Late homers guide Giants past Cubs

Late homers guide Giants past Cubs

Thairo Estrada hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and had two RBIs, while Wilmer Flores clubbed a two-run drive in the eighth, as the visiting San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Sunday night.

Facing Chicago reliever Hayden Wesneski (1-1), who didn’t allow a run over the first six innings of his major league career, Estrada lined a ball just over the left field scoreboard to break a late 1-1 tie.

Flores, with a man on, went deep into the same left field bleachers off Wesneski an inning later, which proved important after Chicago’s Seiya Suzuki clubbed a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth.

Meanwhile, Zack Littell (3-3), Camilo Doval (22nd save) and four other pitchers, on a bullpen game, helped the Giants (67-73) to a second consecutive victory to take the three-game set. It marked San Francisco’s first winning road series of at least three games since June 17-19 at Pittsburgh.

Starter Wade Miley allowed one run and four hits, while walking a batter and striking out five over five innings for Chicago (58-82), which is 6-15 since winning five in a row from Aug. 16-20.

The veteran left-hander allowed one hit through the first three innings. Then J.D. Davis doubled off the left field ivy to open the fourth, and ultimately scored on Estrada’s slow-rolling single into right field with two out.

Chicago tied the game in the fifth inning off Yunior Marte. With two out, Zach McKinstry, who recorded his first career four-hit game, doubled and scored on a single from Rafael Ortega, who went to second on the play via right fielder Luis Gonzalez’s error.

Estrada’s home run was his 13th of the season, while Flores’ drive matched a career high with his 18th. It was also the 13th homer of Suzuki’s first major league campaign.

Chicago shortstop Nico Hoerner had two hits and made a few nifty defensive plays in the field before exiting the game after five innings due to right triceps tightness.


What's Happening

The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes!

The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes!

UPDATE: The Grand Prize winner for The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes is Dale Dillman! Dale won the Husky 12 Volt Inflator, the Festive Nutcracker LED Pre-lit Wreath, The Grinch Air Blown Inflatable, and the Nexgrill 30Q Turkey Fryer Package!

Congratulations Dale and thanks to all of those who were qualified, and don’t forget to check out East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s Fantasy of Trees “Christmas in the Pines” this year at the Knoxville Convention Center from Nov. 23rd through 27th!