SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Stockton Ports couldn't have asked for a better start from Tanner Peters, but their offense left something to be desired on Thursday night at Municipal Stadium. Peters took a perfect game one out deep into the seventh inning, but Stockton's offense went 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position as the San Jose Giants squeaked out a 2-1 victory in 10 innings.
Stockton had early opportunities against Giants starter Kyle Crick, but they fell by the wayside. Max Muncy hit a two-out double the first, but Tony Thompson struck out to end the inning. In the second, the Ports had two aboard with one out, but Crick recorded back-to-back strikeouts of Bruce Maxwell and Dusty Robinson.
After allowing an infield single to Crocker to start the third inning, Crick retired the final nine batters he faced to take him through the fifth and complete his outing. Crick received a no-decision, going five shutout innings and allowing three hits while striking out eight.
Jose Casilla took over for the Giants in the sixth inning and faced Addison Russell, who reached on an error committed by third baseman John Polonius. Muncy followed with a single to right to put runners at the corners with nobody out. Thompson came up next and hit into a 6-4-3 double-play that scored Russell and gave the Ports a 1-0 lead. The run was unearned and the only run allowed by Casilla in two innings of work.
Meanwhile, Peters was perfect through six and one out deep into the seventh. With one out in the seventh, Skyler Stromsmoe lined a double off the right field fence to break up 19 in-a-row retired by Stockton's starter. After Angel Villalona struck out, Mac Williamson lined a two-out double down the left field line to score Stromsmoe and tie the game at 1-1.
Peters received a no-decision, going seven innings and allowing one run on two hits while striking out five.
Seth Frankoff took over for Peters in the eighth and pitched around a single in the eighth and a walk in the ninth to send the game into extra innings. Cody Hall tossed a scoreless ninth and 10th for the Giants while striking out three batters.
Josh Osich (3-1) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th for San Jose, pitching around back-to-back two-out singles by Myrio Richard and Antonio Lamas, getting Rashun Dixon to strike out to end the threat.
Ryan Dull (0-1) came on to pitch the bottom of the 10th for Stockton and, after striking out Jeff Arnold to start the frame, walked Bobby Haney and then gave up a single to Polonius that put runners at the corners. Shawn Payne came up next and blooped a single to shallow right to score Haney and end the ballgame.
Dull suffered his first loss with Stockton while Osich picked up the win in relief for San Jose.
The Ports and Giants will play the second game of their four-game series on Friday night at Municipal Stadium. Raul Alcantara (1-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his second start of the season for the Ports, opposed by Giants left-hander Adalberto Mejia (2-1, 3.81 ERA). First pitch is set for 7 p.m. PDT.