Giants Lose In 11th To Astros, 4-3

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Matt Downs delivered a go-ahead single with one out in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros beat the stumbling San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Sunday to salvage a four-game split.

Jose Altuve got things going with a one-out double against Ramon Ramirez (2-3) and Downs followed with a single up the middle. Altuve was forced into action after slugger Carlos Lee left in the top of the ninth with a sprained right ankle sustained sliding into second on a double.

Mark Melancon (7-4) pitched the 10th and got the win despite allowing Mark DeRosa’s tying single. David Carpenter finished for his first career save.

The reigning World Series champions fell to 3 ½ games behind the first-place Diamondbacks in the NL West race after Arizona beat the Padres 6-1.

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    How can the Giants continue to lose to no name pitchers and give up big hits against no name batters? Most of the current Giants have to go as well as Blowchy, Spaghetti, the loser batting coach and Sabean. This team is a joke.

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