National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Houston|
(Thursday, August 30th)
Final Score: San Francisco 8, Houston 4
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence each drove in
two runs as the San Francisco Giants took an 8-4 win over the Houston Astros
to cap a three-game sweep.
Brandon Belt went 4-for-5 with an RBI while Marco Scutaro added two hits, an
RBI and a run scored for the Giants, who have won eight of their last 10
Ryan Vogelsong (12-7) won his second straight start as he gave up four runs on
seven hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over six innings. He also had a
hit and scored a run.
Matt Dominguez finished a homer short of the cycle and scored a run while
Tyler Greene hit a solo homer for the Astros, who are mired in a slump that
has seen them drop 12 of their last 13 games.
Jordan Lyles was charged with three runs on seven hits in just five innings of
work for Houston. Fernando Rodriguez (1-9) gave up three runs in an inning of
work to take the loss.
Houston scored in each of the first three innings to take a 4-0 lead, but San
Francisco took over from the fifth inning on.
In the fifth, Gregor Blanco led off with a single and moved to third on a
Vogelsong single two batters later. Angel Pagan then doubled home Blanco and
Scutaro followed with a single to plate Vogelsong. Sandoval's sac fly made it
a 4-3 game.
The Giants took the lead in the seventh. Scutaro doubled with two outs and
Sandoval tied the game when he followed with a single. An intentional walk to
Buster Posey was followed by a wild pitch that put both runners in scoring
position. Pence then singled to center for a 6-4 advantage.
Joaquin Arias homered to leadoff the eighth and Belt's RBI double in the ninth
gave the Giants an 8-4 edge.
An RBI double from Jason Castro followed by a run-scoring single off the bat
of Jimmy Paredes in the first staked Houston to a 2-0 lead.
Brian Bogusevic's sacrifice fly in the second and a leadoff homer from Greene
in the third gave the Astros a 4-0 advantage.
The Giants took eight of the nine games against the Astros this season ... San
Francisco begins a three-game set in Chicago on Friday ... The Astros host the
Reds for three games beginning on Friday ... Vogelsong improved to 3-2 against
08/30 23:57:54 ET