Patrick Bailey

Bailey made MLB history with incredible performance in Giants' win

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As if Patrick Bailey's big night in the Giants' 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday at Oracle Park couldn't get any better.

With runners on second and third with no outs in a scoreless ninth-inning tie, Bailey ended the game with one swing of the bat, crushing a three-run, walk-off home run into the arcade in right field.

Bailey made history with the walk-off blast, becoming the first catcher in MLB history to turn a double play, catch a shutout and hit a walk-off home run in the same game, per OptaSTATS on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Giants' pitching staff dominated the Pirates on Friday, beginning with starting pitcher Kyle Harrison (ND, 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) followed by Ryan Walker, Tyler Rogers and Camilo Doval for the final three frames.

The double play Bailey turned came at a critical time and allowed Doval to escape a ninth-inning jam that eventually set the Giants up for a walk-off opportunity in the bottom half of the inning.

Bailey is off to a hot start in his second MLB season, batting .297/.365/.516 with three home runs, 10 RBI and a very impressive 151 OPS+ in 75 plate appearances.

And the Giants needed every bit of his special performance on Friday night to beat the Pirates.

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