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On this date, 1988: Giants score a San Francisco-record 21 runs

(This story was originally published in 1988)

SAN FRANCISCO — Kelly Downs’ bid to pitch the Giants’ fourth consecutive shutout was spoiled Saturday, but his teammates tried to make up for it by providing some offense. Some offense may be an understatement. How about lots of offense? Make that tons of offense.

The Giants’ 21-2 rout over the St. Louis Cardinals produced enough offense for a Hall of Fame bat and ball and some entries in the record books.

Among the Giants’ feats:

  • The 19-run difference was the largest margin of victory in Giants history.
  • The 21 runs were the most in the Giants’ San Francisco history, and the 20 hits were a season high.
  • Veteran infielder Chris Speier hit for the cycle for the second time in his career, and third baseman Kevin Mitchell’s four hits and four RBIs equaled his career highs.
  • San Francisco ripped five homers and Ernest Riles’ three-run shot accounted for the Giants 10,000th franchise home run. The New York Yankees are the only other team to hit 10,000. The Giants’ milestone will be duly noted: Both the bat and the ball will be sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • “I can’t remember a time in my managing career having a game like this,” said Giants manager Roger Craig after watching his club chalk up its ninth victory in 11 games.

    “With everything that happened, it was just unbelievable to watch.” Said Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog, who could only scarf down his postgame meal and try to keep things in perspective: “I was hoping we’d have a doubleheader. We would have tired their butts out.”

    The Giants began their onslaught with five runs in the second off loser John Tudor (4-4). Speier’s two-out fluke double accounted for two runs in the inning, and when Speier scored on Will Clark’s triple, the Giants held their second batting practice of the day.

    “Chris’ ball was foul. That wind took it right down the line,” Herzog said of Speier’s double. “That’s when all hell broke loose.”

    Speier agreed that of all his hits Saturday — doubles in the first and second innings, a home run in the fifth, a single in the sixth and a triple in the seventh — the cheapest one was the most meaningful.

    “That was the big hit for the team because it gave us more RBIs and a cushion. It made it more relaxing for us,” said the 38-year-old Speier, who had six RBIs. “That hit I wasn’t real proud of, but it made things happen.”

    The runs piled up like points on a pinball machine after the fourth inning, which, by the way, coincided with Bob Forsch’s appearance in relief.

    San Francisco, ending a streak of 60 innings without a homer, ripped five in the next two innings. Forsch lasted only 1 1/3 innings and his line was a pitcher’s nightmare: eight hits (two homers), eight runs (all earned), one walk and one strikeout.

    The next Cardinals pitcher, left-hander Steve Peters, did not fare much better. The Giants rocked him for eight more runs, including three home runs — Bob Melvin’s sixth, Clark’s 20th and Riles’ landmark homer in the seventh inning.

    By this time, the 34,666 fans were giddy, and the kids in the bleachers had worn themselves out chasing balls over the fence.

    Herzog waved the white flag by clearing his bench in the sixth inning, but the Giants weren’t ready to quit.

    “I was telling (outfielder) Donell Nixon, ‘What if they come back on us? That would be the greatest comeback in the world. Man, forget this. We’ve got to get some more hits,’ ” said Mitchell, who was 4 for 5.

    With all the fireworks at the plate, the forgotten man on the mound was Downs, who racked up his eighth win on a seven-hitter while helping his own cause with two hits and two RBIs in three at-bats. Related Articles

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    Downs gave up singles to Terry Pendleton and Jose Oquendo and a double to Tom Brunansky, which accounted for St. Louis’ two runs in the fourth. Despite the victory, Downs wanted the shutout and wasn’t satisfied with his performance.

    “I was out there with the intention of throwing a shutout,” he said. “It was a little bit of a letdown because I thought I could have thrown better pitches. I really didn’t think I had good stuff today. I didn’t feel that great. I just thought I could have pitched better.”

    At least Downs can’t accuse his teammates of not scoring enough runs, which had been the case in previous outings. It could be, as Craig hinted Saturday, that the Giants are on their way to recapturing the offense that so intimidated the opposition last season.

    Maybe a ho-hum season can take on Humm-Baby dimensions after all.

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