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LA wins West in grand fashion
The Giants saw a three-run lead vanish in the ninth inning to give the Dodgers the National League West title. San Francisco now needs to win Sunday coupled with Colorado avoiding a sweep in Houston if the Giants are to force a tiebreaker game to decide the Wild Card.
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Steve Finley celebrates his division-winning grand slam. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Dodgers' team-record 53rd comeback victory was a big one, as Steve Finley's ninth-inning grand slam gave Los Angeles its first division title since 1995.
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San Francisco (90-71)
Lost 1
Los Angeles 7, San Francisco 3  
Los Angeles (93-68)
Won 1
October 2, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0   3 6 2
Los Angeles
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7   7 7 0
Standings through 10/2/04  |  Gameday  |  Giants Stats  |  Dodgers Stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Durham, 2B5010011.280
Tucker, RF4000112.256
Alfonzo, 3B4010011.289
Bonds, LF1100302.363
Snow, 1B4120003.327
Cruz, SS4000005.293
Ransom, SS0000000.258
Pierzynski, C3000113.270
Hermanson, P0000000.100
Christiansen, P0000000.000
Herges, P0000000.000
Franklin, P0000000.333
Grissom, CF3123100.277
Tomko, P3000012.113
Eyre, P0000000.000
Torrealba, C0000000.228
Totals313636519 

BATTING
HR: Grissom (21, 7th inning off Sanchez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Durham; Alfonzo; Snow 2; Grissom 5.
RBI: Grissom 3 (88).
2-out RBI: Grissom 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snow, Tomko, Tucker.
S: Torrealba.
GIDP: Pierzynski.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Grissom (2, fielding), Ransom (5, fielding).

 
Los AngelesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Izturis, SS5101005.288
Werth, LF5121010.266
Finley, CF5124002.271
Beltre, 3B4000003.335
Green, RF4120000.266
Ventura, 1B3100121.243
Cora, 2B2000213.264
Mayne, C2000002.221
a-Grabowski, PH1000011.219
Ross, D, C0000000.172
c-Hernandez, PH0100100.287
Dessens, P1000000.182
Alvarez, P1000002.161
Sanchez, P0000000.250
Venafro, P0000000.000
Carrara, P0000000.000
b-Saenz, PH1010000.282
1-Flores, PR0000000.000
Brazoban, P0000000.000
d-Choi, PH0001100.253
2-Perez, A, PR0100000.300
Totals347775519 

a-Struck out for Mayne in the 7th. b-Singled for Carrara in the 8th. c-Walked for Ross, D in the 9th. d-Walked for Brazoban in the 9th.
1-Ran for Saenz in the 8th. 2-Ran for Choi in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Finley (36, 9th inning off Franklin, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Werth 2; Finley 5; Green 2; Saenz.
RBI: Choi (46), Izturis (62), Werth (47), Finley 4 (94).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis 2, Beltre 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Ventura-Izturis-Carrara).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tomko 7.14002404.04
Eyre (H, 23)0.10000004.10
Hermanson (H, 1)(L, 6-9)0.21443104.53
Christiansen 0.00100004.50
Herges (BS, 8)0.01110005.23
Franklin 0.01110016.39
 
Los AngelesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dessens 4.03223304.46
Alvarez 2.00001004.03
Sanchez 0.12110113.38
Venafro 0.10000004.00
Carrara 1.11001102.18
Brazoban (W, 6-2)1.00001002.48

Christiansen pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
Herges pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Tomko 127-81, Eyre 1-1, Hermanson 30-14, Christiansen 3-2, Herges 8-6, Franklin 2-2, Dessens 75-46, Alvarez 22-14, Sanchez 16-10, Venafro 3-3, Carrara 18-11, Brazoban 13-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tomko 4-14, Eyre 1-0, Hermanson 1-0, Christiansen 0-0, Herges 0-0, Franklin 0-0, Dessens 4-5, Alvarez 2-4, Sanchez 0-0, Venafro 0-1, Carrara 3-0, Brazoban 2-1.
Batters faced: Tomko 29, Eyre 1, Hermanson 6, Christiansen 1, Herges 1, Franklin 1, Dessens 18, Alvarez 7, Sanchez 3, Venafro 1, Carrara 5, Brazoban 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 2-0, Hermanson 2-0, Christiansen 3-1, Herges 3-1, Franklin 3-3, Venafro 1-0, Carrara 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:30.
Att: 54,594.

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