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Giants win streak hits seven with wild walk-off over Mets

Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News on

Published in Baseball

SAN FRANCISCO -- It was not as unexpected or shocking as Chris Heston's no-hitter against the New York Mets in 2015.

It was not as historically significant as Madison Bumgarner's dazzling shutout of the Mets in the 2016 National League Wild Card game.

The best start of Tyler Beede's career didn't even end with Beede earning credit for a win, but it showed why the Giants consider themselves a serious threat in the race for a postseason berth.

San Francisco improved to .500 for the first time since Opening Day with a wild, 1-0 walk-off win in the bottom of the 10th inning.

With Alex Dickerson standing on first base, Pablo Sandoval hit a routine flyball out to left field that resulted in a miscommunication and a stunning error from left fielder Dominic Smith that allowed Dickerson to race around and score the game-winning run.

Beede set a new career-high with eight shutout innings, surrendering just three hits while striking out five in a masterful outing that required just 89 pitches. The Giants mobbed Sandoval after his can of corn dropped out in left field, but the celebration wouldn't have taken place without a brilliant outing from Beede.

 

For the second straight night, the Giants and Mets went to extra innings as both teams failed to score in the first nine frames.

After four games in three days at Coors Field, the Giants arrived home on Thursday and played a 16-inning game against the Mets that taxed an already exhausted bullpen.

The Giants optioned left-hander Williams Jerez to Triple-A immediately following his first career victory on Thursday to add an additional long man in Ty Blach, but the team needed Beede to pitch deep into Friday's game.

The rookie right-hander obliged.

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