Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Belt, Ruggiano power Giants to 3-1 win over Reds

Belt, Ruggiano power Giants to 3-1 win over Reds

Lisalverto Bonilla allowed three runs in a complete game loss to the Giants on Saturday.

How hard is it for the Giants to beat the Cincinnati Reds?

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When Buster Posey hit a soaring home run over the left field fence at just before 12:45 a.m. Saturday, the Giants had a 3-2, 17-inning win at AT&T Park in front of the remnants of a crowd of 41,325. He stole second with Brandon Crawford at the plate, went to third on a ground ball and scored when shortstop Jose Peraza couldn't come up with a do-or-die grounder and make the throw to first. "It gets to a point where you're playing so many extra innings, your body hurts". There's no way around it. "Fortunately, we were able to get one (over)".

San Francisco and Cincinnati had a quick turnaround after they played 18 innings Friday night, with the Giants winning 3-2 on Buster Posey's game-ending homer.

"I think Buster'd had enough", Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of his star, who caught the entire 17 innings. "This was a huge win".

For Sunday's game, the Giants will be going with RHP Jeff Samardzija for the start. "I really don't remember what happened".

Moore gave up eight hits in 7 1/3 innings and walked three, but continually worked out of trouble and struck out seven.

Moore's 120-pitch game did not start ausicpiously.

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The Giants followed Johnny Cueto with seven pitchers who shut out the Reds on six hits for nine innings.

Wandy Peralta (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Reds closer Raisel Iglesias survived a white-knuckle ninth inning for his seventh save.

"Those kinds of games are must-win, to go out and battle that long", Gearrin said. "Both teams had an bad lot of opportunities to win that game, and no one could come up with the big hit until Posey did". "We'll be back in a couple of hours for another one".

Starting pitching report: Moore reached 120 pitches for the fourth time in his career.

Denard Span got the Giants started against Scott Feldman with his 12th career leadoff home run, his second homer in as many games since coming off the disabled list Thursday. Hamilton squared to bunt and pulled the bat back at the last minute.

Moore thew 120 pitches and got a lead into the eighth.

"I know we're feeling good now", Price said. I was proud of him.

Arroyo turned in a defensive gem on a ground ball by Joey Votto for the second out in the top of the 17th, snagging the ball on a dive and throwing to first for the out.

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