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San Francisco Giants Pile on the Runs on Mother’s Day

May 13, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) throws the ball to first base against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
May 13, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) throws the ball to first base against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco Giants have now won four of five and seem to be building some momentum as they defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Mother’s Day 8-3.

The series win against the Reds is good for the Giants as they will welcome the rival Los Angeles Dodgers to AT&T Park on Monday.

The seven runs were scored in the first two innings including a first inning that saw the Giants bat around. Eduardo Nunez had the big hit with a bases loaded single.

Brandon Crawford followed that up in the second inning with a 2-run double.

Jeff Samardzija was strong, pitching 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and striking out eight. It was also his first win of the season.

Samardzija continued a trend of strong starting pitching against the Reds.

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After taking the final game of the road trip in New York and three of four from Cincinnati to start the homestand, momentum is starting to build in San Francisco.

The Giants now have a record of 15-24, which means they are also out of the cellar in the National League West. The San Diego Padres lost to the Chicago White Sox Sunday and are now in sole possession of last place at 14-25.

The Dodgers will come to San Francisco tomorrow with a record of 22-16. After a slow start, Los Angeles has climbed to second place in the division.

Game Notes:

  • Brandon Belt took over the home run lead for the Giants with his seventh of the season and second in as many days. It was also his third home run in the series against the Reds.
  • Buster Posey went 2-for-2 Sunday, lifting his batting average to .370 for the season.
  • Denard Span had another hit Sunday, raising his batting average to .268. Span has raised his average 68 points since returning from the disabled list.
  • Hunter Pence missed his third straight game and is likely headed for the disabled list, according to Andrew Baggarly.

Next: Giants Have a Two Game Winning Streak!

The San Francisco Giants begin their series with the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow at 7:15 PST as Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 3:10 ERA) goes against Matt Cain (2-1, 4.54 ERA.)

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