MLB Game Recap - San Francisco at Cincinnati
Sun May 5, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

ATL
3
MIA
1
F(10)
KC
2
DET
5
F(10)
SEA
10
CLE
0
F
OAK
3
PIT
5
F(13)
WAS
1
PHI
7
F
NYM
2
MIL
3
F
BOS
9
CHW
2
F
TOR
2
TEX
10
F
ARI
7
COL
8
F
MIN
1
NYY
4
F
LAD
5
SD
8
F
SF
6
CIN
5
F
HOU
10
LAA
4
F
STL
5
CHC
13
F
TB
BAL
PPD

May 5, 2019 4:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

San Francisco (15-19)

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

2

6

6

0

Cincinnati (14-20)

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

5

6

0

W: Watson (1-0)

L: Iglesias (1-5)

S: Smith (9)

SF - HR: Crawford (1) , Posey (2)

CIN - HR: Winker (9) , Suarez (9) , Dietrich (9) , Farmer (5)

Giants shake off 4-run Reds first, pull out 6-5 win
Sun May 5, 2019 8:01 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) San Francisco's comeback from an 8-0 deficit Friday was historic.

This one wasn't as gaudy, but manager Bruce Bochy may have been even more impressed.

Brandon Crawford delivered a tiebreaking, pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning to help the Giants erase a four-run first-inning by Cincinnati to beat the Reds 6-5 Sunday.

"Today's might've been better because we were facing a tougher pitcher," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "It's hard to say it was better than 8-0, but they battled snd battled and got it done."

Crawford's two-run shot lifted the Giants after Cincinnati homered on three straight pitches by starter Jeff Samardzija in the first.

Buster Posey hit a tying, three-run homer in the sixth and opened the ninth with a one-out double against Raisel Iglesias (1-5). Crawford followed with his first homer of the season and second career pinch-hit homer deep into the right field seats, lifting the Giants to their third win in four games.

"It was hard to see," Crawford said. "I was just trying to focus on seeing the ball and putting a good swing on it."

San Francisco overcame an eight-run deficit to beat Cincinnati 12-11 in 10 innings Friday night, but Posey leaned toward agreeing with his skipper, especially since the Giants came back against Luis Castillo, the reigning NL Pitcher of the Month.

"He was throwing a no-hitter until the sixth," Posey said. "He was tough - really tough. Being able to score four runs off him is a nice accomplishment."

Crawford's homer was the second ninth-inning blast allowed by Iglesias. Posey hit a tying homer Friday.

"The Giants are a good team and have been for a long time," Reds manager David Bell said. "We've seen Raisel really good, too. He's not happy with the results, but we still like where he is."

Tony Watson (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth to support the comeback. Will Smith worked around Kyle Farmer's first career pinch-hit homer with two outs to earn his ninth save in nine tries.

Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich pounced on Samardzija to give the Reds a 4-0 first inning lead.

Suarez followed Joey Votto's leadoff bloop single to center with a drive that just cleared the fence down the right field line. Winker and Dietrich followed with first-pitch drives to right-center, Dietrich turning his entire body to stare into the Reds dugout as he danced up the first base line after his fourth home run in three games.

The home runs were each player's ninth of the season.

Samardzija regrouped and retired his last 13 batters. He allowed five hits and four runs with four strikeouts in five innings.

Castillo was dynamic through five innings, facing the minimum 15 batters and allowing no hits and one walk. The Giants reached him in the sixth for four runs.

"I didn't do anything different in the sixth inning," Castillo said. "I didn't know I was throwing a no-hitter. I don't think I missed with the pitch to Posey. It was a really good pitch. He put a good swing on it."

Castillo gave up four hits and four runs with two walks. He tied his season high with nine strikeouts.

RARE

Samardzija became the first Giants pitcher to allow three consecutive home runs since Brett Tomko on April 18, 2004, against the Dodgers.

MAKING MR. RED PROUD

With the team wearing blue throwback jerseys, caps and pants from 1911, Dietrich drew on a fake mustache with eye black.

NEW FACE

The Reds promoted IF Josh VanMeter from Triple-A Louisville and optioned LHP Cody Reed to the Bats before Sunday's game. Reed pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief Saturday in his only appearance after being recalled. VanMeter was hitting .336 with 13 home runs in 30 games with Louisville.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: LHP Derek Holland is expected to be activated from the injured list in time to start on Wednesday at Colorado. Holland has been sidelined since April 28 with a left index finger bone bruise.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-3, 4.08) makes his first appearance against Cincinnati since 2016.

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (1-1, 3.48) has a 14 2-3 innings scoreless streak, four outs short of matching his career high.

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Pitchers of Record

San Francisco IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
T. Watson (W, 1-0) 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000
W. Smith (S, 9) 1 1 1 0 1 9.00 1.000
Cincinnati IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
R. Iglesias (L, 1-5) 0.2 2 2 0 1 27.00 3.000

Batting Leaders

San Francisco AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
B. Crawford 1 1 1 1 2 0 4 0 4.0
B. Posey 4 2 2 1 3 0 6 0 1.5
Cincinnati AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
K. Farmer 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 4.0
D. Dietrich 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 1.3

Team Comparison

SF CIN
At Bats 31 33
Hits 6 6
Batting Average .194 .182
On Base Percentage .242 .250
Slugging Percentage 0.419 0.545
Doubles 1 0
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 2 4
Total Bases 13 18
Walks 2 3
Strikeouts 12 9
Stolen Bases 0 2
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 0 4
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 3/4 0/3
Double Plays Fielded 0 6
Errors 0 0

2019 Regular Season - SF Leads Series 2-1

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri May 3 SF 12 @ CIN 11 R. Moronta J. Hughes
Sat May 4 SF 2 @ CIN 9 T. Roark D. Rodriguez
Sun May 5 SF 6 @ CIN 5 T. Watson R. Iglesias

Game Information

Stadium: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 23,654
Game Time: 2:38
Weather: 69F, Partly Cloudy
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?