Giants scoot past Phillies 1-0 in 10 on walk-off sac fly

May 29, 2024, 6:50 AM | Updated: 7:10 am

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 28: Luis Matos #29 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by ...

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tyler Fitzgerald raced from second to third, then third to home on consecutive fly balls in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies.

Starting with the extra-innings courtesy baserunner on second, the Phillies elected to walk Heliot Ramos intentionally before Wilmer Flores’ fly to center field got Fitzgerald to third.

Luis Matos then lifted a pitch by Matt Strahm (3-1) to left field, just deep enough to allow Fitzgerald to dive home ahead of a strong throw by Brandon Marsh.

The Phillies did nothing with their opportunity in the top of the 10th against Sean Hjelle (2-1).

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In a game that featured just one extra-base hit — a double by Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto leading off the sixth — scoring opportunities were in scarce supply over the first nine innings. The Phillies failed in their five chances with a runner in scoring position, while Giants hitters went 0-for-9.

For nine innings, the game remained scoreless thanks to the work of Phillies starter Zack Wheeler and three relievers, and five Giants pitchers in a bullpen game.

Wheeler worked the first six innings, allowing just a pair of singles and two walks. He struck out nine.

The Giants’ only serious threat against their former first-round pick came in the fourth when Thairo Estrada and Matt Chapman singled consecutively. But Wheeler got Patrick Bailey on a fly ball and Jorge Soler on a grounder to end the inning.

Erik Miller got the start for the Giants, going just one inning. Taylor Rogers went the next two before Spencer Howard did the bulk of the San Francisco pitching, throwing four innings of five-hit ball.

Tyler Rogers and Hjelle finished up a seven-hitter over the final three innings.

Estrada and Chapman had two hits apiece for the Giants, who improved to 8-8 in one-run games and 4-3 in extra innings. San Francisco finished with just four hits.

Kyle Schwarber and Edmundo Sosa had two hits each for the Phillies, who fell to 10-6 in one-run games and 4-5 in extra innings.

–Field Level Media


Since sacrifice flies became an official MLB stat in 1954, Matos’ walk-off sacrifice to left field was the first time San Francisco had won 1-0 on a sacrifice fly since May 26, 1966 (also vs. the Phillies).

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