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Blanton falters quickly
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Giants 11, Athletics 1
Joe Blanton regroups in the fourth inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Joe Blanton started off the game in sizzling fashion, setting down 10 straight Giants batters, but he gave up four runs on six hits in the fourth inning and then left the game after the first three batters reached base in the fifth. Jack Cust homered for the lone Oakland run.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (36-46)
Won 2
San Francisco 11, Oakland 1   OAK
Oakland (44-37)
Lost 2
June 29, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 0 4 5 0 2 0 0   11 13 0
Oakland
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 1
Standings thru 6/29/08  |  Recap: SF | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Athletics stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF-CF5110020.281
Durham, 2B3221000.290
  Burriss, 2B2010000.292
Winn, RF4100122.295
Molina, C4111003.307
  Holm, C0000100.221
Rowand, CF3211100.297
  Horwitz, LF1000011.222
Bowker, DH4332110.274
Aurilia, 1B5135002.287
Castillo, 3B4011011.266
  Denker, T, 3B0000000.276
Vizquel, SS4000003.156
Totals391113114712 

BATTING
2B: Durham 2 (19, Blanton, Blanton), Molina (18, Blanton), Rowand (23, Blanton), Bowker (9, Brown, A).
3B: Lewis (7, Blanton).
HR: Aurilia (6, 7th inning off Casilla, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lewis 3; Durham 4; Burriss; Molina 2; Rowand 2; Bowker 4; Aurilia 6; Castillo.
RBI: Molina (49), Rowand (44), Aurilia 5 (29), Castillo (27), Durham (25), Bowker 2 (35).
2-out RBI: Molina; Rowand; Aurilia; Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel.
GIDP: Aurilia.
Team LOB: 5.

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B3000111.249
Suzuki, C2010100.284
  Bowen, C1000011.237
Crosby, SS3000002.257
  Hannahan, 3B1000001.223
Brown, E, LF4000001.239
Cust, DH4111030.237
Gonzalez, C, RF4000020.242
Davis, CF3010000.215
Murphy, 3B-SS3000011.185
Barton, 1B3010010.226
Totals31141297 

BATTING
2B: Suzuki (12, Sanchez).
HR: Cust (13, 2nd inning off Sanchez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Suzuki 2; Cust 4; Davis; Barton.
RBI: Cust (39).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Gaudin (4, pickoff).
DP: (Ellis-Murphy-Barton).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sanchez (W, 8-4)7.04111613.79
Romo 1.00001200.00
Taschner 1.00000102.54
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton (L, 4-11)4.08771304.97
Brown, A 2.03221202.22
Casilla 1.02220012.53
Ziegler 1.00000100.00
Gaudin 1.00002103.58

Blanton pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Sanchez 103-68, Romo 17-10, Taschner 10-7, Blanton 78-50, Brown, A 34-19, Casilla 20-13, Ziegler 9-5, Gaudin 18-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sanchez 8-7, Romo 1-0, Taschner 1-1, Blanton 5-4, Brown, A 1-3, Casilla 3-0, Ziegler 1-1, Gaudin 2-0.
Batters faced: Sanchez 26, Romo 4, Taschner 3, Blanton 21, Brown, A 10, Casilla 5, Ziegler 3, Gaudin 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Brown, A 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 64 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:29.
Att: 33,841.

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