To pay for the "extensive trauma care" given to beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow, San Francisco General Hospital is seeking compensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to reports. The hospital wants a 1.2 million reimbursement from the team, who hosted the March 2011 game where Stow, 43, a paramedic from Santa Cruz, was beaten within an inch of his life, according to the San Francisco Examiner. READ MORE on NBCBayArea.com
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Belt doubled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning in support of starter Jeff Samardzija, who threw seven strong innings in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Pinch-hitter Miguel Gomez doubled to lead off the seventh for the Giants, who won their second straight and third of five. Denard Span sacrificed him to third and Belt drove a ball to left field that Starling Marte seemed to have trouble finding. It fell in front of him, allowing Gomez to score.
Adam Frazier drove in a run for the Pirates, who lost their fourth in five following a six-game winning streak.
Samardzija (5-11) allowed a run and four hits, striking out eight and walking two in winning for the first time since July 2. He had allowed 12 runs in his previous 10 1/3 innings.
Pirates starter Trevor Williams pitched well, allowing a run and five hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out two.
Tony Watson (5-3) pitched the seventh and took the loss.
Each pitcher worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the early going. Samardzija struck out Josh Bell to open the second and then allowed four consecutive baserunners, including Frazier's double. He helped himself with a bare-handed grab of high hopper to record an out at the plate.
The Giants loaded the bases with one out in the first, with Brandon Crawford driving in a run on a groundout.
Pirates: OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is resuming baseball activities. He is hitting and playing catch and riding on a stationary bike. ... Austin Meadows, the Pirates' top prospect, has been hitting and throwing and is scheduled to resume playing games next week.
Giants: OF Carlos Moncrief had his contract purchased from Sacramento and will be used as a pinch-hitter and spot starter. ... RHP Johnny Cueto (blister) threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session before the game. He's scheduled to throw again Friday and if all goes well, will likely return to action. ... RHP Mark Melancon (right pronater strain) threw 30 pitches before the game and will throw again in Los Angeles either another bullpen or to hitters. He could start a rehab assignment soon after.
Pirates: Chad Kuhl (3-7, 4.92 ERA) gets the call in Friday's series opener at San Diego. He's won his only start against the Padres.
Giants: LHP Matt Moore (3-10, 5.82 ERA) starts the series opener at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. He's 2-2 in four career starts at Dodger Stadium.
Eduardo Nuñez's stint with the San Francisco Giants lasted just under a year.
After the Giants acquired the infielder from the Twins on July 28, 2016, they shipped him off to Boston for two minor league pitchers on July 25, 2017.
On Wednesday, the day after Nuñez was traded mid-game, he went to Instagram to thank the Giants' organization and the fans for his year in San Francisco.
I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing team. I value the experiences learned during my time here and I will miss my teammates, the fans, and the beautiful city of San Francisco very much. Best wishes to the Giants organization during the rest of this season. God Bless 🙏🏼 @sfgiants
Between the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017, Nuñez slashed .293./331/.417 and swiped 31 bags.
The Giants and his teammates also took to social media to thank Nuñez for his time.
Good luck in Boston @EduardoNunez15! You're not only a great player, but also a great teammate— Mark Melancon (@Mark_Melancon_) July 26, 2017