Flores' homer leads outburst as Giants top Rangers

Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News on

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After the first five San Diego hitters had reached base, Giants manager Gabe Kapler went to pull reliever Tyler Rogers. With Rogers already in the dugout, the game's umpires told Kapler his pitcher wasn't allowed to leave the game. Pitching coach Andrew Bailey had already visited the mound to see Rogers with Austin Hedges at the plate.

Kapler said Friday he's moved on from the night before and was solely focused on helping his team get ready for the Texas Rangers.

"We're going to continue to work diligently to make great decisions in the dugout," Kapler said. "I've turned the page from last night. On to the Rangers tonight."

Webb, in his second start, had trouble locating his fastball through much of his outing and allowed four walks to go with four strikeouts.

Webb's outing got off to an auspicious start as the first pitch he threw -- a 96 mph fastball -- was taken the other way by Shin-Soo Choo for a 1-0 Rangers lead. Webb walked two other batters in the first and finished the inning with 18 pitches.


In his first start of the season on July 25 against the Dodgers, Webb allowed one run over four innings.

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