Giants win 7th straight thanks to botched play by Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The way the pitchers on both teams were dealing, it figured that it might take a miscue in the field for either team to score.

A botched fly ball between New York Mets left fielder Dominic Smith and shortstop Amed Rosario did the trick for the San Francisco Giants for a second straight season.

Alex Dickerson raced home from first after Smith failed to catch a two-out popup in the 10th inning that he tentatively played to avoid a collision with Rosario and the Giants won their season-high seventh straight game, 1-0 on Friday night.

''We got a break,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''You take it. You saw some great pitching tonight, that's what the story of that game was. Just terrific pitching on both sides. ... You take it any way you can and we got a break there, which we needed.''

The misplay in the field ended a night dominated by starting pitchers Jacob deGrom of New York and Tyler Beede of San Francisco, and was eerily reminiscent of a game last August between these same two teams in New York. In the 13th inning of that game, Smith collided with Rosario on a shallow fly ball by Brandon Crawford, allowing Andrew McCutchen to score the winning run in a 2-1 game.

That play was on Smith's mind when Pablo Sandoval hit a fly ball off Jacob Rhame (0-1) that looked like it would be a routine out to end the inning. Smith didn't aggressively approach the ball this time to avoid Rosario and the ball fell safely.

''I had a good read on it and at the last second got a little scared because last year we collided,'' Smith said. ''I just took my eye off the ball because what had happened and ended up dropping it.''

Dickerson never stopped running and scored when cutoff man Todd Frazier's throw home was off target, sending the Giants pouring out of the dugout in celebration.

''I was just going as hard as I could,'' Dickerson said. ''Once it dropped, I was going to do everything I could to get home.''

Sam Dyson (4-1) pitched a perfect 10th for the win

The victory lifted the Giants' record to 49-49, the first time they have been at .500 since the start of the season.

Both starting pitchers were sharp, with Beede retiring 11 straight batters following a leadoff single by Jeff McNeil and allowing only one runner to get into scoring position. He was extremely efficient, needing just 89 pitches to get through a career-high eight innings. He allowed just three hits and one walk with five strikeouts.

Reigning NL Cy Young winner deGrom was far more overpowering with 10 strikeouts in seven innings, inducing 25 swings and misses. The Giants had only three hits and were unable to convert after putting runners in scoring position in the final three innings against deGrom.

The Mets lost the first two games of this series despite two sparkling starts from deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, who combined to allow one run in 14 innings.

''Two fantastic outings by our starters going seven. You have to win those,'' manager Mickey Callaway said. ''All losses are hard to swallow.''

TRAINERS ROOM

Mets: Zack Wheeler (right shoulder) threw 13 pitches off the mound and played catch before the game. If he comes out of that feeling well he could be ready for a bullpen session. ... RHP Tyler Bashlor and RHP Stephen Nogosek were recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to add fresh arms to the bullpen. RHP Chris Mazza and INF Luis Guillorme were optioned to Syracuse.

Giants: LHP Ty Blach was called up from Triple-A Sacramento to take the place of LHP Williams Jerez, who was optioned after getting the win Thursday night.

MOVING UP

With five strikeouts in the first three innings, deGrom moved past Ron Darling for sixth in Mets history with 1,149. He added five more and is 18 behind David Cone for fifth.

UP NEXT

Jeff Samardzija (7-7) looks to win his fourth straight start when he takes the mound for the Giants against rookie Walker Lockett (0-1) and the Mets.

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  • W: S. Dyson (4-1)L: J. Rhame (0-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil RF30100001.344.403.506.9102.0
M. Conforto CF40000013.251.360.467.827-0.5
P. Alonso 1B40000032.265.358.606.963-1.5
R. Cano 2B40100021.244.291.381.6721.0
J. Rhame P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Ramos C40100001.267.345.396.7421.0
D. Smith LF40000011.283.363.516.879-0.5
A. Rosario SS40000011.269.309.434.743-0.5
A. Hechavarria 3B-2B40000000.241.267.429.6960.0
J. deGrom P10000100.200.273.325.5981.0
a- J. Davis PH10000010.280.343.454.797-0.5
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Frazier 3B00000000.244.326.427.7530.0
  • a-struck out for deGrom in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Belt 1B50100013.241.361.411.772-0.5
A. Slater RF30000232.289.400.6841.0840.5
P. Sandoval 3B50000024.252.297.491.788-1.0
S. Vogt C30000122.264.341.512.8530.0
B. Crawford SS30000111.238.309.391.7000.5
M. Yastrzemski LF30000021.260.301.474.775-1.0
K. Pillar CF30100101.249.277.412.6893.0
J. Panik 2B30000114.231.308.313.6210.5
T. Beede P20100011.190.292.190.4820.5
a- T. Austin PH10000000.189.288.426.7140.0
W. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Dickerson PH01000100.356.417.6551.0722.0
  • a-grounded out for Beede in the 8th
  • b-walked for Dyson in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Cano (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Conforto, P. Alonso, R. Cano, W. Ramos, A. Rosario
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Pillar (22)
  • SH - M. Yastrzemski
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, P. Sandoval, S. Vogt 2 (2), J. Panik 4 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Belt (2)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Smith
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom7.030031003.021.1123.0
L. Avilan1.00001006.911.742.0
J. Rhame (L, 0-1)1.20103305.402.20-3.5
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom7.0
L. Avilan1.0
J. Rhame (L, 0-1)1.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Beede8.03001504.701.4325.5
W. Smith1.00000202.610.924.0
S. Dyson (W, 4-1)1.00000202.680.9111.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Beede8.0
W. Smith1.0
S. Dyson (W, 4-1)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 108-74, L. Avilan 19-10, J. Rhame 38-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 3-7, L. Avilan 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 26, L. Avilan 4, J. Rhame 9
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Beede (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Beede 89-62, W. Smith 13-8, S. Dyson 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Beede 10-9, W. Smith 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Beede 29, W. Smith 3, S. Dyson 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil RF30100001.344.403.506.9102.0
M. Conforto CF40000013.251.360.467.827-0.5
P. Alonso 1B40000032.265.358.606.963-1.5
R. Cano 2B40100021.244.291.381.6721.0
J. Rhame P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Ramos C40100001.267.345.396.7421.0
D. Smith LF40000011.283.363.516.879-0.5
A. Rosario SS40000011.269.309.434.743-0.5
A. Hechavarria 3B-2B40000000.241.267.429.6960.0
J. deGrom P10000100.200.273.325.5981.0
a- J. Davis PH10000010.280.343.454.797-0.5
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Frazier 3B00000000.244.326.427.7530.0
Total3303001910-----
  • a-struck out for deGrom in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Belt 1B50100013.241.361.411.772-0.5
A. Slater RF30000232.289.400.6841.0840.5
P. Sandoval 3B50000024.252.297.491.788-1.0
S. Vogt C30000122.264.341.512.8530.0
B. Crawford SS30000111.238.309.391.7000.5
M. Yastrzemski LF30000021.260.301.474.775-1.0
K. Pillar CF30100101.249.277.412.6893.0
J. Panik 2B30000114.231.308.313.6210.5
T. Beede P20100011.190.292.190.4820.5
a- T. Austin PH10000000.189.288.426.7140.0
W. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Dickerson PH01000100.356.417.6551.0722.0
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  • a-grounded out for Beede in the 8th
  • b-walked for Dyson in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Cano (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Conforto, P. Alonso, R. Cano, W. Ramos, A. Rosario
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Pillar (22)
  • SH - M. Yastrzemski
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, P. Sandoval, S. Vogt 2 (2), J. Panik 4 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Belt (2)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Smith
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom7.030031003.021.1123.0
L. Avilan1.00001006.911.742.0
J. Rhame (L, 0-1)1.20103305.402.20-3.5
Total9.23107130---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom7.0
L. Avilan1.0
J. Rhame (L, 0-1)1.2
Total9.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Beede8.03001504.701.4325.5
W. Smith1.00000202.610.924.0
S. Dyson (W, 4-1)1.00000202.680.9111.0
Total10.0300190---
PITCHERSIP
T. Beede8.0
W. Smith1.0
S. Dyson (W, 4-1)1.0
Total10.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 108-74, L. Avilan 19-10, J. Rhame 38-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 3-7, L. Avilan 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 26, L. Avilan 4, J. Rhame 9
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Beede (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Beede 89-62, W. Smith 13-8, S. Dyson 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Beede 10-9, W. Smith 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Beede 29, W. Smith 3, S. Dyson 3
  • 10TH INNING
    Sandoval safe at first on left fielder Smith fielding error, Dickerson scored, Sandoval to second01
  • 10TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson relieved Will Smith
    • D. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria flied out to left
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alex Dickerson hit for Sam Dyson
    • A. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul tip, Belt struck out on foul tip
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Sandoval safe at first on left fielder Smith fielding error, Dickerson scored, Sandoval to second
  • 9TH INNING
    • Will Smith pitching
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike looking, Ramos grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jacob Rhame pitching
    • Todd Frazier at third base
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vogt walked
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Crawford flied out to deep center
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Yastrzemski flied out to left
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pillar walked, Vogt to second
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Panik struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Foul, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
    • J.D. Davis hit for Jacob deGrom
    • J. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • J. McNeil: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, McNeil hit by pitch
    • M. Conforto: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Conforto flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Avilan pitching
    • Tyler Austin hit for Tyler Beede
    • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Austin grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Belt grounded out to second
    • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Slater walked
    • P. Sandoval: Sandoval flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ramos singled to center
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Smith reached on fielder's choice to second, Ramos out at second
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario reached on fielder's choice to third, Smith out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • M. Yastrzemski: Yastrzemski hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Crawford to second
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Foul, Pillar lined out to right, Crawford to third
    • J. Panik: Strike swinging, Ball, Panik flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • J. deGrom: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, deGrom walked
    • J. McNeil: McNeil lined out to center
    • M. Conforto: Conforto popped out to second
    • P. Alonso: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • T. Beede: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Beede singled to shallow right center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt reached on fielder's choice to third, Beede out at second
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Slater walked, Belt to second
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Sandoval struck out on foul tip
    • S. Vogt: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • D. Smith: Foul, Ball, Smith flied out to deep left
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Hechavarria grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Crawford flied out to left
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Yastrzemski struck out on foul tip
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Pillar doubled to left center
    • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Foul, Panik flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded out to second
    • R. Cano: Cano doubled to deep right
    • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Ramos flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval flied out to right
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
    • J. deGrom: deGrom flied out to deep left
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, McNeil grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to third
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Panik walked
    • T. Beede: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Beede struck out bunting foul
    • B. Belt: Belt flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ramos flied out to deep center
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Smith flied out to deep left
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rosario lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vogt popped out to second
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Beede Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: Foul, McNeil singled to right
    • M. Conforto: Conforto reached on fielder's choice to second, McNeil out at second
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Cano grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Belt singled to shallow center
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
    • P. Sandoval: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Sandoval struck out looking
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Belt caught stealing second, pitcher to shortstop to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)