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Chicago starter Ryan Dempster pitched six strong innings but was denied his first road win in more than two years after Marmol gave up Durham's three-run homer in the seventh.
A closer for the Cubs last season, the right-hander gave up two runs on five hits while striking out seven. His only mistake came in the sixth when he gave up a two-run homer to John Bowker. It was Bowker's ninth home run of the season, a massive shot over the left field wall that landed in the waters of McCovey Cove.
Notes: The game was broadcast around the world to 176 countries and more than 200 U.S. Navy ships as part of "Salute to the Military Night" by the Giants and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. ... The Giants signed 16-year-old pitcher Luis Angel Mateo from the Dominican Republic. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound right-hander is expected to begin playing in the Instructional League this fall. ... San Francisco C Eliezer Alfonzo, called up from Triple-A Fresno a day earlier, made a wild throw into center field while trying to catch Ryan Theriot stealing second base. Alfonzo started in place of Bengie Molina, who was given the night off. ... Slumping Giants SS Omar Vizquel went hitless in three at-bats and is batting .043 (2-for-46) over his last 15 games.
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