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Zito leads charge
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Giants 5, Rockies 3
Barry Zito and Eli Whiteside confer after the first out in the ninth inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Barry Zito continued his amazing second-half run, contributing eight scoreless innings before giving up a solo homer with one out in the ninth. Pablo Sandoval belted a homer into McCovey Cove as the Giants pulled within one game of the Wild Card-leading Rockies.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (72-58)
Lost 4
San Francisco 5, Colorado 3   SF
San Francisco (71-59)
Won 2
August 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 12 0
San Francisco
0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 8/29/09  |  Recap: COL | SF  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Giants stats
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Young, E, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .263
  c-Helton, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .323
Barmes, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .245
Tulowitzki, SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .278
Atkins, G, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .226
Hawpe, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .299
Spilborghs, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .254
Stewart, I, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .226
Torrealba, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .276
Marquis, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .204
  a-Gonzalez, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .291
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Herges, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Smith, S, PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .296
Totals 36 3 12 3 1 8 18  

a-Struck out for Marquis in the 7th. b-Singled for Herges in the 9th. c-Singled for Young, E in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Hawpe (19, 9th inning off Zito, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Atkins, G; Barmes; Torrealba 2; Hawpe 4; Young, E; Stewart, I 2; Spilborghs; Smith, S; Marquis; Helton.
RBI: Hawpe (76), Smith, S 2 (38).
2-out RBI: Smith, S 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hawpe 2; Barmes.
SAC: Marquis.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Barmes (9, 2nd base by Zito/Whiteside).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, CF-LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .275
Renteria, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259
Winn, LF-RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .264
Sandoval, 3B 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 .336
  Rohlinger, 3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Ishikawa, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .261
Uribe, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .274
Schierholtz, RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .279
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Whiteside, C 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .233
Zito, P 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .133
  Romo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  Rowand, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
Totals 31 5 9 5 2 3 9  

BATTING
2B: Schierholtz (16, Marquis), Uribe (21, Marquis).
3B: Whiteside (1, Marquis).
HR: Sandoval (21, 2nd inning off Marquis, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sandoval 6; Whiteside 3; Ishikawa; Uribe 3; Schierholtz 2; Renteria.
RBI: Sandoval (75), Winn (47), Uribe (32), Schierholtz (27), Whiteside (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Whiteside; Ishikawa; Zito; Velez.
SF: Winn; Schierholtz.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Schierholtz (Atkins, G at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Ishikawa-Renteria, Whiteside-Uribe).

 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marquis (L, 14-9) 6.0 9 5 5 1 2 1 3.60
Beimel 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.51
Herges 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.34
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito (W, 9-11) 8.1 8 1 1 1 7 1 3.94
Romo 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 0 5.04
Affeldt 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.85
Wilson, Br (S, 32) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.93

Affeldt pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Affeldt.
Pitches-strikes: Marquis 91-61, Beimel 15-10, Herges 10-7, Zito 113-73, Romo 13-8, Affeldt 5-3, Wilson, Br 7-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Marquis 11-5, Beimel 1-1, Herges 2-0, Zito 7-3, Romo 0-0, Affeldt 0-0, Wilson, Br 0-1.
Batters faced: Marquis 28, Beimel 4, Herges 3, Zito 32, Romo 3, Affeldt 1, Wilson, Br 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Affeldt 2-2, Wilson, Br 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:36.
Att: 41,200.
Venue: AT&T Park.
August 29, 2009
August 29, 2009

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