Sleeping in Seattle: Giants’ offense blanked, Webb falters in middle innings in series loss

After scoring a combined 14 runs in their first two games of the season, the San Francisco Giants entered Saturday’s rubber match against the Seattle Mariners expecting their lineup to be a difference-maker. An offense featuring five left-handed hitters against Seattle right-hander Chris Flexen was definitely the difference, but not in the way the club hoped. The Giants were shut out for just the third time in a nine-inning game under manager Gabe Kapler as they managed six hits and two walks in a forgettable 4-0 defeat. The Giants forced Flexen to throw 94 pitches in five innings, but couldn’…

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