Triston Casas homers, hits RBI double to steer Pink Sox previous Giants 3-2 for fifth straight win

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Second baseman Justin Turner delivered the defensive gem of the night time to avoid wasting at the very least one run within the seventh.

Boston Pink Sox’s Triston Casas, proper, is congratulated by Alex Verdugo after Casas’ house run towards the San Francisco Giants in the course of the fifth inning of a baseball sport in San Francisco, Friday, July 28, 2023. (AP Photograph/Jeff Chiu) AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a participant for the Dodgers, Pink Sox supervisor Alex Cora witnessed greater than his share of towering drives over the fences by house run king Barry Bonds.

Triston Casas hit a shot to left-center that Cora thought of the most effective ever seen in San Francisco.

“Any time I can get my title talked about with Barry Bonds, it’s superior,” Casas stated.

Moved up within the batting order, Casas homered and hit an RBI double to again Kutter Crawford, and Boston beat the Giants 3-2 on Friday night time for its fifth straight win.

“I performed right here quite a lot of video games and I noticed one of many nice ones dominating from like 2000-2004,” Cora stated. “That ball he hit to left-center, that’s the most effective house runs I’ve seen right here and I noticed many. I believe I noticed 500, 600, 700.”

Second baseman Justin Turner delivered the defensive gem of the night time to avoid wasting at the very least one run within the seventh. He backhanded a two-hopper by pinch-hitter Blake Sabol and flipped the ball whereas falling to the bottom to shortstop Yu Chang for the power out on Patrick Bailey. Josh Winckowski then struck out the final two batters.

Turner performed second for simply the ninth time this season, and he was booed at each likelihood by Giants followers as an ex-Dodger.

“It was simply form of within the second,” Turner stated. “I used to be joking earlier, I’m glad it wasn’t too low so I didn’t must bend over too far. I don’t suppose I can get down there anymore. It ended up being a fairly large play.”

Crawford (5-5) dueled with Giants ace Logan Webb (8-9), hanging out seven with one stroll, whereas permitting one run on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Crawford surrendered solely Michael Conforto’s RBI single within the sixth.

Casas, batting sixth, doubled in a run within the second and hit his sixteenth homer for a 2-0 lead within the fifth.

Pinch-hitter Rob Refsnyder supplied a key insurance coverage run for the Pink Sox on his RBI single within the eighth earlier than Joc Pederson homered within the backside half.

Kenley Jansen, the fourth Pink Sox reliever, labored a 1-2-3 ninth for his twenty third save. Boston swept a fast two-game house sequence with the Braves after which moved a season-best 9 video games over .500 at 56-47 on Friday.

Giants prospect Marco Luciano singled main off the sixth for his first main league hit after being known as up Wednesday to face Oakland. His dad and mom flew in from the Dominican Republic and received to see the milestone Friday.


The Pink Sox started a grueling stretch of 32 video games in 34 days — not that Cora is counting the video games as an entire as a result of it might be too daunting taking a look at it that method.

“No, I’m not enjoying that sport. We’ve received six in a row, we get an off day. I do know we get an off day this week,” Cora stated. “Then after that it’s 10, then an off day, then 14. I do know the schedule.”


Pink Sox: LHP Chris Sale got here out of his dwell batting apply throwing session effectively and is more likely to start a rehab task Tuesday as he works again from irritation in his pitching shoulder. … C Reese McGuire (strained proper indirect) will catch back-to-back nine-inning rehab video games Saturday and Sunday with the hope he’ll be part of the Pink Sox subsequent week. … SS Trevor Story (elbow surgical procedure) isn’t prepared to affix the workforce on this highway journey. … The membership will reassess RHP Corey Kluber (infected pitching shoulder) after he “didn’t really feel nice after the final one,” in response to Cora. … Boston deliberate to activate new RHP reliever Mauricio Llovera on Saturday after buying him from the Giants this week.

Giants: RHP Keaton Winn started experiencing soreness in his throwing elbow after his final begin and is scheduled to be examined Saturday by workforce orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki. … SS Brandon Crawford didn’t come off the injured checklist as he had aimed to do — his first day eligible — however went by way of an intensive exercise to check his infected left knee. … OF Mitch Haniger has begun baseball actions like throwing and hitting as he recovers from a fractured proper forearm and isn’t restricted in his decrease half for working exercises. … 2B Thairo Estrada is also rising the depth every day of his baseball actions whereas recovering from a damaged left hand.


Lefty James Paxton (6-2, 3.46 ERA) takes the mound Saturday for Boston, whereas San Francisco had but to announce after the sport opener RHP Ryan Walker (3-0, 2.70) would begin.