SAN FRANCISCO ( Associated Press) – Mike Yastrzemsky hit a two-run single and took a beautiful catch in the outfield on Miguel Cabrera’s sharp liner as the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Legendary lefty Carlos Rodón (7-4) allowed one run and seven hits in six innings, with four strikeouts and no walk. Rodan has conceded just two runs in his last 27 innings.
Yastrzemski jumped on the run in right field in eighth to rob Cabrera of a potential extra-base hit, helping San Francisco improve to 7-2 in interleague play this season.
Dominic Lyon had run just six batsmen in his first 29 appearances before releasing three free passes and dropping Willy Castro’s RBI single with two outs in the eighth. Camilo Doval relieved and dismissed Jonathan Shoop, then finished for his 12th save.
Doval prompted Javier Baez to play a double at the end of the game, with the call to first base being retained after a replay review.
Cabrera got the Tigers on the board with an RBI single in sixth.
Ivan Longoria hit a two-run single in the first run as the Giants quickly started Tariq Scoble (5-6). Lefty 4 was done after 2/3 innings and has not gone in more than five innings in four straight outings. A native of the East Bay suburb of Hayward, Scoble gave away three runs and four hits and lost his fourth consecutive start.
It is the Tigers’ first visit to San Francisco since being swept by the Giants in the 2012 World Series, and their first visit to a regular season series since 2008.
Tigers rookie Spencer Torkelson remembers standing cheering when San Francisco won the NL Championship Series in 2012 on the way to its second World Series crown in three years. Marco Scutaro secured a popup to end it and smiled as it rained when the Giants finished St.
“It was a really nice atmosphere,” Torkelson said. “I went to a lot of Giants games but that was one of the more memorable games.”
Torkelson, 22, grew up in the wine country North Bay town of Petaluma, where her preschool teacher painted a mural of then-Pac Bell Park on the wall of her bedroom. He expected around 500 supporters to attend his homecoming, including his immediate family such as his parents, brothers, grandmothers and uncles.
The top pick in the 2020 amateur draft from Arizona State, he was already making a homecoming in Phoenix over the weekend when Detroit played the Diamondbacks.
Tigers: RHP Miguel Pineda, working back with a broken middle finger on his pitching hand that has sidelined him since May 15, will throw a bullpen at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday and as early as Friday Might be in line to start for the Tigers. Against Kansas City at home. … Austin Meadows returned from COVID-19, but is still dealing with strain in both Achilles tendons, the Tigers hope will not last long. “Now we are waiting for him to recover,” said manager AJ Hinch.
GIANTS: Manager Gabe Kapler is confident SS Brandon Crawford – named on Sunday’s 10-day injured list with a left knee swelling – will be in better health for the stretch run after this stretch of time to correct his body will be in “Every day is going to get a little better. We now have a game plan to get him back to full health and full explosive and clear head,” Kapler said. If he comes, what can he bring?”
RHP Ronnie Garcia (2-2, 4.57 ERA) finished the afternoon series for Detroit on Wednesday in front of LHP Alex Wood (5-6, 5.05).
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