San Francisco Giants first in MLB to reach 100 wins

The Giants win 7-2 against the Rockies thanks to four home runs by Tommy La Stella and Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, and Mike Yastrzemski. (1:53).
DENVER -- Mike Yastrzemski, the NL West leader, hit a three-run homer to help the Giants defeat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 Friday night. This was one of four long balls from San Francisco. It made the Giants the first season-winning team with 100 wins.

The Giants' fastest ever 100-win streak in live-ball is 154 games. This was since 1920. They are the first MLB team to reach 100 wins since 1958, when they moved from San Francisco.

Los Angeles Dodgers is one game behind San Francisco. The Giants have won 16 out of 20.

Kervin Castro (1-0), tossed two innings to earn his first victory in major league baseball. The Giants achieved 100 wins for first time since 2003, when they were 100-62.

Alex Wood, a San Francisco pitcher, said that "it's a huge accomplishment, but we are looking for more."

Since 2012 when the Giants won the second of three World Series titles over five years, the NL West has not been won by the Giants. They were not well-known prior to the season with the Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and others getting the most attention. But they have surprised many.

Gabe Kapler, manager of the team, said that winning 100 games is a huge deal. We know that our division is extremely talented, but we also know we are talented. "Our goal was to win the Division and not just get into the playoffs.

In the seventh, San Francisco won. Yastrzemski scored his 25th homer against reliever Ashton Goudeau (1-1), following singles by Brandon Crawford (Brandan Crawford) and Evan Longoria. Buster Posey's RBI double added another run for the Giants.

Brandon Belt, Tommy La Stella and Crawford each hit solo home runs to give San Francisco an advantage of 3-2 after six. Belt had two hits, while Crawford and La Stella each had three.

San Francisco's 234 home runs are one less than the club record of Barry Bonds' 73 in 2001. Despite not having a player more than 27, the Giants are leading the NL in homers, and second in majors to Toronto's 241.

Belt, Crawford, and Yastrzemski have all reached 22 runs or more. Seven other players have at least double the number of home runs.

Kapler stated, "So many home runs have been significant." "I cannot help but think about the ones that made a difference in a game. Every member of our team is contributing.

This story was contributed by the Associated Press and ESPN's Stats & Information.

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