Brandon Crawford taking batting practice at Chase Field in Phoenix. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Brandon Crawford taking batting practice at Chase Field in Phoenix. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Brandon Crawford hits huge homer, sparking definitive inning in game against D’Backs

The crowd at Chase Field was just starting to make some noise as the hometown Arizona Diamondbacks had just scored a pair of runs against San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto to make the game 3-2.

Usually, shortstop Brandon Crawford backs up his pitcher with his glove in the field. On Tuesday, he did it with his bat when he blasted a 403-foot home run to right field to start a five-run frame for the Giants.

Cueto would allow another two runs in the bottom half of the inning on a Jake Lamb homer, but it wouldn’t matter as San Francisco would eventually win 8-4.

Cueto was done after five innings and the bullpen held firm to finish the game without allowing another run, keeping the Diamondbacks to just three baserunners over the final four frames.Arizona DiamondbacksBrandon Crawfordjake lambJohnny CuetoMLBSan Francisco Giants

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