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— Andrew Knapp hit the winning single in the ninth inning, Bryce Harper hit a tying solo homer in the seventh and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Wednesday.
Yes, it's early. But that's not going to stop us from reading into what we've seen from the best -- and worst -- in baseball so far.
— Buster Posey had his first multihomer game in nearly five years, Alex Dickerson and Wilmer Flores connected during a six-run eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants muscled past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-7 Tuesday night.
— Alex Wood pitched five innings in his season debut and four relievers completed a three-hitter as the San Francisco Giants scored an unearned run Sunday to beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 and avert a series sweep.
Giants closer Jake McGee and right-hander Logan Webb went on the injured list before Sunday's game at Miami because they are feeling lingering effects from the COVID-19 vaccine.
— Jorge Alfaro hit a game-ending, two-run double, and the Miami Marlins rallied from two-run deficits in the ninth and 10th innings to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 Saturday night.
— Starling Marte snapped an eighth-inning tie with a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.
San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained lat muscle.
The Dodgers remain a clear No. 1 at the top -- but there is plenty of movement after that.
— Johnny Cueto pitched neatly into the sixth inning before exiting with a tight lat muscle, and the San Francisco Giants finished off the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Wednesday.
— Wilmer Flores' tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh held up in a strange, back-and-forth game that featured four two-run homers in the first inning alone, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 on Tuesday night.
— Joey Votto splashed a home run into McCovey Cove beyond the right-field arcade, Jesse Winker hit a two-run homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Monday night.
— Anthony DeSclafani and three relievers combined to scatter eight hits and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
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Yankees announce they have traded Thairo Estrada to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations.
— Brandon Crawford delivered the decisive hit for a second straight day, connecting for a three-run homer in the sixth inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Saturday.
— Johnny Cueto got within an out of a complete game, Brandon Crawford broke up a scoreless tie with a bases-loaded, two-run double in the seventh inning, and the San Francisco Giants won their home opener 3-1 against the Colorado Rockies on Friday.
— Chris Flexen returned to the big leagues with a win after a year in South Korea, Mitch Haniger and Ty France each hit a homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Saturday night.
— Buster Posey and Evan Longoria both homered for the second straight game, and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of the Seattle Mariners' bullpen issues for a 6-3 win Friday night.
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— Alex Dickerson scored on Donovan Solano's sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Wednesday to take two of three.
— Victor Caratini hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and Yu Darvish pitched six strong innings for the San Diego Padres, who beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night.
— Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. hurt himself taking a hard swing Monday night and immediately left the game against the San Francisco Giants.