SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KRON) — The San Francisco Giants have been on a skid to start July, losing seven of their eight games to start the month. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon gave the Giants a performance they needed to get back on the win column.
Rodon starred in San Francisco’s 3-1 win over the Padres Saturday evening in San Diego. He pitched a complete game (9 IP), allowed three hits, one earned run, and recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts.
The Giants three runs were thanks to Brandon Crawford’s sacrifice fly in the second inning and Wilmer Flores’ two-run home run in the eighth. Rodon now improves with an 8-5 record and a 2.70 ERA on the season.
With MLB All-Star selections Sunday, Rodon looks to earn a spot on the National League roster. He currently ranks second in the NL with 124 strikeouts and eighth with a 2.70 ERA.
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Rodon, 29, was signed by the Giants this past offseason for two years and $44 million. He made his first career All-Star team last year as a member of the Chicago White Sox.