PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer, Kevin Gausman niftily pitched out of trouble in six innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Monday night.
San Francisco’s Gabe Kapler became the first manager in major league baseball history to start his career 200-200. Kapler, who was 161-163 as Philadelphia’s manager in 2018-19, was booed when he brought out the lineup card
Gausman (1-0) allowed six hits, walked four and struck out five. He lowered his ERA to 2.45.
Matt Wisler tossed a perfect seventh, Camilo Doval worked the eighth and Wandy Peralta finished off the seven-hitter for his second save.
Phillies starter Chase Anderson (0-2) yielded two runs and five hits in four innings.
The Phillies were 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position — all against Gausman — and left 11 runners on base.
Anderson got the first two outs in the third before Evan Longoria ripped a double. Belt followed with a shot into the right-field seats to give the Giants a 2-0 lead.
A fan wearing a red Phillies cap ran down the aisle and leaped over the seats to retrieve the ball only to land flat on his back and end up trending on Twitter.
The Phillies had runners on second and third with two outs in the third after consecutive singles by Rhys Hoskins and Bryce Harper, but Gausman froze J.T. Realmuto with a 3-2 splitter for a called third strike.
Gausman escaped a tougher jam in the fourth after Alec Bohm led off with a walk and Jean Segura hit his 200th career double. Gausman struck out Mickey Moniak and Nick Maton and retired pinch-hitter Brad Miller on a grounder to leave two runners in scoring position.
Giants catcher Curt Casali has been behind the plate for all of four of the team’s shutouts, including a 1-0 win at Miami on Sunday.
Giants: LHP Sam Selman was recalled from the alternate training site and RHP Trevor Gott’s contract was selected. OF Steven Duggar and C Chadwick Tromp were optioned.
Phillies: Maton and LHPs Damon Jones and Cristopher Sanchez were recalled from the alternate site.
Giants: C Buster Posey wasn’t in the lineup for the second straight game because of a bruised left elbow. He was hit by a pitch from Sandy Alcantara on Saturday.
Phillies: LHP Jose Alvarado, LHP Matt Moore and INF Ronald Torreyes went on the injury list due to COVID-19 protocols. First-base coach Paco Figueroa and assistant Bobby Meacham also entered COVID protocols, joining hitting coach Joe Dillon, third-base coach Dusty Wathan and bullpen coach Dave Lundquist.