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Giants battered
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Astros 12, Giants 4
Rich Aurilia slides home with a run on a sacrifice fly in the second inning. (Bob Levey/AP)
The Giants lost in disheartening fashion, first seeing Tim Lincecum limp off the field in the fifth inning after getting nailed by a line drive in his right knee. Tyler Walker then loaded the bases in the seventh, and Jack Taschner couldn't bail him out in an eight-run frame.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (50-68)
Lost 2
Houston 12, San Francisco 4   HOU
Houston (60-59)
Won 6
August 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1   4 12 1
Houston
0 0 2 0 0 0 8 2 X   12 12 0
Standings thru 8/12/08  |  Recap: SF | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Astros stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, RF 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .291
Ochoa, SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .269
Lewis, F, LF 5 1 3 0 0 2 0 .283
Molina, B, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .279
Rowand, CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 4 .287
Bowker, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 .247
  Walker, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Taschner, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Espineli, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Holm, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Aurilia, 3B-1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .277
Burriss, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .253
  Yabu, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hinshaw, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Castillo, Jo, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Lincecum, P 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .180
  Velez, 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .213
Totals 36 4 12 4 3 6 20  

a-Flied out for Espineli in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Winn (26, Oswalt).
HR: Rowand (11, 9th inning off Byrdak, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Velez; Lincecum; Lewis, F 3; Molina, B 2; Rowand 5; Burriss; Winn 2; Aurilia.
RBI: Winn 2 (48), Aurilia (38), Rowand (62).
2-out RBI: Winn; Rowand.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand; Ochoa 2; Burriss; Aurilia.
SF: Winn; Aurilia.
GIDP: Molina, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Burriss (5, fielding).
DP: (Ochoa-Velez-Aurilia).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Matsui, K, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285
  Loretta, 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .280
Erstad, RF-LF-1B 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 .286
Tejada, M, SS 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 .286
Berkman, 1B 4 1 1 4 0 2 2 .328
  b-Abercrombie, PH-LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .235
Blum, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .241
Wigginton, LF 4 1 1 2 0 2 3 .283
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
  Byrdak, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Bourn, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .227
Ausmus, C 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 .232
Oswalt, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .178
  a-Pence, PH-RF 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 .269
Totals 36 12 12 11 4 8 11  

a-Singled for Oswalt in the 7th. b-Singled for Berkman in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Erstad (13, Lincecum), Blum (6, Taschner), Tejada, M (26, Espineli).
HR: Berkman (23, 7th inning off Taschner, 3 on, 1 out), Wigginton (13, 7th inning off Espineli, 1 on, 1 out), Pence (17, 8th inning off Espineli, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Blum 2; Loretta; Tejada, M 4; Erstad 3; Wigginton 4; Berkman 4; Abercrombie; Pence 5.
RBI: Erstad 3 (24), Berkman 4 (80), Wigginton 2 (36), Pence (59), Tejada, M (52).
2-out RBI: Erstad.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton.
GIDP: Blum.
Team RISP: 5-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Tejada, M-Loretta-Berkman).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lincecum 4.1 1 2 1 2 7 0 2.67
Yabu 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.53
Hinshaw (H, 1) 1.0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2.73
Walker, T (L, 4-7) 0.0 1 2 2 1 0 0 5.10
Taschner (BS, 2) 0.0 4 4 4 0 0 1 4.15
Espineli 1.2 5 3 3 0 0 2 5.91
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oswalt (W, 10-8) 7.0 10 3 3 3 4 0 4.52
Sampson 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.39
Byrdak 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.91

Walker, T pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Taschner pitched to 4 batters in the 7th.

Game Scores: Lincecum , Oswalt .
IBB: Bowker (by Oswalt).
HBP: Molina, B (by Oswalt), Blum (by Hinshaw).
Pitches-strikes: Lincecum 76-48, Yabu 14-11, Hinshaw 22-13, Walker, T 6-2, Taschner 20-12, Espineli 28-20, Oswalt 112-76, Sampson 10-8, Byrdak 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lincecum 4-3, Yabu 1-0, Hinshaw 1-1, Walker, T 0-0, Taschner 0-0, Espineli 1-2, Oswalt 11-5, Sampson 0-2, Byrdak 0-1.
Batters faced: Lincecum 17, Yabu 4, Hinshaw 5, Walker, T 2, Taschner 4, Espineli 9, Oswalt 34, Sampson 4, Byrdak 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hinshaw 1-0, Walker, T 1-0, Taschner 3-3, Espineli 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:11.
Att: 29,451.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
August 12, 2008
August 12, 2008

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