Monday night summarized how things are going for the 2018 San Francisco Giants.

Before the Giants’ game against the Houston Astros even began, things got ugly at AT&T Park, due to a fire in the concession stands. The smoke even made its way to the field.

But, they were able to put the fire out, and Monday night’s game started on time.

And the Giants appeared to be in pretty good shape against the defending champs, taking a 1-0 lead into the ninth. They still had that 1-0 lead with two outs, when Houston’s Marwin Gonzalez came to the plate with runners on first and second base. On a 1-0 count, Gonzalez sent a Will Smith offering over the left field wall, for a go-ahead three-run dinger.

That’s how things are going for the Giants the last two years, and how things are going for the Astros the last two years.

The loss puts the Giants at an exactly .500 record, which feels like where they’re destined to finish. The Astros move to 4.5 games up on the surging Oakland A’s in the AL West.

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