Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

San Francisco won 3-0

Game 1: Tuesday, June 27
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Game 2: Wednesday, June 28
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Game 3: Thursday, June 29
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Rangers 1

(40-39, 20-18 away)

Giants 2

(40-38, 23-20 home)

3:35 PM ET, June 29, 2006

AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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W: J. Sanchez (2-0)

L: S. Feldman (0-2)

S: J. Accardo (3)

Vizquel hit helps Giants clean up Rangers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Omar Vizquel's go-ahead single with two outs in the eighth inning sent the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep.

Jason Ellison hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the Giants' first run in the second and scored on Vizquel's single to right off Francisco Cordero, who relieved Scott Feldman (0-2) after he allowed Ellison's leadoff walk and a sacrifice bunt by Eliezer Alfonzo.

Cordero came in to face pinch-hitter Jose Vizcaino with one out, and Vizcaino grounded out to shortstop to move Ellison to third.

Jonathan Sanchez (2-0) recorded two outs in the seventh for the win, getting Mark Teixeira to ground into an inning-ending double play. Jeremy Accardo finished for his third save.

Texas lost its fifth straight game and has scored only 11 runs during the skid. This marked the Rangers' first losing road trip of the year (1-5).

The Giants had their first three-game home sweep since April 8-10, 2005, against Colorado.

Vizquel had two hits and Pedro Feliz had a hit and scored a run for the Giants, who faced a left-handed starter for the second consecutive game.

San Francisco ended a 6-3 homestand and now leaves town for a season-long 11-game road trip against its NL West foes -- San Diego, Colorado and Los Angeles -- leading into the All-Star break. The trek includes a doubleheader Saturday against the Padres to make up an early rainout.

Jason Schmidt, making his first career appearance against Texas, saw his winless stretch reach four starts with his third no-decision during that span since winning six straight decisions. He still has a six-game home winning streak.

After allowing a leadoff single to Gary Matthews Jr. to start the game, Schmidt got nine straight outs before Mark DeRosa's triple to right-center leading off the fourth. DeRosa scored to tie the game at 1 on Teixeira's fielder's choice after third baseman Feliz booted a routine grounder by Michael Young for an error.

Feliz was part of a great play in the fifth, when the Giants turned a rare 5-6-4 double play. Feliz charged John Koronka's bunt, threw to shortstop Vizquel covering third, then Vizquel fired to second baseman Ray Durham at first to get the pitcher.

Schmidt escaped a jam in the seventh.

With runners on first and second with one out, he got pinch-hitter Jason Botts to fly out, then ended the threat when Matthews grounded out.

Feliz doubled to start the second for the Giants, moved to third on Steve Finley's flyout to center and scored on Ellison's sacrifice fly.

Barry Bonds got the day off for San Francisco following a night game Wednesday after having appeared in 11 straight contests, not all starts.

Koronka allowed four hits and one run in six innings, struck out two and didn't walk a batter, but he hasn't gone more than 6 1-3 innings in his last six outings -- though he'd won his previous two starts.

Texas concluded a stretch of 15 straight games against the NL West, going 6-9 -- 2-7 on the road.

Game notes


The Giants finished interleague play 8-7 and had their first winning homestand since May 8-14 (4-3). ... Durham grounded into his team-leading 13th double play to end the first. Former C A.J. Pierzynski holds the franchise record with 27 in 2004. ... The Rangers acquired minor league LHP Daniel Haigwood and cash from Philadelphia for LHP Fabio Castro. Texas also reinstated RHP Josh Rupe from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma, and released INF Marshall McDougall from the Oklahoma squad. ... Ellison drove in his third run of the year. ... Schmidt threw two wild pitches.

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