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Catching a break
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Giants 3, Brewers 2
Edgar Renteria waits for the throw to tag out Jason Kendall at second. (Morry Gash/AP)
With Barry Zito struggling with control, leading to an abbreviated start, the Giants had a tough road ahead. Regardless, a sixth-inning rally paved the way for Bengie Molina's go-ahead home run in the eighth, and San Francisco did its part to keep the NL Wild Card race a tight one.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (74-61)
Won 1
San Francisco 3, Milwaukee 2   MIL
Milwaukee (65-69)
Lost 1
September 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0   3 4 1
Milwaukee
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 3
Standings thru 9/4/09  |  Recap: SF | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Brewers stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Renteria, SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 .256
Sandoval, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .327
Molina, B, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .259
Uribe, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .277
Schierholtz, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273
Rowand, CF 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .275
Ishikawa, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .255
Zito, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .130
  a-Lewis, F, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
  Miller, Ju, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Runzler, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Bowker, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
  Medders, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  c-Winn, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Totals 33 3 4 2 4 5 15  

a-Flied out for Zito in the 5th. b-Flied out for Runzler in the 7th. c-Popped out for Affeldt in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Velez (3, Villanueva, Ca).
HR: Molina, B (17, 8th inning off Coffey, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Velez 3; Ishikawa; Molina, B 4; Rowand.
RBI: Rowand (55), Molina, B (68).
2-out RBI: Rowand.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zito; Velez; Ishikawa; Renteria.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Uribe (8, fielding).
Outfield assists: Velez (McGehee at 3rd base).
DP: (Uribe-Renteria-Ishikawa).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lopez, F, 2B 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 .309
Bourgeois, RF 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .263
  a-Gerut, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .212
Braun, LF 3 1 1 0 2 1 2 .311
Fielder, 1B 3 0 0 1 2 1 3 .298
McGehee, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .295
Cameron, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .255
Kendall, C 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 .243
Escobar, A, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .273
Suppan, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .171
  DiFelice, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Catalanotto, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .295
  Coffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Counsell, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .290
  Villanueva, Ca, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Totals 30 2 6 2 10 9 22  

a-Walked for Bourgeois in the 5th. b-Struck out for DiFelice in the 6th. c-Singled for Coffey in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Braun; Kendall; Escobar, A; Counsell; Cameron; Lopez, F.
RBI: Fielder (121), Cameron (58).
2-out RBI: Cameron.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suppan; Cameron 2; Gerut.
SAC: Escobar, A.
GIDP: Bourgeois.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourgeois 2 (2, 2nd base off Zito/Molina, B, 3rd base off Zito/Molina, B), Braun (13, 2nd base off Zito/Molina, B).
CS: Kendall (2, 2nd base by Zito/Molina, B).

FIELDING
E: Suppan (1, pickoff), Cameron (4, fielding), Escobar, A (4, fielding).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito 4.0 3 2 2 5 5 0 3.95
Miller, Ju 0.1 0 0 0 3 1 0 2.89
Howry 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.52
Runzler 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Medders (W, 4-1) 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.18
Affeldt (H, 28) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.76
Wilson, Br (S, 33) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.84
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Suppan 5.2 2 2 0 4 3 0 4.97
DiFelice 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.62
Coffey (L, 4-4) 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.78
Villanueva, Ca 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.85

Game Scores: Zito , Suppan .
WP: Suppan.
HBP: Rowand (by Suppan).
Pitches-strikes: Zito 96-59, Miller, Ju 27-12, Howry 22-14, Runzler 3-3, Medders 23-13, Affeldt 5-3, Wilson, Br 9-5, Suppan 102-52, DiFelice 4-3, Coffey 22-15, Villanueva, Ca 15-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zito 4-0, Miller, Ju 0-0, Howry 1-1, Runzler 0-0, Medders 1-2, Affeldt 1-0, Wilson, Br 2-0, Suppan 9-5, DiFelice 0-0, Coffey 3-4, Villanueva, Ca 1-0.
Batters faced: Zito 18, Miller, Ju 4, Howry 6, Runzler 1, Medders 7, Affeldt 1, Wilson, Br 4, Suppan 25, DiFelice 1, Coffey 8, Villanueva, Ca 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Howry 3-0, Runzler 2-0, Affeldt 1-0, DiFelice 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 3:27.
Att: 37,511.
Venue: Miller Park.
September 4, 2009
September 4, 2009

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