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Baggarly's Jeopardy! run ends on day four

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Baggarly's Jeopardy! run ends on day four

CSNBayArea.com Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly returned to Jeopardy on Wednesday night as the three-time defending-champion after his second impressive comeback on Tuesday.

Baggarly held a slim lead throughout most of the competition, but dropped into second heading in to Final Jeopardy. Still, he had a chance to win with a correct answer.

Below is every question that Baggarly attempted to answer, both the correct responses and the incorrect ones...

Trebek: During prohibition this Budweiser maker brewed non-alcoholic beer and also made "Bevo," a non-alcoholic cereal beverage.
Baggarly: What is Anheuser-Busch?

Trebek: "La cerveza mas fina" is written on this Mexican brand's "Extra" bottles.
Baggarly: What is Corona?

Trebek: In 1784 this Irish brewery was granted water rights to its nearby channel for 8,975 years; is that a record?
Baggarly: What is Guinness?

Trebek: In the '60s: Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson.
Baggarly: What are the Beach Boys?

Trebek: On October 2, 1871 this Mormon leader was arrested for practicing Polygamy.
Baggarly: Who is Brigham Young?

At the first break, Baggarly had a narrow lead with 2,200 to Doug's 2,000. Sue was in third place with 800.

Trebek: Andy Baggarly is our champion. He is a journalist. After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2010, you wrote a book about them.
Baggarly: I did. I locked myself in a room--I was Eugene, OR at the time and I pumped out about 100,000 words in three weeks. There were one-million people, the biggest civic event in San Francisco history, for the victory parade. So I see an audience for material when it's in front of me.
Trebek: And how did the book sell?
Baggarly: Very well. Giants fans are still over the moon about that World Series. But they want to get back.

Trebek: Whelks are these animals whose name is from the Greek for "Stomach foot."
Baggarly: What are gastropods?

Trebek: Shelly's "Ode to the West Wind" asks, "If winter comes, can" this "be far behind?"
Baggarly: What is spring?

Trebek: Featuring pricing guides and reviews of the latest cars and trucks: MT.
Baggarly: What is Motor Trend?

Trebek: Hey, y'all, for food, home and travel from Texas to Florida and the states in between: SL.
Baggarly: What is Southern Living?

Trebek: Eat, drink and be merry: F&W.
Baggarly: What is Food and Wine?

Trebek: This Lord Protector's "Return from Ireland" occasioned an ode by Andrew Marvell.
Baggarly: Who is Cromwell?

After round one, Baggarly retained a slim 400 lead on Doug, 5,800 to 5,200. Sue was trailing with 3,400.

BAGGARLY'S JEOPARDY! TRANSCRIPTS: Day One -- Day Two -- Day Three

Trebek: In football it's the boundary between the teams prior to the snap of the ball.
Baggarly: What's the line of scrimmage?

Video question: Mangroves are widely used in costal recaimation, with their tolerance of saltwater, and arching roots that trap soil, they're idea for helping shoreline resist this process, for Latin for "to gnaw."
Baggarly: What is erosion?

Trebek: This name of a 22,500-acre lake near Nashville is also Andrew Jackson's nickname.
Baggarly: What is "Old Hickory?"

Video question: Because the majestic sare tree connected the Earth and the Heavens in the mythology of this Central-American people, the Sabre is still sacred to their descendants.
Baggarly: What are the Mayans?

Trebek: Derived from the Arabic Sawahil, meaning "of the coasts," it's a language on the African continent.
Baggarly: What is Swahili?

Trebek: This "maternal" term comes from the Arabic for "resin" and might be heard when talking about King Tut.
Baggarly: What is Mummy?

Trebek: We've hit bottom with this five-letter word from the Arabic for "opposite the Zenith."
Baggarly: What is Nadir?

DAILY BOUBLE: At this point, Baggarly was hanging on to a slim lead as the competition had tightened up. Andy was out front with 11,800, Doug was close behind with 11,200, and Sue was closing fast with 8,600.

Baggarly wagered 1,200.

Trebek: Hertha Pauli's 1942 biography of this man was subtitled "Dynamite King, Architect of Peace."
Baggarly: Who is (Alfred) Nobel?

Trebek: Similes, metaphors and personification, for example.
Baggarly: What are figures of speach?

Trebek: As seen on a map, this island lies between England and Ireland, and about 20 miles south of Scotland.
Baggarly: What is the Isle of White? (incorrect)

Had Baggarly answered that question correctly, he would have taken the lead heading into Final Jeopardy. Instead, he stayed in second place with 12,200, just 200 ahead of Doug with 12,000. Sue had surged into the lead with 15,200.

FINAL JEOPARY CATEGORY: New Olympic sports.

Trebek: This sport introduced in summer 2000 plays out over a raised area 16.5 feet long and 9.5 feet wide.

- Doug wagered 10,000 and correctly answered "What is trampoline?" to finish with 22,000.
- A visibly upset Andy Baggarly wagered 11,801 but incorrectly answered "What is sumo wrestling?" to drop to 399.
- Sue had wagered 9,201, but also gave and incorrect answer: "What is fencing?" to drop to 5,999.

So the Jeopardy! saga ended for Andy Baggarly. Three wins, 61 correct answers, 60,402 total winnings. The newsroom was cheering for you. Congratulations!

Unhappy Buster Posey bashes Phillies closer after hit-by-pitch

Unhappy Buster Posey bashes Phillies closer after hit-by-pitch

In what was set up to be a pivotal matchup of the game turned into a heated exchange.

Buster Posey stepped into the batter's box in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday against Phillies closer Hector Neris.

But Posey never got to swing the bat. On the first pitch, Neris drilled the Giants catcher in the ribs with a 95 MPH fastball.

Posey whinced in pain and as he walked to first base, he appeared to ask Neris if the pitch was on purpose.

After the game, Posey was asked about the kerfuffle.

"I'm pretty certain he hit me on purpose. And it's just a shame because I wanted to compete that at-bat and he's got good stuff. But I guess he didn't feel like he could get me out," Posey told reporters after the game.

Posey was asked if he could think of any incidents in previous games against the Phillies that could have led to the hit-by-pitch. He said no and asked the reporters if they could think of anything.

Posey's comments were brought to Neris after the game.

"It's stupid because nobody who watched that said, 'Oh he hit him on purpose in that situation,'" Neris told reporters, according to the Philly Inquirer.

Posey and Neris have faced each other just one time in the past. In the ninth inning of the June 3 matchup in Philadelphia, Posey flew out to left field.

Strickland hammered by Phils, Giants officially eliminated from NL West contention

Strickland hammered by Phils, Giants officially eliminated from NL West contention

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner pitched six innings in one of his best starts this season, took a line drive off his left shin and hit an RBI single that temporarily gave the Giants an early lead.

The reward? A heaping of praise from manager Bruce Bochy, handshakes from his teammates and another no-decision - Bumgarner's third in eight starts since coming off the disabled list.

Philadelphia rookie Rhys Hoskins homered again, Pedro Florimon contributed with his bat and arm, and the Phillies scored three runs in the eighth to beat the Giants 5-2 on Sunday.

In what has been a theme for San Francisco much of the season, Bumgarner's efforts were overshadowed by another meltdown from the Giants' bullpen.

"I thought it was a good day for Madison," Bochy said. "We had it lined up like we wanted as far as the bullpen. (Hunter Strickland) just had an off day making some mistakes."

Bumgarner allowed one run and four hits. He stayed in despite taking a sharp line drive off his left shin in the second inning by Nick Williams - earlier this month, Williams hit Mets ace Jacob deGrom in the triceps with a line drive, forcing him from the game.

"I tried to do a kick save but I wasn't very good at soccer," Bumgarner said. "It almost worked out."

Hoskins connected for a solo drive in the ninth inning, making him the first Phillies player in at least 100 years to hit five home runs in his first 11 major league games.

"I got to better counts, I think this week, and the results show," Hoskins said.

Florimon hit a two-run single off Strickland (2-3) to cap a three-run eighth inning that made it 4-2. Florimon also had an RBI double off Bumgarner in the second, then made a sparkling defensive play in left field to throw out Buster Posey at the plate in the bottom of the inning.

It was Florimon's first major league game in left field.

"I just try to catch the ball and throw the ball to home plate and see what happens," Florimon said. "I made a good throw."

Adam Morgan (2-1) retired three batters for the win, a day after throwing just one pitch and getting the victory.

Hector Neris pitched 1 1/3 innings for his 15th save. He struck out Pablo Sandoval with the bases loaded to end the eighth after hitting Posey in the back with a pitch, then fanned Denard Span with two on in the ninth to end it.

The Phillies won the season series against the Giants for the first time since 2011.

Philadelphia trailed 2-1 going into the eighth. Hoskins and Maikel Franco hit consecutive one-out singles before Jorge Alfaro tied it with an RBI single. After Williams singled to load the bases, Florimon slapped a 1-2 pitch into right field.

Posey had two hits and an RBI, extending his hitting streak against the Phillies to 22 games. Kelby Tomlinson scored a run and Ryder Jones doubled and scored for San Francisco.

PAINED POSEY:
Posey had a rough afternoon physically. In addition to taking a 95 mph fastball in the back, Posey also appeared to get hurt while tagging out a sliding Cameron Perkins at the plate in the second.

Afterward, the Giants' All-Star catcher voiced his displeasure about Neris.

"I'm certain that he hit me on purpose," Posey said. "It's just a shame because I wanted to compete that at-bat and he's got good stuff. But I guess he didn't feel like he could get me out."

TRAINER'S ROOM:
Giants 2B Joe Panik (concussion symptoms) continues to make steady progress and could come off the disabled list in time to join San Francisco on its upcoming road trip that begins Friday in Arizona.

UP NEXT:
Phillies: The team gets an off day before hosting Miami in a doubleheader Tuesday. RHP Dan Straily (7-8, 3.80 ERA) pitches in the first game and RHP Jose Urena (11-5, 3.61 ERA) goes in the nightcap.

Giants: RHP Chris Stratton (1-2, 4.91) faces Milwaukee on Monday.