Evan Longoria’s incredible tag ends the Giants’ wild victory and closes the losing streak

Evan Longoria’s incredible tag ends the Giants’ wild victory and closes the losing streak

Longo’s Incredible Tag Ends Giants Wild Win, Snap Slips Originally Appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Giants took victory from the jaws of defeat after nearly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory Sunday at Coors Field.

After blasting two separate leads from multiple runs, the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 in a wild 11-inning game.

The game ended with an incredible move by Evan Longoria. With one out on the 11th, Wynton Bernand flew right. Automatic runner Sam Hilliard tried to score at second base, but Longoria took advantage of LaMonte Wade Jr.’s pitch. and made a call, slicing through Hilliard’s cleat before he could touch third base. On the field, Hilliard was deemed safe, but the decision was overturned by the replay review.

It was a fitting end to a roller coaster game.

Wilmer Flores gave the go-ahead with a sacrificial fly atop the 11th to bring home Mike Yastrzemski. With the help of a bunt that came his way and the double play to end the game, Zack Littell made his first save of the season.

The Giants and Rockies scored twice in 10th, with Colorado leaving bases loaded in the lower half of the inning.

Longoria had quite a day, going 3-4 at the plate with a double and a grand slam to help the Giants get a much-needed victory. His first Grand Slam since 2013 gave San Francisco a 6-2 lead in the seventh inning.

For now, the Giants (60-61) have stopped bleeding and ended their four-game losing streak.

The Giants started the scoring in the second inning with a little help from Ryan McMahon’s faulty glove. After Longoria led with a pair at the left-field wall, the Rockies’ third baseman was trying to put a groundball off Estrada, but the ball incredibly slipped through the fingers in his glove, giving the Giants two baserunners with no one out. .

Brandon Crawford followed Estrada with a single, driving in Longoria. Two hitters later, Wynns hit Estrada with a single of his own.

The Rockies tied the game for fifth with a two-run homer from Brian Serven. After Longoria’s homer gave the Giants the lead, Colorado lost, receiving a run back at the bottom of the seventh on a home home from Elehuris Montero against Giants starter Jakob Junis.

An inning later, Charlie Blackmon scored at home to McMahon and then Randal Gchuk crushed a two-run homer to tie the game against Jarlin Garcia.

Junis pitched well, allowing five hits and three runs won in 6 2/3 innings. He didn’t walk with any hitters and knocked out six, but he had problems in the seventh in more ways than one.

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Two hitters after Montero’s home run, Sam Hilliard lined up a ball in the middle that looked like it hit Junis in the hand or wrist. He managed to pull himself together, put the ball on the field and turn to Wilmer Flores at first base for elimination, but Junis was forced to leave the game with the fitness coach.

It wasn’t a pretty victory. In fact, it was pretty ugly. But a win is a win, and for a Giants team that’s been fighting hard, they’re going to take it.

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