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minor (playoff) lines, 9/20/10

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San Jose won game 5 of the Cal League championship series.  The most notable individual performance statistically in the series' finale was Brandon Crawford homering while reaching base four times.

A+: San Jose defeated Rancho Cucamonga 7-6 (10 innings)
(winning the franchise's fourth Cal League title in six years)

San Jose: DH Jose Flores: 2 for 4, 2 BB, SO
San Jose: C Johnny Monell: 1 for 4, 2 BB, 2 PB, E
San Jose: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 5, 2 2B, SF, SO
San Jose: 3B Brandon Crawford: 2 for 3, HR, 2 BB, SH, E
Rancho Cucamonga: CF Mike Trout: 2 for 3, BB, HBP, IBB, SH, SO, SB

San Jose: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Wilmin Rodriguez: 1.1 IP
San Jose: RP Jose Casilla: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R,  2ER, 1 BB, 1 K
San Jose: RP Jason Verdugo: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB--1 IBB
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K--1 HB

Crawford homered, while reaching base four times.  His .357 AVG led the team in the post-season, just ahead of Flores' .353 AVG.  Flores also reached base four times, while Monell reached base three times.  Culberson joined Crawford and Flores with multi-hit lines, and he also provided a sac fly in the 10th inning.  Angels' top prospect Trout reached base four times.

Pitching on three days rest, Fitzgerald had his least effective of three playoff starts, but he pitched well enough to leave the game after 4.2 IP with his team in the lead.  He had a sub-2.00 ERA over his three post-season starts.  Wi-Rod pitched 1.1 near perfect IP, allowing one baserunner on Crawford's error.  He did not allow an earned run in the playoffs.  Casilla had one of his least effective appearances of the year, retiring just three of his seven batters.  He combined with Verdugo, who retired just one of his four batters and allowed both runners inherited from Casilla to score, to allow three runs to tie the score.  Stoffel bounced back from his blown save the previous night, stranding all three runners inherited with one out from Verdugo and striking out four of nine batters.