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Ace suffers setback
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Tim Lincecum fouled a ball off his hand in the fifth inning. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Tim Lincecum took a shutout into the sixth before allowing a pair of runs, but his offense was limited to a Pablo Sandoval sac fly and a Bengie Molina solo shot. An eighth-inning run cost the ace, and the Giants left Phoenix without a victory.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (68-85)
Lost 4
Arizona 3, San Francisco 2   ARI
Arizona (76-76)
Won 4
September 18, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 9 0
Arizona
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 X   3 7 1
Standings thru 9/18/08  |  Recap: SF | ARI  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Diamondbacks stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .313
Ochoa, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .214
Aurilia, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .287
Molina, B, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .286
Sandoval, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .339
Rowand, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .274
Velez, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .252
Vizquel, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .205
Lincecum, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .162
  a-Ishikawa, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .301
Totals 34 2 9 2 1 7 12  

a-Struck out for Lincecum in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Molina, B (14, 8th inning off Cruz, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Velez; Ochoa 2; Winn; Molina, B 5; Vizquel; Aurilia; Rowand.
RBI: Sandoval (17), Molina, B (88).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand; Aurilia.
SF: Sandoval.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Arizona AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Drew, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .286
Ojeda, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245
Jackson, C, LF 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 .296
Dunn, A, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .236
Upton, J, RF 4 0 1 2 0 2 1 .255
Montero, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
  Qualls, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Young, C, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Eckstein, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 .266
Johnson, R, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .156
  a-Whitesell, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
  Cruz, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Snyder, C, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Totals 29 3 7 3 0 6 8  

a-Struck out for Johnson, R in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Jackson, C (29, Lincecum), Eckstein (19, Lincecum), Drew (39, Lincecum).
3B: Upton, J (5, Lincecum).
TB: Dunn, A; Jackson, C 3; Eckstein 3; Drew 2; Upton, J 3.
RBI: Upton, J 2 (39), Dunn, A (94).
2-out RBI: Upton, J 2; Dunn, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dunn, A; Ojeda; Johnson, R; Montero, M.
SAC: Johnson, R; Ojeda.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jackson, C (9, 2nd base off Lincecum/Molina, B).

FIELDING
E: Johnson, R (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Jackson, C (Aurilia at 3rd base).
DP: (Eckstein-Dunn, A).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lincecum (L, 17-4) 8.0 7 3 3 0 6 0 2.46
 
Arizona IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Johnson, R 7.0 8 1 1 1 4 0 3.99
Cruz, J (BS, 2)(W, 3-0) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.77
Qualls (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.97

Game Scores: Lincecum , Johnson, R .
HBP: Jackson, C (by Lincecum).
Pitches-strikes: Lincecum 118-85, Johnson, R 92-65, Cruz, J 14-10, Qualls 18-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lincecum 9-6, Johnson, R 7-5, Cruz, J 1-0, Qualls 2-0.
Batters faced: Lincecum 32, Johnson, R 29, Cruz, J 4, Qualls 3.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 92 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:19.
Att: 34,169.
Venue: Chase Field.
September 18, 2008
September 18, 2008

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