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Giants 3, Indians 2
Jose Castillo and Omar Vizquel celebrate the Giants' victory. (Tony Dejak/AP)
When Omar Vizquel put down a perfect suicide squeeze to plate a run in the ninth inning, it seemed like merely a nice way for the shortstop to cap his first game back in Cleveland. It ended up being vital to preserving Jonathan Sanchez's victory when closer Brian Wilson struggled before notching his 20th save.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 06/24: SF 3, CLE 2
  • Wed. 06/25: SF 4, CLE 1
  • Thu. 06/26: CLE 4, SF 1
SF
San Francisco (33-44)
Won 1
San Francisco 3, Cleveland 2   CLE
Cleveland (35-42)
Lost 2
June 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   3 6 0
Cleveland
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 7 2
Standings thru 6/24/08  |  Recap: SF | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Indians stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, CF5000012.286
Durham, 2B4100102.290
Winn, RF4010000.307
Molina, C4120012.311
Rowand, DH3000002.302
Aurilia, 1B3110102.289
Castillo, 3B3021100.262
Horwitz, LF2000202.269
Vizquel, SS3001005.167
Totals313625217 

BATTING
2B: Aurilia (11, Laffey).
TB: Winn; Molina 2; Aurilia 2; Castillo 2.
RBI: Castillo (25), Vizquel (8).
2-out RBI: Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel 3; Rowand; Durham.
S: Vizquel.
GIDP: Aurilia; Rowand.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Winn (12, 2nd base off Betancourt/Shoppach).

FIELDING
DP: (Castillo-Durham-Aurilia).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4110002.265
Carroll, 2B4010022.280
Francisco, LF3110112.302
Peralta, SS3010102.244
Garko, 1B4011012.255
Gutierrez, RF3000012.235
  b-Dellucci, PH1001001.223
Choo, DH3000110.259
Shoppach, C4010032.231
Marte, 3B2000021.140
  a-Blake, PH-3B1010000.269
Totals3227231116 

a-Doubled for Marte in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Gutierrez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Shoppach (7, Sanchez), Blake (19, Sanchez).
TB: Sizemore; Carroll; Francisco; Peralta; Garko; Shoppach 2; Blake 2.
RBI: Garko (39), Dellucci (25).
2-out RBI: Garko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gutierrez; Sizemore; Carroll; Shoppach.
GIDP: Peralta.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (18, 2nd base off Sanchez/Molina).
CS: Carroll (1, 2nd base by Sanchez/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Shoppach (3, throw), Blake (10, fielding).
DP: 2 (Carroll-Peralta-Garko, Peralta-Carroll-Garko).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sanchez (W, 7-4)7.25112803.98
Walker (H, 11)0.10000104.55
Wilson (S, 20)1.02111204.55
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Laffey 6.24113102.83
Betancourt (L, 2-4)1.11101105.97
Kobayashi 0.11111003.23
Perez 0.20000003.28

WP: Sanchez.
HBP: Rowand (by Laffey).
Pitches-strikes: Sanchez 114-70, Walker 6-5, Wilson 25-15, Laffey 108-60, Betancourt 27-19, Kobayashi 16-7, Perez 7-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sanchez 6-8, Walker 0-0, Wilson 1-0, Laffey 12-7, Betancourt 1-2, Kobayashi 1-0, Perez 1-1.
Batters faced: Sanchez 28, Walker 1, Wilson 6, Laffey 26, Betancourt 6, Kobayashi 4, Perez 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Walker 1-0, Betancourt 3-0, Perez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 29,024.

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