Giants

Giants Lose In 11th To Astros, 4-3

View Comments
The right foot of Carlos Lee #45 of the Houston Astros gets caught under Orlando Cabrera #43 of the San Francisco Giants while sliding safely into second base after hitting a double in the top of the ninth inning during a game between the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants. Carlos Lee #45 of the Houston Astros would be forced to leave the game at AT&T Park on August 28, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)

The right foot of Carlos Lee #45 of the Houston Astros gets caught under Orlando Cabrera #43 of the San Francisco Giants while sliding safely into second base after hitting a double in the top of the ninth inning during a game between the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants. Carlos Lee #45 of the Houston Astros would be forced to leave the game at AT&T Park on August 28, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)

Giants Central
Shop Team Gear
Shop Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

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.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 54,003 other followers