Giants Win in 11 on Wild Pitch

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nate Schierholtz scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Jason Jennings with two outs in the 11th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Saturday night.

Schierholtz, who entered in a double-switch in the top half, doubled off Jennings (2-3) to start the inning. He advanced to third on a ground out. Pablo Sandoval drew an intentional walk to bring up Bengie Molina, who swung at the 0-1 wild pitch that bounced in the dirt, came up and hit catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and bounced toward San Francisco's dugout.

Texas' Chris Davis struck out three times and became the fastest player in major league history to reach 100 strikeouts, doing so in 219 at-bats. Melvin Nieves held the previous mark of 235 at-bats with Detroit in 1997.

Sergio Romo (2-0) walked Ian Kinsler to start the 11th but escaped unscathed for the win. Brian Wilson also pitched two perfect innings for San Francisco. The Giants have won 10 of their past 11 with Texas and are 12-2 at home in the series.


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