Buster Catching on for Giants

Posey and Uribe Spark Giants

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    TK

    CINCINNATI -- Instead of falling apart on the road, the San Francisco Giants' bullpen fell into place.

     

    Juan Uribe drove in four runs with two singles, providing the Giants' final lead in a back-and-forth game, and a bullpen that has struggled away from home was nearly perfect Monday night, holding on for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

     

    "It's a hitters' park," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "You're going to give up more runs here. The 'pen -- what a job they did. We had a one-run lead and they came in and did the job."

     

    Uribe had a two-run single in the third and another in the seventh, when the Giants rallied against reliever Daniel Ray Herrera (0-3) and put themselves in position for their ninth win in their last 13 games.

     

    "Our bullpen as a whole has a mentality that we're going to go at you with our best stuff," Wilson said. "We're not going to give in, we're not going to pitch around you. With that mentality, you're going to fail sometimes. Tonight we made the pitches when we needed to."

     

    Barry Zito, winless since May 16, started the game but did not get the decision.

     

     

     

    Bochy tweaked his lineup, giving struggling catcher Bengie Molina a day off. Bochy revealed before the game that Molina got an injection for his sore left elbow last week. Catcher Buster Posey, rated the Giants' top prospect, made his first start behind the plate this season and had two singles and threw out a runner attempting to steal 2nd base.

     

    Game notes
    A man wearing a Mike Krukow Giants jersey and waving a "Go Buster" sign dived over a row of seats to get a foul ball hit by Posey in the second inning. ... Sanchez extended his hitting streak to 11 games. He's 20 for 40 during the streak. ... Giants INF Emmanuel Burriss (left foot fracture) will begin a rehabilitation stint at Class-A San Jose on Tuesday.