San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double to
help the San Francisco Giants take a 5-3 win to a split of a classic
doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.
Gregor Blanco, Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt each drove in a run for the
Giants, who dropped the opener of this set and snapped a three-game losing
Barry Zito didn't make it out of the fifth inning as he was touched for three
runs on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts over 4 2/3 frames.
Santiago Casilla (4-2) pitched 1 1/3 frames to pick up the win.
The win gave San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy 1,500 victories in his
Corky Miller drove in a pair of runs while Todd Frazier went 3-for-5 with an
RBI and a run scored for the Reds, who had won five of six coming into the
Greg Reynolds (0-1) was charged with five runs on eight hits over five innings
in his season debut.
Due to a July 4 game in Cincinnati being rained out, the contest was
rescheduled for Tuesday and Cincinnati dressed in its home uniforms and batted
in the bottom of the innings for Game 2. However, it is still considered a
road game for the team, and a home game for the Giants.
In their away uniforms and starting the top of the first at-bat, the Giants
gave the crowd something to cheer about with a three-run opening.
Tony Abreu hit a one-out single and Buster Posey was hit by a pitch. Sandoval
then doubled home both runners and Pence followed with a single for a 3-0
In the second, the Giants made it a 4-0 game on Blanco's sac fly that plated
Brandon Crawford, who led off with a double and took third on Zito's sac bunt.
The Reds answered in the bottom of the inning on a two-run double from Miller.
In the fifth, Belt chased home Abreu on a groundout to give San Francisco a
Cincinnati kept it a two-run game in its turn at the plate in the fifth as Jay
Bruce singled with two outs and came home thanks to a double to center from
The Reds left men on second over the next three innings, and again got a man
to second base in the ninth off of Sergio Romo, but he struck out Devin
Mesoraco to pick up his 24th save of the season.
Cincinnati was 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14 men
on base ... It was San Fran's first win in six games against Cincinnati this
season ... Bochy is the 21st manager in baseball history to reach 1,500 wins.
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