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Another Thriller for Giants

Giants beat Diamondbacks in extra innings



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    PHOENIX - SEPTEMBER 06: Cody Ross #13 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after being hit by a pitch during the tenth inning of the Major League Baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 6, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 2-0 in eleven innings. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    It took 11 innings, but the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks this Labor Day.

    Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run triple off Aaron Heilman to knock in the winning runs.  Giants win 2-0.

    It was a pitchers duel to the end with Madison Bumgarner putting up zeroes alongside Diamondback starter Ian Kennedy.

    San Diego beat Los Angeles so the Giants are now a half game back of the National League West Division

    Bumgarner was sharp, allowing five hits over 7 1-3 innings. Kennedy was even better, giving up two hits over eight innings.

    Arizona right fielder Gerardo Parra kept the scoreless tie in tact in the ninth by diving forward to catch Posey’s flare with two on and two outs, but Heilman was hit hard for the second straight outing.

    Monday's game had some scary moments in the fourth inning when two children were injured by flying objects.  A 13-year-old boy was struck by Buster Posey's bat that flipped into the stands and a toddler was hit in the forehead by a fly foul ball second later. Both were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

    "Anytime that happens it is scary," Posey told the AP. "Balls were flying in the dugout, bats in the stands, you have to be on your toes. I hope they're all right."