs. ... 1B Eric Hosmer was rested.

Giants: Parra made a quick return to the lineup, one day after his lip was cut when he was struck by a fastball from Brad Wieck. Parra contemplated getting stitches but declined.

UP NEXT

San Diego LHP Nick Margevicius (0-1, 1.80 ERA) takes a third shot at earning his first win in the majors in the series finale Wednesday. Margevicius has pitched five innings in each of his previous two starts. San Francisco counters with RHP Dereck Rodriguez (1-1, 5.23), who has one win in three career starts against the Padres.

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  • W: D. Holland (1-1)L: J. Lucchesi (2-1)
  • HR: SD - H. Renfroe (4)
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Lucchesi in the 5th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Erlin in the 8th
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B. Crawford SS41100010.286.318.333.6521.5
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    BATTING
    • 2B - W. Myers (2)
    • HR - H. Renfroe (4)
    • RBI - W. Myers (6), H. Renfroe (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, F. Reyes, F. Tatis 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Pillar, Y. Solarte (3), G. Parra (2)
    • SF - K. Pillar (2)
    • SH - D. Holland
    • RBI - K. Pillar 4 (9), T. Austin, E. Longoria (3), Y. Solarte (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, B. Posey 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - W. Myers
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - B. Belt
    • DP - (Longoria-Solarte-Austin)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Lucchesi (L, 2-1)4.07772404.401.33-7.0
    R. Erlin3.00001404.321.2010.0
    A. Warren1.00000106.001.503.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Lucchesi (L, 2-1)4.0
    R. Erlin3.0
    A. Warren1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Holland (W, 1-1)7.05112913.381.2527.5
    T. Gott1.02110002.701.200.0
    M. Melancon1.00000100.000.883.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Holland (W, 1-1)7.0
    T. Gott1.0
    M. Melancon1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 76-46, R. Erlin 50-32, A. Warren 12-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 5-3, R. Erlin 2-3, A. Warren 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 21, R. Erlin 10, A. Warren 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 106-68, T. Gott 23-15, M. Melancon 18-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 3-6, T. Gott 1-2, M. Melancon 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Holland 25, T. Gott 5, M. Melancon 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    W. Myers 1B40210020.333.364.595.9592.0
    M. Machado 3B20000201.244.380.415.7952.0
    F. Reyes RF40100001.148.242.296.5391.0
    H. Renfroe LF41211010.333.394.8331.2276.5
    F. Tatis SS40000032.214.313.476.789-1.5
    A. Hedges C30000020.200.286.320.606-1.0
    M. Margot CF30200000.323.344.419.7632.0
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    • a-grounded into a double play for Lucchesi in the 5th
    • b-hit into fielder's choice for Erlin in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF31140000.128.122.231.3537.0
    T. Austin 1B30110120.333.500.444.9442.0
    B. Belt LF30000122.220.304.463.7680.0
    B. Posey C41100002.212.278.303.5812.0
    B. Crawford SS41100010.286.318.333.6521.5
    E. Longoria 3B41110000.182.200.273.4733.0
    Y. Solarte 2B41110020.259.333.370.7043.0
    G. Parra RF22100100.219.324.281.6065.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Myers (2)
      • HR - H. Renfroe (4)
      • RBI - W. Myers (6), H. Renfroe (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, F. Reyes, F. Tatis 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Pillar, Y. Solarte (3), G. Parra (2)
      • SF - K. Pillar (2)
      • SH - D. Holland
      • RBI - K. Pillar 4 (9), T. Austin, E. Longoria (3), Y. Solarte (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, B. Posey 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - W. Myers
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - B. Belt
      • DP - (Longoria-Solarte-Austin)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lucchesi (L, 2-1)4.07772404.401.33-7.0
      R. Erlin3.00001404.321.2010.0
      A. Warren1.00000106.001.503.5
      Total8.0777390---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lucchesi (L, 2-1)4.0
      R. Erlin3.0
      A. Warren1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Holland (W, 1-1)7.05112913.381.2527.5
      T. Gott1.02110002.701.200.0
      M. Melancon1.00000100.000.883.5
      Total9.07222101---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Holland (W, 1-1)7.0
      T. Gott1.0
      M. Melancon1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 76-46, R. Erlin 50-32, A. Warren 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 5-3, R. Erlin 2-3, A. Warren 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 21, R. Erlin 10, A. Warren 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 106-68, T. Gott 23-15, M. Melancon 18-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 3-6, T. Gott 1-2, M. Melancon 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Holland 25, T. Gott 5, M. Melancon 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Myers doubled to left center, Garcia scored27
      • 7TH INNING
        Renfroe homered to left17
      • 4TH INNING
        Pillar hit sacrifice fly to left, Parra scored07
      • 2ND INNING
        Austin singled to right, Pillar scored06
        Pillar doubled to left, Longoria, Solarte and Parra scored05
        Solarte doubled to shallow right, Crawford scored, Longoria to third02
        Longoria singled to right, Posey scored, Crawford to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mark Melancon relieved Trevor Gott
        • F. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reyes grounded out to third
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
        • F. Tatis: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tatis lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Trevor Gott relieved Derek Holland
        • M. Margot: Margot singled to center
        • Greg Garcia hit for Robbie Erlin
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Margot out at second
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to shallow right
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Myers doubled to left center, Garcia scored
        • M. Machado: Machado popped out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Warren pitching
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
        • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Reyes flied out to right
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Renfroe homered to left
        • F. Tatis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Tatis struck out looking
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Erlin Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar popped out to shortstop
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Austin struck out looking
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
        • B. Posey: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Posey flied out to deep right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
        • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Erlin Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
        • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
        • D. Holland: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Margot reached on an infield single to second
        • Luis Urias hit for Joey Lucchesi
        • L. Urias: Strike looking, Ball, Urias grounded out to second, Margot out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Robbie Erlin pitching
        • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Posey popped out to pitcher
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • F. Reyes: Reyes flied out to deep right
        • H. Renfroe: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Renfroe singled to left center, Machado to third
        • F. Tatis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Tatis struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Parra doubled to center
        • D. Holland: Ball, Holland hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Parra to third
        • K. Pillar: Pillar hit sacrifice fly to left, Parra scored
        • T. Austin: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Austin walked
        • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Margot flied out to deep center
        • J. Lucchesi: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lucchesi struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Longoria flied out to deep center
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Solarte grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe lined out to third
        • F. Tatis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Tatis struck out looking
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Posey singled to center
        • B. Crawford: Crawford singled to right, Posey to third
        • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Longoria singled to right, Posey scored, Crawford to third
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte doubled to shallow right, Crawford scored, Longoria to third
        • G. Parra: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Parra walked
        • D. Holland: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar doubled to left, Longoria, Solarte and Parra scored
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Austin singled to right, Pillar scored
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
        • B. Posey: Foul, Strike looking, Posey grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Austin out at second
        • End of the 2nd (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to right
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Myers singled to deep center
        • M. Machado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Myers caught stealing second, catcher to second, Foul, Ball, Machado walked
        • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Reyes singled to deep left, Machado to third, Reyes out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar flied out to center
        • T. Austin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • B. Belt: Belt grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)