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Tyler Beede beats Dodgers for 1st Major League win

LOS ANGELES — Even after he posted an 8.06 ERA over his first four starts of the season, the Giants were willing to stay patient with Tyler Beede. On Monday night, the 26-year-old rookie delivered the breakthrough performance they had been waiting for.
Despite issuing five walks, Beede held the

LOS ANGELES — Even after he posted an 8.06 ERA over his first four starts of the season, the Giants were willing to stay patient with Tyler Beede. On Monday night, the 26-year-old rookie delivered the breakthrough performance they had been waiting for.

Despite issuing five walks, Beede held the first-place Dodgers to just a Max Muncy solo home run over six innings to earn his first Major League victory in the Giants’ 3-2 series-opening win at Dodger Stadium.

Beede scattered three hits and struck out seven, five of which came on his curveball. He is only the fourth Giants pitcher to pick up his first career win at Dodger Stadium, joining Shawn Estes, Larry Carter and John Burkett.

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Brandon Crawford produced a two-run double to help back Beede and propel the Giants to their 10th win in their last 16 games.

A two-time first-round Draft pick, Beede endured a disappointing 2018 campaign that included a brief demotion to the bullpen, but he arrived at Spring Training with renewed confidence and a streamlined repertoire that quickly made him one of the biggest revelations of camp. He earned his first look with the Giants after logging a 1.99 ERA over his first five starts with Triple-A Sacramento, though he initially struggled to translate that success to the Majors.

Still, Beede’s confidence never wavered, and he appeared on the verge of a breakthrough after striking out a career-high seven over 4 2/3 innings in his last start against the Padres on Tuesday.

Beede looked locked in from the outset in his Dodger Stadium debut.

Maria Guardado covers the Giants for MLB.com. She previously covered the Angels from 2017-18. Follow her on Twitter.





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