Giants defeat Blue Jays 4-3 on Crawford's sixth-inning homer

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

San Francisco (4) Toronto (3) Final

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon at Oracle Park. 

Brandon Crawford helped lift the Giants (18-24) to victory with a sixth inning solo home-run to erase a 3-3 deadlock. He finished 1-for-4 at the plate but produced an opportune go-ahead run that would stand as the difference.

Shaun Anderson (0-0), San Francisco’s number one pitching prospect, made his MLB debut and threw five innings before leaving with a no-decision. The 24-year-old struck out five batters, walked three, and surrendered two earned runs. He also impressed at the plate going 2-for-2.

Toronto (17-25) struggled at the plate but were led by Freddy Galvis, who went 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Ryan Tepera (0-2) threw one inning and gave up one run—Crawford’s eventual game-winning homer. The only hit he allowed proved to be the difference in what was a tie game up to that point.

After exiting the first inning with a 1-1 tie, San Francisco wasted little time taking a 3-1 advantage in the second inning. Aramis Garcia launched a two-run homer to centre field, scoring former Blue Jay Kevin Pillar from first base.

Brandon Drury scored on a wild pitch by Anderson in the third inning, cutting the deficit to 3-2. 

The Blue Jays pulled into a 3-3 tie in the fifth as Vlad Guerrero Jr. grounded out to score Drury for his second run of the game.

Toronto failed to maintain momentum and went down 4-3 in the sixth inning, which is where the score would stand.