Giants get good news: MRI on Gausman's hip came back clean

Kevin Gausman

The Giants can breathe a little easier.

After retaking first place in the NL West with a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler announced that Kevin Gausman's MRI came back clean. Gausman was removed after six dominant innings in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers after experiencing left hip tightness.

Following Sunday's game, Gausman was confident he wouldn't miss any time, and the MRI results would seem to support that. Gausman has thus far been the ace of the Giants' staff and was basically unhittable in May. Across 37 innings, he went 5-0 with a 0.73 ERA and 49 strikeouts.

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While the Giants got good news on Gausman, they'll cross their fingers for more of the same with regard to Evan Longoria, who was removed from Monday's win over the Angels with right side soreness. Longoria, who extended his hitting streak to eight games and smacked a two-run homer in the fourth, leads all qualified Giants hitters in batting average (.274) and OPS (.869).

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