Yaz’s slam highlights 3-homer inning as Giants beat Brewers

by | Jul 16, 2022 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Mike Yastrzemski hit a walk-off grand slam off major league saves leader Josh Hader for San Francisco’s third homer of the ninth inning, and Giants rallied from a three-run deficit with a six-run outburst, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Friday night.Hader was tagged with his second straight loss, two nights after giving up a walkoff three-run home run to Minnesota’s Jose Miranda in the ninth inning and taking the loss without retiring a batter. Hader (0-4) again had trouble keeping the ball in the park.Joey Bart started the comeback in the ninth with a leadoff home run. After pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores flew out, Darin Ruf connected to make it 5-4. Austin Slater followed with his fourth hit of the night and Hader hit Yermín Mercedes with a pitch before Thairo Estrada’s bloop hit to right loaded the bases.Yastrzemski then drilled the first pitch he saw from Hader over the center field fence, with Estrada pumping his fists in celebration before the ball cleared the fence.LaMonte Wade Jr. also homered for the Giants, who have won five of seven. Sam Long (1-2) retired three batters to win.Andrew McCutchen continued his surge at the plate with a three-run double for the Brewers. McCutchen is batting .323 (43 for 133) with …

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