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Sandoval hits it big
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Giants 11, Pirates 6
Jonathan Sanchez allowed three runs (two earned) in three innings. (George Nikitin/AP)
Catcher Pablo Sandoval had a three-run double to start a 10-run fourth inning, then capped the big frame with a sacrifice fly as the Giants took two of three from the Pirates in the series. San Francisco had nine of its 12 hits in the fourth inning.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (60-82)
Lost 2
San Francisco 11, Pittsburgh 6   SF
San Francisco (62-80)
Won 2
September 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0   6 9 2
San Francisco
0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 X   11 12 2
Standings thru 9/7/08  |  Recap: PIT | SF  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Giants stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 .279
  Morgan, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 .265
Mientkiewicz, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .273
Michaels, LF 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 .230
Pearce, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 .246
LaRoche, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 3 6 .179
Diaz, R, C 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 .222
Bixler, SS 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 .161
  c-Moss, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .262
Karstens, P 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .182
  Beam, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Paulino, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .216
  Salas, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Gomez, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .287
  Sanchez, Ro, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hansen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Doumit, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326
Totals 35 6 9 5 6 13 25  

a-Struck out for Beam in the 5th. b-Walked for Salas, M in the 7th. c-Struck out for Bixler in the 9th. d-Flied out for Hansen in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pearce 2 (6, Sanchez, J, Hennessey), McLouth (41, Matos).
TB: Sanchez, F 2; McLouth 2; Michaels 2; Diaz, R 2; Pearce 4.
RBI: Michaels 2 (48), Diaz, R (1), McLouth (83), Pearce (10).
2-out RBI: Diaz, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Karstens 2; Bixler; LaRoche 2; Diaz, R 2.
SF: Michaels.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Diaz, R (1, 2nd base off Sanchez, J/Sandoval), McLouth (20, 2nd base off Sanchez, J/Sandoval).

FIELDING
E: Karstens (1, throw), Pearce (2, fielding).
DP: (Diaz, R-Bixler).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, CF 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 .311
Burriss, SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 .278
Schierholtz, RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .500
Sandoval, C 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 .364
McClain, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .429
Lewis, F, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .279
Ishikawa, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 .288
Velez, 2B 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .228
  Ochoa, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .224
Sanchez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .114
  a-Bowker, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245
  Matos, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Roberts, PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .221
  Sadler, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Yabu, P 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000
  c-Molina, B, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .285
  Hennessey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  Romo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Walker, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 11 12 11 3 5 11  

a-Grounded out for Sanchez, J in the 3rd. b-Grounded out for Matos in the 4th. c-Grounded out for Yabu in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Sandoval (5, Karstens), Ishikawa 2 (5, Karstens, Sanchez, Ro), Burriss (6, Beam).
TB: Sandoval 3; Ishikawa 4; Lewis, F; Schierholtz 2; Burriss 3; Winn 2; McClain.
RBI: Sandoval 5 (13), Lewis, F (39), Ishikawa (11), Velez (19), Roberts (4), Winn (59), Schierholtz (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McClain 2; Molina, B.
SF: Velez; Sandoval 2.
Team RISP: 7-for-13.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: McClain (1, 2nd base by Karstens/Diaz, R).

FIELDING
E: Velez 2 (7, missed catch, fielding).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Karstens (L, 2-5) 3.0 6 8 5 1 3 0 4.46
Beam 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.29
Salas, M 2.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 8.56
Sanchez, Ro 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.12
Hansen 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.64
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sanchez, J 3.0 5 3 2 2 5 0 4.53
Matos (W, 1-2) 1.0 1 2 2 1 0 0 4.50
Sadler, B 1.2 1 0 0 1 4 0 4.46
Yabu (H, 9) 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.73
Hennessey 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 12.46
Romo 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.92
Walker, T 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.50

Karstens pitched to 8 batters in the 4th.

Game Scores: Karstens 23, Sanchez, J 42.
WP: Salas, M, Sadler, B.
HBP: McLouth (by Sanchez, J), Mientkiewicz (by Matos), Bixler (by Sadler, B), Pearce (by Sadler, B), Schierholtz (by Hansen).
Pitches-strikes: Karstens 65-41, Beam 13-7, Salas, M 29-17, Sanchez, Ro 19-13, Hansen 18-10, Sanchez, J 78-48, Matos 21-12, Sadler, B 43-26, Yabu 24-12, Hennessey 14-8, Romo 8-6, Walker, T 8-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Karstens 6-1, Beam 1-2, Salas, M 3-2, Sanchez, Ro 2-1, Hansen 1-1, Sanchez, J 2-1, Matos 1-2, Sadler, B 1-0, Yabu 1-1, Hennessey 0-1, Romo 1-0, Walker, T 0-1.
Batters faced: Karstens 17, Beam 6, Salas, M 9, Sanchez, Ro 4, Hansen 5, Sanchez, J 17, Matos 6, Sadler, B 9, Yabu 5, Hennessey 4, Romo 2, Walker, T 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Beam 2-2, Yabu 3-0, Romo 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Campos. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:20.
Att: 34,122.
Venue: AT&T Park.
September 7, 2008
September 7, 2008

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