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Ports Fall Victim to Giants' Power Surge in Loss

September 8, 2021

Box Score SAN JOSE, Ca.- The Ports were limited to just three hits while the San Jose Giants clubbed four home runs in an 8-1 Stockton loss in the second of a six game series at Excite Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon. Zack Gelof got the Ports (41-66) off to a

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SAN JOSE, Ca.- The Ports were limited to just three hits while the San Jose Giants clubbed four home runs in an 8-1 Stockton loss in the second of a six game series at Excite Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon.

Zack Gelof got the Ports (41-66) off to a good start in the top of the first inning. With one out and the bases empty Gelof hit his second home run in as many games, this time a solo shot to left center off Giants' starter Kyle Harrison, to give the Ports a 1-0 lead. It was Gelof's fifth home run in his last ten games.

The Giants (68-42) used the longball to take the lead for good with a five-run third inning. Edison Mora and Najee Gaskins got the inning started with back-to-back singles and Abdiel Layer followed with a three run home run off Ports' starter Angello Infante to put the Giants ahead 3-1. Carter Williams then followed a two-out walk to Ghordy Santos with a two-run shot of his own to give San Jose a 5-1 lead.

With Luis Florentino on the mound for the Ports to begin the fifth, the Giants continued to add on. San Jose loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth after a double, a walk and a hit by pitch. Williams then grounded into a double play to score a run, making it 6-1. The Giants added solo home runs by Grant McCray in the bottom of the sixth and Yorlis Rodriguez in the seventh to increase their advantage to 8-1.

The Ports were able to muster just two baserunners over the last six innings against the Giants pitching trio of Harrison, Randy Rodriguez and Cole Waites. Stockton did not register a hit after the third.

Harrison (3-3) got the win for San Jose, allowing just one run on three hits in six innings while striking out eight, while Infante (3-2) took the loss for the Ports allowing five runs on four hits in four innings pitched.

The Ports and Giants will continue their series with game three on Thursday at Excite Ballpark in San Jose, first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 pm.