Offensive blowout pushes Giants above 0.500 for first time in 2023

Offensive show puts Giants above .500 for first time in 2023, originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

For the first time in the 2023 MLB season, the Giants topped the .500 mark and they got there in style on Friday night.

After allowing the Milwaukee Brewers to score a run late in the first inning, the Giants responded with 15 unanswered runs to pull away with a 15-1 win at American Family Field.

Outfielder Mitch Haniger gave the Giants (26-25) a lead they wouldn’t give up with a two-run homer in the top of the second inning.

The Giants opened the game with a seven-run third inning, started by an RBI double from JD Davis that led Blake Sabol.

After Haniger doubled in another run and rookie Patrick Bailey drove in a run with a field single, Brett Wisely capped the score at third with a massive three-run homer.

The Giants had two more runs in the sixth inning on RBI singles from Michael Conforto and rookie Casey Schmitt.

In the seventh, Davis hit his ninth homer of the season, a two-run shot that gave the Giants a 14-1 lead.

Bailey capped her first career four-game run with a baseline double in the top of the eighth, completing her third inning of the game.

Alex Wood had his best game of the season, going 5 2/3 innings while allowing only three hits and one earned run. He walked five batters and struck out five of 95 pitches.

Rookie Tristan Beck went the rest of the way, allowing just one hit in 3 1/3 innings while striking out two Brewers batters. He was credited with his first career except for the effort.

The Giants are on a roll, having won four of five road trip games and nine of their last 11 to get to this point.

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San Francisco will look to get things moving on Saturday when Logan Webb takes on former Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes in Game 3 of the series.

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