San Francisco 6, Houston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 21, 2011 2:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 25838

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 12 0
Houston 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 68-60 35-25 33-35 W1
Houston 42-85 23-42 19-43 L1

Recap


Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lead the visiting San Francisco Giants past the Houston Astros, 6-4, on Sunday.

Brandon Belt added a three-run shot for the Giants, who avoided a sweep of the three-game set and moved to within 1 1/2 games of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.

Sandoval came up with two outs and one on in the 11th and took an 0-1 pitch from Mark Melancon (6-4) over the wall in left-center for his 15th blast.

Jeremy Affeldt (2-2) got the win and Ramon Ramirez picked up his third save.

The Giants took a quick lead on Belt’s three-run homer in the second but the Astros came back with four runs in the bottom of the frame to chase Dan Runzler and grab the advantage. Rookies Jose Altuve and J.D. Martinez combined to drive in three runs in the rally.

San Francisco tied it up at 4-4 in the fourth when Mike Fontenot hit a sacrifice fly.

The Giants had a chance to take the lead in the eighth but Martinez threw out Nate Schierholtz at the plate from deep left field to end the threat.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Houston
Dan Runzler Player Henry Sosa
No Decision W/L No Decision
1.2 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 4
21.60 ERA 7.20
Hitting
San Francisco   Houston
Brandon Belt Player J.D. Martinez
4 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
1 HR 0
7 TB 4
.800 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 12 2 19 .286 23 9 6 4 0 0
Houston 8 0 9 .205 15 7 3 6 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Astros have a W/L % of .310 after a win and .341 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Giants have a W/L % of .544 after a win and .517 after a loss.
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