Giants break out with 3 HRs off Strasburg in 7-3 win at Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) Evan Longoria and the rest of the San Francisco Giants came into their matchup against Stephen Strasburg with a grand total of 10 homers through their first 17 games - worse than all but one other team in the majors.

The Giants also ranked 29th of 30 clubs in runs, with just 47, and in batting average, at only .199, a big reason their record has been below .500 all season. Last time out, in a shutout loss, they managed all of one hit, a single by Longoria.

For one night, at least, and against Strasburg, no less, the Giants looked like a modern-day Murderers' Row. Longoria, Brandon Belt and Steven Duggar homered off fastballs from the 2009 draft's No. 1 overall pick, and the light-hitting Giants powered their way to a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

''We had some good at-bats off a very, very tough pitcher,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. ''It was good to see us break out.''

Longoria led off the fifth with a shot to right-center off a 95 mph pitch. One out and one hard-hit single later, Duggar took a 92 mph offering just over the wall in left-center for a two-run drive that made it 3-1.

Belt added a solo shot with one out in the sixth, putting a 94 mph first pitch into the home bullpen beyond right field for his fourth homer of 2019.

Longoria, Duggar said, ''definitely got us going. Hitting's contagious and it feeds off each other.''

Strasburg (1-1) allowed four runs in six innings.

''The ball just ran back over the plate,'' said Washington manager Dave Martinez, who was ejected after arguing with umpire Tony Randazzo when two Nationals players were called out on strikes to end the fifth.

''He's got good stuff,'' Martinez said about Strasburg. ''It's just one or two little things happen and we get into these innings.''

Still learning to pitch with a fastball that sits in the low-to-mid-90s, instead of the high-90s heat he possessed before Tommy John surgery and other ailments, Strasburg has served up five homers over his past two outings.

He said he probably should ''not just consistently start the guy off with heater, heater, heater, especially as the game goes on. So something to learn from, but not too concerned about it.''

It all added up to San Francisco's fourth win in five games.

BACK IN TOWN

Giants starter Dereck Rodriguez (2-2) gave up one run in five innings. He got help from catcher Buster Posey, who threw out a pair of would-be base-stealers at second. Rodriguez's father is Hall of Famer and former Nationals catcher Ivan ''Pudge'' Rodriguez, who caught Strasburg's major league debut, a 14-strikeout performance 0n June 8, 2010. ''I was in the clubhouse, watching it,'' the younger Rodriguez said.

TOSSED

Martinez's account of what led to his ejection: ''I was in the dugout. I said, `Hey, let's go. You got to be better than that.' I didn't cuss. I didn't say much other than, `Let's go.' And what really irritated me was him putting his hand up in my face, pretty much. So I can tolerate a lot of things. Don't do that. ... Him walking towards our dugout when I'm in the dugout - I hope the league looks at that.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Bochy said OF/1B Tyler Austin (right elbow) should be able to avoid the injured list and maybe start in Thursday's series finale. ... Single-A San Jose C Joey Bart has a fractured left hand after getting hit by a pitch. Bochy said Bart could be out about 4 to 6 weeks.

UP NEXT

Giants RHP Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 1.62 ERA) has not fared well in his past half-dozen starts against the Nationals, going 0-6 with a 7.39 ERA. On Wednesday, he'll face Washington RHP Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 2.25).

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  • W: D. Rodriguez (2-2)L: S. Strasburg (1-1)
  • HR: SF - E. Longoria (2), B. Belt (4), S. Duggar (2), WAS - M. Adams (1)
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B. Belt 1B42211011.237.338.525.8648.5
B. Crawford SS30000111.217.288.250.5380.5
E. Longoria 3B41111012.200.224.354.5785.5
K. Pillar CF31210100.180.197.410.6078.0
G. Parra LF42210013.212.288.269.5575.5
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  • a-struck out for Moronta in the 7th
  • b-popped out for Watson in the 8th
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B. Dozier 2B20000121.152.220.217.437-1.0
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A. Rendon 3B30110112.397.463.8451.3082.5
J. Soto LF30000121.236.364.418.7820.0
R. Zimmerman 1B40000022.188.298.271.569-1.0
K. Suzuki C30000110.227.280.364.6440.5
W. Difo SS41200001.214.283.310.5924.0
S. Strasburg P20110001.143.143.286.4293.0
A. Williams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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c- M. Taylor PH00000100.250.571.250.8211.0
V. Robles CF40100012.280.345.580.925-0.5
  • a-homered for Grace in the 7th
  • c-walked for Sipp in the 9th
  • d-flied out for Dozier in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Pillar (2), G. Parra (3)
  • HR - S. Duggar (2), B. Belt (4), E. Longoria (2)
  • RBI - S. Duggar 2 (8), J. Panik (3), B. Belt (9), E. Longoria (4), K. Pillar (14), G. Parra (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Duggar 2 (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar (6), Y. Solarte (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (3), W. Difo, S. Strasburg
  • HR - M. Adams
  • RBI - A. Rendon (18), S. Strasburg, M. Adams (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rendon (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton (9), R. Zimmerman (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Pillar (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Dozier, V. Robles
FIELDING
  • E - M. Grace (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Rodriguez (W, 2-2)5.05113603.631.0716.0
R. Moronta (H, 4)1.00001203.120.923.0
S. Dyson0.23220212.891.07-4.0
T. Watson (H, 5)0.10000001.501.330.0
M. Melancon1.10001000.001.112.0
W. Smith0.20000001.350.750.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Rodriguez (W, 2-2)5.0
R. Moronta (H, 4)1.0
S. Dyson0.2
T. Watson (H, 5)0.1
M. Melancon1.1
W. Smith0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (L, 1-1)6.06440835.561.287.0
A. Williams0.01221000.000.00-4.0
M. Grace1.01000108.531.892.5
T. Rosenthal1.011112040.506.501.0
T. Sipp1.010000013.502.252.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (L, 1-1)6.0
A. Williams0.0
M. Grace1.0
T. Rosenthal1.0
T. Sipp1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Rodriguez 98-54, R. Moronta 17-12, S. Dyson 13-10, T. Watson 3-3, M. Melancon 18-10, W. Smith 5-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Rodriguez 2-3, S. Dyson 2-1, T. Watson 1-0, M. Melancon 3-0, W. Smith 0-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Rodriguez 21, R. Moronta 4, S. Dyson 5, T. Watson, M. Melancon 5, W. Smith 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 97-68, A. Williams 11-5, M. Grace 12-8, T. Rosenthal 27-16, T. Sipp 14-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 8-3, A. Williams 1-0, M. Grace 3-0, T. Sipp 0-3
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 24, A. Williams 2, M. Grace 4, T. Rosenthal 6, T. Sipp 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Panik 2B50110021.208.304.250.5541.0
B. Posey C50000013.192.263.269.532-0.5
B. Belt 1B42211011.237.338.525.8648.5
B. Crawford SS30000111.217.288.250.5380.5
E. Longoria 3B41111012.200.224.354.5785.5
K. Pillar CF31210100.180.197.410.6078.0
G. Parra LF42210013.212.288.269.5575.5
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  • a-struck out for Moronta in the 7th
  • b-popped out for Watson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF51200002.308.384.400.7844.0
B. Dozier 2B20000121.152.220.217.437-1.0
d- H. Kendrick PH-2B20000012.471.5451.0001.545-0.5
A. Rendon 3B30110112.397.463.8451.3082.5
J. Soto LF30000121.236.364.418.7820.0
R. Zimmerman 1B40000022.188.298.271.569-1.0
K. Suzuki C30000110.227.280.364.6440.5
W. Difo SS41200001.214.283.310.5924.0
S. Strasburg P20110001.143.143.286.4293.0
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T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- M. Taylor PH00000100.250.571.250.8211.0
V. Robles CF40100012.280.345.580.925-0.5
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  • a-homered for Grace in the 7th
  • c-walked for Sipp in the 9th
  • d-flied out for Dozier in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Pillar (2), G. Parra (3)
  • HR - S. Duggar (2), B. Belt (4), E. Longoria (2)
  • RBI - S. Duggar 2 (8), J. Panik (3), B. Belt (9), E. Longoria (4), K. Pillar (14), G. Parra (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Duggar 2 (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar (6), Y. Solarte (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (3), W. Difo, S. Strasburg
  • HR - M. Adams
  • RBI - A. Rendon (18), S. Strasburg, M. Adams (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rendon (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton (9), R. Zimmerman (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Pillar (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Dozier, V. Robles
FIELDING
  • E - M. Grace (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Rodriguez (W, 2-2)5.05113603.631.0716.0
R. Moronta (H, 4)1.00001203.120.923.0
S. Dyson0.23220212.891.07-4.0
T. Watson (H, 5)0.10000001.501.330.0
M. Melancon1.10001000.001.112.0
W. Smith0.20000001.350.750.0
Total9.08335101---
PITCHERSIP
D. Rodriguez (W, 2-2)5.0
R. Moronta (H, 4)1.0
S. Dyson0.2
T. Watson (H, 5)0.1
M. Melancon1.1
W. Smith0.2
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (L, 1-1)6.06440835.561.287.0
A. Williams0.01221000.000.00-4.0
M. Grace1.01000108.531.892.5
T. Rosenthal1.011112040.506.501.0
T. Sipp1.010000013.502.252.0
Total9.010772113---
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (L, 1-1)6.0
A. Williams0.0
M. Grace1.0
T. Rosenthal1.0
T. Sipp1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Rodriguez 98-54, R. Moronta 17-12, S. Dyson 13-10, T. Watson 3-3, M. Melancon 18-10, W. Smith 5-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Rodriguez 2-3, S. Dyson 2-1, T. Watson 1-0, M. Melancon 3-0, W. Smith 0-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Rodriguez 21, R. Moronta 4, S. Dyson 5, T. Watson, M. Melancon 5, W. Smith 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 97-68, A. Williams 11-5, M. Grace 12-8, T. Rosenthal 27-16, T. Sipp 14-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 8-3, A. Williams 1-0, M. Grace 3-0, T. Sipp 0-3
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 24, A. Williams 2, M. Grace 4, T. Rosenthal 6, T. Sipp 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Pillar singled to center, Belt scored, Crawford to second73
  • 7TH INNING
    Rendon singled to center, Eaton scored63
    Adams homered to right62
    Panik reached on bunt single to pitcher, Parra scored, Duggar to second61
    Parra doubled to left, Pillar scored51
  • 6TH INNING
    Belt homered to right41
  • 5TH INNING
    Duggar homered to left center, Parra scored31
    Longoria homered to right center11
  • 2ND INNING
    Strasburg doubled to deep right center, Difo scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Tony Sipp relieved Trevor Rosenthal
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duggar singled to left center
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik flied out to deep center
    • B. Posey: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey flied out to right
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Belt fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Taylor hit for Tony Sipp
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
    • V. Robles: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Robles reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Taylor out at second
    • Will Smith relieved Mark Melancon
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Eaton flied out to center
    • H. Kendrick: Kendrick flied out to deep center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Trevor Rosenthal pitching
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Belt hit by pitch
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford walked, Belt to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pillar singled to center, Belt scored, Crawford to second
    • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • Yangervis Solarte hit for Tony Watson
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Solarte popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Mark Melancon pitching
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded out to second
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki lined out to right
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Difo grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Austen Williams relieved Stephen Strasburg
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pillar walked
    • G. Parra: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Pillar stole second, Parra doubled to left, Pillar scored
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Reyes Moronta
    • Matt Grace relieved Austen Williams
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duggar safe at first on Grace fielding error, Parra to third
    • J. Panik: Panik reached on bunt single to pitcher, Parra scored, Duggar to second
    • B. Posey: Posey grounded out to second, Panik out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • Matt Adams hit for Matt Grace
    • M. Adams: Adams homered to right
    • V. Robles: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • A. Eaton: Foul, Ball, Eaton doubled to right
    • Howie Kendrick hit for Brian Dozier
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Kendrick struck out on foul tip
    • A. Rendon: Rendon singled to center, Eaton scored
    • Tony Watson relieved Sam Dyson
    • J. Soto: Foul, Strike looking, Soto grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Belt homered to right
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Longoria grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Dereck Rodriguez
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Soto struck out looking
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Suzuki walked
    • W. Difo: Difo lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Longoria homered to right center
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pillar grounded out to first
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Parra singled to center
    • D. Rodriguez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rodriguez struck out bunting foul
    • S. Duggar: Duggar homered to left center, Parra scored
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Panik struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Robles singled to center
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Robles caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Eaton singled to shallow left center
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Belt singled to center
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Crawford lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Difo singled to left
    • S. Strasburg: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strasburg lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Pillar doubled to left
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to left
    • D. Rodriguez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • S. Duggar: Duggar grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Rendon flied out to left
    • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Dozier caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Soto struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Longoria flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Foul, Suzuki lined out to left
    • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Difo doubled to left center
    • S. Strasburg: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strasburg doubled to deep right center, Difo scored
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Robles fouled out to right
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Eaton fouled out to left
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Panik struck out swinging
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Posey grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton popped out to shortstop
    • B. Dozier: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rendon walked
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)