SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – “Late Night LaMonte” was finally delivered home for San Francisco on Thursday night.
Selected by LaMonte Wade Jr. the winning run with one ninth inning and the Giants played their two games in the NL West, beating Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4.
The Giants posted their 105th win – one in the franchise record set in 1904 – and maintained their two games in second place with the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the final weekend of the season. San Francisco closed with three home games against San Diego. The Dodgers finished in three of their games against NL Central champion Milwaukee.
With the score tied at 4 in the ninth, Wilmer Flores hit a one-out double to Joe Mantiply (0-3), which Donovan Solano deliberately walked away. A walk towards pinch-hitter Curt Casali loaded the bases for Wade, and he was alone on the right field.
Wade was 13 for 23 (.565) with 12 RBIs in the ninth inning this season, prompting teammates to start calling him “Late Night LaMonte.” Despite the reputation, this was his first hit on the walk.
“It was special, first time doing it at home,” Wade said.
Wade’s seasonal connection ended with a night that began with Bumgarner’s first appearance in front of fans in San Francisco since he signed a free agent deal with Arizona before the 2020 season. He settled for a no deciding, and the 2014 World Series MVP saw flashes of the three championship teams he was part of in the franchise.
“It’s really crazy. It’s pretty incredible to see, “Bumgarner said. I know people count them throughout the year and a lot of people don’t understand it and make sense of it, but I’m on the side when people say the same thing. I know how dangerous the Giants are in general only when they get to the posteason. I obviously saw that in one or two, so there’s something about that uniform, I don’t know. ”
Tyler Rogers (7-1), San Francisco’s sixth quarterback, built up two innings for the win.
Johnny Cueto entered relief for the first time in his career after coming off the injured list early in the day and built a 2 1/3 interception for the Giants, allowing one run and three hits on three strikes.
“It was great for him to give us some waiting there,” catcher Buster Posey said. “I’m sure as long as he’s in the big leagues it should clearly feel very different coming out of the bullpen, but it’s the same as Johnny’s attack, mixing.”
Ildemaro Vargas hit a go-advance triple in fifth Arizona before making it 4-all with Posey’s double in the bottom half.
Brandon Crawford went home fourth with former teammate MadBum, who helped the Giants win the championship in 2010, ’12 and ’14.
Posey hit a fly hit against Bumgarner in the third.
Bumgarner was recognized at Oracle Park in August but did not build that series. He faces the Giants in his old pile during the coronavirus contraction during 2020 but has cutout cartons on the stand instead of real people.
The star allowed eight hits and four runs in more than five innings, hit four and didn’t walk a bat. He hasn’t won since Aug. 19 against the Phillies, who are 0-3 in the last seven outings.
Bumgarner drew a warm utterance during the introduction to the tail, then again as he stepped into the batter box first and before he threw his first pitch.
“Super familiar feeling. I honestly feel like I’ve done it a few hundred times or whatever it is,” Bumgarner said. “It’s really cool. This place, I said it a bunch, makes a lot of sense. “It’s for me and my family. I didn’t accept it for giving in any way. I enjoy it and I’m very grateful for it. It’s special.”
Bumgarner signed an $ 85 million, five-year contract with Arizona after the 2019 season and 11 years with the Giants.
Austin Slater greeted Bumgarner with a leadoff single and Darin Ruf followed with an RBI double.
Carson Kelly and Pavin Smith hit RBI singles in the fourth straight loss for the D-backs (50-109), who finished with a 20-61 road record that included a record 24-game skid away from Chase Field.
Arizona went 0-9 in San Francisco this season and it’s two losses from the franchise record of 111 in 2004.
After Crawford’s dazzling shortstop stop on Ketel Marte’s grounder leading up to the game, Scott Kazmir put out a back-and-forth walk before three straight singles.
Kazmir came out on his fourth start and fifth out after recording just one, injured when he sieged to cover an infield single first. Kervin Castro took a break and released a base-loaded walk that made it 3-0.
Giants: Cueto will be used out of the bullpen right now after dealing with elbow issues this year. “I’ll be myself,” Cueto said. “Of course, I’m going to be more aggressive because I know the inning will be one or two.” … Ruf was also activated from IL and back. in the lineup playing left field batting second. … LHP Tony Watson was placed in 10-day IL back and forth until Wednesday with a strained pitch shoulder.
The Giants assigned LHP José Quintana for the assignment.
Diamondbacks: RHP Humberto Castellanos (2-2, 4.28 ERA) will be sent to the mound Friday night at home against Colorado for his seventh start and 14th appearance of the year.
Giants: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (12-7, 3.26) opened the series opener on Friday against San Diego looking only for his second win in eight starts since Aug. 13.
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