San Francisco Giants
Denard Span #2
San Francisco Giants center fielder Denard Span helped his team avoid a three-game sweep on the road to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Span had a hand in all three runs the struggling Giants scored in a much-needed 10-inning 3-2 win. Leading off the top of the 10th, Span hit a clutch solo home run when he hooked a line drive off a nasty down and in 2-2 pitch delivered by Phillies reliever Severino Gonzalez into the right field stands, just a few feet from the foul pole, for the go-ahead winning run.
QUOTE: "I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I just want to try to build off of this," said Span, about breaking the 2-2 tie with his fifth home run in the 10th inning that brought victory to the Giants.
FACT: Span batted .467 (7-for-15) with a double, four runs, two RBI, and a home run in the three-game series in Philadelphia. He's also batting .347 (26-for-75) in his last 19 games.