10:15 PM ET, June 15, 2009
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
SAN FRANCISCO -- The outfield flags whipped in the wind and it sure looked like a night when the ball might carry. Sure enough, seven home runs sailed over the fences.Erick Aybar and Bobby Abreu hit back-to-back homers, John Lackey ended a four-start winless stretch and the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 9-7 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
• John Lackey went seven innings and striking out a season-high 10 batters for the win. He's now 12-3 all-time in interleague play, the fourth-highest win percentage for any pitcher with at least 10 wins in interleague play.
• The Angels hit four homers in the game and now have 11 home runs in their last three games.
• Pablo Sandoval hit two homers for the Giants, his first career multi-HR game.
• Barry Zito lasted just 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing this season. He gave up a season-high seven earned runs in the loss.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NotesLackey was 0-for-26 lifetime before his hit. ... Zito hasn't beaten the Angels in four starts since May 1, 2006. He is 1-4 over his last eight against Los Angeles. ... San Francisco INF Juan Uribe sat out his second straight game nursing an injured hamstring. ... For the second straight year, the Giants hosted a steroids awareness clinic. Some 40 high school baseball players participated Monday, learning about the harmful effects of performance-enhancing drugs and also going through agility drills with San Francisco's athletic training staff. ... Home run king and ex-Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit 35 of the splash-hit homers at the ballpark.
Regular Season Series
|2nd||J Rivera homered to left.||1||0|
|4th||R Quinlan doubled to deep left, T Hunter and J Rivera scored.||3||0|
|4th||M Napoli doubled to deep right, R Quinlan scored.||4||0|
|4th||J Lackey singled to center, M Napoli scored.||5||0|
|4th||E Aybar homered to left, J Lackey scored.||7||0|
|4th||B Abreu homered to right.||8||0|
|6th||R Aurilia singled to left, E Whiteside scored, P Sandoval to second.||8||1|
|7th||A Torres homered to right, F Lewis scored.||8||3|
|8th||S Rodriguez homered to left center.||9||3|
|8th||P Sandoval homered to left center.||9||4|
|9th||P Sandoval homered to center, T Ishikawa and E Whiteside scored.||9||7|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||33,613 (80.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||66 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Dana Demuth, Third Base - Todd Tichenor|