SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jason Vosler homered and Darin Ruf had three hits for the San Francisco Giants, who were missing several players with COVID-19 but still beat the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Saturday.
Giants starter Logan Webb (3-1) gave up a career-high 11 hits in six innings in which he struck out three, walked one and allowed three runs.
“He’s not at his best right now, I think he’ll tell you that, but even when he’s not at his best, he has to have that sort of killer instinct, that attack mentality,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said of his staff’s ace. “Still, a fine outing for Webby.”
The Giants snapped a two-game skid with their sixth win in eight games.
“They had a really good approach,” Webb said of the Nationals. “They were swinging early, it seemed like, and then when I did get into counts that were two-strike counts they really weren’t chasing at all. … Props to those guys for doing that. I feel like you don’t see that very often anymore … especially a lineup like that that has guys that can hit balls 500 feet.”
Vosler, who hadn’t gone deep this season going into the series, homered for a second straight day leading off the sixth. It sparked a five-run inning that gave San Francisco an 8-3 lead.
The Giants broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth when pinch-hitter Mauricio Dubon’s two-out RBI single highlighted a two-run inning.
Nationals starter Joan Adon (1-4) gave up four runs in four-plus innings of four-hit ball. He struck out five and walked three as the Nationals lost for the ninth time in 10 games.
“His fastball was all over the place today,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “He couldn’t really get ahead and then the pitch count just blew up on him. But we’re going to keep working with…