Giants Crush Rays 11-2, End Home Run Drought

Giants Crush Rays 11-2, End Home Run Drought

The San Francisco Giants snapped their seven-game home run drought in emphatic fashion, crushing the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Logan Webb, the 2023 NL Cy Young Award runner-up, was dominant on the mound, allowing just one run on six hits over seven innings.

Thairo Estrada led the Giants' offensive onslaught with two solo home runs, while LaMonte Wade Jr., Jorge Soler, and Matt Chapman also went deep. Wade's two-run shot in the fifth inning gave San Francisco a 4-1 lead, and the Giants never looked back.

The Rays' bullpen, which entered the game with the AL's highest ERA, struggled once again. Chris Devenski allowed three runs in the sixth inning, and Michael Conforto's RBI double in the first gave the Giants an early lead.

Tampa Bay's only run came on Yandy Díaz's double-play grounder in the third inning. Ben Rortvedt, who pitched the final two innings for the Rays, allowed one run and three hits.

The Giants' victory was their second in a row after dropping the series opener on Friday. They will face the Rays again on Sunday, with Blake Snell taking the mound for San Francisco. Snell won the first of his two Cy Young Awards with Tampa Bay in 2018.

Tags: #MLB, #SanFranciscoGiants, #TampaBayRays, #LoganWebb, #ThairoEstrada

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