San Francisco 3, Houston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:05 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 42171

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 33-55 24-21 9-34 L3
San Francisco 48-40 28-16 20-24 W2

Recap


Giants 3, Astros 2 (12):
Hector Sanchez hit a walk-off single off Brett Myers as San Francisco handed Houston its 12th straight road loss.

Pablo Sandoval and Angel Pagan opened the bottom of the 12th with singles before Sanchez's single off Myers (0-4) went past second baseman Jose Altuve, allowing Sandoval to score from second. San Francisco reclaimed first place in the NL West with the win.

The Astros forced extra innings by rallying with two runs in the top of the ninth off Santiago Casilla, who blew his fourth save in his last six chances.

After Casilla allowed Justin Maxwell’s RBI double with two outs, Maxwell scored from second when the Giants were unable to throw out Chris Snyder at first after he struck out on a dropped third strike.

The late-inning drama overshadowed an impressive outing by Giants starter Tim Lincecum, who allowed five hits with one walk and a season-high 11 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings.

Melky Cabrera put San Francisco on the board with an RBI single in the fifth off Lucas Harrell, who exited after throwing 104 pitches over five innings.

The Giants extended their lead in the sixth on back-to-back doubles by Pagan and Sanchez off Fernando Abad to open the inning.

Houston lost for the 12th time in its last 13 games and fell to 0-9 in extra-inning games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Astros SS Jed Lowrie left the game in the fourth inning with a right ankle sprain. … Jeremy Affeldt (1-1) recorded one out for the win. …Houston fell to 9-34 away from Minute Maid Park. …The Giants have won 19 of their last 26 games at AT&T Park. …San Francisco improved to 5-1 in extra-inning games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   San Francisco
Lucas Harrell Player Tim Lincecum
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 8.0
4 Strikeouts 11
5 Hits 5
1.80 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Houston   San Francisco
Brian BogusevicPlayer Hector Sanchez
1 Hits 4
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
1 TB 5
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 0 8 .163 14 16 1 2 1 0
San Francisco 13 0 15 .289 25 9 3 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Houston. The Giants have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .585 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Astros have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .352 after a loss.