Estrada’s RBI single keys 3-run 8th inning, Giants sweep Phillies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thairo Estrada hit a tiebreaking RBI single as part of a three-run eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
Wilmer Flores and Casey Schmitt each had two-run singles, and Blake Sabol and Brandon Crawford also drove in runs as the Giants won their sixth straight game against the Phillies.
Bryson Stott homered for Philadelphia, which lost its fourth in a row.
With the game tied at 4, J.D. Davis and Mitch Haniger began the eighth inning with pinch-hit singles. Joey Bart followed with a bunt single to load the bases. After Gregory Soto (1-3) retired LaMonte Wade Jr., Estrada looped a single to shallow center field, scoring the go-ahead run. Flores added a two-run single to make it 7-4.
The Phillies loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but Camilo Doval struck out Trea Turner swinging to record his third straight save in the series and his 11th in 12 chances this season.
John Brebbia (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win as the San Francisco bullpen combined to allow one run in 5 2/3 innings for the second straight day.
The Giants chased Phillies starter Taijuan Walker in the first inning, tagging him for four runs in two-thirds of an inning. Schmitt had a two-run single, and Sabol and Crawford added RBI singles, all coming with two outs.
Philadelphia responded with three runs in the fourth off Ross Stripling, who exited with low back tightness after pitching 3 1/3 innings.
J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run double and Alec Bohm followed with a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 4-3.
Stott tied the game with a solo homer to right in the fifth.
Phillies: LHP José Alvarado (left elbow inflammation) threw from 60 feet on Tuesday and Wednesday. He will likely need a rehab assignment before returning.
Phillies: LHP Ranger Suárez (0-0, 6.75 ERA) makes his second start of the year Friday when Philadelphia begins a three-game home series against the Cubs.
Giants: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (3-3, 3.06) opens a three-game home series against the Marlins on Friday night.
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Ben Ross, The Associated Press