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Giants dominate Tigers

Jul 3, 2011 - 6:20 AM Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Brandon Crawford, Pablo Sandoval and Miguel Tejada each homered in the Giants' dominating 15-3 win over the Tigers.

Crawford went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored for San Francisco, which has won the first two of this three-game series.

Tejada hit a grand slam and scored twice for the Giants, who also got two RBI from Aubrey Huff.

Barry Zito (2-1) tossed six scoreless innings around a lengthy rain delay. He gave up five hits in the victory. Guillermo Mota allowed three runs on four hits over three innings of relief to pick up his first save of the season.

"The last thing we wanted was a doubleheader tomorrow," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It was big that it cleared up for us."

Brennan Boesch and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo homers for the Tigers, who have lost four of five.

Max Scherzer (9-4) gave up nine runs -- six earned -- on six hits over two- plus innings.

The Giants jumped all over Scherzer in the first inning. Emmanuel Burriss hit a one-out single and crossed the plate on Sandoval's blast to left. Aubrey Huff then reached first on Ryan Raburn's fielding error. Nate Schierholtz's infield single put men on first and second with two outs. Crawford then stepped to the plate and hit a three-run homer to right to make it 5-0.

San Francisco put up another five-spot in the third. Huff led off with a double to right and scored on Cody Ross' double to center. Schierholtz then walked before rain delayed play for two hours and 36 minutes.

Bryan Villarreal took over on the mound when play resumed, but his luck was no different. Crawford walked to load the bases for Tejada, who hit a grand slam to left. The Giants loaded the bases again later in the frame, but Ryan Perry came in from the bullpen and recorded the final two outs of the inning to keep it a 10-0 game.

Huff made it a 12-run contest with a two-run single in the fifth.

San Francisco kept the runs coming in the sixth. Tigers reliever, David Purcey, loaded the bases with no outs. Eli Whiteside hit a two-run double before pinch-hitter Andres Torres grounded into an RBI fielder's choice for a 15-0 margin.

The Tigers finally got on the board in the seventh. Peralta and Boesch hit back-to-back homers with one out.

Raburn's RBI double in the ninth accounted for the final margin.

"It's a rough one," Boesch said. "You've just got to keep playing hard when you get down like that."

Game Notes

Detroit won two of three meetings with San Francisco the last time these two clubs met from June 16-18, 2008 at AT&T Park. The Giants have won seven of the last 11 matchups in this series....Tigers catcher Victor Martinez left the game in the third inning with a bruised right shoulder...Zito improved to 8-6 lifetime against the Tigers...Scherzer fell to 5-2 in 11 games this year at Comerica Park...Sandoval extended his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games...The Tigers, who ended with nine hits, had collected 10-or-more hits in each of the previous nine games...The Giants had 16 hits.

    DETROIT: 3

    Jul 3 12:38 AM

  • Ryan Raburn double to left scored Brennan Boesch with two out. Runner on second and Brandon Inge due up.

    Giants 15, Tigers 3  Bot 9, 2 OutsJul 3 12:37 AM

  • Brennan Boesch one-out, solo Home Run (11) to right. Ryan Raburn due up.

    Giants 15, Tigers 2  Bot 7, 1 OutJul 3 12:03 AM

  • Jhonny Peralta one-out, solo Home Run (14) to left. Brennan Boesch due up.

    Giants 15, Tigers 1  Bot 7, 1 OutJul 3 12:02 AM

  • Pinch-Hitter Andres Torres grounded into a fielder's choice, short to third scored Miguel Tejada with one out. On the play, Eli Whiteside out at third. Runner on first and Emmanuel Burriss due up.

    Giants 15, Tigers 0  Top 6, 1 OutJul 2 11:42 PM

  • Andres Torres is pinch-hitting for Aaron Rowand.

    Giants 14, Tigers 0  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 2 11:40 PM

  • Aubrey Huff single to left scored Aaron Rowand and Emmanuel Burriss with two out. Runner on first with two outs and Cody Ross due up.

    Giants 12, Tigers 0  Top 5, 2 OutsJul 2 11:21 PM

  • Miguel Tejada none-out, Grand Slam (3) to left scored Cody Ross, Nate Schierholtz and Brandon Crawford. Eli Whiteside due up.

    Giants 10, Tigers 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 2 10:38 PM

  • Cody Ross double to center scored Aubrey Huff with none out. Runner on second and Nate Schierholtz due up.

    Giants 6, Tigers 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 2 7:53 PM

  • Brandon Crawford two-out, three-run Home Run (2) to right scored Aubrey Huff and Nate Schierholtz. Miguel Tejada due up.

    Giants 5, Tigers 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJul 2 7:19 PM

  • Pablo Sandoval one-out, two-run Home Run (7) to left scored Emmanuel Burriss. Aubrey Huff due up.

    Giants 2, Tigers 0  Top 1, 1 OutJul 2 7:10 PM

    DETROIT: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Jul 2 7:06 PM
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