Yu Darvish struck out 12 on Friday as the San Diego Padres, helped when a replay review turned a Giants grand slam into a foul ball, beat San Francisco 3-2.
Darvish (3-1) allowed one run and four hits, including Buster Posey’s homer, in 6-1/3 innings.
He gave up a single and walked two in the seventh, and left with the bases loaded and one out.
“I really want to go deep into the game, six and seven innings,” Darvish said through an interpreter. “Obviously I was able to get a lot of strikeouts tonight, but I feel like there is still work to be done.”
Tim Hill relieved with a 3-1 lead and pinch-hitter Darin Ruf hit a drive near the right-field foul pole that was originally ruled a home run.
After a short video review, the call was reversed to a foul.
“I thought that was a home run, I thought that was gone,” Darvish said. “After it was called a foul ball, Tim took it to another level.”
Hill struck out Ruf a few pitches later and then fanned Mike Tauchman to end the threat.
“From my vantage point, I couldn’t tell,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said of the disputed home run. “There is a pause [during the review], and for Tim Hill to maintain composure and stay in the strike zone and get those punch-outs was huge.”
The Giants scored in the eighth on Evan Longoria’s double-play grounder. Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his major-league-leading ninth save.
Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the sixth for a 3-1 lead off Logan Webb (1-2).
“I was just trying to put the ball in play. They [the Giants’ infield] were playing up,” Profar said. “When he [Darvish] is locked in, good luck.”
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was hit by a pitch from Darvish in the left calf in the fifth. He remained in the game to run, but was removed prior to the Padres batting in the bottom half.
Posey homered in the first. It was Posey’s sixth homer last month, the first time he has hit six homers in a month since May 2017.
“On the ball Posey hit, I thought that was a good pitch and that is a good hitter putting a good swing on it,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said. “After the Posey home run, I thought Yu was really in control... Darvish was outstanding tonight. I thought he got better, honestly, as the game went.”
Giants starter Logan Webb (1-2) took the loss.
“Webb threw the ball as well as he has all year. He definitely gave us a chance to win,” Posey said. “He [Darvish] is one of the best [pitchers] in the game.”
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Joey Votto hit his 300th career home run and doubled twice, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 8-6.
Votto got a curtain call from Cincinnati fans and drove in three runs, Nick Senzel lined a two-run homer and Eugenio Suarez added a solo shot.
“There have been a lot of moments that surprised me in a great way,” Votto said. “The support they showed me was shocking. I didn’t get teary-eyed, but I was emotional and grateful.”
“On the field, I was happy to get 300, but I was really just thinking of taking the lead and going ahead. That’s what we’re here for. It really made my day the way my teammates treated me,” he said.
In New York, Gerrit Cole struck out 12 in six dominant innings, while Aaron Judge homered in consecutive at-bats as the New York Yankees cruised to a 10-0 victory over the visiting Detroit Tigers.
In other games on Friday, it was:
‧ Red Sox 6, Rangers 1
‧ Nationals 2, Marlins 1 (10i)
‧ Athletics 2, Orioles 3
‧ Mariners 7, Angels 4
‧ Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 2
‧ Pirates 3, Cardinals 7
‧ Phillies 2, Mets 1
‧ Brewers 3, Dodgers 1
‧ White Sox 3, Indians 5
‧ Rays 2, Astros 9
‧ Blue Jays 13, Braves 5
‧ Twins 9, Royals 1
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