Wednesday, May 6, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Giants come from behind to edge Indians

By
From page B8 | April 27, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants needed four innings to figure out Cleveland starter Zach McAllister.

Hunter Pence hit a two-run single in San Francisco’s four-run fifth, leading the Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Indians on Saturday.

“That one inning, it just got contagious,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

McAllister (3-1) retired 12 in a row before Michael Morse led off the fifth with a single to center. Morse advanced to third on Brandon Crawford’s one-out single and scored on Gregor Blanco’s pinch-hit single that came on a first-pitch fastball.

“Coming off the bench, it’s not that easy to do,” Blanco said. “In that situation to get a pinch hit and drive one in … you just got to be aggressive.”

Angel Pagan had a sacrifice fly before Pence’s two-out hit gave the Giants a 4-3 lead.

McAllister left after Brandon Belt struck out to end the inning. He allowed five hits, struck out six and walked one after winning his previous three starts.

Buster Posey added a solo homer in the sixth as San Francisco earned its third consecutive win. Posey, who won the NL MVP award in 2012, went 1 for 3 and is batting .103 (4-for-39) over his last 13 games.

“I was happy for Buster,” Bochy said. “You go through these tough streaks and it’s not easy.”

Giants starter Tim Lincecum lasted just 4 2-3 innings, but managed to lower his ERA to 5.96. He was charged with three runs, two earned, and nine hits.

“We did a really good job of making (Lincecum) work,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. “We just weren’t able to get that one more hit to tack on.”

Lincecum has pitched just 25 2/3 innings in five starts in his first season since he signed a $35 million, two-year contract over the winter.

“I had my game plan. I just wasn’t executing it,” Lincecum said. “That kind of exacerbated the feeling of hopelessness, I guess. Well, not hopelessness, but just things aren’t going right. Fix that tomorrow.”

But San Francisco continued to get strong work from its bullpen. Juan Gutierrez (1-1), Jean Machi, Jeremy Affeldt and Sergio Romo combined for 4 1/3 hitless innings after Lincecum departed.

Romo got three outs for his sixth save in six chances as San Francisco’s bullpen lowered its MLB-best home ERA to 0.45 in 11 games.

“Very impressive,” Bochy said. “They won the game for us (Saturday) with the job they did.”

Bochy went out of his way to praise Gutierrez for striking out Yan Gomes with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning.

Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher and David Murphy had two hits apiece for Cleveland. Jason Kipnis drove in two runs.

Cleveland scored in the first, third and fifth to build a 3-0 lead. Kipnis singled in Bourn in the first and drove in Swisher with a grounder in the third. Swisher doubled home Bourn in the fifth.

Saturday marked the 257th straight regular-season sellout at AT&T Park, matching the National League record set by the Philadelphia Phillies from July 7, 2009 to Aug. 5, 2012. Up next on the MLB sellout streak list is the Indians, who sold out Jacobs Field 455 times from June 12, 1995 to April 2, 2001.

Comments

comments

The Associated Press

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    New chemistry building in the works at UCD

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1

     
    With collective’s help, you can fix it yourself at Bike Forth

    By Bob Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    May 11 talk focuses on clean water

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    ‘From Age-ing to Sage-ing’ guides library group

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Crossing lines, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    ’12 Angry Men’ will screen Friday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Kids get a peek at the great outdoors

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Heidrick Ag History Center rebranded as California Agriculture Museum

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    BeerFest expands to include cider

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Pet Food Express organizes Save a Kitten fundraiser

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Earth-centered author comes to Avid Reader

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Breast cancer treatment update offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

     
    MIND Institute lecture will focus on prenatal exposure to insecticide

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Retirees to hear about Woodland’s shade tree campaign

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Round up at the registers for Davis schools

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6Comments are off for this post

     
    Origami lovers will meet at library

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Health care documentary will screen at meeting

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Pence Gallery: We’re overflowing with gratitude

    By Natalie Nelson | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Who is Ralph Hexter? Chancellor’s No. 2 fills us in

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    New book flows with good news about water

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4 | Gallery

     
    Injection wells endanger our aquifers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

    .

    Sports

    Devils crush Edison to earn McClatchy rematch

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Blue Devils grind out a victory over Oak Ridge

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Davis boys dominate first playoff match

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggies go flat in 7-1 Sacramento State win at Raley

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Alliance/Legacy roundup: Local squads fare well over the weekend

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    AYSO roundup: Davis teams capture Fog Classic crowns

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    High school artists exhibited at Pence Gallery

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    See Christian Quintin’s paintings at Hattie Weber Museum

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble returns

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Sac Ballet presents Modern Masters on May 8-9

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7

     
    Davis Youth Flute Choir tunes up for China tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B5