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Giants Win First Of Three Against DBacks, Get Closer To Playoffs

Jonathan Sanchez pitched just well enough to pick up a win despite a very shaky start to the night, walking four of the first eight which came up to bat. 

He has Nate Schierholtz to thank for the win, as Nate's pinch-hit RBI single saw Pablo Sandoval home to put the Giants ahead in their eventual 4-2 victory in the opening game of the three game home-stand against the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Pat Burrell was solid as always, driving in the insurance run to put the Giants up 4-2 in the game. Juan Uribe had himself another home run and tied his single-season high for the stat. 

Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez allowed base runners on the corners in the eighth inning, but closing ace Brian Wilson came in and shut it down in the eighth, and then in the ninth, to record yet another save. Wilson is second place all-time for the Giants in saves, and is two away from tying the franchise record held by Rod Beck.

Andres Torres, back from injury, played a full game and even got a piece of an off-the-wall triple and looked fast out there rounding the bases. Torres would score on the next at-bat off a Mike Fontenot single. He was as quick and solid fielding as one can expect from Torres, so that's a good sign for Giants fans with the postseason coming up.

Speaking of postseason, the Giants are now up two games on the San Diego Padres, who lost their Tuesday-night game against the Chicago Cubs. The Giants play their final three games of the season at home against the rival Padres.