May 13 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Saturday, May 13, 2017


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Here are the top 5 May 13 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

1966 at Mets, 56,000 paid for a 17 inning Friday night game at Shea, the Giants had to score three in the 7th and 1 in the 8th to tie the game at 4-4 and force extra innings, the Mets stranded the winning run at third in both the 12th and 14th - in the 17th Jim Davenport hit a two run homer off Dave Eilers to break the tie and 5-4 would be the final score.  Two years before, almost to the day, Davenport homered in the 15th against the Mets to break a 4-4 tie.  Back in '59 he homered against the Dodgers in the 13th to break a 4-4 tie.

1976 at Cubs, down 5-4 in the 9th, Willie Montanez triples off Bruce Sutter, scoring Derrel Thomas with the tying run.  We won 9-5.  Montanez played for 9 teams in his career, spending just a year and change in San Francisco - we got him for Garry Maddox in the middle of the '75 season and moved him to Atlanta a month after this game.

1978 home vs Cardinals, 4-4 with two on and two out in the 7th, Mike Ivie scores them both with a double off Mark Littell.  We held on to win 7-6. This was Ivie's first season in San Francisco, we got him for Derrel Thomas from the Padres and he smacked the ball around pretty good with a 137 OPS+

1997 at Cincinnati, scoreless in the third, bases loaded - Jeff Kent hits a grand slam off former Giant Dave Burba, we go up 4-0 and win the game 4-1 to move to 22-13 on the season.  This was Kent's first season as a Giant, we got him from the Indians for Matt Williams in the offseason. Through 2016, Kent's the 8th greatest San Francisco Giant of all time.  This was Kent's 8th Giants homer and the 4th grand slam of his career.

Walkoff 2006 home vs Dodgers, 5-5 in the 9th, Omar Vizquel drives in the Giants third run of the inning with a sacrifice fly that scores Jose Vizcaino with the winning run.  In a 24 year big league career Vizquel spent 4 seasons in San Francisco; he was 39 in '06, this was his best season with the bat as a Giant (93 OPS+).

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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