Chapman’s grand slam was decisive in SF’s victory against the Reds

Chapman’s grand slam was decisive in SF’s victory against the Reds
Chapman’s grand slam was decisive in SF’s victory against the Reds

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Chapman hit a grand slam in the first inning to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.

The Giants had lost eight of 11 games before this one. They averaged less than three runs in their previous 15 games before Chapman added more than that with a single swing in the first inning against Nick Lodolo (3-2).

Chapman came to the batter’s box with two outs and sent the ball over the bullpen, beyond the left-center field fence, to give San Francisco a 4-0 lead.

Mason Black made the lead count, allowing just one run in 4 1/3 innings in his home debut. He allowed a solo home run to Elly de la Cruz in the fourth inning.

The bullpen did the rest, condemning the Reds to their ninth loss in 10 games.

Taylor Rogers (1-1) replaced Black with two runners in the fifth inning. He got out of the jam by striking out pinch-hitter Stuart Fairchild with the bases loaded for the win.

For the Reds, the Dominicans De la Cruz 3-1 with one run scored and one RBI, Jeimer Candelario 3-1, Santiago Espinal 1-1.

For the Giants, the Venezuelans Thairo Estrada 4-1, Wilmer Flores 4-0. Puerto Rican Heliot Ramos 0-for-3 with one scored.

 
For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News
 

-

PREV Historical! Verlander passes Maddux for 10th on strikeout list
NEXT Everything that Real Madrid will lose after the departure of Toni Kroos | Relief