Jorge Soler Unleashes a Pivotal Three-run Homer, Igniting a Colossal Nine-run Surge in the Fourth Inning as the San Francisco Giants Decisively Overpower the Los Angeles Angels 13-6, Dodging a Three-game Sweep

Jorge Soler Offers Giants More Than Power Alone (San Francisco Giants/MLB)

Jorge Soler’s three-run homer ignited a nine-run fourth inning for the San Francisco Giants, leading them to a 13-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels and avoiding a three-game sweep. The Giants’ bats finally came alive after a struggling start, with Soler’s homer being the catalyst for the big inning.

Manager Bob Melvin was thrilled to see his team break out of their slump, saying, “You don’t see a nine-spot very often.” The win was especially sweet for Spencer Bivens, who made his major league debut and earned the victory in relief of Erik Miller.

3-Run Homer by Jorge Soler Powers 9-Run Inning (San Francisco Giants/MLB)

Bivens’ journey to the big leagues was unconventional, having played in France and the independent leagues before being signed by the Giants two years ago.

The Angels’ Jose Suarez had a tough day, facing five batters in the fourth and failing to retire any of them. Matt Chapman and Austin Slater also contributed to the Giants’ scoring, with Slater adding a solo homer in the seventh. Despite a four-run ninth inning from the Angels, the Giants’ bullpen held strong, with Camilo Doval closing out the game despite a rocky finish.

The win was a much-needed boost for the Giants, who had been struggling at the plate. Soler’s homer was his eighth of the season, and the team’s nine-run inning was their most productive at home since 2008. As Soler said, “It’s good to see the team come out and have a game like that.”