Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Giants Rally to Top Cubs on Willie Mays Night, Snapping 5-Game Skid
gvw_ap_news
By Associated Press
Published 4 weeks ago on
June 25, 2024

Wilmer Flores drew a bases loaded walk in the ninth, capping a wild comeback as the Giants snapped a five-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Cubs on Monday night. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Mitchell)

Share

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

SAN FRANCISCO — Wilmer Flores drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth, capping a wild comeback as the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

Matt Chapman homered in the fifth inning and started the rally in the ninth with a bloop double off Colten Brewer.

Flores was the eighth Giants player to bat in the ninth. His walk scored Patrick Bailey, who singled with one on and one out in a 4-3 game to score Chapman. Austin Slater’s sacrifice fly two batters later tied the game.

Up Next

Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (1-4, 7.46 ERA) snapped a four-game skid in his last start, striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings of two-hit ball in a 6-5 win against the Giants on Wednesday. The Giants have not yet announced a starter for Tuesday’s game.

Giants’ Tribute to Willie Mays

“We all got to wear No. 24, and that’s pretty cool,” Giants manager Bob Melvin said, acknowledging the win was especially meaningful on a night when the team held a tribute for franchise legend Willie Mays before the game.

“All the stuff pregame, it certainly gets your attention, and we’ve been thinking about this all week and finally win a game for him,” Melvin said. “Whether it was Rickwood or whatever, we had trouble winning games during his tributes, so it was good to be able to do it at home here.”

Reliever Drew Smyly (2-4) took the loss.

Giants reliever Spencer Howard (1-1) struck out eight and walked one in 4 2/3 scoreless innings of four-hit ball.

Dansby Swanson’s RBI double highlighted a three-run fifth inning in which Chicago opened up a 4-0 lead.

Chapman smashed his ninth home run of the season leading off the fifth and Ahmed led off the sixth with his first HR.

Cubs starter Justin Steele, who was seeking to end a streak of 14 straight winless starts going back to last season, struck out nine and walked one in 7 1/3 innings of six-hit ball in which he gave up two runs.

Cubs’ Missed Opportunities

“There’s no question we left runs on the bases for sure, and that plays into it as well,” Cubs manager Craig Counsell said.

“We could have had five, six, seven on the board by just moving the ball forward and we didn’t do it and we’ve got to do better at that. That was a game that we should’ve broken open and that cost us. It doesn’t cost you every game but it certainly cost you tonight.”

Trainer’s Room

Cubs: RHP Yency Almonte (right shoulder strain) experienced symptoms while throwing live batting practice on Tuesday, manager Craig Counsell said.

Giants: LHP Robbie Ray (torn flexor tendon) will make his second rehab appearance on Friday, this time for Class A San Jose. The 2021 American League Cy Young Award winner pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. … LHP Blake Snell (groin) in his rehab start for Sacramento on Sunday gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday and then start for Sacramento on Friday. … LHP Raymond Burgos was selected from Triple-A Sacrament. … IF Trenton Brooks was designated for assignment.

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

UC Merced Finally Annexed Into City Limits After Two Decades

DON'T MISS

Donors Challenged Fresno Pacific to Match Their $1.5M Gift. Was the Goal Reached?

DON'T MISS

Garlic, Curry, Fresh Corn – Would You Scream for This Ice Cream?

DON'T MISS

Meet Po: A Gentle Superhero Looking for a Home

DON'T MISS

Largest Housing Provider for Migrant Children Engaged in Pervasive Sexual Abuse, US Says

DON'T MISS

25 Million Watched Trump’s Speech at the RNC on Thursday

DON'T MISS

City Wants Hard Reset on Art Hop. Don’t Expect Food Trucks or Vendors in August.

DON'T MISS

More Victims Come Forward in Dinuba Sex Assault Case

DON'T MISS

‘Twisters’ Is the Long-Awaited Sequel to ‘Twister.’ Where to See It in Fresno.

DON'T MISS

Fresno Offers Free Movie Tickets for Seniors to Beat the Heat

UP NEXT

Donors Challenged Fresno Pacific to Match Their $1.5M Gift. Was the Goal Reached?

UP NEXT

Garlic, Curry, Fresh Corn – Would You Scream for This Ice Cream?

UP NEXT

Meet Po: A Gentle Superhero Looking for a Home

UP NEXT

Largest Housing Provider for Migrant Children Engaged in Pervasive Sexual Abuse, US Says

UP NEXT

25 Million Watched Trump’s Speech at the RNC on Thursday

UP NEXT

City Wants Hard Reset on Art Hop. Don’t Expect Food Trucks or Vendors in August.

UP NEXT

More Victims Come Forward in Dinuba Sex Assault Case

UP NEXT

‘Twisters’ Is the Long-Awaited Sequel to ‘Twister.’ Where to See It in Fresno.

UP NEXT

Fresno Offers Free Movie Tickets for Seniors to Beat the Heat

UP NEXT

Mexican President Calls Donald Trump ‘a Friend’ and Says He’ll Warn Him Against Closing Border

Meet Po: A Gentle Superhero Looking for a Home

5 hours ago

Largest Housing Provider for Migrant Children Engaged in Pervasive Sexual Abuse, US Says

17 hours ago

25 Million Watched Trump’s Speech at the RNC on Thursday

17 hours ago

City Wants Hard Reset on Art Hop. Don’t Expect Food Trucks or Vendors in August.

18 hours ago

More Victims Come Forward in Dinuba Sex Assault Case

19 hours ago

‘Twisters’ Is the Long-Awaited Sequel to ‘Twister.’ Where to See It in Fresno.

19 hours ago

Fresno Offers Free Movie Tickets for Seniors to Beat the Heat

20 hours ago

Mexican President Calls Donald Trump ‘a Friend’ and Says He’ll Warn Him Against Closing Border

20 hours ago

Republicans Grapple With Next Moves if Democrats Replace Biden

20 hours ago

California Judge Halts Hearing in Fight Between State Agricultural Giant and Farmworkers’ Union

21 hours ago

UC Merced Finally Annexed Into City Limits After Two Decades

“UC Merced, you’re in the city!” Brianna Vaccari The Merced FOCUS That declaration was made by the chair of the Local A...

2 hours ago

2 hours ago

UC Merced Finally Annexed Into City Limits After Two Decades

5 hours ago

Donors Challenged Fresno Pacific to Match Their $1.5M Gift. Was the Goal Reached?

5 hours ago

Garlic, Curry, Fresh Corn – Would You Scream for This Ice Cream?

5 hours ago

Meet Po: A Gentle Superhero Looking for a Home

17 hours ago

Largest Housing Provider for Migrant Children Engaged in Pervasive Sexual Abuse, US Says

17 hours ago

25 Million Watched Trump’s Speech at the RNC on Thursday

18 hours ago

City Wants Hard Reset on Art Hop. Don’t Expect Food Trucks or Vendors in August.

19 hours ago

More Victims Come Forward in Dinuba Sex Assault Case

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend