MLB: San Francisco 15, Detroit 3

July 3, 2011 at 1:41 AM

DETROIT, July 3 (UPI) -- Brandon Crawford went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer Saturday and the San Francisco Giants overcame a long rain delay to post a 15-3 rout of Detroit.

Crawford's shot in the first inning came one out after Pablo Sandoval had launched a two-run homer, staking the Giants to a big early lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Miguel Tejada broke the contest open with a grand slam after the third-inning delay and Aubrey Huff added a pair of RBI on two hits for the Giants, who clinched their three-game series in Detroit.

Giants starter Barry Zito (2-1) didn't let the 2-hour, 36-minute layoff derail his strong start. He threw six scoreless frames, scattering five hits, walking two and fanning one.

Detroit's Max Scherzer (9-4), meanwhile, was pounded for nine runs (six earned) on six hits over only two innings.

Jhonny Peralta and Brennan Boesch each hit solo homers in the Tigers' loss.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback