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It was an exciting game that didn’t end in the Giants’ way, but with the Dodgers also losing in 11 innings the Giants are still 4.5 games in first place. D-backs 8 – Giants 6.
All it took was the seventh inning stretch being sung by Jon Lovitz, a double by Xavier Nady, a triple from Angel Pagan, 6 1/3 solid innings from Tim Lincecum and a lights-out bullpen for the the Giants to win the game this afternoon and currently sit 5 games in front of the Dodgers. Giants 5 – Cubs 2
Saturday, August 11, the Giants invited season ticket members to take the field after the game for some terrific ballpark fare, refreshments and a Q&A session on the field. Barry Zito, Buster Posey, Ryan Theriot, Hunter Pence, Bruce Bochy, Ryan Vogelsong, Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow participated in this event created to show the Giants’ appreciation for their many season ticket holders.
Keep it going! Here are some of the tweets from the game today, courtesy of @SFG_Stats:
Marks 4th time #SFGiants have swept the Rockies at Coors. Others: 9/15-18, 2001; 8/26-29, 2002 & 7/30-8/1, 1993
This marks the 1st sweep on the road this season for the #SFGiants
Multi-Hit Melky. That’s #MelkMan’s 49th multi-hit game.
#SFGiants @SergioRomo54 has allowed just 1 run in 18.2ip (0.48 ERA) in 21 games on the road this season.
#SFGiants’ trade deadline acquisitions (Pence and Scutaro) are 3-for-7 with 3 2Bs and 5 RBI today
#MelkMan with his 7th outfield assist this season
Encouraging the Giants players to do their best is something Giants fans do on a daily basis. From holding their signs high to wearing Panda hats on a warm day we know we have the best fans in baseball!
Duane Kuiper, a seven-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster, begins his 28th season as a Major League announcer. He embarks on his 19th consecutive year in the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, NBC Bay Area and KNBR Radio broadcast booths in 2012. The former 11-year big league infielder has received seven local Emmy awards for his distinguished broadcasting career: On-Camera talent (4); Sports Live Broadcast (2); and Sporting Event/Game (1). He provided commentary for the Giants from 1987-92 and served a one-year stint with the expansion Colorado Rockies in 1993. The former infielder spent the last four years of his career with the Giants, following seven campaigns with the Cleveland Indians. In 2004 he was voted by Cleveland fans as one of the 100 greatest players in Tribe history. After retiring in 1985, Kuiper provided commentary on Giants radio and TV broadcasts through the end of that season, and had his own radio show on KNBR from 1982-85. Kuiper’s score- card from Barry Bonds’ historic 756th home run game and Randy Johnson’s 300th career victory are both displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The Wisconsin native serves as a board member of the Giants Community Fund. A graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, Kuiper and his wife, Michelle, reside in Danville. They are parents to two children, Cole and Dannon.