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Giants win 5th in row, top Mariners under smoke-filled skies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer because the San Francisco Giants defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-1 for his or her fifth straight win Wednesday evening under skies turned orange by raging wildfires in Northern California.

Players took batting follow with the lights turned on at Oracle Park on a late-summer afternoon. Some ash flakes rained down on the ballpark and the odor of smoke was noticeable however not overpowering.

“It was weird,” Giants pitcher Tyler Anderson mentioned.

“This morning I woke up and it was like 10 o’clock and I had to double check and make sure it wasn’t 10 p.m. All the car lights were on. Street lights were on. It was kind of a weird day, but the air quality wasn’t too bad. We checked the (air quality) index, it wasn’t too bad so it didn’t have much of an effect, it was just kind of a weird feeling,” he mentioned.

Anderson (2-3) pitched six shutout innings of three-hit ball for the win. The left-hander struck 4 and walked one as he gained for the primary time in three begins since pitching his first profession full recreation on Aug. 22 in opposition to Arizona.

Mariners starter Nick Margevicius (1-3) struck out six his first time by way of the order earlier than the Giants broke by way of in the underside of the third of a scoreless recreation. He gave up a season-high seven runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Joey Bart and Brandon Crawford had been aboard on consecutive singles main off the third when Yastrzemski hit a high-arching shot to proper for his ninth homer on a 1-2 fastball Margevicius left over the plate.

Yastrzemski leads the majors with eight two-strike dwelling runs.

“I think there’s just a comfort level,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned.

“In that particular at-bat against Margevicius he got to the fastball down and in and had seen several fastballs and had taken good swings on the fastballs, he was right on it and obviously a big three-run home run for us.”

Giants third baseman Evan Longoria bought two hits and drove in three runs in his first time again in the lineup after lacking two video games with a glute pressure.

The Giants scored not less than 4 runs in their eleventh straight recreation, their longest such streak since scoring 4 or extra in 10 consecutive video games in 2007.

“A rough game,” Mariners supervisor Scott Servais mentioned. “We haven’t had one of these in a while. We’ve been playing very consistent. Our starting pitching especially has kept us in the ball game. Not the case tonight. Things got away from us tonight,”

Giants rookie Luis Basabe grounded out to second in his first main league at-bat.


The Mariners added right-handed reliever Jimmy Yacabonis from their alternate coaching website. They optioned right-hander Brady Lail to the positioning. … The Giants signed switch-hitting first baseman Justin Smoak to a minor league contract. Smoak batted .186 with 5 homers and 15 RBI in 33 video games this season with the Brewers earlier than being launched Sunday. He was added to San Francisco’s participant pool.


Mariners: RHP Ljay Newsome is anticipated to make his subsequent scheduled begin after being struck in his pitching hand by a line drive in Tuesday’s recreation, supervisor Scott Servais mentioned. Newsome will check his hand enjoying catch Friday. “We’re pretty optimistic,” Servais mentioned, “but it’ll depend on how he feels when he goes out there on Friday.”

Giants: LHP Drew Smyly is anticipated to be added to the roster Thursday, Kapler mentioned.


Mariners: After an off day LHP Yusei Kikuchi (2-2, 5.23) will look to win his third straight begin in Friday’s sequence opener in Arizona.

Giants: Haven’t named a starter for Thursday’s opener in San Diego.


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