San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Emmanuel Burriss scored the winning run
in the bottom of the ninth inning on an errant throw to the plate, as the
Giants edged Pittsburgh, 4-3, on Saturday.
Burriss singled to start the ninth against Chris Resop (0-1) and pinch-hitter
Ryan Theriot's base hit put runners on the corners. Angel Pagan was
intentionally walked to load the bases with nobody out. Melky Cabrera then hit
a grounder to shortstop Clint Barmes, who delivered a low throw to the plate
that wasn't handled cleanly by catcher Rod Barajas.
Before the game, the Giants received disturbing and potentially devastating
news regarding their closer. Manager Bruce Bochy announced Brian Wilson likely
has structural issues in his elbow. If the issue is confirmed -- Bochy said
that Wilson would be seeking a second opinion, probably from orthopedist Dr.
James Andrews -- the righty will likely require season-ending Tommy John
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