National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at San Francisco|
(Sunday, July 1st)
Final Score: San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 3
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Angel Pagan's RBI double in the bottom of
the ninth inning sent San Francisco past Cincinnati, 4-3, in the finale of a
After seeing the Reds tie the game in the top of the frame, the hosts
responded in their turn at the plate against Jose Arredondo (4-2).
Buster Posey kept the inning alive with a two-out ground-rule double, then
Pablo Sandoval was intentionally walked. Pagan then lofted a ball to right,
but Jay Bruce misread the fly and allowed the ball to drop behind him. Posey
"It was a very weird walkoff but I really enjoyed it," said Pagan. "You do
whatever it takes to win a ball game."
Santiago Casilla (2-3) earned the win despite allowing three hits over one
inning of relief.
Posey finished with three hits and drove in two for the Giants, who salvaged a
split in the series.
Todd Frazier collected two hits, including a two-run homer for the Reds, who
had won on Friday and Saturday.
Posey singled home Ryan Theriot with two outs in the third, but Frazier put
the Reds on top in the fifth with a blast after Ryan Ludwick began the frame
with a base hit.
Theriot doubled with one out in the home fifth and came in when Melky Cabrera
followed with a single.
Benches cleared with one down in the sixth, as a Bronson Arroyo offering got
too close to his counterpart Ryan Vogelsong on a bunt attempt. The Giants
starter threw down his bat in anger after fouling the pitch back, and though
players milled around the mound, nothing came of the meeting.
Theriot worked a leadoff walk in the seventh and later came around on a Posey
Cincinnati tied the game in the ninth, as Cairo singled in Bruce with the
bases loaded. However, the visitors failed to forge ahead.
"It's embarrassing," said Bruce. "It's a really, really tough way to lose."
Vogelsong allowed three hits and two runs with five strikeouts over seven
innings, and Arroyo departed after six frames with seven hits and two runs on
his ledger...Despite the setback, the Reds took four of seven from the Giants
this season...Prior to the contest, the Giants honored members of their 2002
NL pennant-winning club, which included current Reds manager Dusty
Baker...Cincinnati continues its 11-game road trip in Los Angeles on Monday,
and San Francisco hits the road Tuesday in Washington to start a six-game
07/02 01:06:16 ET