San Francisco Giants right-hander Sean Hjelle, listed officially at 6-foot-11, tied retired reliever Jon Rauch as the tallest pitcher in Major League Baseball history on Friday night when he made his big-league debut against the St. Louis Cardinals. Hjelle had been promoted to the majors hours earlier as part of a series of roster moves that saw the Giants activate outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. and option pitchers Sammy Long and Mauricio Llovera to the minors.

Hjelle worked a perfect seventh inning, coercing a ground out from Juan Yepez to begin the frame. He then struck out Corey Dickerson on four pitches before getting another ground out, this time off the bat of Andrew Knizner.