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Yeah, that’s a new drink. Last night Patrick Bailey drove in three runs including two on an opposite field double in the top of the ninth inning when the Giants were down 3-2 and about to lose their third game in a row.


Instead the boys in orange and black rallied for six runs in that last and fateful frame to beat the Anaheim Angels 8-3!

It was an inning aided in part by a Major League butcher job by Angels left fielder Randall Grichuk who decided to do a half dive on Bailey’s ball that he had no chance of catching. The ball got by him and the rally was on. If Grichuk plays the ball with the right fundamentals, particularly in that situation with runners on first and second, and nobody out with a one-run lead it could have been a different game.

New Giant Mike Mathias followed Bailey’s double with a two-run single. Thairo Estrada and Blake Sabol then followed with RBI singles of their own and just like that, instead of losing 3-2 the Giants put up a six-spot in the ninth to win the game 8-3.

Logan Webb pitched a very strong 5 2/3 innings allowing two runs but only one of them was earned. He also struck out six Angels while walking none of them.

The Giants actually took the lead on a Bailey single to left field that scored Wilmer Flores in the top of the fourth inning. The Angels countered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth before J. D. Davis went yaaaaaard with a booming homer in the top of the seventh inning that tied the game at two runs apiece before the Angels tacked on a run in the bottom of the inning.

That was the score entering the ninth, an inning the Giants have not seen in quite some time.

Camilo Doval was warming up and closed out the game in a non-save situation.

The Giants are now 62-51, four games behind the Dodgers. They have a +29 run differential, the fifth best such mark in the NL.

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Tonight’s Game

Scott Alexander faces Lucas Giolito at 6:38 PM at Mike Trout Park. The Giants are trying to start a new winning streak.