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Rare home struggle
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Reds 5, Giants 2
Bengie Molina talks to Matt Cain in the three-run fourth inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Eugenio Velez extended his hitting streak to 15 games, but for the first time since mid-June, the Giants suffered a home series defeat. Matt Cain gave up five runs in a home start for only the second time this season, while the offense hit into three double plays.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (48-62)
Won 1
Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 2   SF
San Francisco (61-50)
Lost 1
August 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0   5 8 0
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   2 9 0
Standings thru 8/9/09  |  Recap: CIN | SF  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Giants stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Taveras, W, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 .236
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .198
  Janish, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Phillips, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 .269
Votto, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .317
Balentien, RF 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 .234
Nix, L, LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 .235
Rosales, 3B 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .224
Tatum, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167
Harang, P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .140
  Masset, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cordero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 5 8 4 4 8 13  

BATTING
HR: Phillips (17, 1st inning off Cain, M, 0 on, 2 out), Rosales (4, 4th inning off Cain, M, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Taveras, W; Nix, L; Rosales 6; Phillips 4; Balentien 2.
RBI: Phillips (71), Rosales 2 (19), Balentien (18).
2-out RBI: Phillips; Balentien.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nix, L 2; Harang 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras, W (24, 2nd base off Cain, M/Molina, B).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Gonzalez, Al-Votto, Phillips-Janish-Votto, Janish-Phillips-Votto).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, LF-CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .337
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 .301
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .332
Molina, B, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .264
Winn, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .264
Garko, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .278
Rowand, CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .275
  Lewis, F, LF 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .265
Renteria, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .249
Cain, M, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182
  Valdez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Aurilia, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .224
  Miller, Ju, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 2 9 0 2 7 11  

a-Singled for Valdez, M in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Velez (5, Harang), Lewis, F (16, Cordero).
TB: Velez 3; Sandoval; Sanchez, F 2; Lewis, F 2; Rowand; Winn; Aurilia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, B 2; Renteria.
GIDP: Sandoval 2, Garko.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harang (W, 6-13) 7.0 7 2 2 2 7 0 4.43
Masset (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.74
Cordero (S, 24) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.62
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cain, M (L, 12-4) 7.0 7 5 5 2 7 2 2.44
Valdez, M 1.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.50
Miller, Ju 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.02

Harang pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Harang, Cain, M, Valdez, M.
IBB: Tatum (by Valdez, M).
Pitches-strikes: Harang 104-70, Masset 5-4, Cordero 11-8, Cain, M 101-69, Valdez, M 20-9, Miller, Ju 13-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harang 8-2, Masset 1-1, Cordero 1-0, Cain, M 6-4, Valdez, M 1-0, Miller, Ju 1-1.
Batters faced: Harang 29, Masset 2, Cordero 4, Cain, M 30, Valdez, M 6, Miller, Ju 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Masset 3-1.
Ejections: Cincinnati Reds shortstop Alex Gonzalez ejected by HP umpire D. J. Reyburn (7th)
Umpires: HP: D.J. Reyburn. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 36,705.
Venue: AT&T Park.
August 9, 2009
August 9, 2009

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