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Giants send RHP Law to minors after dismal outing vs. Braves

June 20, 2017
San Francisco Giants pitcher Derek Law (64) sits in the dugout after being relieved in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, June 19, 2017, in Atlanta. The Braves won 9-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — San Francisco Giants reliever Derek Law has been optioned to the minors a day after facing six batters without recording an out in the series opener against the Atlanta Braves.

The Giants recalled right-hander Kyle Crick from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, giving the former first-round draft pick his first taste of the big leagues.

Law came on in the eighth inning Monday night with the Giants trailing 3-0, two runners aboard and two outs. He walked Tyler Flowers, then gave up five straight hits — including a towering, three-run homer into the second deck in right field by pinch-hitter Danny Santana — as the Braves cruised to a 9-0 victory.

With the dismal outing, Law’s ERA climbed from 4.20 to 5.40, prompting the Giants to option him to Sacramento.

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