Wilmer Flores’ sacrifice fly holds up, Giants beat Reds 7-6

Wilmer Flores’ tiebreaking sacrifice fly within the seventh held up in a wierd, back-and-forth sport that featured 4 two-run homers within the first inning alone, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6

SAN FRANCISCO — Down by 4 runs after a half-inning a day after being shut out, San Francisco simply began swinging away.

Wilmer Flores’ tiebreaking sacrifice fly within the seventh held up in a wierd, back-and-forth sport that featured 4 two-run homers within the first inning alone, and the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 on Tuesday night time.

Austin Slater put the Giants forward on an RBI triple within the sixth following three residence runs by San Francisco. That lead did not final: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and second baseman Tommy La Stella collided making an attempt to chase down pinch-hitter Alex Blandino’s fly in shallow heart within the seventh, and the ball fell to the grass for a single because the Reds scored the tying run to make it 6-6.

The groups have been tied at 4 after the primary inning on a pair of two-run homers by every membership. The one different time since not less than 1974 that groups hit 4 two-run homers in the identical inning was Sept. 18, 2004, when the Tigers and White Sox did so within the tenth inning, based on Sportradar.

“There’s numerous confidence up and down our lineup. I simply don’t assume we’ve misplaced any of that from the best way that we’ve began, we simply haven’t scored that many runs,” supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. “What tonight demonstrated is that we’re resilient. We’re not going to get down on ourselves, we’re not going to lose confidence as a result of now we have a stretch of 10 or typically much more video games the place we’re not placing up massive numbers.”

Joey Votto linked off former Reds right-hander Kevin Gausman — who was practically hit by a flying bat from leadoff hitter Jesse Winker to begin the sport — for his second homer in two nights. Mike Moustakas then added his two-run homer, sending the drive into the water of McCovey Cove past the proper discipline arcade to present Cincinnati a splash-hit homer for the second straight sport.

Mike Yastrzemski and Brandon Crawford every hit two-run photographs within the backside half towards Cincinnati ace Luis Castillo.

“To the Giants credit score, they got here proper again and hit two residence runs and tied it up,” Reds supervisor David Bell stated. “That adjustments the sport clearly.”

Nick Castellanos hit a go-ahead double within the second earlier than Evan Longoria’s solo homer within the sixth tied it at 5.

Cionel Pérez (1-1) walked the primary two batters of the seventh earlier than Flores got here by means of towards Lucas Sims.

Wandy Peralta (2-0) pitched the seventh for the win and Jake McGee completed for his fifth save.

The Giants pounded 11 hits a day after San Francisco obtained shut out for the second time this season and misplaced 3-0 to have its four-game profitable streak snapped.

“Now we have a dynamic offense and I feel we confirmed that at present,” Yastrzemski stated.


The sport drew 3,673 on Tuesday, 11 extra followers than the Giants introduced crowd of three,662 for Monday’s collection opener.

“Most likely crucial measure is individuals’s consolation degree in popping out to baseball video games proper now,” Kapler stated. “I feel now we have the expectation that persons are simply going to flock as soon as we open up the doorways, however I feel there’s nonetheless a big quantity of trepidation and I feel final night time was an instance of that.”


Reds: RHP Sonny Grey will begin Friday or Saturday in his return from a mid-muscle pressure in his again. He did high quality in a simulated sport Saturday. “He’s wholesome and able to go,” Bell stated. … Bell stated RHP Tejay Antone, who struck out 5 over 3 2/3 hitless innings of reduction Monday throwing 60 pitches, is unlikely to pitch once more till Friday. … Bell stated he thought of INF Eugenio Suárez lucky to not undergo severe harm after being hit on a hand by a pitch from Aaron Sanchez in the course of the fourth inning Monday. He stayed within the sport, did not want additional assessments and felt OK on Tuesday, Bell stated.

Giants: RHP Tyler Beede, a prime prospect chosen within the first spherical of the 2014 draft who had Tommy John surgical procedure in March 2020, “continues to play catch with none points” and had a great bullpen session, supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. … RHP Reyes Moronta, positioned on the injured checklist Sunday with a flexor pressure in his pitching elbow, is present process remedy and will not throw for one more three or 4 days. He missed all of final season recovering from proper shoulder surgical procedure in September 2019. … LHP Alex Wooden, rehabilitating a strained decrease again, made a second begin on the staff’s Sacramento alternate coaching web site and the Giants are discussing when to convey him to the majors — nonetheless viewing him as a starter, with Kapler noting, “that is the place we’re leaning closely.”


Cincinnati will face one other certainly one of its former pitchers when Johnny Cueto (1-0, 2.51 ERA) takes the mound for the Giants within the collection finale Wednesday afternoon reverse Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (1-0, 2.00). Cueto obtained inside one out of an entire sport in San Francisco’s residence opener Friday towards Colorado.


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