SAN FRANCISCO -AP- Brandon Belt and Justin Ruggiano homered, Matt Moore pitched into the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 in a matchup of weary teams on Saturday.
San Francisco and Cincinnati had a quick turnaround after they played 18 innings Friday night, with the Giants winning 3-2 on Buster Posey's game-ending homer.
Moore (2-4) provided a lift with 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball. He allowed eight hits, struck out seven and walked three.
The last-place Giants (14-24) won consecutive games for just the second time this season. They have won three of four overall.
Scott Schebler homered for Cincinnati, which swept a three-game series against San Francisco last weekend. Lisalverto Bonilla (0-1) pitched a six-hitter for his first career complete game.
The Giants jumped in front on Belt's long drive in the first inning. Belt's second homer of the series and No. 6 on the year sailed into the San Francisco Bay for his sixth career "splash hit."
Ruggiano connected in the second for his first homer with the Giants. Schebler went deep in the sixth, but the Reds were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.
Derek Law pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his third save in four tries.

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