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Giants earn split with Reds

Jun 13, 2011 - 6:02 AM San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Nate Schierholtz and Aubrey Huff drove in the deciding runs in the seventh inning as San Francisco downed Cincinnati, 4-2, in the finale of a four-game series.

Huff finished with three hits and two RBI, while Cody Ross also knocked in a run for the Giants, who earned a split in the set.

Ramon Ramirez (2-0) turned in a scoreless seventh for the win, while Brian Wilson did the same in the ninth for his 18th save.

Scott Rolen and Edgar Renteria notched an RBI apiece for the Reds, who couldn't maintain the momentum from Saturday's 10-2 victory.

"We're not playing well or badly. We just expect more out of ourselves," Reds right fielder Jay Bruce said.

Jose Arredondo (0-2) was charged with two runs while retiring just one batter in the seventh inning.

Cincy starter Edinson Volquez held up his end of the bargain, allowing five hits and a pair of runs through six innings, but it all fell apart for the Reds in the home seventh, which began tied at 2-2.

Arredondo walked Chris Stewart, and after fanning Pat Burrell, gave up a double to Andres Torres. Miguel Tejada drew an intentional walk to load the bases, and Bill Bray came on.

Schierholtz lofted a fly to deep center to score the Giants' go-ahead run in Stewart then Huff stepped in and laced a single to left which brought in Torres for a 4-2 game.

Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo combined to hold the visitors off the board in the eighth, and Wilson worked around a two-out single from Ramon Hernandez to close out the victory.

"It's still early in the season, but every ballgame's important," Stewart said. "

A double from Rolen and sac fly from Renteria provided the Reds a 2-0 edge in the fourth.

That burst was all Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez gave up over his six-inning start, along with five hits, five walks and five strikeouts.

Schierholtz singled with one down in the home fourth and Huff chased him in with a double.

In the sixth, Schierholtz drew a leadoff walk, Huff singled and a Ross' fielder's choice grounder produced the tying run.

Game Notes

San Francisco travels to Arizona on Tuesday, while Cincinnati heads to Los Angeles on Monday...Volquez fanned five and issued three walks...There were a combined 12 bases on balls and 16 strikeouts, issued by a combined nine pitchers...These clubs do not meet again until July 29-31 in Cincinnati.






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