Saturday, September 6, 2014

LA             79-62      ...                  Play much better on road than at home.
GIANTS    77-64     2  GB            Apres nous, le deluge.

Giants defeated Detroit, 8-2, in a game interrupted for three hours by a rainstorm.
LA defeated Arizona, 2-1.

Giants at Detroit, 1 PM EDT. Madison Bumgarner goes for his 17th win against David Price, late of Tampa Bay, whom the Tigers picked up for the stretch drive.
LA hosts Arizona again this evening.

Last Night's Game
Pablo Sandoval took one mighty swing, hit the ball a mighty long way, and for a moment it was October 2012 all over again as the Giants poured it on in a one-sided win at friendly Comerica Park. Then-Series MVP "Panda"'s blast came shortly after the weather had "poured it on" for two hours and forty-two minutes' worth of rain delay, a most worrisome delay for Bruce Bochy. The Giants had already hammered starter Rock Porcello for six runs in three innings before the skies, threatening for hours on a humid 93-degree Michigan evening, opened with a vengeance in the fourth. "Boch" made sure the umpires waited it out, and when the game finally resumed, back came starter Jake Peavy on three hours' rest to earn the win with six good innings of work-- three early and three late. Not too many starters these days are allowed to go back in under such circumstances, but Peavy is a bulldog, and after starting the season 1-12 (!) with Boston, he's 4-1 as a Giant. The only downside last night was the Giants remaining in lockstep with LA; it's been a steady two-game gap since last Sunday.

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