Giants Lose to Padres on Hector Sanchez Walk-Off Home Run

Sandy Mccarthy
July 16, 2017

Friday: Szczur did not play in a 5-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The home run was Rendon's second of the day and part of a seven-run seventh inning. He batted eighth and played left field.

Cory Gearrin (3-2) pitched one inning for the win.

Bumgarner missed the last three months with a left shoulder AC sprain sustained the injury during a dirt bike accident on April 20.

Pitching for the first time since April 19, Bumgarner began the first inning with the type of showing only he's capable of, as the Giants' ace struck out the side in his return from the disabled list.

Bumgarner, a four-time All-Star and the 2014 World Series MVP, didn't show much rust. He had five strikeouts and two walks in a 102-pitch effort. Reliever Hunter Strickland got pinch hitter Allen Cordoba grounded into a double play, extending his slump to 0-for-22.

Despite needing almost 60 pitches to get through the first two innings, Chacin could have exited the game after six innings in line for a win, but a solo home run from Panik to lead off the sixth tied the game and set the stage for another climactic finish. Chacin tried to sneak a 78 miles per hour fastball past Panik and he nailed it for his sixth home run on the year.

From Rotoworld: Bumgarner (shoulder) allowed just one unearned run while striking out eight over six innings Monday in a rehab start with High-A San Jose.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Pirates starter Jameson Taillon (5-3) gave up four runs and eight hits in five innings, with five strikeouts and no walks. The Cardinals will begin the second half of the season in Pittsburgh for a three game series with the Pirates.

Jabari Blash, who was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Friday delivered in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run homer.

Matt Szczur's homer in the third pulled the Padres within 2-1.

Chacin was on the ropes from the start as the Giants scored twice in the first inning. Denard Span singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth and Buster Posey homered an inning later.

Jhoulys Chacin gave up three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out four and walked four. Cueto finished 2016 with an 18-5 record with a 2.79 ERA that led to a sixth-place finish in the National League Cy Young Award race.

Giants: Johnny Cueto was placed on the 10-day DL with blisters on the tips of his right thumb, forefinger and middle finger.

"You could tell he wasn't quite right", Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

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