Game summary: Sat 10 Jun 11:00 AM
Avard Clutch as Giants Win a Barnburner
Giants C/RHP Forrester Avard hit a game-tying two run homer and struck out 11 batters over 4 innings of relief to get the win in a back and forth game with the Cardinals. Avard's homer was part of a 2-5 effort in which he had four RBI. Down by ten runs before they came to the plate, the Giants bats quickly came alive as they scored six runs in their half of the first inning. SS Sam Hall was a key part of the comeback with two doubles, his 11th home run, and four RBI. 2B/RHP/1B Alex Baker had two hits and scored four runs. CF Rowan Lonergan and C Hayden Avard also had hits for the Giants. The Cardinals' offense was impressive as well. SS/RHP Tristan Evans hit an RBI double in the first inning. LF Makai Gardilcic lined a two-run double to deep center field in the second inning. 2B James Fagley also hit an RBI single and scored three runs.