Giants use six pitchers to shut out Brewers 5-0

San Francisco Giants’ Michael Conforto hits a single during the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field in Milwaukee on Thu May 25, 2023 (AP News photo)

Giants use six pitchers to shut out Brewers 5-0

By Barbara Mason

After winning a series this week over the Minnesota Twins, the San Francisco Giants (25-25) traveled to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers (27-23). The Brewers are currently in first place in the NL Central. Wednesday the Giants took a beating at the hands of the Twins 7-1 after winning the first two games of the series.

After the beat-down in game three of the series in Minnesota, the Giants came right back and used pitcher Scott Alexander as an opener in the first of six pitchers to shutout the Brewers on Thursday night 5-0 to get back on track in Milwaukee.

Thursday night game recap: This game was scoreless through the first four innings. In the fifth inning the Giants got up on the board 1-0 when LaMonte Wade Jr. singled Casey Schmitt home from second base. This game had turned into a pitchers duel with only the one run on the board going into the eighth inning.

San Francisco turned this game around in their favor in the eighth inning. Michael Conforto got the inning going with a solo homer to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. Schmitt doubled in the inning and drove runners Blake Sabol and Mike Yastrzemski home and the Giants had a 4-0 lead going.

They would score one more time in the inning. Patrick Bailey doubled with Schmitt on base scoring his second run of the game. The Giants had a solid 5-0 lead going into the ninth inning. Unlike yesterday’s game, San Francisco was leaving few runners stranded in this one. They had 11 hits through nine innings to the Brewers four.

San Francisco closer John Brebbia took this game home for the Giants. The final was 5-0 in the shut out, their fourth of the season. The Giants sent six pitchers in this game with great success. Another key in this win was scoring latě in the game. San Francisco totally dominated Milwaukee in this first game of the four game series.

This was a solid win for San Francisco with great pitching, great offense and defense. Conforto was 4 for 4 in the game and was a huge part of this win. His game has continued to improve with each game after struggling to start the season.

Over the last ten games the San Francisco bullpen has continued to get better and better with each game. The team can now lean on these pitchers with a lot of confidence.

The Giants will take the field Friday in game two of this series with first pitch at 5:10 PM. Alex Wood (0-0 ERA 4.00) will take the mount for the Giants. Freddy Peralta (5-3 ERA 4.15) will be on the hill for the Brewers.

San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca: Giants can’t get the sweep in Minnesota; Open up 4 game series in Milwaukee tonight

San Francisco Giants pitcher Scott Alexander seen dealing will start tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Park in Milwaukee tonight Thu May 25, 2023 (file photo McCovey Chronicles)

On the San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca;

#1 Edouard Julien was the leadoff hitter for the Minnesota Twins hit a home run, two RBIs, and scored twice helped the Twins in their six run win 7-1 over the San Francisco Giants.

#2 The Twins ended their three game losing streak and starter Joe Ryan giving up six hits and striking out four hitters, allowed one run in six innings. Talk about how Ryan had the Giants off balance and his control was on.

#3 Ryan also is doing well in the decisions department the win was his seventh win in eight games. Ryan had the help from four relief pitchers.

#4 The Giants also left 15 runners on the bases and just couldn’t move the runners over going two for 16 with runners in scoring position.

#5 The Giants will get after it again as they face the Milwaukee Brewers at America Family Field. The Giants will send left hander Scott Alexander (4-0 ERA 4.42) to start the Brewers have not announced a starter for Thursday night as of yet.

#5 Buster Posey is being inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame tonight and no doubt he’ll be on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot as well. Three time World Series Champion catcher with a lifetime .302 average.

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San FranciscoTorched by Twins 7-1

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) throws during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis on Wed May 24, 2023 (AP News photo)

San Francisco Torched by Twins 7-1

By Barbara Mason

Wednesday afternoon, the San Francisco Giants (24-25) were looking to sweep the division leading Minnesota Twins (26-24). As this game went on it became very clear that the Twins had a far different mindset and prevented themselves from getting swept coming up with a six run 7-1 win at Target Field in Minneapolis.

San Francisco had to come from behind Tuesday to take game two winning it 4-3. Anthony Desclafani took the mound for the Giants in Wednesday’s game. DeScalfani took the loss dropping his record to a 3-4 and raised his ERA to 3.43. San Francisco wanted to continue building on the three game winning streak they but the Twins were taking their hacks on DeScalfani and the Giants. Joe Ryan who was on the hill for the Twins improved his record to 7-1 W-L and lowered his ERA to 2.21.

Wednesday game recap: The Twins got on top of the Giants from the first inning and they did not take their foot off the pedal for the rest of the game.

Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Edouard Julien hit a home run. San Francisco was able to tie up the game 1-1 when Casey Schmitt singled Mike Yastrzemski home in the second inning but that was all that the Giants could muster through the rest of the game.

The Twins scored a couple more runs in the second inning to lead 3-1. Minnesota added two more runs in the third inning and the Twins were on a roll leading 5-1. Scoring another run in the fourth inning and the sixth as well gave the Twins a 7-1 lead.

The Giants had an awful game with some ugly errors. Brandon Crawford had a fielding error in the third inning which advanced the runner. In the same inning Brett Wisely missed a line drive that flew between his legs and this game had an ominous tone from the start.

The Giants had a real opportunity in the sixth inning loading the bases with no outs. They could have at the very least cut the deficit by a few runs but came up completely empty. This was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. San Francisco had three innings to get something going in this game and it just didn’t happen. It was all Twins in this one even though the Giants had more hits than Minnesota 10-7. The Twins took the Giants by six runs.

The Giants scored on a single in the second inning but it was no match to the two homers, the double, a sacrifice, and a couple of steals from the Twins. Those awful errors were the icing on the cake although the Twins had a few errors of their own; it just didn’t hurt them to the extent that it did San Francisco.

Thursday the Giants will travel to Milwaukee for a four game series against a very good Brewers team (27-22). The Brewers are first in the NL Central division and so this will challenge the Giants who will be looking to get back on track in this series. Left hand starter Scott Alexander (4-0 ERA 4.42) will take the mound for San Francisco Thursday. Right now assignment on the hill for the Brewers is undecided. First pitch is scheduled for 4:40 PM.

San Francisco Comes From Behind To Beat Twins 4-3

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Alex Cobb winds up to deliver during the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tue May 23, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Barbara Mason

After beating the Minnesota Twins (25-24) 4-1 in game one of their series on Monday night, the San Francisco Giants (24-24) picked up their second win Tuesday defeating the Twins 4-3 to reach the five hundred mark on their 2023 season.

San Francisco came from behind to beat the Twins. The Giants faced Twins pitcher Sonny Gray who had been throwing lights out, having the best ERA in the league. Gray pitched five innings, giving up six hits and two runs. The Giants had a good one on the mound as well in Alex Cobb who went seven innings, six hits and three runs.

Much as the Giants opened Tuesday’s game in the first inning; the Twins got an early lead to start the game. Byron Buxton hit a home run with Donovan Solano on base taking a 2-0 lead.

The Giants will have their work cut out for them. Gray has numerous options and what is even more concerning is that he had command of all of them. He has not allowed a home run so far this year.

For the second inning in a row, the Giants had two runners on base with two outs. Much as it played out in the third inning, the Giants left two runners stranded in the fourth inning. They had two golden opportunities in both innings but came up empty.

In the fifth inning, Cobb would get burned for a second time with a pitch similar to the one that hurt him in the first inning. He threw a splitter that sailed out of the park off the bat of Michael Taylor. The solo shot gave the Twins a 3-0 lead going into the sixth inning.

In the sixth inning the Giants loaded the bases and knocked Gray out of the game, Jovani Moran would relieve Gray followed by another relief pitcher Brock Stewart and the Twins were in all kinds of trouble. They walked two runners home before the inning was over the Giants had cut into their lead 3-2.

Michael Conforto would break the game wide open with a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Thairo Estrada scored from second base and the Giants now held a 4-3 lead.

Scott Alexander would relieve Cobb in the eighth inning. Cobb had a terrific game going seven innings finishing with eight strikeouts. San Francisco had climbed back to the five hundred mark for the season.

Wednesday’s game three will feature an early first pitch at 10:10 AM. The Giants will send Anthony Desclafani to the mound while the Twins will assign Joe Ryan. Ryan has a 6-1 W-L record and a 2.25 ERA. Desclafani has some good stats as well with a 3-3 W-L record and a 3.09 ERA.

Giants Start Minnesota Series with 4-1 win

San Francisco Giants’ LaMonte Wade Jr. rounds third base and scores against the Minnesota Twins on a J.D. Davis double in the first inning at Target Field in Minneapolis on Mon May 22, 2023 (AP News photo)

Giants Start Minnesota Series With a Win 4-1

By Barbara Mason

After falling beneath the five hundred mark in early May, the San Francisco Giants (23-24) have been turning things around lately. While they struggled against Arizona losing three of four games they did go on to sweep the Phillies. They most recently won a series against the Marlins and Monday they traveled to Minnesota (25-23) to open a three game series against the Twins at Target Field and came away with a three run 4-1 win.

John Brebbia took the mound for San Francisco and Bailey Ober was on the hill for Minnesota.

San Francisco jumped all over the Twins in the first inning. J.D. Davis got the inning going with a double and Lamonte Wade Jr. scored for the early 1-0 lead. Michael Conforto finished off the inning in Giants style hitting a home run driving in Mike Yastrzemski and J.D. Davis giving San Francisco a 4-0 lead.

Sean Manaea took over on the mound in the second inning. Manaea did allow a couple of walks and a couple of singles but generally kept it quiet for Minnesota as the Giants continued to hang onto the 4-0 lead going into the fifth inning. Going into the bottom of the fifth inning Manaea was already working on 73 pitches.

He had struck out eight through four innings. The Twins made some noise in the 5th inning with runners on second and third with two outs. Tristan Beck came in to relieve Manaea and get the Giants out of the inning unscathed. Beck did get the dangerous Byron Buxton out and it was on to the sixth inning.

The Twins would walk the first two at bats in the sixth. Emilio Pagan relieved Bailey Ober who went five innings. Minnesota followed those two walks with two strikeouts and a fly out to keep the Giants from advancing the score which still remained at 4-0.

The Twins would finally get up on the scoreboard in the eighth inning. Kyle Garlick hit a solo home run to left center and the score was 4-1.

The Giants left a runner stranded on second in the top of the ninth inning and San Francisco was three outs away from their first win of this series.

This was a well-pitched ball game for both teams. Sean Manaea had his best outing yet this season. The Giants got on the board early and were able to hold on for the win. San Francisco is now within one game of .500.

The Giants Alex Cobb will take the mound tomorrow in game two. Cobb has a 3-1 W-L record and a 1.94 ERA. For the Twins, a familiar name Sonny Gray who is having a nice season so far with a 4-0 W-L record and a 1.64 ERA. First pitch is scheduled for 4:40 PM.

Giants get key hit from JD Davis to overcome Marlins 7-5 at Oracle

San Francisco Giants’ Ryan Walker (74) throws against the Miami Marlins in sixth inning action. Walker pitched an inning of relief faced six hitters and gave up no runs on three hits at Oracle Park in San Francisco for his first Major League win on Sun May 21, 2023 (Bay Area News Group photo)

Miami (24-23). 101 110 001. – 5. 13. 0

San Francisco (22-24). 013 002 01x. – 7. 9. 1

Time: 2:24

Attendance: 28,936

Sunday, May 21, 2023

By Lewis Rubman

SAN FRANCISCO–Ever since Major League Baseball, after destroying Curt Flood’s career, read the writing on the wall and acceded to Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale’s hold out demands in 1966 by accepting a byzantine version of free agency, “well travelled” has become a frequent adjective for any player with more than five years’ experience. (Of course, in the old days, players moved around a lot, only they had no control over where and when they’d be moved).

Miami’s starter for today, Jesús Luzardo, deserves that peripatetic epithet. Born in Peru, raised in Venezuela and south Florida, signed by the Washington Nationals, traded to the Athletics, and then dealt to Miami, the 25 year southpaw seems to be justifying the excitement he aroused when he first came to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2019.

His game time marks of 3-2, 3.16 are good, if not outstanding, but there is a detail of his recent outings for the gang from the Miami Bay Area. In four of his nine previous starts he had held his opponents to one run or less. His April 17 start against the Giants in Miami was one of the five in which he didn’t fare that well. He gave up three runs on five hits in 4-1/3 innings.

Like Luzardo, Alex Wood, the Giants’ starting pitcher, is left handed and has experience a few injuries along the way. Indeed, he was on the IL from April 19th to May 4th. He had gone 0-0, 476 since his return and was 0-0, 2.87 when he took the mound at 1:06 on a warm, sunny Bay to Breakers Sunday at Oracle Park.

It didn’t take long for the Marlins to jump ahead of the Giants in a game they eventually won, 7-5. Jorge Soler, the second man up for the Fish, drove a solo home run 436 feet, deep into the left field bleachers to get Miami off on the right fin in the first inning.

Nor did it take long for the Giants to catch up. Pat Bailey, in his fourth major league at bat, got his second hit and first homer and RBI with 423 no doubt about it blast over the left center field fence. It came off a 97.8mph four seamer.

It looked like we were playing two for the see saw. Wood got two quick outs in the third and then deflected a line drive off Jon Berti’s bat towards second, where it went for an infield single. Berti, to, went to second on a balk and scored when Soler lifted a double to the right field corner.

And in the bottom of the frame, Bryce Johnson defied The Curse of the Leadoff Double. His two bagger landed on the Konica Minolta sign on the base of left center field fence in front of the Giants’ bullpen. He went to third on Wilmer Flores’s productive ground out too. short and scored Estrada’s double down the left field line.

Davis trotted home on JD Davis’s eighth dinger of 2023, a 433 foot moon shot way over the top of the sign Johnson’s earlier hit had bounced against. The inning ended with the Giants holding a 4-2 lead that Nick Fortes narrowed to 4-3 with a two out four bagger to left in the top of the fourth. Yastrzemski’s beautiful diving catch of Garrett Hampson’s dying quail to right kept it there.

A one out single to right center by Edwards and an infield hjit by Bertio in the top of the fifth ended Wood’s working day. John Brebbia came on and gave up a single down the left field line to Soler that could have been a double but in any case drove in Edwards and moved Bert on to third.

Cooper popped up to third. Then Brebbia escaped from trouble with a doozy of a play. Soler tried to steal second, and Berti ran for home, resulting in this pickle: Bailey threw to Estrada, who threw back to Bailey, who threw to Schmitt, who threw to Brebbia, who threw to Crawford, who threw to Schmitt, who threw to Bailey, who tagged Berti out at third, 2-4–2-5-1-6-5-2. And so the top of the fifth ended with the score knotted at four. Ryan Walker relieved Brebbia to start the sixth.

Wood had lasted 4-1/3 innings and got a no decision. He allowed four runs, all earned but one posthumous, on six hits, two of them homers, and no walks. He struck out five and saw his ERA rose to 4.05. 50 of his 74 pitches were considered strikes.

You knew that tie couldn’t last. Davis led off the home sixth with a double to left, and Haniger drove him in with a tie breaking single to right that ended Luzardo’s mound tenure. Andrew Nardi relieved him.

He got Yastrzemski to foul out to third and then gave up a single to center to Schmitt that brought Haniger to the hot corner. Bailey dropped a sacrifice bunt that scored Haniger and moved Schmitt to second before Crawford drew a walk. Bryce Johnson’s nubber to the mound ended the episode with the Giants ahead, 6-4.

Luzardo gave up six runs, all earned and one posthumous, in five innings. He yielded six hits, two of the home runs and a walk, while striking out eight. He threw 92 pitches, 59 for strikes.

Matt Barnes got the Giants out 1-2-3 in the seventh and, after yielding a single to center to Haniger to open the eighth, gave way to Steven Okert. Haniger stole second, his first attempted steal of the year, on Okert and then scored a run charged to Barnes, when Schmitt singled to left. (He, too, stole second).

Ryan Walker pitched a scoreless sixth for San Francisco, and Jacob Junis repeated that feat in the seventh and set the Marlins down in order in the eighth.

Camilo Doval took the mound in the top of the ninth with a 7-4 lead and the bottom of the order coming to bat. Joey Wendle hit for Hampson and managed an infield single to short. Luis Affaez lined out to Estrada at second. Edwards took a called third strike.

Wendle, who had gone to second on defensive indifference, went to third on an swinging bunt single by Berti and scored on Bailey’s errant throw to first. Soler ended the game with a fly to right.

Duval got credit for the save, his 12th. Walker (1-0,0.00) was the winning pitcher, and Luzardo (3-3. 3.83) the loser.

The Giants now will fly to Minneapolis to take on the Twins tomorrow, Monday, evening there but 4:40 in the afternoon here. San Francisco hasn’t yet announced their starting pitcher, but the Twinkies will throw Bailey Ober (2-0, 1.78)

MLB podcast with Charlie O: Rookie one of the few bright spots for A’s; Twins Kepler out with hamstring; plus more

Oakland Athletics’ Brent Rooker celebrates after hitting the game-winning, three-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the 10th inning at Oakland Coliseum on Fri May 11, 2023 (AP News photo)

On the MLB podcast with Charlie O:

#1 The Oakland A’s Brent Rooker hitting .319, 19 runs, 36 hits, and 11 home runs and won the AL Player of the Week a couple weeks back and is one of the very few bright spots for the 2023 A’s who are on a pace to possibly catch the 1962 New York Mets in terms of wins and loses.

#2 The Port of Oakland announced that last Friday was the last day for the A’s to extend their attempt to make Howard Terminal a reality. There were members of the public speaking against the project and those for it but the odds are dimming for any chance that the A’s will stay in Oakland or would you say that ship sailed already.

#3 The Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler has entered the IL for the second time in 2023 this time with a left hamstring strain. Kepler 30, was running up the first base line when he pulled up on Thursday against the San Diego Padres.

#4 Charlie, this has not been the season for New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer who had earlier been suspended for ten days for using a sticky substance then suffering from neck spasms. Scherzer missed a turn because of the spasms Tuesday against Cincinnati.

#5 The Tampa Bay Rays Drew Rasmussen is yet one in several Ray players who have gone on the IL. Rasmussen is one of the most recent for a flexor strain the injury will put Rasmussen on he IL for two months. Rasmussen is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery.

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San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Giants try to make up ground in wild card chase open against Padres tonight; Rodon gets the start

San Francisco Giants starter Carlos Rodon will go into his wind up tonight against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park in San Francisco to open a three game series. (file photo San Francisco Chronicle)

On the Giants podcast with Morris:

#1 The only competitive game out of the three game series for the San Francisco Giants against the Minnesota Twins was on Saturday when the Twins edged the Giants 3-2. But the bullpen lost that game for the Giants allowing two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the loss.

#2 With a 3-3 tie the Giants couldn’t hold on the tie and starter Jakob Junis was charged with six earned runs on his pitching line. The Twins scored five times in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull away from San Francisco on Sunday.

#3 The bullpen has been struggling trying to get the Giants out of log jams this one wasn’t any different after Junis was lifted in the bottom of the fifth reliever Alex Young who pitched two thirds of an inning gave up two runs both earned and two walks.

#4 The first bad sign about going to Minneapolis was the opening game on Friday where the Giants got outslugged 9-0 and Giant starter Alex Wood got rocked after pitching six innings giving up eight run earned runs on six hits.

#5 The Giants go back to the drawing board and get set to host the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park to open the homestand. Starting pitcher for the Padres Mike Clevinger (4-5, 3.59) the Giants will be starting Carlos Rodon (12-6, 2.81) a 6:40 pm PDT first pitch.

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Giants Swept By Twins For Fourth Loss in a Row In a 8-3 Final

San Francisco Giants pitcher Junis Jakob delivers a second inning pitch against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis on Sun Aug 28, 2022 (AP News photo)

Giants Swept By Twins For Fourth Loss in a Row In a 8-3 Final

By Barbara Mason

The San Francisco Giants (61-65) took on the Minnesota Twins (65-61) Sunday afternoon to finish off their three game series. It has been tough going for the Giants in the first two games. Game one was one to forget losing 9-0 and Game two was crushing after leading into the top of the ninth inning and falling 3-2 in extra innings.

The Giants attempted to stop the bleeding in the final game of the series. They are struggling with injury and at times poor offense. Leaving runners stranded has added to their woes. It was just too much Twins who scored five runs in the bottom of fifth that pretty much put the game out of reach for the Giants.

Both teams scored one run in the third inning and took the 1-1 tie into the fourth inning. The Giants LaMonte Wade Jr. doubled driving in Austin Slater for their first run of the game. The Twins answered with a Carlos Correa double driving in the speedy Gilberto Celestino.

The Twins walked in a run giving the Giants a 2-1 lead. With the bases loaded Minnesota walked Wilmer Flores and Austin Wynns scored.

That lead was short-lived when Jake Cave sent a bullet out of the park with Nick Gordon on base and the Twins were on top for the first time in the game 3-2.

The Giants tied up the game 3-3 in the fifth inning. Evan Longoria scored off a Brandon Crawford single.

The Twins would have another monster inning in the fifth similar to the run that they had Friday night that one in the third inning. They scored five runs all of them coming off doubles. Max Kepler, Jose Miranda Gio Urshela and Jake Cave all doubled giving the Twins an 8-3 lead. San Francisco had a lot of ground to make up going into the seventh inning.

The Twins would hang onto the 8-3 lead and sweep the series. This was the Giants fourth loss in a row.

The Giants will head home for another tough series with the San Diego Padres. The Padres are currently in second place in the National League West with a 70-58 record. Carlos Rodon 12-6 will take the mound for the Giants coming in with a 2.81 ERA. The Padres will send Mike Clevinger 4-5 with a 3.59 ERA. First pitch on Monday will be 6:45 PM PT.

Giants Lose Game Two In An Ugly Finish Minnesota 3 – San Francisco 2

San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski reacts after striking out against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Target Field in Minneapolis on Fri Aug 27, 2022 (AP News photo)

Giants Lose Game Two In An Ugly Finish Minnesota 3 – San Francisco 2

By Barbara Mason

Friday night the San Francisco Giants (61-64) got smoked by the Minnesota Twins (64-61) 9-0 in a no-contest. The Twins took charge of the game in the first inning and never looked back. San Francisco was looking to even the series Saturday night in game two of the three game series.

Game two had a far different look from last night’s game. This game was a pitcher’s duel through seven innings. The Giants starter Alex Cobb pitched five innings allowing four hits, no runs and seven strikeouts. Sonny Gray went five innings for the Twins with one allowed hit and no runs with four strikeouts. The Giants weren’t able to hold on losing by a run 3-2 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

San Francisco was first up on the scoreboard in the fifth inning. Tommy La Stella sacrificed and Luis Gonzalez scored for the 1-0 lead. That lead would hold through seven innings.

The game was halted when the skies opened up in the eighth inning in an absolute deluge. It had been threatening throughout the game but with two innings left it became reality and the game was delayed.

Minnesota threatened in the eighth inning with runners on first and third with one out but the Giants kept them off the scoreboard heading into the ninth inning.

The Giants loaded the bases in the ninth inning and Wilmer Flores scored off an Austin Slater sacrifice taking a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

The Twins tied up the game when Carlos Correa singled driving in Max Kepler and Jake Cave singled and Luis Arraez scored. It was a new ball game.

This was another ugly finish for the Giants. After intentionally walking Max Kepler in the bottom of the tenth, the bases were loaded. San Francisco pitcher Dominic Leone walked Gilberto Celestino and that was the ball game. It was another devastating loss for the Giants.

Sunday San Francisco will be looking to avoid the sweep with first pitch at 11:10 AM PT. Jakob Junis will take the mound with an 3.58 ERA and a 4-3 win/loss record. The Giants will be facing Aaron Sanchez 3-4 on the mound for the Twins. His overall ERA is 7.36 but does have a 4.50 ERA over the last 7 days.