A two hour and 42 minute rain delay definitely didn’t stop the San Francisco Giants (77-64) from defeating their World Series’ nemesis, the Detroit Tigers (77-64).
The Giants got on the board early in the first inning against Tigers’ starter Rick Porcello (15-10, 3.30 ERA), who gave up 10 hits in his shortest outing of the season. After three innings of play, every Giants player had a hit against Porcello before the rain delay and they were up 6-0 with Jake Peavy (5-13, 4.01 ERA) at the helm.
Through the first three innings, Gregor Blanco had a triple and double, along with an RBI. Pablo Sandoval, Travis Ishikawa, Angel Pagan, Brandon Crawford, and Joe Panik all had RBIs as well.
After the one hour mark, it was seemed unlikely that Peavy would return to the mound but we were all proven wrong. Peavy returned to the game after the almost three hour delay completing six innings, giving up six hits and two unearned runs due to an error from Blanco.
At the end of a very long night, the Giants ended up winning 8-2 getting an additional boost from Sandoval’s solo shot in the sixth.
Tomorrow, Madison Bumgarner (16-9, 2.97 ERA) takes the mound against David Price (2-2, 3.86 ERA) in game two of the series. First pitch is at 10:08am.