Crawford hits grand slam, Giants pound Reds 11-2

May 16, 2015 10:16 PM by Ross Field

CINCINNATI (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs Saturday night, and Hunter Pence scored three times in his return from a broken forearm, leading the San Francisco Giants to an 11-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The defending World Series champions are hoping their offense gets a boost from Pence's return. The right fielder was hit by a pitch during spring training, causing a fracture just above the left wrist. He had hits in his first two at-bats off Mike Leake (2-2), helping San Francisco pull ahead 5-0.

Crawford's fourth career grand slam in the fifth inning made it 9-0, the most runs that Leake has allowed in his career. Brandon Belt and Gregor Blanco had solo shots off Leake.

The Reds managed two runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings off Ryan Vogelsong (2-2), including Jay Bruce's solo homer.

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