"He's so gifted defensively, but he's underrated as a hitter," Bochy said.
"Look at the numbers. He's a very productive hitter who finds a way to get the runs in. He seems to have great focus up there with men on base. He's dangerous, too. He can hit the ball out of the park, as you saw. He's a good baserunner. He's just a good all-around ballplayer."
Crawford, who batted seventh Saturday, leads the Giants with 24 RBIs and is tied with Buster Posey for the team lead with six homers. The 28-year-old former UCLA star has averaged eight homers and 57 RBIs over the last three seasons.
He is hitting .352 (19-for-54) over his last 17 games.
Hunter Pence scored on each of Crawford's first three hits. Pence was activated Saturday after having spent the entire season on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left arm suffered during Spring Training. Pence doubled ahead of Crawford's RBI single to center in the second inning and singled ahead of Crawford's run-scoring double in the fourth.
"I saw him flying around out there," Crawford said. "It is nice to have him back, to have his energy in the dugout and on the field."
Crawford came up in the fifth after hits by Posey and Brandon Belt and a walk to Pence had loaded the bases. He blasted Mike Leake's 1-0 pitch 412 feet, a half-dozen rows up into the center-field seats, extending a five-run Giants lead to 9-0.