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Giants-Red Sox clashes are rarer than you would guess

The Giants’ Mac Williamson, runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in San Francisco. The Giants won 2-1.
The Giants’ Mac Williamson, runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in San Francisco. The Giants won 2-1. The Associated Press

The Giants and Red Sox begin a two-game series Tuesday in Boston.

It will be just the sixth series between the franchises, whose roots reach down deeply in baseball history, since interleague play began in 1997, and the second at Fenway Park. In 1912, the Red Sox defeated the New York Giants in the World Series 4-3 (there was also 6-6, 11-inning tie as part of the series).

Here’s a thumbnail look at the previous 14 games:

2016 in San Francisco

June 8

Giants 2, Red Sox 1 – Mac Williamson’s first career home run offsets his two-base error in left field.

June 7

Red Sox 5, Giants 3 (10) – Xander Bogaerts’s two run single gives Boston the extra-inning victory.

2013 in San Francisco

Aug. 21

Red Sox 12, Giants 1 – In his first start in three weeks, Barry Zito is chased by Boston with two outs in the fourth inning.

Aug. 20

Giants 3, Red Sox 2 – Marco Scutaro’s walk-off bases-loaded walk sends the AT&T Park crowd home happy.

Aug. 19

Red Sox 7, Giants 0 – Despite arriving that day after a cross-country flight, the Red Sox chase Tim Lincecum in the sixth inning.

2010 in San Francisco

June 27

Red Sox 5, Giants 1 – David Ortiz homers into McCovey Cove, and Lincecum leaves after three innings and 79 pitches.

June 26

Red Sox 4, Giants 2 – A three-run homer by Mike Cameron in the second is enough for Boston.

June 25

Giants 5, Red Sox 4 – Brian Wilson pitches a four-out, 10-batter, 42-pitch save.

2007 in Boston

June 17

RED SOX 9, GIANTS 5 – Barry Bonds’ first (and only) Fenway Park home run isn’t enough to stop Boston.

June 16

RED SOX 1, GIANTS 0 – Bonds is hitless in three at-bats, and Boston’s Manny Ramirez ends a 50 at-bat homerless streak.

June 15

RED SOX 10 GIANTS 2 – Dustin Pedroia has the first five-hit game of his career with a career-best five RBIs, and Boston comes back from a 2-0 first-inning deficit.

2004 in San Francisco

June 20

GIANTS 4, RED SOX 0 – Jason Schmidt pitches his second one-hitter of the season for San Francisco.

June 19

GIANTS 6, RED SOX 4 – Ray Durham’s leadoff homer is part of a four-run first for San Francisco, which also got a pinch-hit, two-run homer by Edgardo Alfonzo in the eighth.

June 18

RED SOX 14, GIANTS 9 – A seven-run Boston fifth erases a five-run deficit and helps Boston end San Francisco’s nine-game home winning streak.

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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