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San Francisco Giants Water Cooler: Giants Edge D-Backs

The Giants remained in second place even with their win over the Diamondbacks, Augusta split their double-header and are now tied for the division lead and the San Jose Giants earned a playoff birth.

A 4-2 win for the Giants kept them in prime position to reclaim first place in the NL West. Joe Panik went 3 for 4 while Buster Posey had a hit and two RBI and Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence each added an RBI of his own. Matt Moore picked up his second win for the club.

Sacramento River Cats

  • Joan Gregorio pitched six good innings for the Cats and had seven Ks.
  • Gregorio picked up his sixth win of the year as he only allowed three runs.
  • Jean Machi was a bit wild in the ninth as he walked a pair but he avoided the threat to earn his 13th save of the year.
  • Sacramento had 10 hits on the night with three players getting two.
  • Grant Green, Ruben Tejada and Travis Ishikawa each had a pair of hits for Sac.
  • Each had a double but Green also had a triple on the night.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • The Squirrels' wings were cut in the 11th inning against Hartford as they dropped the contest 3-2.
  • After scoring two runs in the ninth to send the game to extras, Richmond pitcher Tyler Mizenko gave up the losing run in the top of the 11th.
  • Richmond had 14 hits on the night but weren't able to capitalize.
  • The team left 14 runners on base in the game, including Hunter Cole who singled in the bottom of the 11th before Tyler Horan struck out to end the game.
  • Cole and Horan, along with C.J Hinojosa had three hits on the night.

San Jose Giants

  • Catcher Aramis Garcia went 3 for 4 for San Jose but the Bakersfield blazed their way to a 15-7 win.
  • After giving up six runs in the first inning, the Giants had a steep hill to climb and couldn't overcome.
  • The Giants did get the deficit to 11-7 in the seventh inning before the Blaze added four insurance runs (three in the eighth and one in the ninth).
  • Jose Reyes had a game to forget on the mound as he gave up eight runs in five innings of work.
  • The loss eliminated Modesto from playoff contenton and clinched the Giants a wild card spot. 
  • The first game of the three game series against the Bakersfield Blaze will be played in San Jose, Sept. 7.

Augusta GreenJackets

  • The GreenJackets split a pair with Lexington on Wednesday.
  • Augusta won 4-3 in the first contest but the roles reversed in the second game as Lexington won 4-3.
  • First baseman Skyler Ewing helped lead the GreenJackets to victory in the first game.
  • Ewing had three RBI in the game as he went 2 for 2 with a double and a solo home run.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

  • The Volcanoes weren't able to beat Vancouver on Wednesday and lost 13-8 despite 15 hits on the day.
  • Six Volcanoes had multi-hit games.
  • Heath Quinn went 3 for 5 with two double, a run and an RBI.
  • Catcher Zach Bowers showed some power as he connected for his second homer of the year.
  • Bowers went 2 for 4 and had four RBI in the loss.

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