BREAKING: Giants’ offense comes to life in decisive win over Rays

The Giants broke out of a major slump on Saturday, slugging five home runs while throttling the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 at Tropicana Field.

San Francisco entered Saturday’s matchup with Tampa Bay with a home run drought that had extended to seven games, with the Giants’ offense managing to plate just 12 total runs across that span.

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Their fortunes changed — and changed quickly — when second baseman Thairo Estrada blasted a 1-2 fastball into the left field bleachers to give the Giants a 2-1 lead, promptly opening the floodgates for a barrage of runs that soon followed.

Following the game Estrada — who finished Saturday’s win with a pair of homers — revealed that there weren’t any adjustments that directly led to his standout performance. Rather, it was remaining confident in his previous approach.

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“I didn’t make many adjustments,” Estrada said through interpreter Erwin Higueros. “I just kept my same adjustment which is just looking for a good pitch to drive, and luckily we came up with the win.”

Estrada then revealed that he and the rest of San Francisco’s lineup didn’t allow their recent offensive struggles to derail their belief that this is a team capable of lighting up the scoreboard.

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The 28-year-old infielder stressed the importance of remaining patient through the long haul that is an MLB season, understanding that an early hurdle doesn’t define an entire campaign.

“The conversation was all about going game-by-game, at-bat [to] at-bat, see your pitch,” Estrada explained “The season is just starting, we have 162 games and we knew we were going to get out of this bad slump.”

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