Giants snap five game losing skid to end dreadful road trip; Arroyo’s three RBI double puts Giants over the top 6-5

May 10, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

By Jeremy Harness

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

Curtis Granderson scores as Nick Hundley waits for the ball. Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants have been terrible this year, bad enough to have a firm grasp of the National League West cellar, and things do not look to get any better any time soon.

However, they finally got a taste of victory Wednesday at New York’s Citi Field, as they beat the host Mets, 6-5, to put a merciful end to a five-game losing streak and avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Mets.

The Giants found themselves behind early in the game, but they slowly rallied in the late innings before breaking through in the ninth inning.

Hunter Pence tied the game at 3-3 with a sac fly before Christian Arroyo broke the game wide open with a bases-clearing double that scored three runs and gave the Giants a commanding 6-3 lead. Arroyo was among five Giants who had two hits on Wednesday.

However, they did their best to give up the bank, but New York simply ran out of outs. Closer Derek Law surrendered a two-run double to Wilmer Flores in the bottom of the ninth inning, but he was able to hold off the Mets the rest of the way to nail down his second save of the season.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

Giants starter Matt Cain Photo Credit: Brad Penner USA Today Sports

Both starters on Wednesday ended up with a no-decision. Matt Cain went only five innings and gave up two earned runs on only four hits, striking out three and walking a pair while former A’s starter Tommy Milone also went five and surrendered a pair on six hits. He walked two and struck out five batters.

The Giants will now head home and start a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds, who beat up the Giants like they stole something when they paid a visit to the Great American Ball Park last weekend. To illustrate that point, Cincinnati out-scored the punchless Giants by a count on 31-5, which indicates how hard San Francisco has fallen at this point.



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