Casali’s HR gives Giants 5-4 win, Phillies lose 11th of 15

San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski, right, is out in second after Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Johan Camargo makes the tag in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 30, 2022 , in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski, right, is out in second after Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Johan Camargo makes the tag in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 30, 2022 , in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

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Curt Casali hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia 5-4 on Monday in a longball contest that extended the Phillies’ losing streak to four and added pressure on the manager Joe Girardi.

“Sometimes what you’re going through seems like the worst thing you’ve ever been through,” Girardi said. “But you can probably look back and point somewhere else. They just have to keep working and fixing this problem. It will turn – it will. I believe in them.

Philadelphia lost 11 of 15 games and at 21-28, seven games under .500 for the first time since the last day of 2017. Girardi was hired before 2020 and was expected to break Philadelphia’s playoff drought that dates back to 2011.

“Everyone in this room and in this room has been through tough times in your life and you’re coming to the other side,” Girardi said. “Otherwise you wouldn’t be in this room.”

After Giants manager Gabe Kapler said he was going to call off his protest and show up for the national anthem on Memorial Day, Kapler’s team handed him a win that even San Francisco at 2-2 over a 10 game trip.

“Ultimately, we think we’re going to get that good pitch and have that twisted inning,” Kapler said.

Wilmer Flores and Evan Longoria also homered for the Giants. Kyle Schwarber, Nick Castellanos and Rhys Hoskins went deep for the Phillies, who lost in extra innings for the second straight day.

Eight of nine runs scored on homers.

With the score at 3-3, Casali drove an Andrew Bellatti (1-1) fastball deep into the left-field seats for his fourth homer this season. Alec Bohm hit a sacrificial fly in the bottom half.

“I was just thinking about driving the ball and doing something better than my first three shots,” Casali said. “I was just happy to do the job and go home.”

Dominic Leone (3-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the Giants.

Corey Knebel, closer to Philadelphia, allowed a home run in the ninth inning for the second straight day, a two-out drive from Longoria that gave the Giants a 3-2 lead. Longoria has five home runs in its last five games.

On Sunday, Knebel gave up a tying home run to rookie Nick Plummer in the ninth and a brace to Eduardo Escobar in the New York Mets’ 5-4 10-inning victory.

Giants starter Logan Webb gave up a career-high three home runs — he’d given up more than once in a game.

Webb took a three hit in the ninth with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Originally said his day was over after the eighth, Webb persuaded Kapler to let him stay in the game.

Looking for his first full game in the big league, Webb surrendered a first homer to Schwarber on his second pitch of the ninth, his 100th and final pitch of the game.

“I wanted it and was pretty comfortable there,” Webb said. “I felt like it was my game.”

Castellanos homered in second and Hoskins in fourth for a 2-0 lead. Flores hit a two-run homer in the sixth against Kyle Gibson, who allowed two runs and six hits over six innings.

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Kapler stood just outside the third base dugout at Citizens Bank Park during the national anthem.

“While I strongly believe in the right to protest and the importance of doing so, I also strongly believe in honoring and mourning the service men and women of our country who fought and died for that right. “, he wrote on his blog before the match.

TRAINERS ROOM

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt remains in San Francisco while recovering from right knee inflammation. Belt hit the batting cage at Oracle Park, but there is no specific timeline for his return. … OF Steven Duggar (left oblique strain) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Sacrament.

Phillies: Mickey Moniak was activated on Monday, started at center and was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts for the Phillies. The No. 1 pick in the 2016 Entry Draft broke his right hand in the final game of spring training on April 6.

NEXT

LHP Ranger Suárez (4-3, 4.74 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday for the Phillies and RHP Jakob Junis (2-1, 2.76) for the Giants.

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