Samardzija Tosses First Shutout In Giants Uniform

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija allowed just three singles in pitching his first shutout since 2015, and Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

Samardzija (9-12) frustrated the Padres to beat them for the first time in four starts this year. He allowed infield singles to Wil Myers in the second and Yangervis Solarte in the fifth before Cory Spangenberg singled to right in the eighth. It was his fourth shutout and ninth complete game.

The former Notre Dame wide receiver struck out five and walked none.

 Crawford homered to right-center off Jhoulys Chacin leading off the fourth, his 12th. Panik hit a two-run shot off the right-field foul pole off Phil Maton with one out in the eighth, his eighth. Crawford was aboard on a single.

Chacin (11-10) had been 3-0 in his first five starts against the Giants this season. He allowed one run and two hits in five innings, struck out three and walked four.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: C Buster Posey was out of the lineup and could miss a few more days with an injured thumb. The Giants were awaiting results of an MRI done earlier in the day. He was hurt applying a tag at the plate on Aug. 20 and struggled with it during a weekend series at Arizona. … RHP Johnny Cueto, on the DL with a flexor tendon strain, is scheduled to throw Tuesday or Wednesday and the team will make a call on whether he’ll be activated, manager Bruce Bochy said.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Matt Moore (4-12, 5.38) is scheduled to start Tuesday night. He’s faced the Padres only once, allowing four runs in six innings and getting a no-decision in a 5-4, 12-inning victory.

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (6-8, 4.84) has gone at least six innings in each of his last seven starts

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