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Matt Cain and the Giants respect the Dodgers' talent too much to say this division race is over. But make no mistake: They expect to win it.More: Instant Replay Dodgers stun D'backs EXTRA BAGGS

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Angel Pagan delivered a two-strike RBI single to break a 5-5 tie in the ninth, and the Giants added one more on a Marco Scutaro single for a 7-5 win. The Giants went 5-1 on the road trip and lead the Dodgers by five games.

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Brandon Belt hasn't hit a home run off a right-hander all season, but Bruce Bochy said he isn't fretting over that. He is a little concerned, however, about Pablo Sandoval's weight.

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Tim Lincecum says his track record speaks for itself when it comes to pitching in crunch time. Joaquin Arias began taking fly balls in left field.

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Salinas native and Cal alumnus, Xavier Nady, made an impact in his first at-bat with the Giants on Saturday, lacing a two-out, bases-clearing double down the left field line to propel the Giants to victory.

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Tim Lincecum, who took the mound in the first inning with a four-run lead, allowed two runs in 6.1 innings as the Giants downed the Cubs 5-2. Lincecum is now 4-0 with a 2.16 ERA on the road since the All-Star Break.

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Bruce Bochy planned to give Buster Posey the day off Friday, but the Giants' catcher had other plans. He responded with a 3-for-3 effort.

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Xavier Nady will be among six Giants added when active rosters expand on Saturday, and Nady could find himself immediately plugged into left field.

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The Giants didn't get a lot of sleep before their series opener with the Cubs, and it showed. They fell into an early hole and couldn't claw back.

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The Giants didn't get their luggage in Chicago until after 3:30 a.m. before their day game Friday, and yet, Buster Posey is slated to be in the squat catching Madison Bumgarner.

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Once upon a time, Aubrey Huff introduced his teammates to the Rally Thong. The Giants now have a Rally Jersey, thanks to an in-game Marco Scutaro wardrobe mix-up.

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The Giants got a bit lucky in the series in Houston. They needed to engineer two come-from-behind escapes to accomplish a three-game sweep. Both times, their go-ahead hits were broken-bat bloops.

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In an effort to feel less sluggish, Hunter Pence is on the "paleo" diet, also known as the Caveman diet, the dinosaur diet or the hunter-gatherer diet.

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Joaquin Arias leads all major leaguers with a .426 average in August. Looking to get his bat in the lineup, Bruce Bochy could task him with tackling an outfield position.

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Usually Hector Sanchez catches Barry Zito. So it was interesting to hear Zito, after pitching to Buster Posey, critical of his backstop.

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Bot 8th123 456 789 RHE
LA Dodgers20000100 380
San Francisco2000070  9130
Pitcher:J.P. Howell 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 K
At Bat:Brandon Belt 3-3, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 HR
On Deck:Buster Posey 1-3, 1 RBI
Balls: Strikes: Outs:
  SF HR: B. Belt (17)
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