San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:35 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Gerry Davis,
Attendance - 17317

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 10 0
Cincinnati 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 10-9 4-2 6-7 W1
Cincinnati 9-10 5-4 4-6 L1

Recap

Giants 6, Reds 5: Angel Pagan hit a three-run home run off Reds closer Sean Marshall one pitch after Marshall thought he had a called third strike, and San Francisco snapped its seven-game losing streak at Great American Ball Park.

Marshall’s 0-2 pitch appeared to be a strike, but he didn’t get the call, and Pagan reached out and pulled the next pitch into the left-field seats to hand Marshall (0-2) his first blown save.

Santiago Casilla did what Marshall could not, striking out the side in a perfect ninth for his second save in two opportunities since closer Brian Wilson had season-ending Tommy John surgery. Javier Lopez (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win.

The Reds took a 4-2 lead on Jay Bruce’s two-run blast in the sixth against starter Ryan Vogelsong, who allowed four runs on seven hits over six-plus innings. Scott Rolen’s solo homer off Guillermo Mota made it 5-3 in the seventh.

Reds starter Homer Bailey gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings and was in line to win his second straight start before the Giants’ rally.

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval singled leading off the fourth to extend the majors’ longest active hitting streak to 19 games. Sandoval has hit safely in all 19 games this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Giants have lost 12 of 17 at Great American Ball Park, where their most recent win had come in 2010. … San Francisco avoided its second three-game sweep on the road this season. The Giants opened the campaign by losing three straight at Arizona. … Reds 1B Joey Votto was honored before the game with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. Votto went 1-for-4 with a double and three strikeouts. … Reds LHP Logan Ondrusek pitched 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief. Ondrusek has not allowed a run in nine innings over 10 appearances this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Cincinnati
Ryan Vogelsong Player Homer Bailey
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.1
5 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 7
6.00 ERA 2.84
Hitting
San Francisco   Cincinnati
Joaquin Arias Player Jay Bruce
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 10 1 14 .294 16 9 6 3 0 0
Cincinnati 12 2 20 .333 15 9 5 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Giants have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .500 after a loss.