Longoria, Rodriguez lead Giants in 7-0 victory over Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) On his fourth trip to the majors this season, Dereck Rodriguez looked like a pitcher who plans to stay.

Rodriguez pitched seven innings of three-hit ball after being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento earlier Thursday, Evan Longoria had a 412-foot homer among his three hits and four RBIs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-0.

''(Rodriguez) came out very determined to show that this is where he belongs and hopefully this is what he can build on,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said.

''It's been an up-and-down year for him, going back and forth. He showed tonight what he can do, and we needed it. We've had some struggles in the rotation, and that was a real shot in the arm for us.''

Rodriguez (5-6) mixed four pitches effectively and was in complete control, retiring the first 11 batters he faced before Eduardo Escobar lined a single to right field with two outs in the fourth inning.

Rodriguez didn't allow an extra-base hit, struck out four and walked one while matching his longest start in a season in which he has yo-yoed between Triple A and the majors.

''I just wanted to attack, go after them,'' said Rodriguez, who threw 61 strikes in 95 pitches. ''I know we're close to them in the wild card, and we have a playoff atmosphere. It was a lot of fun.''

Longoria had a two-run single off Alex Young (4-3) in the first inning and hit a two-run homer off Young to cap a three-run fifth as the Giants (61-61) pulled even with Arizona as both teams chase an NL wild-card spot.

Longoria is hitting .350 in 10 games after missing the previous 19 with plantar fasciitis. He has five homers and 15 RBIs in 15 career games at Chase Field.

Austin Slater had three hits, scored twice, drove in a run and reached base all five times for the Giants, who have won four of five. He also made two stellar catches in the first inning.

''It takes a lot of pressure off an offense, knowing that your pitcher is going to go out and give you seven innings and keep you in a ball game,'' Slater said. ''Not enough can be said about that.

The Diamondbacks did not get a runner as far as second base and have lost two in a row after winning seven of 10.

''I feel like we got flattened in the first inning,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I don't want to take anything away from the game-planning that the Giants did, but we just didn't play up to our capabilities today.''

Rookie left-hander Young gave up eight hits and five runs in five innings while losing his third straight. He beat the Giants 5-1 in his first career appearance June 27.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Buster Posey's rolling single loaded the bases in the first, fueling a two-run inning when his slow grounder down the third base line bumped into the bag before it could turn foul. Longoria followed with a two-run single.

Slater then dived to his right to take extra bases away from Josh Rojas before hurrying to his left to catch Escobar's hard liner in the bottom of the inning.

PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar has reached base in 15 of his last 17 games and is hitting .357 with six doubles, three homers and eight RBIs in that stretch. He was intentionally walked in the third inning and hit by a pitch in the ninth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (Tommy John surgery) threw 49 pitches in 2 2/3 innings in his third rehab start at Class A San Jose on Thursday and is scheduled to throw 55-60 pitches in his next outing. ''The way he is throwing, he will be pitching for us in September,'' Bochy said. . RHP Shaun Anderson (middle finger blister) threw a 35-pitch bullpen Thursday and is scheduled for another Saturday. He is eligible to return Monday. . OF Steven Duggar (left shoulder sprain) is to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday to determine a course of treatment.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (right lower back spasm) was placed on the injured list Thursday after being forced out of his Wednesday start in Denver while warming up before the third inning. . RHP Stefan Crichton and RHP Jon Duplantier were recalled from Triple-A Reno on Thursday. OF Tim Locastro was optioned to Reno.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (9-9, 3.55) has given up three runs in 24 innings in his last four starts. He has lost two of three starts against the Diamondbacks this season.

Diamondbacks: RHP Mike Leake (9-9) has given up 10 runs and 21 hits in 10 1/3 innings in his two starts since joining Arizona at the trade deadline. He has given up a major league-high 31 homers

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  • W: D. Rodriguez (5-6)L: A. Young (4-3)
  • HR: SF - E. Longoria (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Solano SS42200001.331.363.471.8346.0
A. Slater RF32310200.284.404.516.91911.0
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F. Abad P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Posey C51210005.257.324.392.7165.0
E. Longoria 3B51341001.255.322.459.78111.0
K. Pillar CF30000113.253.282.427.7090.5
S. Gennett 2B40100113.226.250.340.5901.5
J. Rickard LF31000102.206.311.366.6782.0
a- A. Dickerson PH-LF10000012.339.395.6511.046-0.5
B. Belt 1B50110004.227.342.378.7203.0
D. Rodriguez P30100021.217.217.217.4350.0
b- M. Yastrzemski PH-RF10000010.266.320.511.831-0.5
  • a-struck out for Rickard in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Rodriguez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF40000001.256.333.364.6980.0
J. Rojas RF40000001.308.357.385.7420.0
E. Escobar 2B-3B40100011.273.329.524.8530.5
D. Peralta LF40000001.277.346.458.8040.0
C. Walker 1B30000010.260.347.475.822-0.5
J. Lamb 3B20000010.221.364.425.789-0.5
J. Duplantier P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Jones PH10100000.269.316.423.7391.0
S. Crichton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS30100001.269.328.448.7761.0
C. Kelly C30000011.264.356.548.904-0.5
A. Young P10000010.077.077.077.154-0.5
W. Flores 2B10000100.289.337.405.7421.0
  • a-singled for Duplantier in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Solano (10), A. Slater (7), B. Posey (24), B. Belt (20)
  • HR - E. Longoria (15)
  • RBI - A. Slater (15), B. Posey (34), E. Longoria 4 (48), B. Belt (41)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Solano, S. Gennett 3 (3), B. Belt 4 (4)
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, D. Peralta, N. Ahmed, C. Kelly
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Slater
  • CS - K. Pillar (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Ahmed-Flores-Walker; Ahmed-Flores-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Rodriguez (W, 5-6)7.03001404.791.3929.0
S. Coonrod1.00000101.801.003.5
F. Abad1.00000000.000.003.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Rodriguez (W, 5-6)7.0
S. Coonrod1.0
F. Abad1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Young (L, 4-3)5.08552213.981.12-4.0
J. Duplantier2.02113204.331.411.0
S. Crichton2.03110203.380.963.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Young (L, 4-3)5.0
J. Duplantier2.0
S. Crichton2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Rodriguez 95-61, S. Coonrod 11-7, F. Abad 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Rodriguez 5-12, S. Coonrod 2-0, F. Abad 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Rodriguez 25, S. Coonrod 3, F. Abad 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Young (3)
  • HBP - J. Duplantier (5), S. Crichton (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Young 85-53, J. Duplantier 53-30, S. Crichton 26-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Young 6-6, J. Duplantier 1-2, S. Crichton 3-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Young 24, J. Duplantier 11, S. Crichton 9
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Solano SS42200001.331.363.471.8346.0
A. Slater RF32310200.284.404.516.91911.0
S. Coonrod P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Abad P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Posey C51210005.257.324.392.7165.0
E. Longoria 3B51341001.255.322.459.78111.0
K. Pillar CF30000113.253.282.427.7090.5
S. Gennett 2B40100113.226.250.340.5901.5
J. Rickard LF31000102.206.311.366.6782.0
a- A. Dickerson PH-LF10000012.339.395.6511.046-0.5
B. Belt 1B50110004.227.342.378.7203.0
D. Rodriguez P30100021.217.217.217.4350.0
b- M. Yastrzemski PH-RF10000010.266.320.511.831-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Rickard in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Rodriguez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF40000001.256.333.364.6980.0
J. Rojas RF40000001.308.357.385.7420.0
E. Escobar 2B-3B40100011.273.329.524.8530.5
D. Peralta LF40000001.277.346.458.8040.0
C. Walker 1B30000010.260.347.475.822-0.5
J. Lamb 3B20000010.221.364.425.789-0.5
J. Duplantier P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Jones PH10100000.269.316.423.7391.0
S. Crichton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS30100001.269.328.448.7761.0
C. Kelly C30000011.264.356.548.904-0.5
A. Young P10000010.077.077.077.154-0.5
W. Flores 2B10000100.289.337.405.7421.0
Total300300156-----
  • a-singled for Duplantier in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Solano (10), A. Slater (7), B. Posey (24), B. Belt (20)
  • HR - E. Longoria (15)
  • RBI - A. Slater (15), B. Posey (34), E. Longoria 4 (48), B. Belt (41)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Solano, S. Gennett 3 (3), B. Belt 4 (4)
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, D. Peralta, N. Ahmed, C. Kelly
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Slater
  • CS - K. Pillar (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Ahmed-Flores-Walker; Ahmed-Flores-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Rodriguez (W, 5-6)7.03001404.791.3929.0
S. Coonrod1.00000101.801.003.5
F. Abad1.00000000.000.003.0
Total9.0300150---
PITCHERSIP
D. Rodriguez (W, 5-6)7.0
S. Coonrod1.0
F. Abad1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Young (L, 4-3)5.08552213.981.12-4.0
J. Duplantier2.02113204.331.411.0
S. Crichton2.03110203.380.963.0
Total9.01377561---
PITCHERSIP
A. Young (L, 4-3)5.0
J. Duplantier2.0
S. Crichton2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Rodriguez 95-61, S. Coonrod 11-7, F. Abad 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Rodriguez 5-12, S. Coonrod 2-0, F. Abad 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Rodriguez 25, S. Coonrod 3, F. Abad 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Young (3)
  • HBP - J. Duplantier (5), S. Crichton (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Young 85-53, J. Duplantier 53-30, S. Crichton 26-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Young 6-6, J. Duplantier 1-2, S. Crichton 3-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Young 24, J. Duplantier 11, S. Crichton 9
  • 8TH INNING
    Slater singled to right, Solano scored70
  • 6TH INNING
    Belt doubled to deep center, Rickard scored60
  • 5TH INNING
    Longoria homered to left, Posey scored50
    Posey doubled to deep right center, Slater scored30
  • 1ST INNING
    Longoria singled to left, Solano and Slater scored, Posey to second20
  • 9TH INNING
    • S. Crichton Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria grounded out to second
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar hit by pitch
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett singled to left, Pillar to second
    • Alex Dickerson hit for Joey Rickard
    • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Dickerson struck out on foul tip
    • B. Belt: Belt grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Fernando Abad relieved Sam Coonrod
    • J. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas grounded out to second
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Escobar lined out to center
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta flied out to deep center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Stefan Crichton pitching
    • Mike Yastrzemski hit for Dereck Rodriguez
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • D. Solano: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Solano doubled to deep right
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Slater singled to right, Solano scored
    • B. Posey: Foul, Posey grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Slater out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Coonrod pitching
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kelly struck out looking
    • W. Flores: Flores grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dyson grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Duplantier Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Longoria singled to left
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked, Longoria to second
    • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rickard flied out to left
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • De. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker grounded out to third
    • Adam Jones hit for Jon Duplantier
    • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jones singled to right center
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Jon Duplantier pitching
    • Wilmer Flores at second base
    • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rickard walked
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Belt doubled to deep center, Rickard scored
    • De. Rodriguez: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • D. Solano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Solano hit by pitch
    • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Slater walked, Belt to third, Solano to second
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Posey grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Slater out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • De. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Flores walked
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dyson flied out to left
    • J. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas flied out to deep right
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Al. Young Pitching:
    • D. Solano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Solano flied out to left
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Slater doubled to left center
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Posey doubled to deep right center, Slater scored
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Longoria homered to left, Posey scored
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Foul, Pillar flied out to center
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • De. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Walker popped out to second
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lamb popped out to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ahmed singled to center
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kelly flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Al. Young Pitching:
    • J. Rickard: Ball, Ball, Rickard grounded out to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Belt flied out to center
    • De. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • De. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dyson flied out to center
    • J. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Rojas flied out to deep left
    • E. Escobar: Escobar singled to right
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Al. Young Pitching:
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Slater reached on an infield single to third
    • B. Posey: Posey flied out to deep right
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria lined out to right
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Slater stole second, Ball, Pillar intentionally walked
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Gennett grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • De. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kelly grounded out to third
    • Al. Young: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Al. Young Pitching:
    • J. Rickard: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rickard grounded out to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt lined out to second
    • De. Rodriguez: Ball, Rodriguez singled to right
    • D. Solano: Ball, Ball, Solano grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • De. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta flied out to left
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Al. Young Pitching:
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Solano singled to center
    • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Slater walked, Solano to second
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Posey reached on an infield single to third, Solano to third, Slater to second
    • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to left, Solano and Slater scored, Posey to second
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pillar reached on fielder's choice to third, Posey to third, Longoria out at second
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pillar caught stealing second, pitcher to first to shortstop to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • De. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Dyson flied out to left
    • J. Rojas: Rojas lined out to right
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Escobar lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)