Williams left the game as the Giants still maintained the lead, 3-0. The three runs came in the start of the game. With one out, outfielder, Michael Tucker hit his ninth homer of the season to center field. The hot-hitting J.T. Snow then followed with a double and advanced to third on Cardinals' started Chris Carpenter's wild pitch to Barry Bonds. Bond then hit his 27th homer of the season into the water.
Tyler Walker came into the game in the fourth and pitched two scoreless innings, until the top of the sixth. Cardinal, Tony Womack smacked a triple down to center field and scored on Edgar Renteria's single to right. Jim Brower then came into the game in relief of Walker. With runners on first and second, Jim Edmonds tripled to drive in two runs. Roger Cedeno also followed with an RBI double. After intentionally walking John Mabry, Brower gave up a double to Mike Matheny, bringing the score to 6-3 Cardinals.
The Giants tacked on another run as shortstop, Deivi Cruz hit his third homer of the season to bring the score up to 7-4.
The rest of the game remained scoreless as Correia and Jason Christiansen pitched two scoreless innings of work. Unfortunately, the Giants offense couldn't rally to take the lead back and loss their third straight game.
Notes: Prior to the game, the Giants announced that they have traded Felix Rodriguez for Philadelphia Phillies' outfielder, Ricky Ledee and minor leaguer, Alfredo Simon. Durham left the game in the fourth after applying a tag on Renteria, who was attempting to steal second. During the tag, Renteria slid into Durham's wrist, which is most likely the cause of Durham's leave.
SFDugout.com's Player of the Game: Jerome Williams threw a great game, well at least the first few innings. Too bad he was hurting and had to leave the game. Let's hope he comes back feeling good. Tyler Walker also did a good job before giving up a run in the sixth.
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