Giants Vs. Angels: Jered Weaver, Halos Blank G-Men 6-0

The Giants face the Angels in a three game repeat of the 202 World Series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

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Giants Injury Update: Aubrey Huff Healing Nicely, Freddy Sanchez Remains Stagnent

There are a number of notable San Francisco Giants making their way back to the game due to injury, and CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly was all over it. Here is a look at how some of the hobbled G-Men are coming along:

Aubrey Huff: Huff's sprained knee is getting better and will rejoin the team on Friday. He's eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday, though skipper Bruce Bochy said there are no set plans to activate him. The Giants won't need a DH after the Oakland series, and with Brandon Belt finding his groove at the plate and in the field, Huff is becoming less-and-less needed around the clubhouse. Sad but true.

Freddy Sanchez: Sanchez is still in Arizona, rehabbing and doing some baseball activities. His back soreness continues to burden him, though his surgically repaired throwing shoulder is doing fine. Still no timetable for his return or restart a rehab assignment. Starting to enter Mark DeRosa territory now.

Eric Surkamp: Nothing new here either as Surkamp continues to deal with his sor elbow.

Dan Runzler: Runzler was looking sharp on Tuesday after throwing an inning for Triple-A fresno. He was hitting 92-94 mph with his fastball on the radar gun, and was looking much better. The Giants won't be too hard pressed to bring him up when his rehab assignment reaches the maximum 30 games as he has a minor-league option. This strained lat muscle in his shoulder/upper back region has really hindered him for a while now, so it's nice to see him making progress.

Brad Penny: The 34-year-old right-hander is trying to make it back to the bigs, but gave up three hits and two runs in an inning of work on Wednesday for the Grizzlies. It was his fourth outing for the Grizzlies, none of which have been too stellar. He hasn't walked a batter since July 12 though, so that's something.

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Giants Vs. Angels, Final Score: Jered Weaver, Halos Blank G-Men 6-0

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jered Weaver returned from the disabled list and threw six shutout innings to help the Angels beat the Giants, 6-0, to grab the rubber match of a three-game series.

Weaver (7-1) who had been out with a lower-back strain he suffered in the first inning of the Angels' May 28 contest against the New York Yankees, allowed two hits, walked a pair and fanned three, but was removed after throwing 78 pitches.

"Weav does what he usually does, he located his fastball early," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I really liked his fastball command. He changed speeds, a great effort."

Weaver moved to 5-0 at home this year, where his ERA stands at 0.70 in six starts. He also has won seven straight interleague starts and has an all-time such mark of 12-3.

"It felt great, it was nice to get back out there," Weaver said. "I wanted to establish my fastball command and keep them off-balance."

Kendrys Morales homered on his 29th birthday and Mark Trumbo made it back-to- back shots in the eighth inning. Alberto Callaspo also went deep in Los Angeles' ninth win in 12 games.

Ryan Vogelsong (6-3), who had six wins without a loss in an eight-start span, had that streak broken despite yielding seven hits and three runs while fanning six over seven innings.

"Weaver comes off the DL and he didn't miss a beat," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We didn't put any pressure on him. A good outing by Vogy, he pitched well, we just couldn't do anything offensively."

The Giants, who didn't record an extra-base hit, lost to the Angels for the sixth time in the last seven meetings.

Callaspo homered to right in the second and it became 2-0 in the fifth on RBI singles from Erick Aybar and Mike Trout. Aybar's hit, which plated Howie Kendrick, glanced off the tip of the glove of a diving Brandon Crawford at shortstop. Buster Posey couldn't handle the one-hop throw to the plate from Melky Cabrera.

Morales, who came into Wednesday mired in a 1-for-19 slump, got hold of a Shane Loux pitch and homered to right-center leading off the eighth. Trumbo then cranked his 17th homer, a blast to left-center. Bobby Wilson doubled to the gap in right-center to score Kendrick later in the frame.

Game Notes

The Angels also placed pitcher Jerome Williams on the 15-day DL due to breathing problems...Vogelsong suffered his first road loss since Aug. 19, 2011 at Houston...Before Wednesday, the Giants had won each of Vogelsong's last eight starts...Trumbo had seven RBI in the series...It was the Angels' 10th shutout of the year, which tops the majors.

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Giants Vs. Angels: Ryan Vogelsong Out To Salvage Series Victory

(Sports Network) - The Angels already have the best earned run average by a starting rotation in the American League and that has come despite ace Jered Weaver missing nearly a month of action.

Weaver, though, is set to return to action tonight and Los Angeles could use the dominating right-hander given the current run San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong is on.

Those two square off this evening in an expected pitcher's duel in the finale of a three-game series between the Angels and visiting Giants.

Weaver is set to make his first start since exiting a May 28 outing versus the Yankees in the first inning due to a strained lower back. He did not record an out prior to leaving and was charged with three runs on two hits without a decision. He had thrown eight innings of one-run ball in another no-decision at Oakland in his previous outing.

The 29-year-old returns on an expected 80- to 90-pitch limit following a positive bullpen session on Sunday. Tomorrow's off day for the Angels will also give Weaver some extra rest before his next outing and push Dan Haren back to Friday against the Dodgers.

"It's been a long little trek here," Weaver said on the Angels' official website. "It's long enough sitting out four days in between starts, let alone 15. I've been champing at the bit a little bit to get out there, so it's exciting to know that it's close and that everything feels good."

Weaver has gone 6-1 with a 2.61 earned run average in 11 starts, including a 2-1 mark in five appearances since he no-hit the Twins back on May 2. His season record also includes a perfect 4-0 record in five games at home, where he has only allowed three earned runs over 32 2/3 frames while walking just two and striking out 30.

Weaver will make his first career start versus the Giants, who counter with a streaking right-hander and former All-Star in Vogelsong.

San Francisco has won all eight of Vogelsong's starts since his last loss on May 3 and the hurler himself has won six decisions over that span. He picked up his third winning start in a row on Friday at Seattle, tossing seven-plus innings of two-run, four-hit ball.

"He keeps focused. He was a little off today but he finds a way to get it done." Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Vogelsong. "It's nice to be able to take these guys deep into the game, it allows you to use them the way you want to use them."

The 34-year-old has logged at least seven innings in eight of his last nine starts and has allowed more than two earned runs just once in that span. On the season, Vogelsong is 6-2 with a 2.29 ERA in 12 starts, including 3-0 with a 3.48 ERA in five on the road.

Vogelsong has never before started against the Angels, having faced them once before in relief.

The Angels erupted for a season high in runs with last night's 12-5 win, getting five RBI from Mark Trumbo as well as a three-run homer and RBI single off the bat of Albert Pujols.

Rookie Mike Trout added his second career four-hit game and scored four runs for the Angels, who have won eight of their last 11 and remained five games back of the first-place Rangers in the AL West.

The offensive outburst gave starter C.J. Wilson room for some error as he allowed five runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings to claim victory.

"It was one of those nights. Giving up 10 hits is embarrassing to me. They didn't make it easy on us," said Wilson. "I was upset that I couldn't go further into the game, but credit our offense. They put up runs. Any time our offense is hitting, it's good for the team."

Barry Zito was rocked for eight runs on nine hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings to suffer the loss for San Francisco, which has dropped four of its last six and sits 4 1/2 games behind the Dodgers for the top spot in the NL West.

"Barry attacked the zone, but he got too much of the zone," Bochy said. "He made too many mistakes. He didn't have his good location tonight."

Melky Cabrera had three hits and an RBI in defeat, but became the fastest player in San Francisco Giants history to reach 100 hits. He did so in 291 at- bats, surpassing Willie Mays' record of 295 at-bats in 1958.

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 to extend his career-best hit streak to eight games

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Giants Vs. Angels: Halos Destroy G-Men 12-5

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Mark Trumbo had three hits, five RBI and two runs scored as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pounded the San Francisco Giants, 12-5, in the second test of a three-game interleague series.

Albert Pujols added a three-run homer and knocked in four, while Mike Trout tied a career-high with four hits and four runs scored for the Angels, who won for the fourth time in six games.

C.J. Wilson (8-4) allowed five runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory.

"It was one of those nights. Giving up 10 hits is embarrassing to me. They didn't make it easy on us," said Wilson. "I was upset that I couldn't go further into the game, but credit our offense. They put up runs. Any time our offense is hitting, it's good for the team."

Barry Zito (5-5) gave up eight runs on nine hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings to suffer the loss for San Francisco, which has dropped four of its last six.

"Barry attacked the zone, but he got too much of the zone," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said about Zito. "He made too many mistakes. He didn't have his good location tonight."

Melky Cabrera had three hits and an RBI in defeat.

The Angels jumped all over Zito in the first inning to take control of the game.

Trout opened the game with a double and moved to third on Torii Hunter's base hit before Pujols hammered a ball over the left-center field wall for his 11th home run of the season.

After a single by Trumbo and a pair of walks by Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar loaded the bases with one out, Peter Bourjos lifted a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Trumbo for a quick 4-0 lead.

San Francisco answered with a run in the second inning when Angel Pagan reached base on Alberto Callaspo's throwing error and came home on a single by Pablo Sandoval, but the Angels got the run back in the bottom of the frame on Pujols' RBI single following a leadoff double by Trout.

The Angels managed to load the bases with one out against Zito again in fourth inning before George Kontos was summoned from the bullpen and gave up a bases- clearing triple off the wall in center field by Trumbo.

Kendrick's sacrifice fly to right to brought home Trumbo for a 9-1 lead.

San Francisco would not go away, though, as a Ryan Theriot sacrifice fly and a run-scoring groundout by Cabrera in the fifth inning closed the gap.

Wilson was pulled in favor of LaTroy Hawkins with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning. Hawkins allowed an RBI single by Buster Posey and a grounder to first by Pagan that Pujols snagged with a diving stop to score Theriot and bring the Giants within 9-5.

San Francisco had a chance to cut further into its deficit in the eighth inning, but stranded runners on second and third.

The Angels then pulled away for good in the bottom of the inning with an RBI base hit by Hunter and a two-run single by Trumbo to make it a 12-5 game.

David Carpenter tossed a perfect ninth to seal the win.

Game Notes

Wilson has won his last four decisions...Zito fell to 12-11 in 30 career games against the Angels...Giants first baseman Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 to extend his career-best hit streak to eight games...San Francisco was 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. The Angels went 6- for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded six.

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Giants Vs. Angels: C.J. Wilson, Barry Zito Tussle In Game 2

(Sports Network) - While Barry Zito's control has escaped him over his last two starts, C.J. Wilson has battled no such issues in his most recent month of action.

The two hurlers go head-to-head this evening when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and San Francisco Giants continue a three-game series.

Wilson looks to extend his recent hot streak in his first ever meeting with the Giants. The Angels left-hander has posted a 0.77 earned run average over his past five outings and hasn't given up more than one earned run in six straight starts. He has won his past three decisions to boost his season record to 7-4 in 14 starts with a 2.30 ERA.

Wilson beat the Rockies on June 8 with eight innings of one-run ball that featured nine strikeouts, then made his second straight road start on Wednesday at the Dodgers. The 31-year-old did not factor into a 2-1 win despite giving up a run on four hits and five walks over seven frames of work.

Zito, meanwhile, had won four of five starts prior to consecutive losses that have seen him allow nine runs, 14 hits and four homers over 11 innings. He paid the price for his inability to find the plate in a 6-3 loss to Houston on Thursday.

The 34-year-old southpaw fell apart in the third frame, issuing three straight walks before serving up a grand slam. He was charged with five runs on five hits and three walks in five frames of work, also yielding a solo homer while falling to 5-4 with a 3.61 ERA in 13 starts this season.

Zito, a former Cy Young Winner with Oakland, has faced the Angels 29 times in his career but not since 2009. He is 12-10 against his former division rivals with a 3.82 ERA.

The Giants drew first blood in this series with last night's 5-3 win, overcoming a shaky outing from Matt Cain in his first start since throwing a perfect game. The righty labored through a season-low five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a season-high four walks. Still, Cain won his eighth straight outing.

"I was a little energized from the last game. It was a relief to get back on the mound and get that one out of the way," Cain said. "My goal is to stay in the game long enough to give our team a chance to win."

He entered the night retiring his last 32 batters, but that streak was halted in the home first as Mike Trout stroked a leadoff single to left. Albert Pujols then put an end to Cain's 20-inning stretch without allowing an earned run later in the frame as he lifted a sacrifice fly to right.

The Giants, who had lost three of four, did give their starter plenty of support as Melky Cabrera had three hits to lift his season average to .364, while Brandon Crawford and Ryan Theriot had a pair of RBI each. Brandon Belt added two hits and is hitting .455 over a career-best seven-game hitting streak with three homers.

The win also pulled San Francisco to within 4 1/2 games of the idle Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the NL West.

The Angels attempted to battle Cain with concerned feelings after learning that starter Jerome Williams had to be taken to the hospital for precautionary measures during the contest due to shortness of breath. Williams allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings.

"Jerome felt fine on the bench during the game," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "When he came out of the game he was dizzy, so we took him to the hospital. He'll stay overnight and have some tests done."

"It was tough to hear," teammate Torii Hunter said. "We didn't know what was going on. We knew he passed out in the locker room. All you can do is just say a little prayer at that point, and hopefully he's doing OK."

Mark Trumbo cracked his 16th homer of the season while Erick Aybar was the only Angel to record two hits in only his club's third loss in 10 games. The setback did drop the Angels five games behind the Rangers for the top spot in the AL West.

The Angels swept a three-game series at San Francisco in the most recent meeting in 2009 and are hosting the Giants for the first time since 2000.

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Giants Vs. Angels, Final Score: Matt Cain Wins Again As G-Men Top Halos 5-3

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Cain's bid for consecutive perfect games ended on his third pitch Monday night, but he was still effective enough to earn his eighth straight victory.

Melky Cabrera smacked three hits, while Brandon Crawford and Ryan Theriot registered a pair of RBI apiece as the San Francisco Giants downed the LA Angels of Anaheim, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

Cain (9-2) labored through five innings, surrendering three runs on six hits and a season-high four walks for the Giants, who had lost three of their previous four coming in.

"I was a little energized from the last game. It was a relief to get back on the mound and get that one out of the way," Cain said. "My goal is to stay in the game long enough to give our team a chance to win."

He entered the night retiring his last 32 batters, but that streak was halted in the home first as Mike Trout led off and stroked a single to left. Pujols then put an end to Cain's 20-inning stretch without allowing an earned run later in the frame as he lifted a sacrifice fly to right.

Although Cain was far from perfect, the Giants' quartet of Shane Loux, Sergio Romo, Jeremy Affeldt and Santiago Casilla was as they retired the final 12 batters in succession.

"I was pumped for our bullpen to come in and finish the game," Cain said.

Former Giant Jerome Williams (6-5) was touched for four runs on seven hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings, but was hospitalized sometime during the game after complaining of shortness of breath.

"Jerome felt fine on the bench during the game," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "When he came out of the game he was dizzy, so we took him to the hospital. He'll stay overnight and have some tests done."

Mark Trumbo cracked his 16th homer of the season while Erick Aybar was the only Angel to record two hits.

Following Pujols' sac fly in the first, Crawford belted a two-run triple to right in the visitors' second to give San Francisco a 2-1 advantage.

Trumbo stroked a solo blast over the wall in right-center in the home second to knot the score, but the Giants plated the next two to reclaim the lead for good.

Angel Pagan poked an RBI single through the hole on the right side in the third while Theriot pulled a ball through the left side of the infield for a run-scoring base hit in the fourth to make it 4-2.

Bobby Wilson's sacrifice fly in the home fourth cut the deficit to 4-3, but the Giants got the run back in the sixth as Theriot slapped an RBI single to center for a 5-3 San Francisco edge.

Casilla fanned one in the ninth en route to his 19th save of the season.

Game Notes

Cabrera's multi-hit game was his MLB-leading 32nd of the year...Of the 17 pitchers to toss a perfect game since the Chicago White Sox's Charlie Robertson in 1922, Cain was one of six hurlers to win his next start...Williams spent his first two-plus years in San Francisco before being traded to the Cubs in 2005. Williams was 17-14 with a 3.93 ERA during his stint with the Giants...Trout stole three more bases, giving him an MLB- leading 19 for the year.

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Giants Vs. Angels: Matt Cain Eyes Encore Performance Against Halos

The Giants face the Angels in a three game series down in Southern California.

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