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MLB: San Francisco 15, Detroit 3

July 3, 2011 at 1:41 AM   |   Comments

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.

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