Sandoval's homer, 3 hits help Giants beat Reds 6-5

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pablo Sandoval isn't getting regular at-bats these days, but he's making the most of his opportunities.

Sandoval homered and doubled in his second three-hit game this season, scoring the go-ahead run on Kevin Pillar's two-out single in the eighth inning to lift the San Francisco Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Sunday.

Sandoval hit a two-run, opposite-field homer to left in the first off Tyler Mahle that tied the score 2-2, his sixth home run this season. He singled in the sixth.

Sandoval was in the lineup at first base to give Brandon Belt, who is experiencing right knee inflammation, some extra rest.

Manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval affords him that luxury.

''He's one of those guys who can sit and come up there and give you a good at-bat, whether it's pinch hit or he gets his starts,'' Bochy said. ''The guy just has a knack for coming through when you need him.''

San Francisco trailed 5-4 when Evan Longoria singled off David Hernandez (0-2) leading off the eighth. Sandoval doubled, Mac Williamson hit a run-scoring grounder and Pillar singled in front of center fielder Nick Senzel for his team-leading 22nd RBI. Sandoval slid home as the rookie's throw from about 260 feet was up the third-base line.

Sandoval also had a three-hit game at Toronto on April 23. He was released from a $95 million, five-year contract with Boston two years ago, and the Giants are paying him the $555,000 major league minimum.

Belt made a big contribution, too, coming in as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and hitting a tying, two-run homer - his sixth - on a hanging curveball from Mahle.

Reds manager David Bell said acknowledged he had Zach Duke available to face Belt, but he wanted to give Mahle a chance to get through the inning.

''We've talked about him getting stronger as the game goes on and we liked the way he was throwing,'' Bell said. ''He'll continue to get opportunities like that.''

Mahle allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He is 0-5 in eight starts this season.

The Giants overcame three deficits on Sunday.

Pillar said the team's 12-11 comeback win against the Reds on May 3, in which the Giants rallied from an eight-run deficit, was a turning point.

''I think from that point on we've swung the bats real well, top to bottom,'' Pillar said. ''It's just needed a timely hit once in a while, and today we got a couple of those.''

Tony Watson (2-0) won despite forcing in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk to Tucker Barnhart in the eighth. Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 10th save in as many attempts, and the Giants avoided a three-game sweep.

Madison Bumgarner allowed four runs - two earned - and eight hits in six innings. He lowered his ERA from 3.99 to 3.88.

Senzel hit an RBI single in the second and Yasiel Puig homered for the second straight day, a sixth-inning drive that gave him seven this season. Jose Iglesias had a two-run single in the first.

MORNING MOHAWK

Puig arrived in the clubhouse Sunday morning sporting a platinum blonde Mohawk. ''Between last night and this morning?'' Bell said when asked if he'd seen Puig's new hairdo. ''Wow, I haven't seen that yet.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: OF Jesse Winker, who missed two games last week with left quadriceps tightness, pinch hit in the eighth and grounded into a forceout.

UP NEXT

Reds: Sonny Gray (0-4, 4.15 ERA) is to pitch Tuesday's series opener against the Chicago Cubs. The Reds are 2-6 in his eight starts.

Giants: Rookie RHP Tyler Beede (0-1, 18.69) starts Tuesday against Toronto, seeking his first big league win. He allowed seven earned runs in 2 1/3 innings in his only start this season.

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  • W: T. Watson (2-0)L: D. Hernandez (0-2)S: W. Smith (10)
  • HR: CIN - Y. Puig (7), SF - P. Sandoval (4), B. Belt (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Senzel CF41110010.233.313.512.8243.5
J. Votto 1B50100042.206.325.338.663-1.0
E. Suarez 3B52200021.259.341.565.9065.0
Y. Puig RF31111112.217.269.392.6616.5
J. Iglesias SS40220000.288.326.408.7344.0
K. Farmer 2B40100033.235.286.549.835-0.5
C. Casali C30100000.291.339.382.7211.0
a- T. Barnhart PH-C00010100.172.300.290.5902.0
T. Mahle P30000011.083.083.167.250-0.5
Z. Duke P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Winker PH10000003.226.299.484.7830.0
D. Hernandez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Peraza LF41200003.207.256.289.5453.0
  • a-walked for Casali in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Duke in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40200010.239.321.333.6541.5
S. Duggar RF41100022.265.306.388.6942.0
E. Longoria 3B41100022.229.279.427.7061.0
P. Sandoval 1B42321001.282.282.577.85911.0
M. Williamson LF40010012.143.182.286.4680.5
B. Crawford SS31000111.213.296.265.5611.5
K. Pillar CF40210001.213.240.376.6164.0
E. Kratz C20000011.125.222.281.503-0.5
a- B. Belt PH11121000.228.347.480.8277.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Austin PH10000001.283.365.500.8650.0
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Bumgarner P20000021.200.200.350.550-1.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- S. Vogt PH-C10000000.350.409.6501.0590.0
  • a-homered for Kratz in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Watson in the 8th
  • c-lined out for Dyson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Senzel, J. Peraza (4)
  • HR - Y. Puig (7)
  • RBI - N. Senzel (7), Y. Puig (22), J. Iglesias 2 (13), T. Barnhart (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Senzel (4), J. Iglesias 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, E. Suarez, K. Farmer, T. Mahle, J. Peraza 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Duggar (7), P. Sandoval (9), K. Pillar (5)
  • HR - P. Sandoval (4), B. Belt (6)
  • RBI - P. Sandoval 2 (11), M. Williamson (5), K. Pillar (22), B. Belt 2 (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Sandoval 2 (9), K. Pillar (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar, P. Sandoval, M. Williamson, T. Austin, M. Bumgarner
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Suarez
  • CS - J. Peraza (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar
  • E - E. Kratz (4), K. Pillar (2)
  • PB - E. Kratz (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle6.16441823.971.1911.0
Z. Duke0.21000106.751.72-0.5
D. Hernandez (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)1.03220103.661.42-6.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle6.1
Z. Duke0.2
D. Hernandez (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner6.08420713.881.1714.5
S. Dyson1.01000203.051.023.0
R. Moronta0.12111102.601.27-3.5
T. Watson (W, 2-0)0.20001002.571.216.0
W. Smith (S, 10)1.00000202.870.8911.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner6.0
S. Dyson1.0
R. Moronta0.1
T. Watson (W, 2-0)0.2
W. Smith (S, 10)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 93-68, Z. Duke 9-6, D. Hernandez 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 5-6, D. Hernandez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 26, Z. Duke 3, D. Hernandez 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 107-71, S. Dyson 12-7, R. Moronta 27-18, T. Watson 10-6, W. Smith 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 6-4, T. Watson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 26, S. Dyson 3, R. Moronta 4, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Senzel CF41110010.233.313.512.8243.5
J. Votto 1B50100042.206.325.338.663-1.0
E. Suarez 3B52200021.259.341.565.9065.0
Y. Puig RF31111112.217.269.392.6616.5
J. Iglesias SS40220000.288.326.408.7344.0
K. Farmer 2B40100033.235.286.549.835-0.5
C. Casali C30100000.291.339.382.7211.0
a- T. Barnhart PH-C00010100.172.300.290.5902.0
T. Mahle P30000011.083.083.167.250-0.5
Z. Duke P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Winker PH10000003.226.299.484.7830.0
D. Hernandez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Peraza LF41200003.207.256.289.5453.0
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  • a-walked for Casali in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Duke in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40200010.239.321.333.6541.5
S. Duggar RF41100022.265.306.388.6942.0
E. Longoria 3B41100022.229.279.427.7061.0
P. Sandoval 1B42321001.282.282.577.85911.0
M. Williamson LF40010012.143.182.286.4680.5
B. Crawford SS31000111.213.296.265.5611.5
K. Pillar CF40210001.213.240.376.6164.0
E. Kratz C20000011.125.222.281.503-0.5
a- B. Belt PH11121000.228.347.480.8277.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Austin PH10000001.283.365.500.8650.0
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Bumgarner P20000021.200.200.350.550-1.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-homered for Kratz in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Watson in the 8th
  • c-lined out for Dyson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Senzel, J. Peraza (4)
  • HR - Y. Puig (7)
  • RBI - N. Senzel (7), Y. Puig (22), J. Iglesias 2 (13), T. Barnhart (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Senzel (4), J. Iglesias 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, E. Suarez, K. Farmer, T. Mahle, J. Peraza 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Duggar (7), P. Sandoval (9), K. Pillar (5)
  • HR - P. Sandoval (4), B. Belt (6)
  • RBI - P. Sandoval 2 (11), M. Williamson (5), K. Pillar (22), B. Belt 2 (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Sandoval 2 (9), K. Pillar (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar, P. Sandoval, M. Williamson, T. Austin, M. Bumgarner
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Suarez
  • CS - J. Peraza (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar
  • E - E. Kratz (4), K. Pillar (2)
  • PB - E. Kratz (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle6.16441823.971.1911.0
Z. Duke0.21000106.751.72-0.5
D. Hernandez (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)1.03220103.661.42-6.5
Total8.010661102---
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle6.1
Z. Duke0.2
D. Hernandez (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner6.08420713.881.1714.5
S. Dyson1.01000203.051.023.0
R. Moronta0.12111102.601.27-3.5
T. Watson (W, 2-0)0.20001002.571.216.0
W. Smith (S, 10)1.00000202.870.8911.0
Total9.011532121---
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner6.0
S. Dyson1.0
R. Moronta0.1
T. Watson (W, 2-0)0.2
W. Smith (S, 10)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 93-68, Z. Duke 9-6, D. Hernandez 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 5-6, D. Hernandez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 26, Z. Duke 3, D. Hernandez 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 107-71, S. Dyson 12-7, R. Moronta 27-18, T. Watson 10-6, W. Smith 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 6-4, T. Watson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 26, S. Dyson 3, R. Moronta 4, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Pillar singled to center, Sandoval scored, Pillar to second56
    Williamson grounded out to shortstop, Longoria scored55
    Barnhart walked, Suarez scored, Puig to third, Iglesias to second54
  • 7TH INNING
    Belt homered to right, Crawford scored44
  • 6TH INNING
    Puig homered to left42
  • 2ND INNING
    Senzel doubled to left center, Peraza scored32
  • 1ST INNING
    Sandoval homered to left, Duggar scored22
    Iglesias singled to center, Senzel and Suarez scored, Iglesias to second on center fielder Pillar fielding error20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Will Smith pitching
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Senzel popped out to first
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Reyes Moronta pitching
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez singled to left
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig walked, Suarez to second
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias singled to center, Suarez to third, Puig to second
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
    • Tucker Barnhart hit for Curt Casali
    • Tony Watson relieved Reyes Moronta
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Barnhart walked, Suarez scored, Puig to third, Iglesias to second
    • Jesse Winker hit for Zach Duke
    • J. Winker: Winker reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Puig out at home, Iglesias to third, Barnhart to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Peraza lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez pitching
    • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to left
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval doubled to center, Longoria to third
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Strike swinging, Williamson grounded out to shortstop, Longoria scored
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • K. Pillar: Strike (foul tip), Pillar singled to center, Sandoval scored, Pillar to second
    • Tyler Austin hit for Tony Watson
    • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Austin flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson relieved Madison Bumgarner
    • J. Peraza: Peraza reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • N. Senzel: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Peraza caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Pillar lined out to left
    • Brandon Belt hit for Erik Kratz
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Belt homered to right, Crawford scored
    • Stephen Vogt hit for Sam Dyson
    • Zach Duke relieved Tyler Mahle
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Vogt lined out to left
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik singled to shallow center
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Puig homered to left
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Foul, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to third
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
    • C. Casali: Ball, Casali singled to left
    • T. Mahle: Mahle grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval singled to left center
    • M. Williamson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Williamson grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peraza fouled out to first
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Senzel flied out to center
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Votto singled to left
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Suarez reached on fielder's choice to third, Votto out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kratz struck out swinging
    • M. Bumgarner: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bumgarner struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Panik grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
    • C. Casali: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Casali flied out to right
    • T. Mahle: Strike looking, Ball, Mahle grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Williamson grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Crawford lined out to shortstop
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Puig lined out to right
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik singled to left center
    • S. Duggar: Foul, Ball, Duggar reached on fielder's choice to first, Panik out at second
    • E. Longoria: Longoria popped out to second
    • P. Sandoval: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Sandoval flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Foul, Casali grounded out to third
    • T. Mahle: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mahle struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Peraza doubled to left center
    • N. Senzel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Senzel doubled to left center, Peraza scored
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford lined out to first
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar doubled to left center
    • E. Kratz: Ball, Strike looking, Kratz lined out to third
    • M. Bumgarner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bumgarner struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Strike looking, Senzel reached on catcher's interference
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Senzel to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez singled to left, Senzel to third
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Ball, Suarez stole second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Iglesias singled to center, Senzel and Suarez scored, Iglesias to second on center fielder Pillar fielding error
    • K. Farmer: Farmer singled to center, Iglesias out at home
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Panik struck out looking
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duggar doubled to deep right
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval homered to left, Duggar scored
    • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Williamson struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)