Giants defeat the Rockies 7-2, scoring 100th win and taking the lead in the NL West


Denver (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have reached one milestone and are approaching another in the resurrection season. The real goal is the title of another World Series.

Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run home run, one of San Francisco’s four long balls, and the NL West leader Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Friday night, the first 100 of the season. It became a winning team.

San Francisco began the night leading the Dodgers in the game, and Los Angeles later played in Arizona. The Giants have won 16 out of 20.

Kervin Castro (1-0) threw two innings for his first major league win, and the Giants achieved 100 wins for the first time since winning 100-62 in 2003.

“This is a big achievement, but we’re looking for more,” said San Francisco pitcher Alex Wood.

The Giants haven’t won the National League West since 2012, when they won the second of three World Series titles in five years. Entering the season, they were lightly regarded as the Dodgers and San Diego Padres being the hottest, but they surprised many.

“That’s a big deal,” said manager Gabe Kapler, who won 100 games. “We know that our department is very talented, but we also know that we are talented. Our goal was not only to sneak into the playoffs, but to win the division. “

San Francisco blew it away seventh. In Yastrzemski, Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria followed the singles with 25 home runs, Ashton Goudou (1-1). The Giants worked on something else with Buster Posey’s RBI single.

Tommy La Stella, Crawford and Brandon Belt hit solo home runs to give San Francisco a 3-2 lead with six home runs. La Stella and Crawford each hit three times, and Belt hit two times.

San Francisco has 234 home runs, one less than the club’s record of 73 home runs by Barry Bonds in 2001.

Belt, Crawford, and Yastrzemski had more than 22 players, and the other seven had double-digit home runs.

“Many home runs were meaningful,” Kapler said. “I can’t help but think of something that changed the game for us. We have donations from everyone on the roster.”

Peter Lambert, Colorado has made its first start since September 20, 2019. He underwent Tommy John’s surgery in July 2020 and returned to rotation.

He allowed two runs with four hits and 32/3 innings. Lastera hit his second pitch in the game in the left seat, and Crawford blew up the 22nd of his year in the second deck on the right in the second inning.

“I think it’s a rude awakening,” Lambert said of La Stella’s home. “That’s the reality. With a fastball in a bad position with a 1-0 count, he took advantage of it.

“I was happy to be back there, that’s for sure. I was pretty excited.”

The Rocky Mountains won their run in the first inning of Starter Alex Wood with a RBI single by Charlie Blackmon and Elias Diaz.

Minor achievements

Two of San Francisco’s minor league affiliates locked the championship on Friday night. Eugene Emerald won the High-A West title and San Jose Giants won the Low-A West crown.

Trainers room

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (right elbow tension) allowed a run and four hits in the 12/3 innings at the start of rehab at Triple A Sacramento on Thursday. … LHP Jake McGee (tension diagonally to the right) threw from 90 feet on Thursday. He hopes to return to the last weekend of the regular season.

Another for books

The Giants aren’t just chasing the team’s home run record. San Francisco can achieve a strong finish, rivaling a total of 106 wins for the New York Giants in 1904. The Giants will need to finish 6-2 to catch the 1904 team.

Giants Autograph Tom

San Francisco will sign outfielder Kaai Tom on Friday for a minor league deal and report to Sacramento. Tom scored .152 in 48 games against Pittsburgh and Auckland this season.


The Giants RHP Anthony DeSclafanny (12-7, 3.23) will face the Rockies RHP John Gray (8-11, 4.17) on the second Saturday of the three-game series.


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