Giants hold on in 9th to beat Padres 4-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Will Smith had to work around a pair of two-out hits and a seven-pitch walk in the ninth inning to keep his perfect season intact with another save.

Make it 16 for 16 for the Giants closer, who got Manuel Margot to pop up with the bases loaded for the final out of San Francisco's 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

''It got a little scary there in the ninth,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''But Smitty made a pitch when he had to.''

Smith has been doing that all season, although his save opportunities have been limited by San Francisco's struggles. The left-hander was in position for one Wednesday and quickly retired the first two batters in the ninth before running into trouble.

Ian Kinsler reached on an infield single that was initially ruled an error. Pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe followed with a double and Smith walked pinch-hitter Wil Myers before retiring Margot to end it.

''I knew the offense had given us a two-run lead so if that guy on third scored, so what?'' Smith said. ''I wasn't really panicking. I was more worried about Renfroe than anything else. So when he hit that double, so what, who cares? Let's just try to get one more out.''

Smith's 16 consecutive saves to start the season are the second-most for the Giants since saves became an official stat in 1969.

''Our bullpen is unbelievable,'' winning pitcher Shaun Anderson said. ''The trust is awesome to have that back there.''

Evan Longoria drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the fifth after the Padres made two errors.

Kevin Pillar homered for the first time in more than a month and Donovan Solano had two hits and two RBIs for the Giants. Buster Posey went 1 for 4 after coming off the injured list earlier in the day.

Anderson (2-1) pitched four-hit ball over six innings and had a season-high six strikeouts for San Francisco. The rookie has a 3.32 ERA in three June starts after going 0-1 with a 4.80 ERA in three May starts.

Eric Hosmer had an RBI double for the Padres, who committed three errors overall that led to three runs.

''Ninth inning, we put ourselves in a position to win,'' manager Andy Green said. ''It just wasn't enough to get over the hump.''

San Diego's defense came apart in the fifth.

Steven Duggar singled, went to second on a wild throw by shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and scored on Solano's single. As Solano rounded first, left fielder Josh Naylor made a wild throw toward second that sailed out of play for a two-base error. After Brandon Belt walked, Tatis made a diving stop on Longoria's sharp grounder but threw wide of second as Solano scored.

''I guess we did a little ground attack there and got some breaks,'' Bochy said. ''It happened to us the night before. It was good to take advantage of it.''

The Giants added another unearned run in the seventh following a throwing error by Padres reliever Robbie Erlin.

Sam Dyson and Tony Watson retired three batters apiece for San Francisco.

Padres starter Joey Lucchesi (5-4) allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in six innings. Lucchesi, who beat the Giants on March 29, had six strikeouts and two walks.

A LITTLE SHORT

The Padres thought they had a home run in the first inning when Naylor hit a ball that bounced off the top of the fence in center and back onto the field. A crew chief review confirmed the call of a double. San Diego loaded the bases later in the inning but Anderson got Padres home run leader Franmil Reyes to ground into a 6-4-3 double play on the first pitch.

ROSTER MOVES

San Francisco optioned backup catcher Aramis Garcia to Triple-A Sacramento. San Diego optioned RHP Chris Paddack to Class A Lake Elsinore and called up RHP Robert Stock from Triple-A El Paso.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Posey missed eight games with a right hamstring injury sustained June 1 in Baltimore. ... Belt returned to the lineup after being limited to a pinch-hitting appearance Tuesday because of a sore neck.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (2-5, 4.03 ERA) is expected to come off the injured list to start against the Rockies in the opener of a four-game series Thursday at Colorado. Strahm has been out with a left rib strain.

Giants: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-6, 7.16 ERA) tries to get his rocky season back on course Friday against Milwaukee. Pomeranz is winless in his last five starts and has the seventh-highest ERA among pitchers with at least 40 innings.

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  • W: S. Anderson (2-1)L: J. Lucchesi (5-4)S: W. Smith (16)
  • HR: SF - K. Pillar (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Tatis SS40000021.308.368.575.943-1.0
J. Naylor LF40110000.241.241.407.6483.0
M. Machado 3B31100100.240.329.397.7253.0
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I. Kinsler 2B40000000.204.264.387.6510.0
A. Hedges C30000020.181.249.316.565-1.0
a- H. Renfroe PH10100000.242.294.597.8902.0
J. Lucchesi P20100010.050.095.050.1450.5
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M. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- W. Myers PH00000100.219.323.418.7411.0
M. Margot CF31000114.228.273.303.5761.5
  • a-doubled for Hedges in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Lucchesi in the 7th
  • c-walked for Diaz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Solano 2B41220000.270.300.324.6246.0
B. Belt 1B20100211.250.376.474.8502.5
E. Longoria 3B40110003.234.310.405.7152.0
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T. Austin LF30000020.226.316.452.768-1.0
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K. Pillar RF41111011.214.242.353.5955.5
B. Crawford SS40000011.206.283.313.596-0.5
S. Duggar CF32200010.241.284.358.6423.5
S. Anderson P20000021.286.375.429.804-1.0
M. Yastrzemski LF10000011.214.286.321.607-0.5
  • a-struck out for Watson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Naylor (3), E. Hosmer (10), H. Renfroe (10)
  • RBI - J. Naylor (12), E. Hosmer (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes, M. Margot 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Solano (2)
  • HR - K. Pillar (7)
  • RBI - D. Solano 2 (5), E. Longoria (26), K. Pillar (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Solano, E. Longoria (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Longoria 2 (2), B. Posey 3 (3), B. Crawford
FIELDING
  • E - R. Erlin, J. Naylor (2), F. Tatis (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Crawford-Solano-Belt)
  • E - B. Crawford (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi (L, 5-4)6.05322614.111.1310.0
R. Erlin0.22100203.991.36-1.0
M. Diaz1.11000200.000.713.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi (L, 5-4)6.0
R. Erlin0.2
M. Diaz1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson (W, 2-1)6.04223603.971.3222.0
S. Dyson (H, 7)1.00000102.610.943.5
T. Watson (H, 13)1.00000102.701.133.5
W. Smith (S, 16)1.01001102.030.758.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson (W, 2-1)6.0
S. Dyson (H, 7)1.0
T. Watson (H, 13)1.0
W. Smith (S, 16)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 90-55, R. Erlin 15-10, M. Diaz 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 5-7, M. Diaz 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 25, R. Erlin 4, M. Diaz 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 88-52, S. Dyson 11-7, T. Watson 11-8, W. Smith 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 9-2, S. Dyson 1-1, T. Watson 2-0, W. Smith 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 24, S. Dyson 3, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Tatis SS40000021.308.368.575.943-1.0
J. Naylor LF40110000.241.241.407.6483.0
M. Machado 3B31100100.240.329.397.7253.0
E. Hosmer 1B30110100.285.333.449.7834.0
F. Reyes RF40000024.243.294.548.842-1.0
I. Kinsler 2B40000000.204.264.387.6510.0
A. Hedges C30000020.181.249.316.565-1.0
a- H. Renfroe PH10100000.242.294.597.8902.0
J. Lucchesi P20100010.050.095.050.1450.5
b- G. Garcia PH10000010.250.338.363.701-0.5
R. Erlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- W. Myers PH00000100.219.323.418.7411.0
M. Margot CF31000114.228.273.303.5761.5
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  • a-doubled for Hedges in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Lucchesi in the 7th
  • c-walked for Diaz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Solano 2B41220000.270.300.324.6246.0
B. Belt 1B20100211.250.376.474.8502.5
E. Longoria 3B40110003.234.310.405.7152.0
B. Posey C40100003.256.320.404.7241.0
T. Austin LF30000020.226.316.452.768-1.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Sandoval PH10000011.275.312.557.869-0.5
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Pillar RF41111011.214.242.353.5955.5
B. Crawford SS40000011.206.283.313.596-0.5
S. Duggar CF32200010.241.284.358.6423.5
S. Anderson P20000021.286.375.429.804-1.0
M. Yastrzemski LF10000011.214.286.321.607-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Watson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Naylor (3), E. Hosmer (10), H. Renfroe (10)
  • RBI - J. Naylor (12), E. Hosmer (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes, M. Margot 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Solano (2)
  • HR - K. Pillar (7)
  • RBI - D. Solano 2 (5), E. Longoria (26), K. Pillar (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Solano, E. Longoria (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Longoria 2 (2), B. Posey 3 (3), B. Crawford
FIELDING
  • E - R. Erlin, J. Naylor (2), F. Tatis (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Crawford-Solano-Belt)
  • E - B. Crawford (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi (L, 5-4)6.05322614.111.1310.0
R. Erlin0.22100203.991.36-1.0
M. Diaz1.11000200.000.713.0
Total8.08422101---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi (L, 5-4)6.0
R. Erlin0.2
M. Diaz1.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson (W, 2-1)6.04223603.971.3222.0
S. Dyson (H, 7)1.00000102.610.943.5
T. Watson (H, 13)1.00000102.701.133.5
W. Smith (S, 16)1.01001102.030.758.5
Total9.0522490---
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson (W, 2-1)6.0
S. Dyson (H, 7)1.0
T. Watson (H, 13)1.0
W. Smith (S, 16)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 90-55, R. Erlin 15-10, M. Diaz 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 5-7, M. Diaz 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 25, R. Erlin 4, M. Diaz 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 88-52, S. Dyson 11-7, T. Watson 11-8, W. Smith 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 9-2, S. Dyson 1-1, T. Watson 2-0, W. Smith 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 24, S. Dyson 3, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 6
  • 7TH INNING
    Solano doubled to left, Duggar scored24
  • 5TH INNING
    Longoria reached on an infield single to shortstop, Solano scored, Belt to second23
    Solano singled to left, Duggar scored, Solano to third on left fielder Naylor throwing error22
    Naylor grounded out to second, Margot scored21
  • 3RD INNING
    Hosmer doubled to left, Machado scored, Hosmer to third11
  • 2ND INNING
    Pillar homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Will Smith pitching
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error
    • Hunter Renfroe hit for Austin Hedges
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe doubled to left center, Kinsler to third
    • Wil Myers hit for Miguel Diaz
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Myers walked
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot popped out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tony Watson relieved Sam Dyson
    • F. Tatis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tatis struck out swinging
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Foul, Naylor grounded out to third
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Diaz Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Posey singled to shallow left
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Tony Watson
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Sandoval struck out on foul tip
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Crawford lined out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • Mike Yastrzemski in left field
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges fouled out to first
    • Greg Garcia hit for Joey Lucchesi
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Robbie Erlin pitching
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Duggar reached on an infield single to pitcher, Duggar to second on Erlin throwing error
    • M. Yastrzemski: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • D. Solano: Solano doubled to left, Duggar scored
    • B. Belt: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • Miguel Diaz relieved Robbie Erlin
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to first
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • T. Austin: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Crawford flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Margot walked
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tatis grounded out to third, Margot to third
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Naylor grounded out to second, Margot scored
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Duggar reached on an infield single to second, Duggar to second on shortstop Tatis throwing error
    • S. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. Solano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Solano singled to left, Duggar scored, Solano to third on left fielder Naylor throwing error
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Belt walked
    • E. Longoria: Longoria reached on an infield single to shortstop, Solano scored, Belt to second
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Posey flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 3 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to third
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • J. Lucchesi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Lucchesi struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey flied out to right
    • T. Austin: Austin grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Pillar: Pillar fouled out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tatis struck out swinging
    • J. Naylor: Naylor grounded out to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to shallow right
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer doubled to left, Machado scored, Hosmer to third
    • F. Reyes: Foul, Reyes fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • S. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Solano flied out to right
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to deep right
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • J. Lucchesi: Strike looking, Lucchesi singled to shallow center
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Pillar homered to left
    • B. Crawford: Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Duggar struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Tatis grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Naylor doubled to deep center
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Machado walked
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hosmer walked, Naylor to third, Machado to second
    • F. Reyes: Reyes grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hosmer out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Solano flied out to deep right
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt reached on bunt single to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Longoria lined out to right
    • B. Posey: Posey grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)