Former Hoosier Alex Dickerson had a big night for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. He was 2-for-3 with his first home run of the season, and he had a walk and scored three runs in the Giants' dramatic 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres.
Dickerson's 417-foot home run sparked a rally for the Giants (3-3), with it coming in the sixth inning while trailing 6-2. Dickerson is one of four former Indiana players in the major leagues. His Giants teammate, Caleb Baragar, did not pitch Wednesday.
Dickerson also had a triple. He was the first Giants cleanup hitter to have a triple and homer in the same game since 2014.
Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, the second a towering solo shot into McCovey Cove in the ninth inning to cap the dramatic comeback. Donovan Solano had a three-run home run in the eighth to tie the game,
The two other Hoosiers in the bigs — Kyle Schwarber and Josh Phegley of the Chicago Cubs — both saw action Wednesday night as well. Phegley was 0-for-3 but did score a run.
Schwarber started in left field and went 1-for-5, but he had three strikeouts. Still, he now has a five-game hitting streak in the games he's started in the outfield.
Here's our Schwarber OF/DH tracker:
- Outfield (5 games): 5-for-17 (.294 average), double, home run, 3 RBIs, 5-game hitting streak as OF.
- DH (1 game): 0-for-5 (.000 average)
With the loss, the Cubs fell to 4-2 on the season, which is still good for first place in the National League Central.
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- Colorado 5, Oakland 1
- Texas 7, Arizona 4
- Washington 4, Toronto
- Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 0
- Cincinnati 12, Chicago Cubs 7
- Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Houston 2
- Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 0
- Atlanta 7, Tampa Bay 4
- Detroit 5, Kansas City 4
- Boston 6, New York Mets 5
- New York Yankees 9, Baltimore 3
- Minnesota 3, St. Louis 0
- San Francisco 7, San Diego 6
- Seattle 10, Los Angeles Angels 7
- Washington at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. ET
- Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 6:05 p.m.
- New York Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
- Cleveland at Minnesota, 7:07 p.m.
- Boston at New York Mets, 7:07 p.m.
- Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.
- Kansas City at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.
- Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
- Seattle at Los Angeles Angels, 9:40 p.m.
- San Diego at San Francisco, 9:40 p.m.
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- JULY 28 ROUNDUP: Schwarber flashes leather in Cubs' win. CLICK HERE
- JULY 27 ROUNDUP: Schwarber struggles in first game as DH. CLICK HERE
- JULY 26 ROUNDUP: Schwarber continues hot streak for Cubs CLICK HERE
- JULY 25 ROUNDUP: Baragar gets first big-league win for Giants CLICK HERE
- JULY 24 ROUNDUP: Schwarber singles in first at-bat of season. CLICK HERE
- JULY 23 ROUNDUP: Dickerson has two singles for Giants. CLICK HERE