The San Francisco Giants are on fire, and that’s never a good thing. After being swept in four games by the Washington Nationals, the Giants are determined to try and avoid a similar fate when they return to action against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Naturally, the Giants righthander Madison Bumgarner is the man charged with keeping the skid from getting any worse.
The Giants scored three more runs to take a 6-1 lead over the Angels in the top of the 9th inning Monday night The Giants scored two in the first, three in the second, and two more in the third. Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game, allowing one run over nine innings, striking out six while walking two. Buster Posey, Angel Pagan, and Brandon Crawford each had two hits in the game.
FRANCISCO (AP) – Evan Longoria hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning before leaving the game with a sore right side muscle, LaMonte Wade Jr. backed Johnny Cueto in the next inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the LOS ANGELES Angels 6-1 on Monday. Keon Wong #8 of the LOS ANGELES Angels slides a triple past Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants at third base in the fifth inning at Oracle Park on the 31st. May 2021 in San Francisco California. (Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Cueto (4-1) shook his cap and smiled as he left the field to thunderous applause from a crowd of 13,144 after ending his stellar day with a 1-2-3 seventh. He allowed five hits and one run, struckout five and walked none. READ MORE: Single-engine Cessna plane found in middle of Benson Avenue in Upland after reported crash Wade had earlier hit a foul ball in the McCovey Bay water behind the right-field arc, but handled the ensuing at-bat, which was his first homer for the Giants and the third of his career after hitting two for the Twins in 2019. Mauricio Dubon hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to bring in Angels starter Dylan Bundy (0-6). The Giants, who won three of four games on the road against the Dodgers and finished the series 5-1, have hit multiple home runs in six consecutive games. After sharing four games with Oakland, the Angels traveled to the other side of the Bay Area, where they had previously made a stopover, to take on the Giants in a two-game interleague series. Justin Upton greeted Cueto with a single on the first pitch of the game. He quickly recovered when Upton was forced to second base on a grounder by Keane Wong, who was then eliminated at first base. Bundy started the day with a minimum for the majors of 1.58 points scored, and again he didn’t get much help. He ended the game after 5 2/3 innings for the first time since August 2016, when he played in Baltimore. OHTANI CITS Angels starter Shohei Ohtani was rested for most of the game and had two outs in the ninth as a pinch hitter. Without question, he’s one of the most talented players in baseball, one of the most dynamic players in baseball, and he can clearly do what no one else can do – he can play and perform at the highest level in both areas, Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. He is also a man who can bring a lot of positive energy and focus to the club. It was interesting to watch him, not only as a coach, but as a fan, because he is an incredible talent. SMASHING BLOW READ MORE: The plane made an emergency landing on Highway 101 in Westlake Village, no injuries. The Giants have hit 78 home runs this season, and six consecutive games with multiple home runs is the first since 24-29, according to STATS. July 2001. TRAINING ROOM Angel: One day after leaving Oakland, l.p.. Jose Quintana is on the 10-day injury list with shoulder inflammation, but will undergo further tests. Left-hander Jose Quijada was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to take his place on the team. We think so, but we want to make sure. He didn’t feel well in the last inning, and of course his velocity decreased, manager Joe Maddon said. If he says he’s in pain, he’s in pain. … Max Stassi has completed his four-game rehab from a concussion and is ready to go, Maddon said. Giants: RHP Kevin Gausman underwent an MRI after leaving his game at Dodger Stadium with stiffness in the left hip after pitching six innings without a cut. Kurt Kasali has wrist problems that prevent him from hitting with the bat. Both are fine, according to Kapler …. Baseball player Scott Kazmir was placed on the disabled list because of personal problems at home, Kapler said, and baseball player Conner Menezes was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. MINIMUM TRADE The Giants acquired RHP Sam Delaplane from the Seattle Mariners for cash and sent him to Sacramento. CONTINUE Andrew Heaney (2-3, 5.24 ERA) pitches for the Angels on Tuesday night, trying to win back-to-back starts for the first time this year and the first time in San Francisco In his only previous game against the Giants on the 20th. April 2018, he allowed seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Alex Wood (5-2, 2.44), who lost his last two starts, is pitching for the Giants. MORE NEWS : 70-year-old man killed in attack in Anaheim, second man injured (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, transcribed or distributed).