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2009-09-22 00:49:32

Travis Ishikawa scored on a bases-loaded fielder's choice in the eighth inning Monday and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 5-4 win over Arizona. Bengie Molina had an RBI and a run scored, Eugenio Velez and Aaron Rowand each drove in a run, and Fred Lewis drove in the game winner for the Giants -- who won for just the second time in their last five games but pulled to within four games of the Colorado Rockies in the NL wild-card chase. San Francisco starter Barry Zito went 4 1/3 innings,...

2009-09-16 00:56:57

Barry Zito turned in a solid seven innings while four Giants chipped in two RBI apiece in San Francisco's 10-2 drubbing of Colorado Tuesday. Zito (10-12) gave up two runs on five hits and struck out nine to pull the Giants to within two games of Colorado in the National League wild-card chase. Juan Uribe, Travis Ishikawa, Bengie Molina and Aaron Rowand each had two RBI as the Giants outhit the Rockies 10-5. Ubaldo Jimenez (13-11) took the loss for only the second time in his past dozen...

2009-09-09 18:16:06

Adrian Gonzalez hit a key two-run homer with three RBI Wednesday, leading San Diego to a 4-2 win over San Francisco. The homer, his 37th this season, staked San Diego to a 3-0 lead with one out in the top of the third. Gonzalez also hit an RBI single in the first. Oscar Salazar's only hit was a solo homer, while Chase Headley added two hits for the Padres, who won twice in the three-game series against the National League wild-card hopefuls. Winner Wade LeBlanc (2-1) surrendered two runs and...

2009-08-30 03:14:50

Barry Zito scattered eight hits and gave up only one run in 8 1/3 innings Saturday in San Francisco's 5-3 victory over Colorado. Zito (9-11) struck out seven and walked one as the Giants moved within a game of the Rockies in the wild-card chase. Shooting for his 11th complete game and fifth career shutout, Zito took the mound in the ninth, but came out after Brad Hawpe hit a solo homer. Pablo Sandoval homered for the second time in as many games and went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Eli...

2009-08-19 21:55:50

Barry Zito and three relievers combined to throw a two-hit shutout Wednesday, bringing the San Francisco Giants a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati. The Giants remained a game behind Colorado in the National League wild-card race. Cincinnati, fighting to stay out of last place in the NL Central, lost its fifth straight. Zito gave up two hits and walked one over six innings, but did not figure in the decision. San Francisco's run did not come until the eighth, when Edgar Renteria delivered a one-out...

2009-08-14 20:49:03

Bobby Parnell held San Francisco to three hits and struck out seven in six innings Friday, boosting the New York Mets to a 3-0 blanking of the Giants. San Francisco lost for the fourth time in five games, managing only four hits overall. Parnell (3-4) appeared in his 56th game of the season, but made only his second major league start. He lasted a mere 2 1/3 innings in his first start last Saturday against San Diego, but did not walk a batter in a solid effort against the Giants. New York...

2009-08-08 18:15:16

Bengie Molina's sixth-inning RBI single Saturday lifted San Francisco to a 4-2 win over Cincinnati. Molina had three hits, and the single broke a 2-2 tie with one out in the bottom of the sixth. He added a solo homer in the eighth. One of two hits for Eugenio Velez was a solo homer, his third this season. Fred Lewis also had two hits for the Giants, who have won three of four. Winner Barry Zito (8-10) yielded two runs and just three hits in six innings, while closer Brian Wilson earned his...

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2009-07-29 15:35:03

The San Francisco Giants have lost future Hall of Fame southpaw Randy Johnson until September due to a partially torn rotator cuff. Johnson, 45, has been moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list and can be activated no earlier than Sept. 4. He said on the team's Web site that the injury was discovered during an MRI earlier this week. This is basically one more speed bump in the road of my career, Johnson said. He added that he is motivated by San Francisco's playoff chances and that...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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