Giants' Eighth-Inning Rally Puts Away Phillies For Series Win - NBC Bay Area

Giants' Eighth-Inning Rally Puts Away Phillies For Series Win

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    Giants' Eighth-Inning Rally Puts Away Phillies For Series Win
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    Scooter Gennett #14 of the San Francisco Giants scores against the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the third inning at Oracle Park on August 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking triple that scored Evan Longoria with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning, closer Will Smith followed with a two-run single in his first career at-bat and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Sunday night.

    Scooter Gennett homered into McCovey Cove and Mike Yastrzemski also went deep to help the Giants take three of four from the Phillies. Longoria had three hits and Pillar had two.

    Cesar Hernandez had three hits and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Bryce Harper drove in a pair of runs.

    Longoria singled leading off the eighth against Jose Alvarez (3-3) and went to second on a wild pitch with two outs. Pillar, who had an RBI single in the third, followed with a drive into the gap in right-center off Nick Pivetta.

    After Brandon Crawford was intentionally walked and stole second, Smith blooped a 3-1 pitch into right field to score Pillar and Crawford as the crowd at Oracle Park roared.

    Smith (4-0) retired five batters and earned the win. The right-hander also made a spectacular defensive play when Roman Quinn dropped a bunt to lead off the ninth. Smith pounced on the bunt and threw out Quinn on a close play at first.

    Both managers had to go deep into their bullpens after each starter was knocked out early. Philadelphia's Jake Arrieta lasted three innings, while San Francisco's Conner Menez left after retiring five batters.

    The Phillies led 5-2, but left the bases loaded twice and stranded six runners in scoring position.

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