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Ace boosts case
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Giants 7, Padres 0
Bengie Molina and Pablo Sandoval celebrate Molina's two-run homer. (Denis Poroy/AP)
Before Tim Lincecum took the mound, he had a two-run lead thanks to Bengie Molina's homer, and that ended up being more than he needed. The Cy Young Award hopeful beefed up his candidacy in a big way by tossing his first career shutout, lowering his NL-best ERA and boosting his league-high strikeouts total.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (67-81)
Won 2
San Francisco 7, San Diego 0   SD
San Diego (57-92)
Lost 2
September 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3   7 13 0
San Diego
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Standings thru 9/13/08  |  Recap: SF | SD  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Padres stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, CF 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 .318
Schierholtz, RF 5 1 0 0 0 3 5 .371
Sandoval, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .337
Molina, B, C 5 1 2 3 0 0 1 .288
Aurilia, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 .285
Bowker, LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .244
Velez, 2B 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 .250
Vizquel, SS 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .201
Lincecum, P 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 .169
Totals 39 7 13 7 1 10 13  

BATTING
2B: Velez (13, Young, Cr).
HR: Molina, B (13, 1st inning off Young, Cr, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Velez 4; Sandoval 2; Bowker; Winn 2; Molina, B 5; Vizquel 2; Aurilia.
RBI: Molina, B 3 (86), Vizquel (18), Velez (27), Winn (61), Aurilia (48).
2-out RBI: Molina, B 2; Velez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schierholtz; Bowker.
SAC: Lincecum.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Sandoval-Vizquel-Sandoval, Sandoval-Vizquel-Velez).

 
San Diego AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Venable, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .314
Rodriguez, L, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276
Giles, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .303
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .278
Kouzmanoff, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .267
Gonzalez, E, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .270
Macias, D, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .273
Hundley, C 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .237
Young, Cr, P 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .080
  Hampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ekstrom, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Headley, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
  Haeger, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Patterson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 0 4 0 3 12 12  

a-Flied out for Ekstrom in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Gonzalez, Ad; Kouzmanoff; Giles; Hundley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kouzmanoff; Gonzalez, E.
GIDP: Macias, D, Young, Cr.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Giles (2, 2nd base off Lincecum/Molina, B).

FIELDING
E: Hundley (4, throw).
Outfield assists: Venable (Bowker at 3rd base).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lincecum (W, 17-3) 9.0 4 0 0 3 12 0 2.43
 
San Diego IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Young, Cr (L, 5-6) 7.0 7 3 3 1 9 1 4.43
Hampson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.46
Ekstrom 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.38
Haeger 0.1 3 3 1 0 0 0 27.00
Patterson 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50

Game Scores: Lincecum , Young, Cr .
HBP: Sandoval (by Haeger), Kouzmanoff (by Lincecum).
Pitches-strikes: Lincecum 138-86, Young, Cr 109-82, Hampson 4-3, Ekstrom 13-8, Haeger 18-12, Patterson 7-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lincecum 6-4, Young, Cr 2-6, Hampson 1-0, Ekstrom 0-1, Haeger 2-0, Patterson 1-0.
Batters faced: Lincecum 33, Young, Cr 29, Hampson 1, Ekstrom 4, Haeger 6, Patterson 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Patterson 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 2:38.
Att: 31,015.
Venue: PETCO Park.
September 13, 2008
September 13, 2008

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