Giants take down Tigers

Giants take down Tigers

John Bowker went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, as the San Francisco Giants trimmed the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on Monday night.

San Francisco won as -115 home favorites as the teams played over the 7-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Fred Lewis was 2-for-5 with a solo shot and three runs batted in for the Giants, while Keiichi Yabu picked up the win in relief of starter Tim Lincecum for San Francisco.

Marcus Thames went 2-for-4 with two dingers and three RBIs for Detroit, as Freddy Dolsi was tagged with the loss in after coming in for starter Justin Verlander for the Tigers.