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There was a grease fire at AT&T Park this morning

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Today is the San Francisco Giants’ home opener. Giants games always sell out, but today the tickets aren’t the only hot thing at AT&T Park. From Andrew Baggarly at the Merc:

A grease fire in a center field concession stand got out of control Monday morning in the hours before the Giants’ home opener. The fire was near a barbecue pit connected to the Orlando’s Caribbean Barbecue stand that serves the well known Cha-Cha Bowls.

For those who don’t know, Cha-Cha bowls are rice, beans and choice of grilled chicken or pork carnitas, topped with pineapple-zucchini salsa. They’re pretty good, but they do not come flambé style. At least not usually.

Giants play the Dbcks at 1:35PM PDT. Cha-Cha Bowls will be available.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.