Giants win third straight with rare onslaught of runs

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May 14, 2017 - 7:44pm
The Giants finally gave manager Bruce Bochy's heart a start in a good way by scoring four times in the first against starter Tim Adleman and three more in the second against reliever Barrett Astin, with Eduardo Nuñez and Brandon Crawford each supplying two-run hits. The biggest takeaway from the series and a 4-3 week was how different the Giants look with Denard Span crushing it atop the lineup and Crawford's Gold Glove back at short. Span returned from his wall-collision shoulder injury and had quite the four-game series. The Giants had a run two batters in after right fielder Scott Schebler called for and dropped Span's flyball to right-center and Joe Panik doubled him home. Buster Posey's one-out single, a pair of walks and Nuñez's two-run single gave the Giants a rare 4-0 lead after an inning in which they batted around. Span started the inning with a triple, his fourth extra-base hit, which matched his total for the 53 plate appearances before he went on the disabled list. Panik collected another RBI with a sacrifice fly, and Crawford gave the Giants a 7-0 lead with a two-run double that followed a Belt walk and Posey plunking above the left elbow.

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