25 Apr 14

ATT&T’s home cooking gave the Giants all the strength they needed to tomahawk the visiting Indians, 5-1. Hunter Pence, in the first, drilled a triple to Triples Alley to make the game 1-0. And then Michael Morse, in the fourth, cut loose with an enriched shot to the bleachers in right-center making it 4-1. The warpath belonged to the Giants. The two blows gave the game to the Giants who owned the happy hunting grounds tonight.

Tim Hudson pitched another beautiful game lasting at least seven innings in each of his first five starts with the Giants. The blemish he endured was the walk surrendered to Carlos Santana. It was the first free pass issued by Hudson this season. The two bullpen lefties, Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez, pitched the eighth and ninth innings respectively nailing down the Giants’ 13th victory of the season.

And, by the way, as Chief Wahoo ran off into the night, so did the Dodgers, losing 5-4 to the Rockies at Chavez Ravine. The developments of the evening put the Giants in undisputed first place by one-half game over the Rockies.