Nunez wins it in the ninth Giants roll to their sixth win in seven games 6-5 edging St Louis

May 19, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants’ Eduardo Nunez watches his two-run double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, May 19, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

By Jeremy Kahn

What a difference from the last road trip to the beginning of this seven-game road trip for the San Francisco Giants.

Eduardo Nunez came up with a huge two-run double in the top of the ninth inning, helping the Giants to a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

This was the Giants sixth win out of their last seven games, and are now 7-15 outside of AT&T Park, where they have won two games in a row.

In their last road game on May 10, the Giants scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning and defeated the New York Mets 6-5 at Citi Field.

Bryan Morris picked up his second win of the season, as he pitched a perfect eighth inning, where he struck out two batters before giving way to closer Mark Melancon, who was able to end the game on a nifty double play to end the game. It was the seventh save of the season for Melancon.

Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh gave up two runs in the top of the ninth inning on the Nunez double, as it was the second blown save of the season for Oh.

Nunez drove in Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford with his two-run double up the left-center field alley. Both Belt and Crawford singled prior to the Nunez heroics.

Matt Moore went six innings, giving up two runs on five hits, while walking three and struck out five.

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha returned to the mound for the first time in 11 days, as he scattered four hits in six innings of work. Wacha struck out five and walked three in his six innings.

NOTES: Jeff Samardzija takes the Busch Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as he looks for his second win in as many starts. Carlos Martinez looks his fourth consecutive win after beginning the season 0-3 for the Cardinals.

Conor Gillaspie, who is out with back spasms will begin his rehab assignment with the Sacramento Rivercats

Giants reliever Cory Gearrin spent his off-day at San Francisco City Hall, as he married Maddi Reynolds. Gearrin joined the team prior to the game.


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