Giants lock up NL West titleSep 23, 2012 - 4:14 AM
The Giants locked up the NL West title for the second time in three years by beating the San Diego Padres, 8-4, Saturday night.
In 2010, the Giants won the Fall Classic over Texas. This team will head into the postseason with new faces.
Marco Scutaro, who was acquired in a late July trade from Colorado, knocked in three runs. Brandon Belt, who didn't break into the majors until 2011, homered in support of Madison Bumgarner's 5 2/3 innings.
Angel Pagan caught pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay's line drive to center field for the final out and a celebratory jump near the mound was on. The Giants then took a lap around AT&T Park, slapping the hands of fans.
The Giants won their sixth straight game, a season-best.
- SAN DIEGO: 4
SAN FRANCISCO: 8
Sep 23 12:06 AM
- Brandon Crawford struck out swinging. None on with one out and Santiago Casilla due up.
Padres 4, Giants 8 Bot 8, 1 OutSep 22 11:47 PM
- Jesus Guzman grounded out short to first to end the inning.
Padres 4, Giants 7 Mid 8Sep 22 11:42 PM
- Marco Scutaro single to right scored Angel Pagan. Runner on second with two out and Pablo Sandoval due up.
Padres 3, Giants 7 Bot 6, 2 OutsSep 22 11:16 PM
- With Marco Scutaro batting, throwing error by Brad Boxberger on the pickoff attempt scored Francisco Peguero. Angel Pagan advances to second on Brad Boxberger's throwing error. Runner on second with two out and Marco Scutaro at the plate.
Padres 3, Giants 6 Bot 6, 2 OutsSep 22 11:14 PM
- Yonder Alonso two-out, two-run Home Run (9) to right scored Logan Forsythe. Cameron Maybin due up.
Padres 3, Giants 5 Top 6, 2 OutsSep 22 10:58 PM
- Marco Scutaro single to center scored Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford. Runner on first with two out and Pablo Sandoval due up.
Padres 1, Giants 5 Bot 4, 2 OutsSep 22 10:26 PM
- Madison Bumgarner single to center scored Brandon Belt. Runner on first with one out and Angel Pagan due up.
Padres 1, Giants 3 Bot 2, 1 OutSep 22 9:49 PM
- Xavier Nady struck out swinging to end the inning.
Padres 1, Giants 2 End 1Sep 22 9:32 PM
- Buster Posey sacrifice fly to right scored Angel Pagan. On the play, Marco Scutaro advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Hunter Pence due up.
Padres 1, Giants 1 Bot 1, 1 OutSep 22 9:29 PM
- Chase Headley ground out short to first scored Chris Denorfia. None on with two out and Jesus Guzman due up.
Padres 1, Giants 0 Top 1, 2 OutsSep 22 9:15 PM
- SAN DIEGO: 0
SAN FRANCISCO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 22 9:08 PM
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