SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 (UPI) -- Freddy Sanchez singled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Thursday and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 5-4 decision over Washington.
The Giants won for just the second time in eight games, rallying for three runs in the seventh.
Facing a 4-2 deficit to start the seventh, John Bowker began the inning by reaching on a fielding error by first baseman Adam Dunn. Bowker then moved to second on a passed ball and advanced to third on a ground out.
Andres Torres followed with a double, moving Schierholtz to third, and Sanchez delivered both runners with a single to left. That gave the loss to Burnett (0-2), who did not record an out.
Santiago Casilla (1-0) picked up the victory by retiring the last two batters in the top of the seventh. Brian Wilson worked the ninth for his 12th save.