The Giants combined some unexpected power at the plate with a gritty outing from Madison Bumgarner to beat the Braves and finally get a much-needed series win — a rarity for manager Bruce Bochy's ballclub since the All-Star break.
Andrew McCutchen had two hits, including a two-run homer, pinch-hitter Matt Joyce had a key two-run single, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from a four-run deficit to complete a three-game sweep of the freefalling San Francisco Giants with a 6-5 victory on Wednesday.
Denard Span saved the day for the Giants in Philadelphia on Thursday, delivering a leadoff home run in the top of the 10th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie. San Francisco held on to beat the Phillies 3-2 and salvage one game in the three-game series. Check out the homer:
Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending RBI double with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday and give manager Bruce Bochy his 800th win with the Giants.
Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto beat Milwaukee on Wednesday to run his record to 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA. He lost to the Diamondbacks on April 21. Since, he has won seven straight decisions in 10 starts, with the Giants winning nine of those games. Here is a look at his numbers:
Johnny Cueto of the Giants and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers locked horns in a pitchers’ duel on Friday night. Both went eight innings, but Kershaw walked off with the win after Santiago Casilla allowed a leadoff homer to Justin Turner in the top of the ninth inning for a 3-2 Los Angeles victory.