Giants Down Astros in Houston

The Giants beat Houston to maintain their 3.5-game lead in the NL West.

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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants throws to first base as Scott Moore #46 of the Houston Astros slides into second at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants makes a running throw to retire Jimmy Paredes #38 of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Shortstop Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants bobbles the ball but recovers to throw to first to retire the runner against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants throws to second base to start a double play against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Runner as second base was out and no throw to first. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: George Kontos #70 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Guillermo Mota #59 of the San Francisco Giants throws in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park after coming off a 100 game suspension for violation of the leagues rule on performance enhancement drugs on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants throws to first base as Scott Moore #46 of the Houston Astros slides into second at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Shortstop Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants bobbles the ball but recovers to throw to first to retire the runner against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants shakes hands with Javier Lopez #49 of the San Francisco Giants at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Shortstop Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants bobbles the ball but recovers to throw to first to retire the runner against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants, right, looks on from the dugout during a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Javier Lopez #49 of the San Francisco Giants throws in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX. - AUGUST 29: Tim Lincecum #55 and Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after their win at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. San Francisco Giants defeat the Houston Astros 6-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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