Vosler, Ruf Spark Giants’ Offense in 9-3 Win Over Nationals – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jason Vosler homered and Darin Ruf had three hits for the San Francisco Giants, who were missing several players with COVID-19 but still beat the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Saturday.

Giants starter Logan Webb (3-1) allowed a career-high 11 hits in six innings in which he struck out three, walked one and allowed three runs.

The Giants snapped a two-game skid with their sixth win in eight games.

Vosler, who hadn’t gone deep this season before the series, homered for a second straight day heading into the sixth. It sparked a five-run inning that gave San Francisco an 8-3 lead.

The Giants broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth when hitter Mauricio Dubon’s two-out RBI single highlighted a two-run inning.

Nationals starter Joan Adon (1-4) allowed four runs on four innings on four hits. He struck out five and walked three as the Nationals lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

Washington scored the opening goal early in the third with Alcides Escobar’s RBI double.

The Giants tied the game in the third on Thairo Estrada’s two-out, two-run double. Estrada also made a run in fifth position on a field of defensive player’s choice. He leads the team with 14 RBIs.

HOT ROBLES

Robles was 2 for 3 with a walk and two RBIs on Saturday. Add that to his four hits on Friday, and he’s 6 for 9 with four RBIs in the series.

DARIN’S DEFENSE

Ruf made a game-ending dive to left field on a fly ball into space, depriving Escobar of extra goals. Ruf, who started the game early, also made a great play in the fourth, when his overhead jump catch stopped Maikel Franco from a base hit.

TRADE

The Giants acquired infielder Mike Ford from the Seattle Mariners for cash consideration and activated the 29-year-old for Saturday’s game. The Giants fired OF Ka’ai Tom to Triple-A Sacramento a day after he was selected to join the team.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: OF Joc Pederson remains day to day with a grade 1 adductor strain. … OF Mike Yastrzemski (COVID-19) has returned to the Bay Area and is awaiting test results, but no word yet when he will be eligible to return, manager Gabe Kapler said. Yastrzemski is among four Giants players on the COVID-19 list along with 1B Brandon Belt and relievers Dominic Leone and Zack Littrell. … 3B Evan Longoria (right hand surgery) and 2B Tommy La Stella (right Achilles inflammation) ran the bases on Saturday and both could start rehab assignments next week.

NEXT

RHP Nationals Josiah Gray 2-2 (4.05 ERA) is set to face San Francisco in the series finale on Sunday. Gray tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in his last start Tuesday against Miami. RHP Alex Cobb (1-0, 4.82) will make his first start for the Giants since going on the injured list on April 19 (right abductor strain).

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