PITTSBURGH — Alex Wooden pitched six innings whereas holding his excellent report intact and Mike Yastrzemski hit a game-sealing residence run because the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Sunday.
Wooden (5-0) gave up one run whereas scattering eight hits. He struck out six and walked one as NL West-leading San Francisco gained a cut up of the four-game collection.
It has been a resurgent season for Wooden, who went a mixed 1-4 with a 5.96 ERA in 2019 and 2020 with the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers whereas hampered by again issues.
“He’s a wonderful instance of what we consider in as a company a few pitcher,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned. “He works fasts, pushes the tempo, kilos the zone, is across the zone when he’s not throwing strikes, resilient, all the time pushes (to pitch) one other inning. If we proceed to be cognizant of holding him wholesome, we’re assured he’s going to proceed to supply.”
Wooden, who’s the primary San Francisco pitcher to start out a season 5-0 since Barry Zito in 2010, feels the Giants’ philosophy of getting pitchers work quick has helped.
“I’ve all the time appreciated to push the tempo,” Wooden mentioned. “Plenty of that’s my persona.
“I don’t like ready round. I need to work at my tempo. I need to get in my groove. I don’t need the hitter to dictate the tempo or how briskly I’m attacking.”
Yastrzemski’s two-run homer to right-center area within the ninth off David Bednar prolonged the Giants’ result in 4-1. Yastrzemski returned to the lineup after lacking Saturday’s sport with aspect soreness.
San Francisco’s Buster Posey had three hits and a stroll. The six-time All-Star catcher is having fun with fairly a return, batting .382 in 26 video games after opting out of final 12 months’s shortened season due to COVID-19 issues.
Kapler has been giving the 34-year-old Posey common relaxation and the plan is working.
“I really feel actually good however, in the end, it’s all the time going to be about successful video games,” Posey mentioned.
Sidearmer Tyler Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his fourth save.
Evan Longoria scored the tiebreaking run within the sixth on a wild pitch by reliever Clay Holmes. Longoria started the inning with a single off Mitch Keller (2-5).
Keller allowed two runs and 6 hits in five-plus innings whereas hanging out eight and strolling three. That was a serious enchancment over his earlier begin when he was rocked for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings by Cincinnati on Tuesday.
“I assumed it was the perfect we’ve seen out of him this 12 months,” Pirates supervisor Derek Shelton mentioned. “We noticed the ball with a special life on it and it was positively the perfect execution of his pitches.”
The Giants scored a run within the first inning on a grounder and Ka’ai Tom’s sacrifice fly tied it within the fourth.
Mauricio Dubon added two hits for San Francisco. Adam Frazier and Erik Gonzalez had two hits every for Pittsburgh.
The Giants left a runner on base in each inning however the ninth and stranded a complete of 10. The Pirates left 9 males on after successful the earlier two nights in walk-off vogue.
ANGELS 6, RED SOX 5
BOSTON (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a two-out, two-run homer within the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied previous the Boston Pink Sox, ending a four-game dropping streak.
BLUE JAYS 10, PHILLIES 8
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Tv cameras confirmed a confrontation within the dugout between Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi and second baseman Jean Segura, who dedicated two errors.
ORIOLES 10, YANKEES 6
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maikel Franco homered and drove in three runs, rookie Bruce Zimmermann (2-3) got here out of the bullpen to permit one run and two hits over 5 2/3 innings as Baltimore prevented rallied from a four-run deficit to keep away from a three-game sweep.
RAYS 7, METS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Manuel Margot, Willy Adames and Brandon Lowe homered off Marcus Stroman (3-4) as Tampa accomplished a three-game sweep and prolonged its successful streak to 4.
CUBS 5, TIGERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Kyle Hendricks (3-4) allowed one run and eight hits in eight-plus innings, and struck out a season-high eight.
ASTROS 6, RANGERS 2
HOUSTON (AP) –Yuli Gurriel broke a 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly off Joely Rodriguez (1-2) in a four-run eighth, Chas McCormick added a two-run single and Houston received its sixth straight sport.
WHITE SOX 4, ROYALS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Wade Davis (0-2) bounced a wild pitch that allowed Jose Abreu to sprint residence with the game-ending run, capping a two-run rally within the ninth that included Yoan Moncada’s RBI single.
ATHLETICS 7, TWINS 6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) –Matt Chapman had three hits and three RBIs and Ramon Laureano scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch within the ninth inning by Taylor Rogers (0-2) as Matt Chapman struck out.
BREWERS 10, BRAVES 9
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freddy Peralta (4-1) struck out eight and allowed two hits over six scoreless innings for Milwaukee, which took an 8-0 lead and held on.
NATIONALS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 0
PHOENIX (AP) — Erick Fedde (3-4) allowed three hits in seven innings with 4 strikeouts, Daniel Hudson pitched a one-hit eighth and Brad Hand struck two for is fourth save, ending a four-hitter.
REDS 7, ROCKIES 6
DENVER (AP) — Dom Nunez’s handed ball allowed residence the tying run within the ninth inning and Jordan Sheffield’s wild pitch scored the go-ahead run.
MARLINS 3, DODGERS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer within the fifth inning off Edwin Uceta (0-2) for 3 unearned runs in a rally that started with fill-in second baseman Sheldon Neuse’s fielding error.
MARINERS 3, INDIANS 2
SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit two doubles and ended the report streak of Shane Bieber (4-3), who struck out seven, ending a string of 20 video games with eight or morw.
PADRES 5, CARDINALS 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Ivan Castillo had a pinch RBI single for his first massive league hit to cap a go-ahead, four-run rally within the fourth inning and the San Diego Padres, bolstered by minor leaguers throughout a COVID-19 outbreak, beat the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals.