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Winn's three-run homer sparks eighth-inning rally

Sep 18, 2007 - 6:56 AM By Bob Huhn PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Randy Winn belted a three-run home run and Pedro Feliz added a two-run shot to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 come-from-behind victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

With the loss, Arizona (84-67) had its lead cut to just one game over the San Diego Padres (82-67) in the National League West with 11 games remaining. The Padres defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0, on Monday.

"Two games today one game it doesn't make any difference," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "We have to go out there and try to win every game we possibly can. That one hurt tonight because we had the lead but we have to rebound."

After Arizona scored three times in the seventh, two on a triple by Chris Young to take a 5-3 lead, San Francisco rallied against Tony Pena.

The righthander led off the inning by hitting Kevin Frandsen with a pitch and walking Dave Roberts. After striking out Rajai Davis, Winn belted an 0-2 offering 420 feet over the wall in right-center, giving the Giants a 6-5 advantage.

"All I was thinking was to try and shorten up a bit and with runners in scoring position and try to put the ball in play," Winn said. "It wasn't a relief until we got the last out. We have had some heart-breaking losses this year where teams have come from behind.

"We are competitors and we want to win ball games. I am not concerned about the spoiler role. What we are spoilers because we are going home? That is not something to be happy about."

Pena retired the next batter before pinch hitter Nate Schierholtz doubled to left and Feliz smacked a shot over the left field fence, extending the Giants lead to 8-5.

"We have been waiting for an inning like that for a quite while," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It is pretty impressive because it was off a good pitcher. What was impressive was how we gave up the lead then came right back and put a crooked number on the board."

Pena (5-4) allowed five runs in just two-thirds of an inning.

"I don't know what happened out there tonight," Pena said. "It wasn't my mechanics or anything I really don't know what happened tonight."

Despite surrendering the triple to Young, Munter (1-0) picked up the win. Tyler Walker worked a scoreless eighth and Brian Wilson notched his fourth save in the ninth.

Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb, who has won eight of his last 10 decisions, failed to become the second National League pitcher with 17 wins. The righthander hurled six innings, surrendering three runs on six hits.

"We know the significance of that game. We had it in our grasp and lost it," Webb said. "It was a big game for us but we will come right back and play hard."

Kevin Correia threw 5 2/3 solid innings for the Giants, allowing two runs on three hits and five walks.

Mark Reynolds had two hits and scored twice for Arizona, which has lost three of its last four games.

"We are struggling again," Reynolds said. "It is understood what we have to do. We can't dwell on this. We are still in first place, we are still a game up so we can't really complain."

The Giants snapped their four-game losing streak without all-time Home Run King Barry Bonds, who sat out with a sprained right toe which he suffered in Saturday's loss to the Padres. He is expected to be out the next five to seven days.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 8 9 0
    ARIZONA 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 5 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SFO - KEVIN CORREIA, BRAD HENNESSEY (6TH), STEVE KLINE (6TH), RANDY
    MESSENGER (7TH), SCOTT MUNTER (7TH), TYLER WALKER (8TH), BRIAN
    WILSON (9TH) AND BENGIE MOLINA
    A

    Sep 18 12:53 AM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PEDRO FELIZ (19) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF TONY PENA SCORED NATHAN SCHIERHOLTZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 8, ARIZONA 5
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: D ORTMEIER (.269, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 18 12:27 AM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY RANDY WINN (11) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF TONY PENA SCORED KEVIN FRANDSEN AND DAVE ROBERTS.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 6, ARIZONA 5
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: B MOLINA (.285, 2-FOR-3)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 18 12:24 AM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHRIS YOUNG SCORED JEFF CIRILLO AND MARK
    REYNOLDS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C YOUNG ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    ARIZONA 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C SNYDER (.254, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 18 12:10 AM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK REYNOLDS SCORED ERIC BYRNES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M REYNOLDS ON FIRST, T CLARK ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    ARIZONA 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C YOUNG (.233, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 18 12:03 AM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MIGUEL MONTERO SCORED MARK REYNOLDS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M MONTERO ON FIRST, A OJEDA ON SECOND, C
    SNYDER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    ARIZONA 2 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: S DREW (.229, 0-FOR-3)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 17 11:41 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DANIEL ORTMEIER SCORED BENGIE MOLINA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D ORTMEIER ON FIRST, P FELIZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    ARIZONA 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.239, 0-FOR-1)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 17 10:45 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY PEDRO FELIZ SCORED RANDY WINN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FELIZ ON FIRST, B MOLINA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2
    ARIZONA 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: D ORTMEIER (.266, 1-FOR-1)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 17 10:43 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AUGIE OJEDA SCORED TONY CLARK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A OJEDA ON FIRST, C YOUNG ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    ARIZONA 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: B WEBB (.076, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 17 10:11 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 1 1 0
    ARIZONA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SFO - KEVIN CORREIA
    ARI - BRANDON WEBB

    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: S DREW (.231, 11 HR, 55 RBI)
    J SALAZAR (.271, 1 HR, 8 RBI)
    E BYRNES (.291, 21 HR, 82 RBI)

    Giants vs. DiamondbacksSep 17 9:46 PM