SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Giants plated 13 runs on 16 hits in earning a split of a four-game series with the Stockton Ports on Sunday night at Excite Ballpark. San Jose got up 6-0 after three innings and scored five runs in the eighth in handing the Ports their most lopsided loss of the season by a final of 13-1.
The Giants scored the first two runs of the game in the second inning as Xavier Altamirano (3-4) gave up back-to-back one-out doubles to David Villar and Heath Quinn. The Giants added a run later in the inning on an RBI single by Randy Norris to take a 2-0 lead. San Jose kept its foot on the gas in the third inning as Heliot Ramos led off with a single and scored on a two-run homer by Joey Bart to make it 4-0. The Giants added a two-run single later in the inning by Norris to make it 6-0.
Altamirano would suffer the loss, going five innings and allowing six runs on 10 hits while striking out three.
Giants starter Matt Frisbee (4-6) kept the Ports at bay all night as he scattered just three singles and walked one batter over seven scoreless innings in earning the victory.
Stockton's lone run came in the top of the eighth when Ryan Gridley doubled to right field and the lead runner, Jameson Hannah, scored on an errant throw in from the right fielder Norris. The run was unearned and the only run allowed by Giants reliever John Gavin in two innings of work.
San Jose took advantage of two Ports fielding errors in the sixth inning to add two more runs that were both unearned for Will Gilbert, who worked two innings in relief. Sam Sheehan came on to work the eighth and, with the bases loaded and nobody out after two singles and an error, gave up a three-run double to Villar that ran the Giants lead to 11-1. Jett Manning added a two-run double later in the frame to make it a 13-1 contest. Sheehan allowed five runs (two earned) on three hits in two-thirds of an inning.
After splitting a four-game series in San Jose, the Ports continue their road trip on Monday night as they head to Visalia to open a three-game series with the Rawhide. Gus Varland (2-1, 2.42 ERA) makes the start in the series opener for Stockton. Visalia has yet to announce its starting pitcher. First pitch at Recreation Ballpark is set for 7 p.m. PDT.
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