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minor (playoff) lines, 9/18/10

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San Jose won the the third game of the Cal League championship series, taking a 2-1 lead.  Francisco Peguero's four hits paced the Giants' offense.

A+: San Jose defeated Rancho Cucamonga 12-7
(taking the lead with three runs 7th inning, allowing three runs in the 9th inning, and scoring five runs in the 11th inning)

San Jose: RF Francisco Peguero: 4 for 6, 2B, SO, E
San Jose: DH Jose Flores: 1 for 4, 3B, 2 BB
San Jose: SS-3B Brandon Crawford: 1 for 5, HR, BB, IBB, SO, E
San Jose: 1B-3B-1B Drew Biery 2 for 6, 2 SO
San Jose: LF Wendell Fairley: 1 for 2, HR, SO
San Jose: PH-LF James Simmons: 1 for 3, HR, 2 SO
Rancho Cucamonga: CF Mike Trout: 4 for 5, 2 HR, BB, SO

San Jose: SP Kyle Woodruff: 5.0+ IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--2 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Ryan Verdugo: 1.1 IP, 2 K--1 WP
San Jose: RP Jose Casilla: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 K--1 WP
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 WP

Peguero had another multi-hit game as he had four of the Giants' thirteen hits.  Biery was the only other Giant with multiple hits.  Fairley and Simmons combined for 2 HRs from the final spot in the batting order, with Fairley hitting a solo HR in the 5th inning and Simmons adding a three-run HR in the 7th inning to give the Giants the lead.  Crawford hit a grand slam HR in the 11th inning to provide some insurance runs after Flores had an RBI triple earlier in the inning to drive in the go-ahead run.  Trout, one of the top prospects in all the minors who had an incredible first half in the Midwest League (hitting .362/.454/.526) but then showed less power after his promotion to the Cal League (4 HRs and .434 SLG), had a couple solo HRs.

Woodruff came up a bit short of a quality start in his second playoff start but was still in line for the win until the 9th inning.  Verdugo and Casilla struck out five of their twelve matters in middle and set-up relief.  Stoffel had another blown save with multiple runs allowed.