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@BAL
7
8
 
(14)
TEX
@BOS
6
3
KCR
@CHW
5
2
MIN
@CLE
7
5
NYY
@DET
5
6
LAA
@OAK
4
10
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@TBR
1
4
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@HOU
3
2
 
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@LAD
3
1
CIN
@MIL
1
3
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@NYM
4
2
ATL
@PHI
0
3
ARI
@PIT
10
4
CHC
@SDP
4
7
SFG
@STL
4
2
Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 7:16PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 41,293, Time of Game: 2:51
Giants
4
60-50
 Won 1 
1st
at Cardinals
2
60-50
 Lost 1 
3rd, 6 GB
W: Barry Zito (9-8)
L: Lance Lynn (13-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          3  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    4 11  0
Cardinals       0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    2 10  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Angel Pagan CF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .283 .330 .415 .745 19 10 -0.031 0.88 0.040 -0.071 -0.4 3 0
Marco Scutaro 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .276 .329 .364 .693 17 11 -0.061 0.86 0.078 -0.139 -1.5 0 0 CS,GDP
Melky Cabrera LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .353 .399 .530 .929 15 8 -0.028 0.83 0.018 -0.046 -0.4 2 0 2B
Buster Posey C 4 1 1 3 0 2 4 .328 .394 .542 .935 14 9 0.161 0.86 0.197 -0.036 1.6 6 0 HR
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .324 .432 .756 7 5 -0.043 0.42 0.000 -0.043 -0.7 4 0
   Jeremy Affeldt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Brandon Belt 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .248 .346 .386 .731 15 8 0.083 0.76 0.098 -0.014 0.8 9 0 2·SB
Brandon Crawford SS 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .233 .288 .333 .621 16 11 -0.017 0.84 0.042 -0.060 0.0 3 5 2B
Joaquin Arias 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .256 .293 .332 .625 14 8 0.117 0.85 0.152 -0.035 1.2 0 2 2B
Barry Zito P 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .088 .205 .088 .293 15 8 -0.035 0.94 0.008 -0.043 -0.6 0 1 SH
   Clay Hensley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sergio Romo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gregor Blanco RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .332 .349 .682 2 1 -0.007 0.27 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 11 4 3 6 38 .324 .378 .500 .878 134 79 0.139 0.78 0.633 -0.494 -0.2 27 9
2B: B Crawford (19, off L Lynn); J Arias (8, off L Lynn); M Cabrera (23, off F Salas).
HR: B Posey (18, off L Lynn, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF).
SH: B Zito (7, off L Lynn).
TB: B Posey 4; J Arias 3; B Crawford 3; B Belt 2; M Scutaro 2; M Cabrera 2; A Pagan.
GIDP: M Scutaro (9).
RBI: B Posey 3 (73); J Arias (17).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Affeldt-B Crawford-B Belt.
Baserunning
SB: B Belt 2 (9, 2nd base off L Lynn/Y Molina 2).
CS: M Scutaro (4, 2nd base by F Salas/Y Molina).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .314 .391 .426 .817 20 12 -0.080 0.82 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 3 4
   Daniel Descalso PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244 .325 .351 .676 6 3 -0.013 0.52 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
Allen Craig 1B 3 2 2 2 1 1 4 .298 .362 .573 .934 21 11 0.221 0.50 0.234 -0.014 2.0 9 0 2·HR
Matt Holliday LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .323 .403 .550 .954 19 12 -0.052 0.69 0.011 -0.063 -0.3 1 0
Carlos Beltran RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .357 .543 .900 9 7 -0.068 1.21 0.034 -0.102 -0.3 2 1 2B
David Freese 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .311 .377 .495 .872 16 9 -0.071 1.16 0.032 -0.103 -0.6 1 1
Yadier Molina C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .319 .367 .510 .876 12 7 -0.004 0.88 0.053 -0.057 -0.2 6 2 2B
Jon Jay CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .300 .376 .396 .772 14 9 -0.006 1.14 0.057 -0.063 -0.1 3 0
Rafael Furcal SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .338 .346 .684 11 7 -0.039 1.70 0.089 -0.127 -0.6 2 5
Lance Lynn P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .079 .122 .079 .201 4 4 -0.053 1.06 0.000 -0.053 -0.4 0 0
   Fernando Salas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Shane Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .307 .341 .648 3 2 -0.037 1.50 0.000 -0.037 -0.2
   Barret Browning P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marc Rzepczynski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Matt Carpenter PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .293 .370 .477 .847 2 2 -0.159 3.38 0.000 -0.159 -0.7 GDP
Team Totals 36 2 10 2 1 6 37 .278 .297 .500 .797 137 85 -0.361 1.08 0.510 -0.871 -2.2 27 14
2B: C Beltran (19, off B Zito); Y Molina (21, off S Romo).
HR: A Craig 2 (17, 2 off B Zito, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF; 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
TB: A Craig 8; Y Molina 3; C Beltran 2; J Jay 2; R Furcal; D Freese; M Holliday.
GIDP: M Carpenter (6).
RBI: A Craig 2 (58).
2-out RBI: A Craig 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Freese-S Schumaker-A Craig.
Outfield Assists: C Beltran (M Cabrera at 3rd base).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Barry Zito, W (9-8) 6.2 8 2 2 0 4 2 4.19 28 106 67 42 7 18 11 13 5 0 54 0.180 0.97 1.2
Clay Hensley, H (8) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.35 2 8 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.015 0.95 0.1
Sergio Romo, H (18) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.06 3 7 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.033 1.11 0.2
Jeremy Affeldt, S (3) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.56 4 16 10 4 0 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.133 1.85 0.8
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 1 6 2 2.00 37 137 85 49 10 26 15 15 5 0 54 1 0 0.361 1.08 2.2

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lance Lynn, L (13-5) 6 8 4 4 3 6 1 3.52 28 105 62 38 7 17 9 10 2 0 43 -0.211 0.93 -1.2
Fernando Salas 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.65 3 11 6 5 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.031 0.54 0.5
Barret Browning 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.65 4 11 7 4 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.025 0.36 0.5
Marc Rzepczynski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.66 3 7 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.015 0.21 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 3 6 1 4.00 38 134 79 50 10 19 15 14 4 0 43 0 0 -0.140 0.78 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jordan Baker, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Brian Runge, 3B - Marvin Hudson.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 41,293.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 95° F, Wind 6mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Angel Pagan CF 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Marco Scutaro 2B 2 Allen Craig 1B
3 Melky Cabrera LF 3 Matt Holliday LF
4 Buster Posey C 4 Carlos Beltran RF
5 Hunter Pence RF 5 David Freese 3B
6 Brandon Belt 1B 6 Yadier Molina C
7 Brandon Crawford SS 7 Jon Jay CF
8 Joaquin Arias 3B 8 Rafael Furcal SS
9 Barry Zito P 9 Lance Lynn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR SFG B. Posey L. Lynn 20% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Pagan Scores; Cabrera Scores
b9 2-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL M. Carpenter J. Affeldt 16% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Front of Home)
b5 1-3 2 --- 7,(2-2)  R STL A. Craig B. Zito -13% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t6 3-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R SFG J. Arias L. Lynn 12% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Belt Scores
b9 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Furcal J. Affeldt -9% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  SFG A. Pagan L. Lynn 4% 54% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  SFG M. Scutaro L. Lynn 6% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Pagan to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O SFG M. Cabrera L. Lynn -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Pagan to 3B; Cabrera to 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR SFG B. Posey L. Lynn 20% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Pagan Scores; Cabrera Scores
t1 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG H. Pence L. Lynn -1% 76% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t1 3-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG B. Belt L. Lynn -1% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep SS-3B Hole)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Barry Zito facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Zito 2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Craig B. Zito 1% 78% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL M. Holliday B. Zito -1% 77% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 0-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Beltran B. Zito -3% 74% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Holliday to 3B
b1 0-3 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O STL D. Freese B. Zito 5% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  SFG B. Crawford L. Lynn 4% 83% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t2 3-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  SFG J. Arias L. Lynn 4% 87% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep SS-2B); Crawford to 3B
t2 3-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Zito L. Lynn -2% 84% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Arias to 2B
t2 3-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  SFG A. Pagan L. Lynn 0% 85% Walk
t2 3-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO SFG M. Scutaro L. Lynn -8% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Barry Zito facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL Y. Molina B. Zito 2% 79% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Jay B. Zito 1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Furcal B. Zito 1% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG M. Cabrera L. Lynn -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O SFG B. Posey L. Lynn -1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG H. Pence L. Lynn -1% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Barry Zito facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL L. Lynn B. Zito 2% 80% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Zito 1% 82% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b3 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R STL A. Craig B. Zito -9% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b3 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Zito 1% 74% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 6-7-8
t4 3-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  SFG B. Belt L. Lynn 3% 77% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t4 3-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O SFG B. Crawford L. Lynn -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging, Belt Steals 2B
t4 3-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O SFG J. Arias L. Lynn -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Belt to 3B
t4 3-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  SFG B. Zito L. Lynn 1% 74% Walk
t4 3-1 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O SFG A. Pagan L. Lynn -4% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Barry Zito facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Beltran B. Zito 3% 73% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 1-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Freese B. Zito -3% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 1-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL Y. Molina B. Zito 4% 74% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b4 1-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL J. Jay B. Zito -3% 71% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B); Freese to 2B
b4 1-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Furcal B. Zito 5% 77% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG M. Scutaro L. Lynn -2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 3-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  SFG M. Cabrera L. Lynn 2% 77% Walk
t5 3-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O SFG B. Posey L. Lynn -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG H. Pence L. Lynn -2% 73% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Barry Zito facing 9-1-2
b5 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL L. Lynn B. Zito 3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 1-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Zito 2% 78% Lineout: LF
b5 1-3 2 --- 7,(2-2)  R STL A. Craig B. Zito -13% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b5 2-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Zito 2% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  SFG B. Belt L. Lynn 4% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 3-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O SFG B. Crawford L. Lynn -3% 67% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-1)  SFG J. Arias L. Lynn 2% 69% Belt Steals 2B
t6 3-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R SFG J. Arias L. Lynn 12% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Belt Scores
t6 4-2 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O SFG B. Zito L. Lynn -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Arias to 3B
t6 4-2 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O SFG A. Pagan L. Lynn -3% 76% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Giants' Barry Zito facing 4-5-6
b6 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Beltran B. Zito 3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. Freese B. Zito 2% 81% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 2-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  STL Y. Molina B. Zito -2% 80% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b6 2-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL J. Jay B. Zito -3% 76% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Molina to 2B
b6 2-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O STL R. Furcal B. Zito 6% 83% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Fernando Salas facing 2-3-4
Fernando Salas replaces Lance Lynn pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  SFG M. Scutaro F. Salas 2% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t7 4-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O SFG M. Cabrera F. Salas -4% 81% Scutaro Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG M. Cabrera F. Salas -1% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Cabrera out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
t7 4-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG B. Posey F. Salas -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Giants' Barry Zito facing 9-1-2
Shane Robinson pinch hits for Fernando Salas (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Robinson B. Zito 4% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Zito 2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
Clay Hensley replaces Barry Zito pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Craig C. Hensley -2% 84% Walk
b7 2-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday C. Hensley 4% 87% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Barret Browning facing 5-6-7
Barret Browning replaces Shane Robinson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG H. Pence B. Browning -1% 86% Flyball: RF
t8 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Belt B. Browning -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG B. Crawford B. Browning 1% 86% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
t8 4-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O SFG J. Arias B. Browning -1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Giants' Sergio Romo facing 4-5-6
Sergio Romo replaces Clay Hensley pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Beltran S. Romo 4% 89% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b8 2-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Freese S. Romo 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL Y. Molina S. Romo -3% 88% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
Jeremy Affeldt replaces Hunter Pence (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Gregor Blanco replaces Sergio Romo (P) playing RF batting 9th
b8 2-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Jay J. Affeldt 5% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Marc Rzepczynski facing 9-1-2
Marc Rzepczynski replaces Barret Browning pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG G. Blanco M. Rzepczynski -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t9 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG A. Pagan M. Rzepczynski -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t9 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG M. Scutaro M. Rzepczynski -0% 92% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Giants' Jeremy Affeldt facing 8-9-1
b9 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Furcal J. Affeldt -9% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Matt Carpenter pinch hits for Marc Rzepczynski (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL M. Carpenter J. Affeldt 16% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Front of Home)
Daniel Descalso pinch hits for Skip Schumaker (2B) batting 1st
b9 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Descalso J. Affeldt 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 2.

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