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Recap: Giants Score Runs. Lots!

By Bryan Rose

Is it too cliche to say that hitting is contagious? It is? Okay, I wont say it then. But damn! Hitting is contagious!

The Giants couldn’t score the first two games in the Dodger series (or most of the year) if they paid for runs. They lit up the Dodgers for seven runs on Sunday afternoon and proceeded to put up 9 on the Rockies behind Lincecum last night to close the Rockies Wild Card lead to 3.5 games.

Lincecum was mildly dominant, striking out 11 Rockies and never being in much of a threat despite only having one, 1-2-3 inning.

The Giants only held a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of the 8th inning, but blew up for 5 runs, saving Brian Wilson an appearance, allowing Bob Howry to finish off the 9-1 victory.

The Giants send Barry Zito to the hill tonight, hoping to close the gap to 2.5 games.