Giants right-hander strikes out seven at Dodger Stadium
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LOS ANGELES — At age 26, Auburn’s Tyler Beede realized a childhood dream on Monday night, and did so on one of baseball’s grandest stages.
The San Francisco Giants right-hander earned his first Major League Baseball victory with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
“Obviously, to win here in this ballpark against this team is awesome enough,” Beede told reporters. “But for it to be my first is obviously special and something I’ll never forget.”
The Dodgers have gone to the World Series each of the last two years, and are a favorite to do so again this year as owner’s of the National League’s best record, 49-25. The Giants are scuffling through a difficult 2019 season, sitting 16.5 games behind Los Angeles with a 31-40 record. Despite the different directions of these two teams, Beede did his job to lead San Francisco to the road victory over their fabled rivals.
Beede limited the Dodgers to one run on three hits and five walks over six innings, striking out seven.
According to Giants beat-writer Maria Guardado, Beede is only the fourth Giants pitcher to pick up his first career win at Dodger Stadium, joining Shawn Estes (July 13, 1996), Larry Carter (Sept. 11, 1992) and John Burkett (April 30, 1990).
“He stepped up in a big way, obviously,” catcher Stephen Vogt said. “To me, he showed tenacity tonight. He didn’t have the best command I’ve seen him have, and he figured out a way to make pitches when he needed to and figured out a way to get outs. To me, that’s the sign of somebody who is trending in the right direction.”
In 25 years as a big league manager, San Francisco skipper Bruce Bochy has seen countless pitchers record their first wins, but the future Hall of Famer shared his excitement for Beede’s win.
“I’m proud of the kid,” said Bochy, who is retiring at the end of the season. “That’s the best part of the game when you see these kids come up and do well. He was pretty excited after the game.”
Beede is now 1-2 with a 7.00 ERA in nine career appearances, including seven starts with the Giants. He has struck out 42 and walked 30 in 36 big league innings since making his debut last spring.