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Giants 9, Astros 0
Pablo Sandoval belts a run-scoring single in the fifth inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
One day after being named June's Pitcher of the Month, Tim Lincecum started July with a bang on Independence Day, hurling seven shutout innings and striking out nine. Aaron Rowand and Randy Winn had back-to-back two-run hits in a big sixth inning for the Giants' second straight romp.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (38-42)
Lost 2
San Francisco 9, Houston 0   SF
San Francisco (44-36)
Won 2
July 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 X   9 12 0
Standings thru 7/4/09  |  Recap: HOU | SF  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Giants stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .286
Tejada, M, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325
Berkman, 1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .270
Lee, Ca, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .296
Blum, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .266
Pence, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .303
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .246
Matsui, K, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .236
Ortiz, Ru, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Erstad, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .157
  Valverde, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 0 3 0 2 10 9  

a-Grounded out for Sampson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Berkman (16, Lincecum), Rodriguez, I (10, Lincecum).
TB: Blum; Berkman 2; Rodriguez, I 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, Ca; Matsui, K 2; Pence.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Berkman (6, 2nd base off Lincecum/Molina, B).

FIELDING
PB: Rodriguez, I (4).
Outfield assists: Bourn (Sandoval at home).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rowand, CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .302
  Torres, A, CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .271
Winn, LF 4 2 1 2 1 0 3 .279
Sandoval, 3B 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 .333
  1-Aurilia, PR-3B 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .211
Molina, B, C 5 0 2 1 0 1 3 .265
  Whiteside, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Schierholtz, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .319
Renteria, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .269
Ishikawa, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .257
Uribe, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .278
Lincecum, P 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 .171
  Medders, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Valdez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 9 12 8 5 8 11  

1-Ran for Sandoval in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Uribe (14, Ortiz, Ru), Winn (22, Ortiz, Ru), Molina, B (15, Sampson), Torres, A (3, Valverde).
TB: Sandoval 2; Ishikawa; Molina, B 3; Uribe 3; Rowand 2; Schierholtz; Winn 2; Torres, A 2.
RBI: Sandoval (44), Rowand 2 (37), Winn 2 (34), Molina, B (47), Schierholtz (15), Aurilia (14).
2-out RBI: Sandoval; Rowand 2; Winn 2; Molina, B; Schierholtz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schierholtz; Lincecum; Renteria.
SF: Aurilia.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sandoval (3, 2nd base off Ortiz, Ru/Rodriguez, I).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ortiz, Ru (L, 3-4) 5.2 9 8 8 5 7 0 4.11
Sampson 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.58
Valverde 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.08
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lincecum (W, 9-2) 7.0 3 0 0 2 9 0 2.23
Medders 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.94
Valdez, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.24

Game Scores: Ortiz, Ru , Lincecum .
IBB: Sandoval (by Ortiz, Ru).
Pitches-strikes: Ortiz, Ru 111-63, Sampson 20-13, Valverde 7-6, Lincecum 107-73, Medders 15-11, Valdez, M 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ortiz, Ru 4-2, Sampson 2-1, Valverde 1-2, Lincecum 9-2, Medders 1-0, Valdez, M 1-0.
Batters faced: Ortiz, Ru 30, Sampson 6, Valverde 4, Lincecum 26, Medders 3, Valdez, M 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Sampson 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 67 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:34.
Att: 34,582.
Venue: AT&T Park.
July 4, 2009
July 4, 2009

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