MLB Baseball

Final-11 3 4 5 6   7 8 9   10 11 R H E
San Francisco0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 350
Texas0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 450
  W: B. Martin (1-2)   L: J. McGee (1-2)
11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET14:05 ET18:05 GMT2:05 11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST1:35 PM VEN22:05 UAE12:05 PM CT, June 9, 2021
Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas  Attendance: 25,803

LHP Sammy Long ready to debut for Giants vs. Rangers

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San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers

  1. The Giants have won six of the last seven games between these teams, although all of those games were played in California.
  2. San Francisco has won 10 of its last 11 road games dating back to May 16. With a win today, the Giants would have only their second 11-1 road stretch since moving to California (also done in September 1965).
  3. The Rangers have lost 11 of 12 games for the first time since late in the summer of 2014.
  4. Buster Posey has had three or more hits in seven of his 40 games this season. That's more three-hit games than he had in 2019 (five in 114 games) or 2018 (six in 105 games).
  5. Adolis Garcia has not hit a home run in his last 10 games, with his only RBI over that stretch coming on a fielders choice.
  6. Alex Wood has lost three straight starts after beginning the season 5-0 in his first six starts. Jordan Lyles has not allowed a home run in 40.1 innings over his last 17 games against the Giants (six starts, 11 relief appearances).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/8/2021 thru 6/9/2021

The San Francisco Giants are set to give left-hander Sammy Long an opportunity in the finale of their brief two-game interleague set against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

With Anthony DeSclafani being pushed back a day, Long is set to make his major league debut and could get the nod against the Rangers. If he doesn't start, he'll be asked to pitch several innings out of the bullpen.

Long, 25, signed a minor league deal with the Giants in the offseason and quickly earned a promotion to Triple-A Sacramento, where he struck out 15 batters in two scoreless outings covering 7 2/3 innings.

San Francisco won for the eighth time in 10 games on Tuesday, beating Texas 9-4. Mike Tauchman hit his first career grand slam and Brandon Crawford had two homers and four RBIs.

Crawford also made his 1,326th appearance at shortstop, setting the record for the most games at the position in Giants history.

The 34-year-old has 14 homers and 41 RBIs to lead the Giants, who boast the majors' best record at 38-22.

Crawford has three Gold Glove Awards, two All-Star appearances and a pair of World Series rings, and he's now among the early leaders in the race for NL MVP.

"He's an All-Star player," teammate Alex Dickerson said. "He always has been. He's showing probably his best year ever this year. It's something we saw coming; we're not particularly surprised about it."

Texas will turn to ace Kyle Gibson (4-0, 2.06 ERA) after losing for the 12th time in the last 13 games on Tuesday.

Gibson returned Friday after missing two weeks with a groin strain and tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 33-year-old right-hander helped Texas snap a nine-game losing streak by holding the Rays to five hits with no walks and five strikeouts.

"I think we were all excited to see him back out here," manager Chris Woodward said. "This guy's been an All-Star for us all year long. He's had I don't know how many straight quality starts, so you know having your ace on the mound and a full house at your home field honestly gave us a ton of confidence and a big boost."

Gibson owns a 3-0 record and 0.57 ERA in five home starts this season and is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two career starts against the Giants.

The Rangers are hoping for a spark from infielder/outfielder Eli White, who was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. To make room for White, the team designated outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis for assignment.

The 26-year-old White, who struggled in his first stint with the Rangers earlier this season, was batting .343 with three homers in his last 20 games with Round Rock.

Davis was acquired in an offseason trade with Oakland, but he was 8-for-51 (.157) with two home runs and five RBIs over 22 games since being activated from the injured list.

Texas, which has lost 13 consecutive interleague games, will be monitoring the status of two key players. Right fielder Joey Gallo left the Tuesday game as a precaution due to right groin tightness, and closer Ian Kennedy was unavailable because of right hamstring soreness.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 9, 2021

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