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1B Brandon Belt is hitting .415 this month, the third highest batting average in the National League this August. He also has four doubles, two triples, five homers and 19 RBIs this month. Belt cooled off Sunday, going 0-for-5 for his second straight hitless game. 2B Marco Scutaro, who left Saturday's game due to a tight lower back, did not start Sunday. Manager Bruce Bochy said this is an injury Scutaro has been dealing with for a while.

Span's spectacular catch preserves Nationals' win over Giants

EditorsNote: resending to fix third graph ... catch made in top of ninth Span's spectacular catch preserves Nationals' win over Giants WASHINGTON - When the ball took off from Hunter Pence's bat like a rocket, Denard Span had just one thought. "Oh bleep," the Nationals center fielder said.

San Francisco Giants - PlayerWatch

2B Marco Scutaro took two cracks at the Giants' leadoff spot this week and failed miserably, going 0-for-9. Chances are he won't be called upon to do that again. Not that the Giants have a whole lot of other options. It's just that Scutaro was doing fine batting second, where he earned a spot on the All-Star team with an average that's hovered in the .320 range most of the season. It's down to .302 now after the leadoff experiment, prompting manager Bruce Bochy to give the 37-year-old the night off Wednesday. Scutaro is expected to return -- in the No.

San Francisco Giants - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - San Francisco Giants - INSIDE PITCH The Giants haven't been the same since Angel Pagan hit a walk-off, inside-the-park homer May 25. Pagan hasn't played a game hitting his inside-the-parker, thanks to a bum hamstring that required surgery, and the Giants' season went in the tank.

San Francisco Giants - PlayerWatch

LF Jeff Francoeur entered Saturday night hitless in his last four games (0-15) and batting .167 but apparently found David Price's pitches to his liking. Francoeur picked up three of the five hits that Price allowedm including a long double to left center. He also scored the Giants' only run of the game.

Preview: Giants at Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays look to snap a two-game skid on Saturday against the visiting San Francisco Giants, who have won three straight following a 1-8 stretch. Tampa Bay, which went 21-5 in July, sits one game behind first-place Boston in the American League East after dropping a 4-1 decision to the Giants in Friday’s series opener. Evan Longoria went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Friday and is batting .186 since the start of July.

San Francisco Giants - PlayerWatch

LF Jeff Francoeur entered Saturday night hitless in his last four games (0-15) and batting .167 but apparently found David Price's pitches to his liking. Francoeur picked up three of the five hits that Price allowedm including a long double to left center. He also scored the Giants' only run of the game.

Rookie Myers keeps up torrid pace, Rays win

Rookie Myers keeps up torrid pace, Rays win ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Wil Myers had never been a part of anything like the celebration that greeted him after he drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning in Tampa Bay's 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. "It was wild," Myers said. "Just wild." The Ray's rookie went 2-for-5 and is now batting .413 (19-for-46) since the All-Star break.

San Francisco Giants - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - San Francisco Giants - INSIDE PITCH Now that we're in August, Hunter Pence seems to be one of the happiest big-leaguers. When the July 31 trade deadline passed and Pence was still a Giant, he walked through the clubhouse with his fists raised, celebrating he wasn't dealt to another team. He has expressed his desire to play long term for the Giants and personally told GM Brian Sabean before the deadline he didn't want to be moved.

San Francisco Giants - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - San Francisco Giants - INSIDE PITCH Now that we're in August, Hunter Pence seems to be one of the happiest big-leaguers. When the July 31 trade deadline passed and Pence was still a Giant, he walked through the clubhouse with his fists raised, celebrating he wasn't dealt to another team. He has expressed his desire to play long term for the Giants and personally told GM Brian Sabean before the deadline he didn't want to be moved.
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