Samardzija throws 8 strong innings as Giants rout Padres 13-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija threw eight innings of five-hit ball and doubled, and Kevin Pillar, Evan Longoria and Austin Slater homered for the San Francisco Giants in a 13-2 rout of the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Samardzija (5-7) went eight innings for the first time this season. He allowed two runs, struck out six and walked two.
San Francisco had nine extra-base hits. Padres rookie left-hander Logan Allen cruised through three innings before the Giants started hitting him hard. Longoria had an RBI double and Slater an RBI triple in the fourth.
Samardzija doubled to left field leading off the fifth and scored on Tyler Austin's two-run double with the bases loaded. Buster Posey followed with an RBI double to chase Allen.
Phil Maton came on and retired the side, but allowed Brandon Belt's RBI single in the sixth and then Longoria's leadoff homer in the seventh and Slater's solo shot with one out. It was Longoria's eighth and Slater's first.
Pillar's three-run homer off Robert Stock highlighted the four-run eighth. It was his 12th.
Allen (2-1) was trying for his third straight win. He gave up six runs and seven hits in four-plus innings.
Giants: Optioned RHP Dereck Rodriguez to Triple-A Sacramento and recalled Slater from their top farm club.
Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet threw a bullpen and could make a start during a four-game series at the Los Angeles Dodgers that begins Thursday night. He's been sidelined after having Tommy John surgery in April 2018.
Giants: RHP Tyler Beede (1-3, 6.45 ERA) is scheduled to pitch Tuesday night. The Giants are 5-2 in his starts this year, winning three of his last four.
Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (3-6, 4.94) is 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA in five appearances against the Giants, all last year.
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