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Yankees hand slumping Giants sixth consecutive loss

New York Yankee Carlos Beltran (36) reaches first base safely on a throwing error by Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford to first baseman Brandon Belt during the seventh inning of Friday’s game in New York. The Yankees won 3-2.
New York Yankee Carlos Beltran (36) reaches first base safely on a throwing error by Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford to first baseman Brandon Belt during the seventh inning of Friday’s game in New York. The Yankees won 3-2. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Giants’ 3-2 loss to the host Yankees on Friday:

.132: The Giants’ batting average with runners in scoring position in 53 at-bats since the All-Star break.

1: Hits by Giants All-Star first baseman Brandon Belt in 26 at-bats (a .038 average) since the break. He’s struck out 12 times during that span.

1 for 12: San Francisco’s performance with runners in scoring position.

3: Throwing errors by Giants Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford, who had just five errors all season coming in.

4: Total errors by the Giants.

.519: The Yankees’ Starlin Castro’s career batting average (14 for 27) against Madison Bumgarner after getting three more hits against the Giants pitcher on Friday.

6: Consecutive losses by the Giants to begin the second half of the season.

6-9: The Giants’ record against American League teams this season.

10: Errors committed by the Giants in six games since the break.

20: Saves by Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in 21 attempts.

103: Chapman struck out Belt on a 103-mph fastball to end the game.

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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