SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Wooden and three relievers mixed for a four-hitter for San Francisco, Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly and the Giants reached 104 wins for the primary time since 1905 by beating the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Wednesday evening.
Supervisor Gabe Kapler’s ballclub joined the 1945-46 Boston Purple Sox as the one groups to comply with a dropping season with 104 victories. With 4 video games left, the Giants have an opportunity to interrupt the franchise wins report of 106 set by the 1904 New York Giants.
“Our gamers can and must be proud,” Kapler mentioned. “It’s an enormous accomplishment. This staff has achieved so many good issues. To say that this membership has received extra video games than another San Francisco Giants staff is kind of fulfilling.”
San Francisco maintained a two-game lead within the NL West over the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers, who rallied to beat San Diego 11-9. The Giants are searching for their first division title since 2012 and have clinched no worse than a wild-card berth.
Arizona dropped to 50-108, is the losingest staff within the large leagues and is 0-8 at San Francisco this season. The Diamondbacks are nearing their staff report of 111 losses, set in 2004.
“The margins between a win and a loss are very small,” Arizona supervisor Torey Lovullo mentioned. “We had a few alternatives, and we couldn’t benefit from them. They took benefit of the one they’d.”
Wooden was dominant in his third begin since coming off the COVID-19 record, permitting three hits in six innings with six strikeouts. He induced a double play to flee a two-on jam within the third, then struck out pitcher Merrill Kelly with two on to finish the fifth.
Dominic Leone (4-5) retired three batters, Jarlin García adopted and Camilo Doval pitched the ninth for his second save.
“We will win video games so many various methods,” Wooden mentioned. “We pitched rather well and the bullpen’s been nails all yr. I can’t anticipate October. The enjoyable is simply starting.”
Tommy La Stella, who left Tuesday’s recreation with soreness in his left Achilles tendon, singled main off the seventh towards Noé Ramirez (0-2). Pinch-runner Steven Duggar stole second and was sacrificed to 3rd earlier than Bryant hit a low liner to proper. Duggar scored with a headfirst slide that simply beat the one-hop throw from Henry Ramos.
“That’s extra of what you see within the postseason,” mentioned Bryant, who received a World Sequence with the Cubs in 2016. “Normally the groups that win all of it do the little issues proper. We’re simply hoping we will hold successful and hold the Dodgers off our tail. It’s loopy to have as many wins as we do and nonetheless preventing for a division.”
Winless since July 24, Kelly allowed three hits in 5 innings.
RETURN OF MADBUM
Madison Bumgarner lastly get his second to be celebrated by the San Francisco followers. The large Arizona lefty pitches towards his outdated membership on Thursday evening with a crowd this time — in contrast to his first outing again at Oracle Park final September performed in entrance of cardboard cutouts.
“I do know for a incontrovertible fact that this city has cherished and appreciated him from afar for the previous couple years, he’s achieved some unbelievable issues right here,” Lovullo mentioned. “I’m a baseball fan, too, I watch a majority of these factor on a regular basis. They’re feel-good moments. I do know this city means lots to Bum as properly.”
Bumgarner signed an $85 million, five-year contract with Arizona in December 2019 after 11 seasons with the Giants. He helped San Francisco win World Sequence titles in 2010, ’12 and ’14.
Giants: OF Alex Dickerson (left foot) was held out.
Bumgarner (7-10, 4.58 ERA) heads into Thursday’s begin searching for his first win since Aug. 19. He has allowed 15 earned runs in 24 innings throughout 4 begins in September. LHP Scott Kazmir (0-1, 4.09 ERA) will get one other begin for the Giants. The 37-year-old allowed an unearned run in 4 innings towards the Padres on Sept. 22.
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