Giants hit 4 triples for 1st time since ’60, beat Pads 13-8

Will Middlebrooks, Brandon Belt
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, right, tags up at third base beside San Diego Padres' Will Middlebrooks with a stand up triple in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Giants hit four triples in a game for the first time in 55 years, including a pair by Brandon Belt in a 13-8 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.

Brandon Crawford and Matt Duffy also tripled for San Francisco, which had not tripled four times in a game since Sept. 15, 1960, when Willie Mays hit three of them and Eddie Bressoud had one at Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium.

The Giants had not accomplished the feat at home since Hack Wilson and Ross Youngs had two triples each against the Boston Braves at New York’s Polo Grounds on June 28, 1924, according to STATS.

Buster Posey and Gregor Blanco each had three RBIs for the Giants, who built a 7-0 lead by the sixth and won for the fifth time in seven games, San Francisco has won consecutive home games for the first time since May 28-29.

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