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Sanchez duo stars
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Giants 8, Astros 1
Pablo Sandoval greets Freddy Sanchez after his sixth-inning homer. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Jonathan Sanchez turned in seven shutout innings to notch his first road win of the season, and Freddy Sanchez belted his first Giants homer as part of back-to-back shots with Pablo Sandoval. Every starter notched a hit, led by Aaron Rowand driving in three runs with a pair of doubles.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (59-48)
Won 1
San Francisco 8, Houston 1   HOU
Houston (53-54)
Lost 1
August 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
1 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 0   8 16 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 6 0
Standings thru 8/4/09  |  Recap: SF | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Astros stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, LF 6 1 3 1 0 1 3 .324
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 .296
Sandoval, 3B 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 .330
  Uribe, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .279
Molina, B, C 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .263
Garko, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .280
  Miller, Ju, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Joaquin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Winn, RF 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 .268
Rowand, CF 5 0 2 3 0 0 1 .279
Renteria, SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 .256
Sanchez, J, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .038
  Ishikawa, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .272
Totals 40 8 16 8 4 6 18  

BATTING
2B: Molina, B (20, Paulino), Rowand (27, Brocail), Velez (4, Wright, W).
HR: Sanchez, F (7, 6th inning off Wright, W, 0 on, 0 out), Sandoval (17, 6th inning off Wright, W, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Velez 4; Sandoval 5; Garko; Sanchez, F 4; Winn 2; Molina, B 4; Renteria; Sanchez, J; Rowand 3.
RBI: Molina, B 2 (55), Velez (8), Rowand 3 (45), Sanchez, F (37), Sandoval (65).
2-out RBI: Molina, B 2; Velez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garko; Sanchez, F; Molina, B; Velez; Winn.
SAC: Sanchez, J.
GIDP: Renteria, Uribe.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Molina, B-Sanchez, F, Renteria-Sanchez, F-Garko).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .286
  Michaels, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .193
Matsui, K, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .253
Pence, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .292
Lee, Ca, LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .312
Tejada, M, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .323
Coste, 1B-C 4 0 0 1 0 2 1 .235
Keppinger, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .268
Quintero, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242
  Wright, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  a-Blum, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .265
  Byrdak, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Paulino, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .067
  Brocail, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Kata, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Totals 31 1 6 1 3 10 15  

a-Walked for Wright, W in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee, Ca (21, Joaquin).
TB: Tejada, M; Keppinger 2; Lee, Ca 2; Pence; Matsui, K.
RBI: Coste (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada, M; Matsui, K.
GIDP: Quintero.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (39, 2nd base off Sanchez, J/Molina, B).
CS: Pence (8, 2nd base by Sanchez, J/Molina, B).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Tejada, M-Matsui, K-Coste, Keppinger-Matsui, K-Kata).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sanchez, J (W, 5-9) 7.0 4 0 0 3 8 0 4.49
Miller, Ju 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.06
Joaquin 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 9.00
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Paulino (L, 2-6) 4.1 9 5 5 2 2 0 7.28
Brocail 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Wright, W 3.0 5 3 3 1 1 2 6.11
Byrdak 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.13

Sanchez, J pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Lee, Ca (by Sanchez, J).
HBP: Garko (by Paulino).
Pitches-strikes: Sanchez, J 102-62, Miller, Ju 14-8, Joaquin 13-9, Paulino 89-53, Brocail 12-7, Wright, W 46-32, Byrdak 19-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sanchez, J 5-3, Miller, Ju 0-2, Joaquin 2-0, Paulino 6-3, Brocail 1-0, Wright, W 6-1, Byrdak 0-1.
Batters faced: Sanchez, J 26, Miller, Ju 3, Joaquin 5, Paulino 24, Brocail 4, Wright, W 14, Byrdak 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Miller, Ju 2-0, Brocail 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:49.
Att: 29,747.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
August 4, 2009
August 4, 2009

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