Giants beat Nats for third straight with Peavy, big offense

Aug 16, 2015 2:15 AM by Ross Field

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Duffy hit a three-run double in San Francisco's decisive six-run third inning, Jake Peavy worked into the sixth to end a three-start winless stretch, and the Giants beat the Nationals for the third straight game with a 12-6 win Saturday night.

Ian Desmond cleared the left field bleachers with a second-inning leadoff home run that hit the walkway for one of the longest in the ballpark's 16-year history. It was estimated at 470 feet, the Giants said.

Peavy (3-5) allowed five runs on nine hits while outpitching Gio Gonzalez (9-5) as both teams played in a smoky haze from the Northern California wildfires.

Bryce Harper fouled a ball off his lower left leg in the seventh but stayed in the game as the stumbling Nationals lost their fifth straight game. Danny Espinosa homered in the ninth for his first career pinch-hit homer.

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