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Velez sparks SF
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Giants 3, Pirates 2
Eugenio Velez puts the Giants ahead with an RBI double. (Ben Margot/AP)
Eugenio Velez found his extra-base stroke in his second game back from Triple-A, tying the contest with his first homer of the year and then producing the go-ahead tally with an RBI double. Pablo Sandoval's run-scoring single in the seventh provided needed insurance.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (43-57)
Lost 4
San Francisco 3, Pittsburgh 2   SF
San Francisco (54-46)
Won 2
July 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 10 0
San Francisco
0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 X   3 10 1
Standings thru 7/28/09  |  Recap: PIT | SF  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Giants stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 .281
Young, D, RF 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 .323
Jones, G, LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .323
Doumit, C 5 0 2 0 0 2 3 .255
Pearce, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .206
LaRoche, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .259
Vazquez, R, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .244
Cruz, SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 .429
Morton, P 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 .083
  Chavez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Moss, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 2 10 2 3 10 22  

a-Struck out for Chavez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: McCutchen (13, Zito), Jones, G (7, Zito), LaRoche (19, Affeldt).
TB: Vazquez, R; McCutchen 2; Jones, G 2; Young, D 2; Doumit 2; LaRoche 2; Cruz 2.
RBI: Young, D (24), Cruz (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche 2; McCutchen.
SF: Cruz.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 11.

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Torres, A, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .253
Winn, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .274
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .330
Molina, B, C 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .262
Lewis, F, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .256
Garko, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Velez, 2B 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .238
Uribe, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .284
Zito, P 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .125
  Romo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Guzman, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  Medders, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Ishikawa, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268
Totals 33 3 10 3 3 6 21  

a-Popped out for Romo in the 6th. b-Struck out for Medders in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Velez (2, Morton), Torres, A (4, Chavez).
HR: Velez (1, 2nd inning off Morton, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Velez 6; Sandoval 2; Lewis, F; Molina, B 2; Uribe 2; Torres, A 2.
RBI: Velez 2 (2), Sandoval (59).
2-out RBI: Velez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe; Molina, B; Guzman; Garko; Winn.
SAC: Winn.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lewis, F (8, 2nd base off Morton/Doumit), Uribe (2, 2nd base off Hanrahan/Doumit).

FIELDING
E: Sandoval (8, fielding).
Outfield assists: Winn (Young, D at 2nd base).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morton (L, 2-3) 6.0 6 2 2 3 5 1 3.72
Chavez 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.70
Hanrahan 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.70
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito 5.2 9 1 1 2 6 0 4.54
Romo (W, 3-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.00
Affeldt (H, 22) 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.33
Medders (H, 6) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.38
Wilson, Br (S, 26) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.18

Game Scores: Morton 54, Zito 51.
HBP: Torres, A (by Hanrahan).
Pitches-strikes: Morton 107-65, Chavez 13-8, Hanrahan 21-11, Zito 100-71, Romo 3-3, Affeldt 22-14, Medders 8-4, Wilson, Br 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Morton 4-5, Chavez 2-0, Hanrahan 0-2, Zito 3-4, Romo 0-0, Affeldt 2-1, Medders 0-1, Wilson, Br 1-1.
Batters faced: Morton 27, Chavez 6, Hanrahan 5, Zito 27, Romo 1, Affeldt 6, Medders 2, Wilson, Br 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Romo 2-0, Medders 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Delfin Colon. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 35,972.
Venue: AT&T Park.
July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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