Offensive performance puts Giants over .500 for first time in 2023 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
For the first time in the 2023 MLB season, the Giants are above the .500 mark, and they got there in style on Friday night.
After allowing the Milwaukee Brewers to score one run in the bottom of the first inning, the Giants responded with 15 unanswered runs to pull away with a 15-1 victory at American Family Field.
Outfielder Mitch Haniger gave the Giants (26-25) a lead they would never relinquish with a two-run homer in the top of the second inning.
The Giants broke open the game with a seven-run third inning, started by an RBI double by JD Davis that drove in Blake Sabol.
After Haniger doubled in another run and rookie Patrick Bailey drove in an infield single, Brett Wisely finished the scoring in the third with a mammoth three-run homer.
The Giants pushed across two more runs in the sixth inning thanks to RBI singles by Michael Conforto and rookie Casey Schmitt.
In the seventh, Davis connected on his ninth homer of the season, a two-run shot that gave the Giants a 14-1 lead.
Bailey capped his first career four-hit game with a ground-rule double in the top of the eighth, driving in his third run of the game.
Alex Wood had his best game of the season, going 5 2/3 innings while allowing just three hits and one earned run. He walked five batters and struck out five on 95 pitches.
Rookie Tristan Beck went the rest of the way, allowing just one hit in 3 1/3 innings while striking out two Brewers batters. He was honored in his first career outside of the effort.
The Giants are on a roll, winning four of five games on the road trip and nine of their last 11 games to reach this point.
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San Francisco will look to continue things on Saturday when Logan Webb faces former Cy Young award winner Corbin Burnes in the third game of the series.
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