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Offense stays quiet
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Pirates 2, Giants 0
Manager Bruce Bochy watches as his club struggles on offense. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Barry Zito righted himself after a disastrous first-half finale, retiring 15 straight hitters at one point. The run he allowed in the first inning, however, proved to be too much as the Giants' offense continued to sputter, notching only three hits before the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (49-41)
Lost 3
Pittsburgh 2, San Francisco 0   PIT
Pittsburgh (40-50)
Won 2
July 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Pittsburgh
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X   2 6 0
Standings thru 7/18/09  |  Recap: SF | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Pirates stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Bowker, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .200
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .332
Schierholtz, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .295
Ishikawa, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .264
Uribe, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .293
Renteria, SS 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 .259
Whiteside, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250
Zito, P 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .107
  Medders, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Rowand, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
  Valdez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 0 5 0 2 8 15  

a-Flied out for Medders in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Sandoval; Schierholtz; Bowker; Renteria 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Whiteside; Uribe 2.
GIDP: Whiteside.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .287
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 .314
Jones, G, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .308
Doumit, C 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .215
LaRoche, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .244
Young, D, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .309
LaRoche, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .265
Wilson, Ja, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266
Morton, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
  a-Salazar, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Capps, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 2 6 2 0 6 9  

a-Struck out for Morton in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Jones, G (3, Zito).
TB: McCutchen 2; Jones, G 2; Young, D; Doumit; LaRoche.
RBI: Doumit (11), LaRoche (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche; Jones, G; Salazar, J.
SF: Doumit.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: McCutchen (8, 2nd base off Zito/Whiteside).

FIELDING
DP: (Wilson, Ja-Sanchez, F-LaRoche).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito (L, 5-10) 6.1 6 2 2 0 4 0 4.89
Medders 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.61
Valdez, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.80
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morton (W, 2-2) 7.0 3 0 0 2 6 0 3.21
Grabow (H, 16) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.16
Capps (S, 20) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.81

Game Scores: Zito , Morton .
Pitches-strikes: Zito 92-63, Medders 6-4, Valdez, M 6-5, Morton 90-58, Grabow 17-12, Capps 12-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zito 5-7, Medders 0-0, Valdez, M 2-0, Morton 9-1, Grabow 1-1, Capps 2-0.
Batters faced: Zito 25, Medders 2, Valdez, M 3, Morton 25, Grabow 3, Capps 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Medders 2-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:13 (:24 delay).
Att: 37,023.
Venue: PNC Park.
July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009

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