A cleanup hitter bunted for a single. A pitcher who had hardly swung a bat growing up got a hit. A utilityman scored from first base on a botched pickoff attempt.

And two players dressed up as wrestlers to campaign for a teammate to make the All-Star team.

Say this for the 2018 Giants: They’ll surprise you.

On Monday night, the Giants beat the Cubs 2-1 in 11 innings on Pablo Sandoval’s walk-off single off Pedro Strop.

The Giants wasted a one-out Hunter Pence triple in the 10th, but not Andrew McCutchen’s one-out single in the 11th. McCutchen advanced to third on Brandon Belt’s single to right, and Brandon Crawford was intentionally walked to load the bases for Sandoval. …continue reading here…