Giants edge Phillies 7-4 to complete series sweep

Giants edge Phillies 7-4 to complete series sweep

May 17, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Casey Schmitt (6) throws to first base during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Oracle Park.
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Wilmer Flores hit a two-run single to key a three-run eighth inning and lift the host San Francisco Giants over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Wednesday

Flores had two hits and two RBIs, while Blake Sabol and Thairo Estrada each added two hits and an RBI for the Giants, who swept the three-game series

Casey Schmitt drove in two runs and Brandon Crawford had an RBI single.

Giants starter Ross Stripling left after 3 1/3 innings with low back tightness. Stripling gave up four hits and three runs, with two strikeouts and one walk

John Brebbia (2-0) earned the win in relief.

Camilo Doval allowed three baserunners but tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his 11th save in 12 opportunities. Doval earned saves in all three games.

Trea Turner struck out to end the game.

Bryson Stott hit a solo home run and J.T. Realmuto doubled, singled and drove in two runs for the Phillies, who have lost four straight. Turner went 2-for-5

Phillies starter Taijuan Walker lasted only 2/3 of an inning, allowing four hits and four runs along with two walks and one strikeout. Walker was replaced by Matt Strahm

Gregory Soto (1-3) took the loss.

J.D. Davis and Mitch Haniger each produced pinch-hit singles to open the bottom of the eighth inning against Soto. Joey Bart then dropped down a bunt single to load the bases. LaMonte Wade Jr.’s fielder’s choice grounder resulted in the lead runner thrown out at home. Estrada followed with an RBI single to center for a 5-4 lead.

Michael Conforto’s grounder resulted in Bart being thrown out at home. But Flores responded with a two-run single to left for a 7-4 advantage.

The Giants loaded the bases with two outs in the first and Schmitt lofted a two-run single to right for a 2-0 advantage. Sabol and Crawford each added RBI singles and the Giants led by four runs

Realmuto laced a two-run double down the left-field line in the fourth to get the Phillies within 4-2. It extended Realmuto’s hitting streak to 10 in a row. Alec Bohm then added a sacrifice fly and the deficit was reduced to 4-3

Stott ripped a solo homer to right in the fifth to tie the game at 4.

–Field Level Media

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