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Flores hits game-ending, 2-run homer, Giants sweep Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (AP) Carlos Rodn is hardly counting as his strikeouts accumulate, even while the comparisons to Tim Lincecum keep coming.

Rodn reached the 200-strikeout mark for the very first time in his career, then watched as Wilmer Flores hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to send the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Giants on the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

The wild card-contending Phillies lost for the sixth amount of time in seven games, overall their weeklong visit to Arizona and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. Monday will mark the clubs first Labor Day off in 24 years, since 1998.

Yes, Rodn saw the scoreboard flash with the recognition of his 200 Ks. He struck out 10 over six scoreless innings.

Ive never done it, its an awesome feat, Rodn said, but theres a small number of games left so just continue.

He also tied two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Lincecum and Jason Schmidt for some double-digit strikeout performances over an individual season in franchise history with nine.

Rookie Bryce Johnson, who got his first major league hit and RBI earlier in the overall game, drew a leadoff walk in the Giants ninth. David Robertson (3-2) struck out another two batters before Flores hit his 17th home run.

J.T. Realmuto hit a tying, three-run homer in the Phillies eighth. Camilo Doval (5-6) pitched the ninth.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA had the opportunity in the eighth. LaMonte Wade Jr. singled with two outs off Robertson and Brandon Crawford walked to load the bases, but pinch-hitter Evan Longoria struck out swinging.

Wade split up a scoreless game with an individual in the fourth. Johnsons RBI single capped a three-run inning, however the Giants bullpen couldnt hold a 3-0 lead once Rodn exited.

Rodn bounced back from his first defeat in greater than a month last Monday against NORTH PARK. His nine double-digit strikeout games this year certainly are a career best and match Angels star Shohei Ohtani for some in the majors.

It doesnt really tell the story of how good a new player is nonetheless it certainly tells the story of how durable a new player is, manager Gabe Kapler said. And Carlos inching towards the final line, that complete season is actually, you can view it, you can view the light shining at the end of the tunnel. Which can be an indication that hes really had a durable and consistent and incredibly impressive overall season.

The right-hander allowed five hits and walked two as SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA won its third straight carrying out a seven-game losing streak. He heard the crowd support when he got by way of a tough sixth.

We lost seven straight before, the All-Star pitcher said. Its nice to still have fans in the stands.

Realmuto connected for his 15th homer following the Phillies rallied against John Brebbia. Alec Bohm and Bryce Harper hit consecutive one-out singles.

Ranger Surez was done after four innings for the Phillies and saw his winless stretch reach five starts since beating the Nationals on Aug. 6.


Phillies: RF Nick Castellanos continued the 10-day injured list within an expected move after he was injured on a swing Friday night here. An MRI exam revealed a mild right oblique strain, in accordance with manager Rob Thomson. The move is retroactive to Saturday and Castellanos is likely to be when eligible Sept. 13 and likely without playing in virtually any minor league games. Regarded prospect INF/OF Dalton Guthrie was selected from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and can make his major league debut when he plays. … RHP Seranthony Domnguez, coping with tendinitis in the triceps of his throwing arm, is scheduled to throw live batting practice Tuesday in Philadelphia after tossing a bullpen session Saturday. He could embark on a rehab assignment from there.

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt was used in the 60-day injured list each day after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to correct cartilage in his right knee. The task was performed by Dr. Ken Akizuki. Belt, who hit a career-high 29 home runs in San Franciscos 107-win 2021 season that ended having an NL West title, is likely to be sidelined for 8 to 10 weeks. … OF Austin Slater, who dislocated his left pinkie finger Tuesday night, . That is ultimately likely to be considered a pain tolerance thing, Kapler said. Hes not at an increased risk.


The Phillies designated INF Luis Garca for assignment to create room for Guthrie on the 40-man roster.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA claimed INF/OF Jose Rojas off waivers from the Angels and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.


Following an off day Monday, RHP Aaron Nola (9-11, 3.43 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday night in the home contrary to the Marlins having gone 1-3 over his last four outings.

RHP Logan Webb (11-8, 2.89) tries again for his career-best 12th victory also to snap a three-start skid when he pitches the series opener at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.


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