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Jake Peavy stays in after long delay, Pablo Sandoval homers to help Giants beat Tigers 8-2

  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

    San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

    San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Tigers head groundskeeper Heather Nabozny, center, is helped to her feet by ground personnel after injuring herself while helping put the rain tarp on the field during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Tigers and the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

    Detroit Tigers head groundskeeper Heather Nabozny, center, is helped to her feet by ground personnel after injuring herself while helping put the rain tarp on the field during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Tigers and the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)  (The Associated Press)

Jake Peavy pitched six innings without allowing an earned run — even remaining in the game after a rain delay of 2 hours, 42 minutes — and the San Francisco Giants routed the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday night.

Pablo Sandoval homered for San Francisco, which is trying to chase down the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. The Tigers fell two games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central — and now trail Seattle by a half-game for the second wild card.

The Giants scored six runs in three innings against Rick Porcello (15-10) and led 6-0 when a severe storm came through downtown Detroit, delaying the game. When play resumed, Peavy (4-4) went back to the mound. He allowed two unearned runs in the fifth, but that was it.