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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Blake Snell takes the mound, his mind is all on pitching — even with a baby on the way who will make him a first-time father.

With a no-decision for the Giants in Monday’s 8-4 win against the Phillies, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner remains winless with San Francisco since signing a $62 million, two-year contract in March. He is eager to get on a roll and is focusing on the positive strides he’s making while getting to know the staff.

“I think I’m in a good place,” he said, noting that along with girlfriend Haeley Mar they are prepared. “Whatever happens I feel like we’ll be ready for. She knows how focused I am on pitching and how much it means to me.”

Brett Wisely doubled in a key insurance run in the sixth inning after an earlier RBI single, and Patrick Bailey hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth for San Francisco.

Randy Rodríguez (1-0) relieved and pitched two innings for his first major league win.


“I feel more confident each day and get more motivated when I see the results,” he said.


Thairo Estrada’s hard grounder scored the tying run in the fifth when the ball glanced off third baseman Alec Bohm’s glove for an error.

Heliot Ramos added a two-run single in the seventh as the Giants won for the ninth time in 11 games, much to the delight of the holiday sellout crowd of 40,598. San Francisco was swept in a four-game series at Philadelphia from May 3-6, getting outscored 29-11.


The Phillies fought back after trailing 3-0 to go ahead 4-3. Kyle Schwarber connected