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Giants 4, Reds 2
Bengie Molina had an RBI on a double, single and home run against the Reds. (Ben Margot/AP)
A Eugenio Velez solo shot and a Bengie Molina RBI single pushed the Giants on top of the Reds in the sixth inning, and unlike Friday's aberration, they played it clean late and held on to even the series. Barry Zito continued his strong second-half pitching through six-plus innings.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (47-62)
Lost 1
San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 2   SF
San Francisco (61-49)
Won 1
August 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 3
San Francisco
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 X   4 8 0
Standings thru 8/8/09  |  Recap: CIN | SF  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Giants stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Taveras, W, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .201
Votto, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .320
Phillips, 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 .270
Balentien, RF 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 .227
Gomes, J, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .261
Rosales, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .211
Hanigan, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .293
Arroyo, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .128
  a-Sutton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Fisher, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 2 6 2 2 5 10  

a-Grounded out for Arroyo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Balentien (11, Zito), Phillips (19, Zito).
TB: Gomes, J; Rosales; Gonzalez, Al; Phillips 2; Balentien 3.
RBI: Balentien (17), Gomes, J (27).
2-out RBI: Gomes, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hanigan.
GIDP: Hanigan, Gomes, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Gonzalez, Al 2 (6, fielding, throw), Rosales (4, fielding).
DP: (Rosales-Phillips-Votto).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, RF-LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .330
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .299
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .332
Molina, B, C 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .267
Ishikawa, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .267
Lewis, F, LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .263
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  a-Garko, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rowand, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .274
Renteria, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251
Zito, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .139
  Winn, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Totals 33 4 8 4 1 2 14  

a-Popped out for Affeldt in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Molina, B (21, Arroyo).
HR: Velez (3, 6th inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 0 out), Molina, B (13, 8th inning off Fisher, C, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Velez 5; Sanchez, F; Lewis, F 2; Molina, B 7.
RBI: Molina, B 3 (60), Velez (11).
2-out RBI: Molina, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ishikawa; Sandoval; Rowand.
GIDP: Rowand.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Velez (2, 2nd base off Arroyo/Hanigan).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Sandoval-Sanchez, F-Ishikawa, Wilson, Br-Sanchez, F-Ishikawa).

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Arroyo (L, 10-11) 7.0 7 3 3 0 2 1 5.04
Fisher, C 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.88
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito (W, 8-10) 6.0 3 2 2 2 4 0 4.40
Howry (H, 8) 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.77
Affeldt (H, 24) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.70
Wilson, Br (S, 28) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.08

Zito pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 102-71, Fisher, C 19-11, Zito 100-63, Howry 22-16, Affeldt 6-3, Wilson, Br 9-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Arroyo 9-4, Fisher, C 1-1, Zito 7-4, Howry 2-1, Affeldt 0-0, Wilson, Br 1-1.
Batters faced: Arroyo 29, Fisher, C 5, Zito 23, Howry 6, Affeldt 1, Wilson, Br 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Howry 1-0, Affeldt 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: D.J. Reyburn. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 37,057.
Venue: AT&T Park.
August 8, 2009
August 8, 2009

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