Stunning Turnarounds: San Francisco Giants Become Second Team Since 1900 to Overcome Three Consecutive 4-Run Deficits on the Road

That marks three consecutive stunning comebacks for the Giants—all while playing away games.

Matt Chapman, Patrick Bailey, and their San Francisco teammates have showcased an extraordinary display of resilience this week.

Bailey’s pivotal grand slam in the eighth inning, coupled with Chapman’s game-saving defensive heroics at third base, propelled the Giants to another remarkable victory, overcoming a substantial deficit to edge out the New York Mets 8-7 on Friday night.

“What a remarkable win,” exclaimed Bailey. “We never back down.”

After clawing back from a 6-2 deficit in the eighth inning, the Giants now share a historic achievement with the 1932 St. Louis Cardinals, becoming only the second Major League team since 1900 to secure three consecutive road victories after trailing by at least four runs.

Only two other teams have achieved this feat at home: the 1999 Florida Marlins (against San Francisco) and the 1961 Boston Red Sox, as confirmed by the Elias Sports Bureau.

“It’s been a consistent theme these past three days: a relentless fight until the very end,” remarked manager Bob Melvin. “There’s an undeniable sense of confidence in the dugout whenever we have runners on base, knowing that someone will step up with a clutch hit.”

The Giants’ resilient streak began when they rallied from a 5-0 deficit against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, clinching a 9-5 victory in extra innings. They continued their comeback prowess by erasing a 6-2 deficit in the eighth inning against the Pirates on Thursday, ultimately triumphing 7-6 courtesy of Chapman’s three-run homer.

Prior to this exceptional week, the Giants had never managed consecutive road victories after trailing by four runs, let alone securing three successive wins.

“It’s been an absolutely wild ride,” Chapman remarked.

Jorge Soler and Mike Yastrzemski also contributed with home runs for the resurgent Giants (26-26), who have won seven of their last eight games, reaching the .500 mark for the first time since their 2-2 start on March 31.

Trailing 6-2 with two outs in the eighth inning on Friday, the Giants initiated their comeback when Thairo Estrada drove in a crucial run with an RBI double. Chapman’s subsequent walk loaded the bases, setting the stage for Bailey’s monumental blast—a 2-0 fastball launched into right-center field for his maiden career grand slam.

Yastrzemski’s solo homer off Jorge López in the ninth inning extended the Giants’ lead to 8-6, but the Mets launched a late counterattack of their own. A single run in the ninth inning, courtesy of Francisco Lindor’s RBI single off the right-field fence, coupled with loading the bases with just one out, set the stage for a tense finale.

With the game on the line, Camilo Doval delivered under pressure, striking out slugger J.D. Martinez on three pitches. Doval then faced a full count against Mark Vientos, inducing a slow grounder to third base. Chapman, executing a remarkable barehanded play on the charging, fired an off-balance throw to first base, where LaMonte Wade Jr. made a challenging catch to secure the final out.

An ecstatic Chapman celebrated along the dugout railing, receiving a cascade of high-fives from his teammates. The out call at first base was swiftly confirmed after a replay review, sealing the Giants’ triumphant comeback.

“I think that’s the most exhilarated I’ve ever been after a play,” Chapman reflected, a sentiment echoed by Bailey: “Goodness gracious, that was one of the finest plays I’ve witnessed on a baseball diamond.”

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