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Molina hits HR high
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Giants 8, D-backs 4
Pablo Sandoval celebrates with Bengie Molina after Molina's two-run homer. (Ben Margot/AP)
Bengie Molina belted two homers, including back-to-back shots with Pablo Sandoval in the seventh, to set a career high. Molina and Sandoval each tallied four hits as the Giants kept themselves from being officially eliminated from playoff contention.
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Series at a glance:
ARI
Arizona (68-89)
Lost 1
San Francisco 8, Arizona 4   SF
San Francisco (84-73)
Won 2
September 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Arizona
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0   4 7 0
San Francisco
2 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 X   8 15 0
Standings thru 9/29/09  |  Recap: ARI | SF  |  Gameday  |  D-backs stats  |  Giants stats
Arizona AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Young, Ch, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .208
Drew, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .256
Upton, J, RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .306
Reynolds, Ma, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .263
Montero, M, C 4 2 2 3 0 1 0 .299
Roberts, R, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .281
Ryal, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .273
  d-Parra, G, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290
Ojeda, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .248
Davis, D, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167
  a-Byrnes, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
  Petit, Y, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .037
  Rosales, L, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Romero, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
  c-Hester, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .292
  Zavada, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cabrera, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  e-Tracy, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Totals 34 4 7 4 2 10 9  

a-Flied out for Davis, D in the 5th. b-Batted for Rosales, L in the 7th. c-Struck out for Romero in the 7th. d-Flied out for Ryal in the 9th. e-Flied out for Cabrera, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts, R (17, Sanchez, J).
HR: Montero, M 2 (16, 4th inning off Sanchez, J, 0 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Sanchez, J, 1 on, 2 out), Upton, J (26, 8th inning off Affeldt, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ojeda; Young, Ch; Roberts, R 2; Montero, M 8; Davis, D; Upton, J 4.
RBI: Montero, M 3 (59), Upton, J (84).
2-out RBI: Montero, M 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ryal; Tracy.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Reynolds, Ma-Ryal).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, 2B 5 1 1 0 1 2 3 .265
Torres, A, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .257
Sandoval, 3B 5 4 4 2 0 0 2 .329
Molina, B, C 5 2 4 4 0 1 2 .265
Uribe, SS 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 .297
Garko, 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 .270
  Ishikawa, 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .262
Rowand, CF 4 0 1 1 1 2 3 .262
Winn, RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 8 .261
Sanchez, J, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .051
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Runzler, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Aurilia, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  b-Schierholtz, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .270
  Romo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 8 15 7 7 7 29  

a-Struck out for Runzler in the 7th. b-Struck out for Affeldt in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sandoval (44, Petit, Y).
3B: Torres, A (7, Zavada).
HR: Molina, B 2 (20, 4th inning off Davis, D, 1 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Zavada, 0 on, 2 out), Sandoval (23, 7th inning off Zavada, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Velez; Sandoval 8; Molina, B 10; Rowand; Garko 2; Winn 2; Torres, A 3.
RBI: Rowand (64), Molina, B 4 (79), Sandoval 2 (87).
2-out RBI: Rowand; Molina, B 3; Sandoval 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Winn 3; Sanchez, J 2; Torres, A; Velez.
SAC: Sanchez, J.
GIDP: Sandoval.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Velez (9, 3rd base off Davis, D/Montero, M).

 
Arizona IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Davis, D (L, 8-14) 4.0 7 4 4 5 3 1 4.19
Petit, Y 1.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 5.89
Rosales, L 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.57
Zavada 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 2 3.42
Cabrera, D 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 6.07
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sanchez, J (W, 8-12) 5.2 5 3 3 1 4 2 4.27
Howry (H, 10) 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.29
Runzler (H, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Affeldt 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1.84
Romo 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.01

Petit, Y pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Davis, D, Petit, Y.
HBP: Sanchez, J (by Davis, D).
Pitches-strikes: Davis, D 107-65, Petit, Y 28-17, Rosales, L 15-10, Zavada 25-17, Cabrera, D 23-18, Sanchez, J 97-57, Howry 15-6, Runzler 7-6, Affeldt 20-13, Romo 22-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Davis, D 3-2, Petit, Y 1-1, Rosales, L 0-1, Zavada 1-1, Cabrera, D 0-1, Sanchez, J 8-2, Howry 0-0, Runzler 0-0, Affeldt 0-0, Romo 1-2.
Batters faced: Davis, D 24, Petit, Y 7, Rosales, L 4, Zavada 6, Cabrera, D 5, Sanchez, J 23, Howry 3, Runzler 2, Affeldt 4, Romo 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Rosales, L 1-0, Runzler 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 60 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 27 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:23.
Att: 28,039.
Venue: AT&T Park.
September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009

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