The San Francisco Giants gave up a pair of late-inning runs as they dropped as series-opener, 4-2, against division rival San Diego Padres on Monday night. San Francisco fell to just 2-2 to start the year, but that was far from the biggest headline from this game.
For the first time in his career, Giants reliever Tyler Rogers had an opportunity to play against his identical twin brother, Taylor Rogers. Taylor was recently dealt from the Minnesota Twins over to the San Diego Padres to set up a special moment between the twins.
Managers Gabe Kapler and Bob Melvin (Padres) understood the gravity of this moment and created a lasting memory by allowing the brothers to exchange lineup cards before first pitch. Check out the video below.
The night took another interesting turn when both pitchers actually appeared in the game. As relievers, this wasn't a given to happen.
Tyler pitched the 7th inning, allowing the Padres to score their decisive third run. Taylor then ended up saving the game in the 9th inning for San Diego.
According to Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN, this was the first time in MLB history that twin brothers pitched against one another in a game.
This special moment may soon turn into a fierce brotherly rivalry as the Rogers' brothers now play in the same division. San Francisco will play the Padres 18 more times throughout the regular season.
Heading into Game 2, the Padres enter as -110 moneyline favorites according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest MLB odds. The Giants are -106 on the moneyline.
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