Aug 16, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants infielder Joe Panik (12) dives into third base after hitting a triple against the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth inning at AT&T Park. The Giants defeated the Phillies 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Panik & Blanco Help San Francisco Giants Even Series

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by the final score of 6-5 after falling behind early.

Tim Hudson didn’t have the best outing this evening, but the offense was able to pick him up tonight. Hudson went just four innings and allowed five earned runs on eight hits along with three walks. He had three strikeouts.

It was actually the San Francisco Giants who struck first in the first inning on a Hunter Pence solo home run.

The Phillies would answer back in the top of the third though with an RBI single from Ryan Howard followed by a Marlon Byrd sacrifice fly that brought in Chase Utley.

Philadelphia added three more runs in the fifth inning off of Hudson.

First, with runners on first and second, Utley hit a double to pick up his first RBI of the game. Howard followed that up with a two-RBI single bringing him to a total of three for the game. After picking up no outs in the fifth Hudson was replaced by Juan Gutierrez who was able to get out of the inning without allowing anymore runs.

The rest of the night it was all the San Francisco Giants as the bullpen was lights out. In all five guys were used out of the bullpen and Jeremy Affeldt ended up with the win and Sergio Romo picked up his 23rd save of the season.

How did they win?

Well, it started in the bottom of the sixth, with the San Francisco Giants down 5-1.

Buster Posey opened things up with a base hit, then after him Pablo Sandoval reached on a throwing error by Utley. Michael Morse kicked off the rally by hitting a double and knocking in the first of four runs in the inning for the Giants. The other three runs came by base hits from Joe Panik and Gregor Blanco, as well as an Angel Pagan sacrifice fly. By the end of the inning it was 5-5.

Then, with the game still tied in the eighth, Joe Panik hit a triple and eventually came to score on Blanco’s second base hit of the game. It would also be his second RBI of the game. That would prove to be the game-winner.

Tomorrow afternoon will be the rubber-match between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies with Tim Lincecum (9-8, 4.51 ERA) set to go against David Buchanan (6-6, 4.40 ERA). Don’t miss the 1:05 pm start time!

Tags: Buster Posey Gregor Blanco Hunter Pence Joe Panik San Francisco Giants

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