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minor (playoff) lines, 9/11/10

San Jose, the Giants' only affiliate to make the post-season, won their playoff opener.  The most notable individual performance from the game statistically was Justin Fitzgerald allowing just 1 ER in 7.0 IP.

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 7-3
(after leading 5-0 through six innings)

San Jose: RF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 5, 2B, 2 SO
San Jose: DH Jose Flores: 3 for 5, 2B
San Jose: C Johnny Monell: 0 for 2, 3 BB, SO, SB
San Jose: 2B Charlie Culberson: 1 for 3, 2 BB
San Jose: 3B Brandon Crawford: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, SB
Modesto: CF Tim Wheeler: 2 for 4, HR, SO

San Jose: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Ryan Verdugo: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Jose Casilla: 1.0 IP, 1 K

The Giants' offense was led by Flores, who had three of the Giants' nine hits while batting third in the lineup.  Peguero, who had multiple hits in five of his last six games during the regular season and finished the season with a 20-game hitting streak, was the only other Giant with a multi-hit line.  Monell, Culberson, and Crawford, who batted in the middle third of the Giants lineup (batting fourth through sixth), combined for seven walks as they joined Flores in reaching base three times each.  Wheeler, whom the Rockies drafted 32nd overall out of Sacramento State last summer, homered as he had the Nuts' only multi-hit line.

Fitzgerald had one of his best starts of the second half to secure the win in the Giants' playoff opener.  The lone run he allowed came on a home run to lead off the 7th inning.  Verdugo allowed a two-run HR in the 8th inning.  Casilla, one of several pitchers from Augusta's roster added to the San Jose's playoff roster, pitched a perfect 9th inning.