The San Francisco Giants won the final game against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday night, taking the sweep.
Giants first baseman Michael Morse had a lot to do with the win. He hit three doubles and four RBIs to assist in clinching the three game series sweep. After hitting a three-run double in the fifth inning, the crowd gave Morse an audible round of applause.
“The fans here are the best fans in baseball,” he said. “They prove it every day by coming to the park. They support us. Moments like that make you humble and happy to be here.”
Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitched seven innings; he struck out ten and allowed three hits.
“We got a good team, better than a lot of people realized at the start of the year,” Bumgarner said. “We play together. On paper it may not be the best team, but I’d put us against anybody. We don’t have anyone who’s selfish. We play as a complete team.”
Giants manager Bruce Bochy simply stated, “Madison was Madison. He had his normal stuff and pitched great.”
The Giants created a 2-0 lead in the first inning after Pablo Sandoval hit an RBI single and Morse hit one of his home runs. In the third inning, Hunter Pence hit a solo home run. Morse then hit a double during the fourth inning, where Brandon Crawford hit a sacrifice to take him to home plate, making it 4-1. Next came Morse’s three RBI double.
”Moments like that make you feel so humble and happy that you’re here,” said Morse. ”Every day feels like the playoffs here. It’s awesome.”