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Pablo Sandoval  had four RBI.

Nick Noonan had another clutch pinch hit.

Brandon Crawford was brilliant in the field and great at the plate.

The bullpen was solid – Ryan Braun was 0 for 5 and struck out four times for the first time in his career … which apparently is called a “golden sombrero” …

but it just wasn’t enough to make up for Barry Zito getting shellacked for eight runs in the third, including a grand slam home run by Betancourt.

Still, a lot of fight in these Giants, they nearly pulled it off.