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Giants Outperform Guardians


In a thrilling showdown, Kyle Harrison and the San Francisco Giants defense struggled in the first half of the game.

However, the Californian team managed a comeback to defeat the Cleveland Guardians of Dominican Jose Ramirez.

Giants Battled Ramirez's Guardians

The Giants defeated the Guardians 6-5 Wednesday afternoon in ten innings, ending their penultimate home stretch of the season with an unexpected comeback.

After sweeping the Rockies over the weekend, the Giants won two of three matchups against Cleveland, finishing the stay with a 5-1 record. It was a great overall performance by the Giants.

However, the effort was not enough to get back into the National League Wild Card race. San Francisco now stands with a 75-71 record on the season and in third place in the NL West.

Giants rookie and fourth-best prospect Kyle Harrison appeared to be in position to get off to a great start against the lineup of left-handed hitters for the Guardians.

However, without his best repertoire and a consistent defense behind him, it was undoubtedly his worst performance in the Major Leagues. Harrison allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk, striking out three in four innings pitched.

The Evening Wasn't Looking Good for the Giants

Harrison issued a walk to Steven Kwan to start the game and then allowed a two-run home run to the Guardians' starter, Dominican Jose Ramirez. Kyle threw three consecutive pitches up and in to the five-time All-Star.

The pitcher has shown what could be the most dominant pitching in the majors this season in Triple-A and in his first few starts. However, he appears to have taken a step back after the Giants increased his workload to 90-plus pitches.

Harrison has quality secondary pitches to be effective from 90-94 mph with his fastball, but it obviously leaves him less margin for error.

The Giants' pitcher allowed two more singles in the first inning, but would have escaped without allowing any more runs if not for a throwing error by rookie third baseman Casey Schmitt.

Schmitt picked up a two-out roller from Gabriel Arias and had plenty of time to throw to first base, but threw the throw to J.D. Davis, who couldn't catch the short bouncer.

The error allowed two more runs to score, putting the Giants down 4-0 before they batted around.

The comeback took place in the seventh inning.

Guardians starter Logan Allen kept the San Francisco lineup contained for five innings with his varied repertoire of pitches. He allowed only one run on a two-out single to the box by Luis Matos in the bottom of the first inning.

Despite Harrison throwing more than 30 pitches in the first inning, the 22-year-old lefty showed the ability to bounce back from a rough start. His command and repertoire were far from sharp, but he managed to complete four innings with 82 pitches.

Then, in the bottom of the eighth, Guardians right-handed reliever Eli Morgan hit Joc Pederson with a pitch to start the inning.

Patrick Bailey, who was activated from the injured list prior to the game, hit a single to put two runners on base with no outs for Davis.

It wasn't until the tenth inning when San Francisco only needed to score the phantom runner in the bottom of the inning when victory loomed. Davis, the hero of the comeback, was the first to come to the plate and worked a base on balls on six pitches.

Brandon Crawford led off the count 3-0 and received a bases-loaded walk to fill the bases for Wade.

There is no player the Giants wanted at the plate in that situation more than Late Night LaMonte, and he delivered a sacrifice fly to left field that sealed the win for the Giants.

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