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Giants hoping power surge continues

Jul 23, 2008 - 10:13 AM Washington (38-62) at San Francisco (41-58) 10:15 p.m. EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- The San Francisco Giants appear to have ended their power outage in time to claim some wins at home.

After snapping a four-game home losing streak, the Giants look to build some momentum on Wednesday when they continue their series against the Washington Nationals.

Bengie Molina launched a pair of home runs and Fred Lewis added his first career leadoff homer to help San Francisco snap a three-game slide overall with a 6-3 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday.

The Giants had notched three homers overall during their last 18 games and the victory marked the first time since May 23 that the team hit three home runs in a contest. The win was also San Francisco's fourth at AT&T Park this month, surpassing the totals of May and June by one as the team owns the worst home record in the majors at 18-31.

Molina, 34, may be the only veteran staying in the lineup down the stretch after 41-year-old Omar Vizquel was told by management before the victory that his playing time would be limited in favor of rookie shortstop Emmanuel Burriss. The move came two days after the Giants shipped veteran Ray Durham to the Milwaukee Brewers, making 26-year-old Eugenio Velez the starting second baseman.

Kevin Correia (1-5, 5.81 ERA) hopes the Giants' youthful lineup can provide him with some much-needed support when he takes the mound on Wednesday.

Correia, whose last win came on April 10, allowed seven runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings, walking four while striking out four. The 27-year-old righthander did not factor in the decision as the Giants suffered an 8-7 setback to the Chicago Cubs on July 12.

The Nationals counter with rookie Collin Balester (1-2, 5.87), who will be making his fourth career start . Balester has lost his last two starts and probably would like a comfortable lead by the time he departs because Washington traded closer Jon Rauch and his 17 saves to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 14 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 x 6 10 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: WAS - COLLIN BALESTER, STEVEN SHELL (6TH), CHARLIE MANNING (7TH),
    SAUL RIVERA (7TH), LUIS AYALA (8TH) AND JESUS FLORES
    SFO - KEVIN CORREIA, ALEX HINSHAW (6TH), OSIR

    Jul 24 1:02 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY OMAR VIZQUEL SCORED RICH AURILIA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, O VIZQUEL ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 4
    SAN FRANCISCO 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: G ESPINELI (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Nationals 4, Giants 6  Bot 8, 0 OutsJul 24 12:49 AM
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    Nationals 4, Giants 6  Bot 8, 0 OutsJul 24 12:49 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RICH AURILIA SCORED EMMANUEL BURRISS AND JOHN
    BOWKER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R AURILIA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 4
    SAN FRANCISCO 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.178, 2-FOR-3)

    Nationals 4, Giants 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsJul 24 12:47 AM
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    Nationals 4, Giants 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsJul 24 12:47 AM
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    Nationals 4, Giants 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 24 12:04 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHNNY ESTRADA SCORED RYAN LANGERHANS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J ESTRADA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 4
    SAN FRANCISCO 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: W HARRIS (.255, 1-FOR-3)

    Nationals 4, Giants 3  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 23 11:46 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JESUS FLORES (6) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF KEVIN CORREIA SCORED AUSTIN KEARNS.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 3, SAN FRANCISCO 3
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: P LO DUCA (.244, 1-FOR-2)

    Nationals 3, Giants 3  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 23 11:38 PM
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    Nationals 3, Giants 3  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 23 11:38 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BENGIE MOLINA SCORED FRED LEWIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B MOLINA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 1
    SAN FRANCISCO 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: A ROWAND (.290, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Nationals 1, Giants 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 23 11:35 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JOHN BOWKER ALLOWED RYAN LANGERHANS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W HARRIS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 1
    SAN FRANCISCO 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: C GUZMAN (.308, 1-FOR-2)

    Nationals 1, Giants 2  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 23 11:22 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AARON ROWAND SCORED BENGIE MOLINA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A ROWAND ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: J BOWKER (.269, 9 HR, 38 RBI)

    Nationals 0, Giants 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 23 10:34 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BENGIE MOLINA SCORED RANDY WINN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B MOLINA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: A ROWAND (.289, 9 HR, 52 RBI)

    Nationals 0, Giants 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 23 10:33 PM