The San Francisco Giants were firing on all cylinders at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night as they dumped 11 runs on the St. Louis Cardinals en route to their third consecutive win.
But that wasn’t the only interesting storyline from Tuesday night’s blowout win.
25-year-old right-hander Keaton Winn made his debut for San Francisco, entering the game in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The young righty gave the Giants four innings, allowing just one run on a Jordan Walker double and earning his first career save.
Better yet, his family had made the trip to St. Louis and got a chance to see him make his Major League debut.
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Winn is a native of Ollie, Iowa, which is roughly four hours north of St. Louis.
He was drafted out of Iowa Western Community College in the fifth round back in 2018.
So, it wasn’t too far of a journey for his family to make.
And not only did they get to see him make his Major League debut, but they also got to see him record his first save and pitch four dominant innings against the Cardinals.
Winn walked three batters and allowed just one hit, recording two strikeouts in the process.
His family cheered him on as he entered the ballgame and stood behind him as he dominated the Cardinals in relief and helped lead the Giants to an 11-3 win.
San Francisco improved to 35-32 and tied the Milwaukee Brewers for the third NL Wild Card, and Winn got to a play a significant role in the win with his family present.NEXT: Giants Pitcher Made History In His MLB Debut