Giants blow 9th-inning lead, fall 3-1 to Astros

The world champs came to town, though they weren’t quite as recognizable as they were in October because of injuries to several front-line players.

In the end, it didn’t matter. The Astros were still the Astros.

The Giants were one out from beating shorthanded Houston 1-0 in Monday night’s opener of a quick two-game series, but closer Will Smith yielded a three-run homer to Marwin Gonzalez, permitting the Astros to celebrate a 3-1 victory.
Source: Sports