Yaz goes yard as Giants beat Red Sox in series finale

May 2, 2024, 3:20 PM | Updated: 3:41 pm

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 02: Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Francisco Giants reacts with Jung Ho...

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Mike Yastrzemski hit a solo home run and the visiting San Francisco Giants avoided a series sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Thursday in the final game of a three-game set.

Yastrzemski’s home run was his third of the season and came hours after he was visited in the clubhouse by his grandfather and Red Sox legend, Carl Yastrzemski.

It was Mike Yastrzemski’s second career home run in six games at Fenway Park after his grandfather hit 237 of his 452 home runs at Fenway.

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The Giants broke a 1-1 tie by scoring twice in the seventh. Patrick Bailey singled, took third on Matt Chapman’s single and scored on a single by Thairo Estrada. Nick Ahmed added a sacrifice fly that drove in Chapman to make it 3-1. Both runs were charged to Zack Kelly (0-1).

The victory ended Boston’s four-game winning streak. The Red Sox won the first two games of the series 4-0 and 6-2.

Ryan Walker (3-2) earned the win for the Giants with a scoreless sixth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out one. Camilo Doval worked the ninth to earn his sixth save.

San Francisco has not scored more than three runs in any of its last seven games. The Giants have generated 16 runs during that seven-game stretch.

Boston starting pitcher Josh Winckowksi went 4 1/3 innings and allowed a run on two hits. San Francisco starter Kyle Harrison pitched five innings, giving up a run on three hits with five walks and seven strikeouts.

Yastrzemski’s home run opened the scoring in the third, but Boston tied the game in the bottom half of the inning when Rafael Devers led off the inning with a single and scored on Tyler O’Neill’s double.

Zack Short, who was acquired in a trade with the New York Mets on Wednesday, made his Red Sox debut Thursday. Short started at second base and hit ninth in the batting order. He was 0 for 3 and struck out twice.

Boston will begin a three-game series at Minnesota on Friday. San Francisco will remain on the road and will open a four-game series against Philadelphia on Friday.

–Field Level Media

Upcoming schedule for the San Francisco Giants

  • Friday, May 3rd-Monday, May 6th – @ Philadelphia Phillies
  • Tuesday, May 7th-Thursday, May 9th – @ Colorado Rockies
  • Friday, May 10th-Sunday, May 12th – vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Monday, May 13th-Wednesday, May 15th – vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, May 17th-Sunday, May 19th – vs. Colorado Rockies

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