Joe Panik hits a home run that just stays fair for the only run of the game as San Francisco’s pitching was too much for L.A. in the first game of the season.
Top of the fifth: Joe Panik jogged about 30 feet toward first base and practically stopped. The Giants second baseman clearly thought his two-out, high fly ball down the right-field line was going foul.
Whether a breeze pushed the ball back or Panik misjudged it, the result favored San Francisco. Panik’s drive stayed fair, landing in the seats beyond the foul pole for a solo home run that gave the Giants a 1-0 lead over the Dodgers.