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August 30th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight game Friday night a 13-2 whooping over the Milwaukee Brewers in the series opener. The 13-runs are a season high for the Giants and they smacked 19 hits on the night.

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Buster Posey was 5-for-5 last night and is batting .487 during his recent hot stretch. He is 19-for-39 with 20 hits, 11 RBI's and scored 10 runs. Posey is the first Giants catcher since Gary Carter to go 5-for-5 in a game since he accomplished this feat on July 7, 1990 in a 10-9 Giants win over the Chicago Cubs. Posey's batting average has increased from .278 to .297 the past nine games.

It was Posey's second career five-hit game after having one last season on July 8 against the New York Mets. Posey joins a list of Giants with five-hit games that includes Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt, Deivi Cruz, Terrell Lowery, Eddie Milner, Doug Mirabelli, Steve Scaresone, Terry Whitfield and Willie Mays.

Speaking of Pence, he extended his hitting streak to 11-games and Joe Panik matched a season-high with four hits. Angel Pagan recorded his seventh three-hit game of the season. The 19 hits are the most at AT&T Park since the Giants crushed 20 on August 14, 2001 in a 13-6 win over the Florida Marlins.

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Ryan Vogelsong finally received some run support and improved his record to 8-9 on the year. The Giants have been shutout five times in his starts and Vogelsong evened produced a hit in the game. The Giants are 13-14 in his starts this season.

The Giants are 14-16 versus the National League Central, 5-9 at home against them and 53-15 when scoring first this year. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before Friday's game that Yusmeiro Petit will start next Tuesday in Colorado against the Rockies.

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