Trevor Gott has not proved to be the Giants closer of future, especially after his last couple appearances. He has allowed 11 runs in his last 3 games and has blown 2 saves in that span. San Francisco took an early lead when Brandon Belt crushed his 3rd home run of the year on the first pitch he saw from Griffin Canning to put the club ahead 2-0. Mauricio Dubon singled and went to 3rd after a Chadwick Tromp ground out and Mike Yastrezmski single. Alex Dickerson recorded his 7th RBI on the year on a ground out that scored Yastrzemski to put the Giants on top 3-2. Pablo Sandoval singled with 1 out in the top of the 6th and Brandon Crawford walked as Mauricio Dubon singled to load the bases for Chadwick Tromp. Tromp grounded out to score Sandoval as the Giants brought the Angels lead to 5-4, then Mike Yastrzemski lined a 2-run doybe past Jo Adell to give the Giants a 6-5 lead. Yastrzemski and Dubon each had 2 of the teams 10 hits on the night with Belt and Yaz each reoording 2 RBIs apiece. Starter Tyler Anderson struck out 8 including 2 innings of striking out the side and allowed 5 runs off 8 hits with 1 walk. The Giants bullpen allowed just 2 hits and walked 1 batter before Gott took the mound in the bottom of the 9th.
The Angels were the newest enemies of the Giants bullpen tonight as they were walk off winners. Brian Goodwin doubled to open the bottom of the 3rd and went to 3rd on a David Fletcher groundout. Goodwin scored on a Tommy La Stella sacrifice fly to pull within a run of the Giants 2-1 lead. Mike Trout hit his 10th homer of the year to tie the game and was his 8th in the month of August. Los Angeles trailed going tinto the bottom of the 5th but afer a Brian Goodwin fly out, David Fletcher walked and Tommy La Stella singled as Mike Trout came up. He lined out but Anthony Rendon hit a ground rule double to tie the game at 3-3. Albert Pujols then doubled to put the Angels out in front 5-3, Pujols still remains a homer shy of tying Willie Mays on the all time homer list. The Angels trailed 6-5 going into the bottom of the 9th but David Fletcher sinlged and Tommy La Stella hit a walk off home run to send the Angels home winners. Starter Griffin Canning went just 4 2/3 innings and allowed 3 runs off 6 hits with 2 strikeouts and no walks. Anthony Rendon led all Angels hitters with 3 hits but 4 other players had at least two on the night including David Fletcher who extended his hit streak to 16 games. It is the longest streak by an Angel since Mike Trout had a17 game streak in 2017.