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Giants take advantage
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Giants 5, Braves 1
Barry Zito held the Braves to merely three hits on Thursday afternoon. (John Bazemore/AP)
For the second successive start, Barry Zito delivered a strong effort -- but this time, he was justly rewarded. Having been lifted after seven innings, Zito watched as the Giants rallied with the help of Braves errors in the eighth en route to victory.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (51-44)
Won 1
San Francisco 5, Atlanta 1   ATL
Atlanta (49-47)
Lost 1
July 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0   5 12 0
Atlanta
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 2
Standings thru 7/23/09  |  Recap: SF | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Braves stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, CF-LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 .281
Lewis, F, LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 .243
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 1 1 1 0 4 .321
Molina, B, C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .263
Schierholtz, RF 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 .299
Ishikawa, 1B 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 .270
Uribe, SS 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .289
Downs, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .191
Zito, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .129
  a-Bowker, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .172
  Torres, A, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Totals 38 5 12 3 3 6 27  

a-Struck out for Zito in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sandoval (26, Kawakami), Winn (26, Medlen).
TB: Zito; Sandoval 2; Schierholtz 3; Winn 3; Ishikawa 3; Lewis, F; Downs.
RBI: Sandoval (57), Winn (39), Lewis, F (13).
2-out RBI: Winn; Lewis, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schierholtz; Molina, B 2; Zito; Sandoval.
SAC: Uribe.
GIDP: Ishikawa.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lewis, F (7, 2nd base off Moylan/Ross, D).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Downs-Uribe-Ishikawa 2, Molina, B-Downs).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .254
Prado, 2B-1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .324
Jones, C, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286
Escobar, Y, SS 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .309
Diaz, M, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .302
Ross, D, C 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 .283
  b-McCann, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .307
Kotchman, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279
  Moylan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Acosta, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Norton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .109
Church, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .274
Kawakami, P 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .111
  a-Hernandez, Di, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147
  O'Flaherty, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Medlen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Logan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Johnson, K, 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .217
Totals 29 1 6 1 5 6 15  

a-Popped out for Kawakami in the 5th. b-Doubled for Ross, D in the 9th. c-Grounded out for Acosta, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: McCann (22, Wilson, Br).
HR: Escobar, Y (11, 2nd inning off Zito, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Diaz, M; Escobar, Y 4; Prado; Ross, D; Johnson, K; McCann 2.
RBI: Escobar, Y (57).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotchman 2; Norton.
GIDP: McLouth 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Diaz, M (1, 2nd base by Zito/Molina, B), Prado (3, 2nd base by Zito/Molina, B).

FIELDING
E: Moylan (3, throw), Church (2, throw).
DP: (Jones, C-Johnson, K-Prado).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito (W, 6-10) 7.0 3 1 1 5 6 1 4.68
Affeldt 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.17
Wilson, Br 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.32
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kawakami 5.0 4 1 1 3 1 0 4.04
O'Flaherty 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.18
Medlen 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.25
Gonzalez, M (L, 3-3) 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.25
Logan 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.16
Moylan 1.0 2 2 0 0 2 0 4.17
Acosta, M 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.97

Gonzalez, M pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Logan pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Zito 106-64, Affeldt 16-10, Wilson, Br 16-11, Kawakami 97-58, O'Flaherty 6-4, Medlen 17-13, Gonzalez, M 4-4, Logan 2-2, Moylan 20-13, Acosta, M 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zito 5-5, Affeldt 2-0, Wilson, Br 2-1, Kawakami 4-8, O'Flaherty 1-0, Medlen 0-2, Gonzalez, M 0-0, Logan 0-0, Moylan 1-1, Acosta, M 1-0.
Batters faced: Zito 26, Affeldt 4, Wilson, Br 4, Kawakami 22, O'Flaherty 2, Medlen 7, Gonzalez, M 1, Logan 1, Moylan 6, Acosta, M 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Medlen 1-0, Logan 1-0, Moylan 2-2.
Ejections: Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox ejected by HP umpire Jeff Kellogg (6th)
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Varies.
T: 2:58.
Att: 31,727.
Venue: Turner Field.
July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009

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