Belt's 4 RBIs, Posey HR carry Giants past Orioles 8-2

BALTIMORE (AP) If the San Francisco Giants had more games like this, Bruce Bochy would have far more reason to smile during his final season as a big league manager.

Backed by timely hitting and an error-free defense, San Francisco starter Shaun Anderson stuck around for seven innings and earned his first big league win , an 8-2 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.

Brandon Belt drove in four runs and Buster Posey homered for the Giants, who built a 7-1 lead in the fifth and cruised to only their second win in 10 games. The Giants came in ranked last in the NL with a .221 batting average and had scored as many as seven runs only once in their previous 19 games.

''We moved guys over. We hit guys in,'' Bochy said. ''We played the game well today. It was a nice crisp game for us.''

Bochy said in February that this would be his last season, and to this point it's hardly been one to savor. San Francisco is in last place, owns the fourth-worst ERA in the NL and hasn't had a winning streak of more than three in a row.

The starting pitching has generally been ineffective, but Anderson's performance provided a ray of hope.

The rookie right-hander allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings in his fourth big league start. Anderson (1-1) ended a run of 40 consecutive starts of fewer than seven innings by Giants pitchers - the team's longest such streak in the last 100 years.

''He just pitched well. It was good to see that,'' Bochy said. ''The pen needed a big break today. He allowed us to do that.''

Obtained in a 2017 trade that sent Eduardo Nunez to Boston, the 24-year-old Anderson pitched in seven games at the Triple-A level this year before making his debut with San Francisco on May 15 against Toronto. His previous three starts with the Giants each were five innings.

''Honestly, I felt good,'' he said. ''I pride myself on going into the seventh inning. This is what I prepared for.''

San Francisco scored all its runs off David Hess (1-7). Since throwing 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball in Toronto on April 1, Hess has gone 0-7 over 10 starts.

''The biggest thing is just not falling behind in the count,'' the right-hander said. ''When I was ahead in the count it obviously made pitching a lot easier.''

Belt had a two-run single in the first inning and doubled in two runs during a four-run fifth. Posey ended a run of 50 at-bats without a homer by going deep to right in the third.

Renato Nunez hit his 15th home run for Baltimore, the eighth in 12 games.

The Orioles were without manager Brandon Hyde, who was attending his daughter's graduation in Illinois. Hyde was replaced by Tim Cossins, the team's field coordinator and catching instructor.

''It was an unbelievable experience,'' said Cossins, whose last managerial gig was in the Florida State League around 2005. ''It's something I'll look back on forever and appreciate.''

POMERANZ TO BULLPEN

Struggling Giants lefty Drew Pomeranz (1-6, 8.08 ERA) will likely miss at least one start after surrendering eight runs in 1 1/3 innings against the Orioles on Friday night. With an off day Monday, Bochy will shuffle his rotation and send Pomeranz to the bullpen. ''He could help us Sunday, if we needed it,'' Bochy said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Posey tweaked his right hamstring and will be rested Sunday. ... Pitching coach Curt Young was hospitalized Friday night to have his knee drained of infection. He will remain hospitalized through the weekend. ... RHP Trevor Gott (right forearm strain) should be ready to come off the IL on Tuesday, Bochy said.

Orioles: OF-1B Mark Trumbo, who's recovering from right knee surgery, was 3 for 13 with a double in three rehab games with Double-A Bowie through Friday. He has yet to play consecutive days.

UP NEXT

Giants: Jeff Samardzija (2-4, 3.83 ERA) works the finale Sunday after losing his previous three starts. The righty hasn't faced the Orioles since 2015, when he was with the White Sox.

Orioles: Gabriel Ynoa (0-1, 5.40) makes his second start since being inserted into the rotation for struggling Dan Straily. Ynoa allowed two runs in four innings against Detroit on Monday.

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  • W: S. Anderson (1-1)L: D. Hess (1-7)
  • HR: SF - B. Posey (3), BAL - R. Nunez (15)
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B. Belt LF-1B30240111.241.351.471.8227.5
E. Longoria 3B30010012.209.294.384.6780.5
B. Crawford SS40000022.209.282.299.582-1.0
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J. Villar SS40000012.261.321.422.743-0.5
T. Mancini 1B40200000.303.350.541.8912.0
D. Smith LF40000012.252.296.462.758-0.5
R. Nunez DH41211000.249.297.512.8097.0
D. Stewart RF40000000.200.250.200.4500.0
S. Wilkerson CF30000110.243.293.426.7190.5
R. Ruiz 3B31100011.239.317.344.6601.5
H. Alberto 2B30000002.286.304.377.6810.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - P. Sandoval (12), B. Belt (12), K. Pillar 2 (10)
    • HR - B. Posey (3)
    • SF - M. Yastrzemski, E. Longoria
    • RBI - J. Panik (18), M. Yastrzemski (4), B. Posey (18), B. Belt 4 (24), E. Longoria (20)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey (7), B. Belt 2 (9)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, E. Longoria, B. Crawford, S. Vogt
    BATTING
    • HR - R. Nunez (15)
    • RBI - R. Nunez (35), A. Wynns (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Nunez (13), A. Wynns (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), D. Smith, D. Stewart
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Anderson-Crawford-Sandoval)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Anderson (W, 1-1)7.05221414.091.3225.0
    M. Melancon1.01000002.421.302.0
    S. Coonrod1.00000003.001.003.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Anderson (W, 1-1)7.0
    M. Melancon1.0
    S. Coonrod1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Hess (L, 1-7)4.06773417.361.51-7.0
    M. Castro3.01000106.141.508.5
    J. Lucas2.01111303.651.054.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Hess (L, 1-7)4.0
    M. Castro3.0
    J. Lucas2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Anderson (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 105-72, M. Melancon 15-9, S. Coonrod 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 11-5, M. Melancon 2-1, S. Coonrod 1-2
    • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 26, M. Melancon 4, S. Coonrod 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 84-53, M. Castro 38-28, J. Lucas 30-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 3-5, M. Castro 3-5
    • Batters Faced - D. Hess 21, M. Castro 10, J. Lucas 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Panik 2B51110001.240.325.344.6703.0
    M. Yastrzemski RF-LF32110110.280.367.520.8874.5
    B. Posey DH23111200.257.321.408.72910.0
    a- T. Austin PH-DH10000010.246.338.538.876-0.5
    P. Sandoval 1B40100005.286.322.580.9022.0
    S. Duggar CF00000000.242.286.348.6340.0
    B. Belt LF-1B30240111.241.351.471.8227.5
    E. Longoria 3B30010012.209.294.384.6780.5
    B. Crawford SS40000022.209.282.299.582-1.0
    S. Vogt C40000021.245.302.408.710-1.0
    K. Pillar CF-RF42200000.220.251.356.6076.0
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    M. Melancon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-struck out for Posey in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar SS40000012.261.321.422.743-0.5
    T. Mancini 1B40200000.303.350.541.8912.0
    D. Smith LF40000012.252.296.462.758-0.5
    R. Nunez DH41211000.249.297.512.8097.0
    D. Stewart RF40000000.200.250.200.4500.0
    S. Wilkerson CF30000110.243.293.426.7190.5
    R. Ruiz 3B31100011.239.317.344.6601.5
    H. Alberto 2B30000002.286.304.377.6810.0
    A. Wynns C30110001.233.283.256.5382.0
    D. Hess P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Castro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Lucas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total362621149-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - P. Sandoval (12), B. Belt (12), K. Pillar 2 (10)
      • HR - B. Posey (3)
      • SF - M. Yastrzemski, E. Longoria
      • RBI - J. Panik (18), M. Yastrzemski (4), B. Posey (18), B. Belt 4 (24), E. Longoria (20)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey (7), B. Belt 2 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, E. Longoria, B. Crawford, S. Vogt
      BATTING
      • HR - R. Nunez (15)
      • RBI - R. Nunez (35), A. Wynns (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Nunez (13), A. Wynns (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), D. Smith, D. Stewart
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Anderson-Crawford-Sandoval)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Anderson (W, 1-1)7.05221414.091.3225.0
      M. Melancon1.01000002.421.302.0
      S. Coonrod1.00000003.001.003.0
      Total10.0622141---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Anderson (W, 1-1)7.0
      M. Melancon1.0
      S. Coonrod1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hess (L, 1-7)4.06773417.361.51-7.0
      M. Castro3.01000106.141.508.5
      J. Lucas2.01111303.651.054.5
      Total9.0888481---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hess (L, 1-7)4.0
      M. Castro3.0
      J. Lucas2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Anderson (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 105-72, M. Melancon 15-9, S. Coonrod 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 11-5, M. Melancon 2-1, S. Coonrod 1-2
      • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 26, M. Melancon 4, S. Coonrod 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 84-53, M. Castro 38-28, J. Lucas 30-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 3-5, M. Castro 3-5
      • Batters Faced - D. Hess 21, M. Castro 10, J. Lucas 8
      • 9TH INNING
        Yastrzemski hit sacrifice fly to right, Pillar scored82
      • 5TH INNING
        Wynns singled to left, Ruiz scored72
        Longoria hit sacrifice fly to center, Posey scored71
        Belt doubled to deep right, Panik and Yastrzemski scored, Posey to third61
        Panik singled to center, Pillar scored41
      • 4TH INNING
        Nunez homered to left31
      • 3RD INNING
        Posey homered to right30
      • 1ST INNING
        Belt singled to right, Yastrzemski and Posey scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Lucas Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar doubled to right
        • J. Panik: Panik lined out to right, Pillar to third
        • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Yastrzemski hit sacrifice fly to right, Pillar scored
        • Tyler Austin hit for Buster Posey
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Austin struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Samuel Coonrod relieved Mark Melancon
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez fouled out to catcher
        • D. Stewart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Stewart grounded out to third
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson fouled out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Josh Lucas relieved Miguel Castro
        • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
        • S. Vogt: Foul, Vogt fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Mark Melancon relieved Shaun Anderson
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wynns grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar popped out to third
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini singled to center
        • D. Smith: Smith reached on fielder's choice to first, Mancini out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Yastrzemski flied out to deep right
        • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Posey grounded out to first
        • P. Sandoval: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sandoval flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Steven Duggar in center field
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
        • R. Ruiz: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Alberto grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Panik fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Anderson Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mancini singled to center
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Smith grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Mancini out at second
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez singled to deep left
        • D. Stewart: Foul, Stewart grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar doubled to deep left
        • J. Panik: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Panik singled to center, Pillar scored
        • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Yastrzemski singled to right, Panik to second
        • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Posey walked, Panik to third, Yastrzemski to second
        • Miguel Castro relieved David Hess
        • P. Sandoval: Foul, Ball, Sandoval lined out to second
        • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt doubled to deep right, Panik and Yastrzemski scored, Posey to third
        • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Foul, Longoria hit sacrifice fly to center, Posey scored
        • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Crawford grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Anderson Pitching:
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wilkerson walked
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Ruiz reached on fielder's choice to first, Wilkerson out at second
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto flied out to deep right
        • A. Wynns: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz to second on wild pitch, Wynns singled to left, Ruiz scored
        • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Longoria lined out to right
        • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Foul, Crawford flied out to center
        • S. Vogt: Ball, Vogt flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Anderson Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Mancini grounded out to second
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • R. Nunez: Nunez homered to left
        • D. Stewart: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Stewart flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Panik grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
        • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Posey homered to right
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Sandoval doubled to deep left
        • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Anderson Pitching:
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz singled to deep right
        • H. Alberto: Alberto fouled out to first
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wynns lined out to center
        • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Villar struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • S. Vogt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Pillar lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Anderson Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Stewart: Stewart grounded out to first
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik lined out to left
        • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Yastrzemski walked
        • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Posey walked, Yastrzemski to second
        • P. Sandoval: Sandoval grounded out to first, Yastrzemski to third, Posey to second
        • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Ball, Belt singled to right, Yastrzemski and Posey scored
        • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Longoria reached on fielder's choice to third, Belt out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Villar grounded out to second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mancini popped out to shortstop
        • D. Smith: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)