Giants fall short against Reds in series opener

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Lily Friebel, Staff reporter

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Despite losing, the Giants had farm grown history take place last night. First baseman, Adam Duval, was called up Wednesday when outfielder, Angel Pagan, was placed on the disabled list. Duval joined the 13 other Giants players since 1919, such as most recently Brett Pill and John Bowker, with a home run as their first major league hit.

Ryan Vogelsong had one of his best outings this season despite not getting enough run support to receive the win. This was Vogelsong’s second start against the Cincinnati Reds this year. In the two starts, he struck out 16 batters, and only allowed three runs in 12.1 innings. The Giants had two outs at home plate. One in the top sixth inning when second baseman Joe Panik caught Devin Mesoraco’s pop fly and threw to home to get Billy Hamilton out on the tag. The other in the top of the eighth inning when Jay Bruce lined to center field, center fielder Gregor Blanco threw to shortstop Brandon Crawford then to catcher Buster Posey to get Brandon Phillips out at home.

Left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner (9-4) hopes to receive his 10th win of the season tonight agaisnt Reds right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto (7-5) at 7:15.

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