DENVER — Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer, one in every of 4 lengthy balls by San Francisco, to assist the NL West-leading Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 Friday evening and turn into the season’s first 100-win crew.
154 video games is the quickest the Giants have reached 100 wins within the live-ball period (since 1920). It is the primary time they have been the primary crew in MLB with 100 wins since shifting to San Francisco in 1958.
San Francisco leads the Los Angeles Dodgers by a recreation. The Giants have received 16 of 20.
Kervin Castro (1-0) tossed two innings for his first main league victory, and the Giants reached 100 wins for the primary time since going 100-62 in 2003.
“It is a large accomplishment, however we’re searching for extra,” San Francisco pitcher Alex Wooden stated.
The Giants have not received the NL West since 2012, once they captured the second of three World Collection titles in a five-year span. Coming into the season, they had been evenly regarded with the Dodgers and San Diego Padres getting a lot of the consideration, however they’ve shocked many.
“It is a large deal,” supervisor Gabe Kapler stated of profitable 100 video games. “We all know our division is very proficient, however we additionally know that we’re proficient. Our objective was to win the division and never simply sneak into the playoffs.”
San Francisco blew it open within the seventh. Yastrzemski adopted singles by Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria together with his twenty fifth homer off reliever Ashton Goudeau (1-1). The Giants tacked on one other run on Buster Posey’s RBI single.
Tommy La Stella, Crawford and Brandon Belt had solo house runs to offer San Francisco a 3-2 lead after six. La Stella and Crawford had three hits every and Belt completed with two.
San Francisco has 234 house runs, one fewer than the membership report set in 2001 when Barry Bonds hit 73. The Giants lead the NL in homers and are second within the majors to Toronto’s 241 regardless of not having a participant hit greater than 27 this season.
Three gamers — Belt, Crawford and Yastrzemski — have 22 or extra, and 7 different gamers have reached double digits in house runs.
“So lots of the house runs have been significant,” Kapler stated. “I am unable to assist however consider those that modified a recreation for us. We’re getting contributions from everybody on our roster.”
The Related Press and ESPN’s Stats & Info contributed to this story.