Sunday, September 16, 2012

GIANTS        83-62    ...           Magic number: 10.
Los Angeles   76-70   7.5 GB   Walk-off rally ties 'em for wild-card.

Giants defeated Arizona, 3-2, as Barry Zito won his 12th game.
LA defeated St Louis, 4-3, and now are tied with the Cardinals for the second wild-card spot.

Giants finish up at Arizona; 2:10 local time (4:10 EDT). Ryan Vogelsong starts.
LA completes the St Louis series; 1:10 PDT at Chavez Ravine.

Last Night's Game
There's no way around it; right now the Giants' three most effective starters are Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, and Barry Zito, and the first postseason game is only three weeks away. Zito continued to make his case with six-plus innings of six-hit one-run ball, and the Giants have now won eight consecutive Barry Z starts. Arizona's Rookie-of-the-Year candidate, Wade Miley, also pitched well, but Angel Pagan led off the game with his San Francisco-record 13th triple and scored on Marco Scutaro's single. In the fifth, Buster Posey launched his 22nd homer, a two-run shot that was enough to carry Zito, and three relievers, to the finish line, where Sergio Romo got his 11th save.

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