Game Recap 9/12/23 | Guardians Beat The Giants 3-1

September 13, 2023

Andy Billman

Post-Game Live Recap

3 Things About Guardians Victory Over The Giants

1 – Wonderful Cal 

Cal Quantrill went six innings while only up five ups with one earned run.  Quantrill has only given up three in his first three starts.  

2 – Bounce Back 

Emmanuel Clase bounced back after his blown save on Monday with a save on Tuesday night not giving up a hit or a run.  A key play in the inning was made by Myles Straw with a fantastic catch against the wall for the second out in the inning. 

3 – Freeman 

Tyler Freeman with the big hit of the night with the game-winning two-run single in the top of the 6th inning to put the Guardians up for good at 3-1.

Game Summary

In a crucial moment during the sixth inning, Tyler Freeman delivered a clutch two-run single to put the Cleveland Guardians ahead. This pivotal play occurred just after San Francisco’s starting pitcher, Sean Manaea, left the game with the bases loaded. The Guardians went on to defeat the Giants with a final score of 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Cal Quantrill, a right-handed pitcher who previously played for Stanford and had been sidelined for a month earlier in the season due to shoulder inflammation, earned his first victory in nine starts. He allowed only one run on five hits over six impressive innings, marking his first win since beating Minnesota on May 7.

Cleveland’s closer, Emmanuel Clase, secured his 40th save of the season for the second consecutive year, with a spectacular catch by center fielder Myles Straw against the wall, preventing an extra-base hit by Blake Sabol.

Although Manaea gave up an early run in the first inning, he proceeded to retire 15 consecutive batters before José Ramírez singled in the sixth inning. The Guardians’ offense then capitalized with a groundout by Josh Naylor, a hit-by-pitch to David Fry, and a fielding error by Giants’ first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr., which loaded the bases. Manaea exited the game to a standing ovation, tipping his cap to acknowledge the crowd. Ryan Walker took over on the mound and subsequently allowed the game-changing hit to Tyler Freeman.

Manaea, who had spent almost four months in the bullpen, made a return to the starting rotation. He struck out five batters and walked two, pitching into the sixth inning. This start was his first since May 10 against Washington, and he had previously maintained an unbeaten record in five career games against Cleveland.

San Francisco’s Blake Sabol had tied the game with a home run in the fifth inning, while Giants’ third baseman Wilmer Flores displayed resilience by staying in the game despite taking a foul tip to his left inner foot in the first inning.

Before this matchup, the Giants had enjoyed a four-game winning streak following a challenging six-game losing streak. A win in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon would grant them back-to-back series victories for the first time since their three consecutive series wins at home from July 25 to August 3 against Oakland, Boston, and Arizona.

Up Next

Logan Allen (7-7, 3.68 ERA) pitches the series finale for Cleveland trying to win back-to-back starts for the first time since May 29 and June 3

Wednesday 9/13 3:45 PM EST – Series Finale vs. San Francisco Giants

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