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The Giants keep the magic going with a clutch 6-5 victory of the Seattle Mariners at Willie Mays Field. The win gave the Giants a 21-20 record, good for a Wild Card berth if the postseason started today. Pinch hitter Darin Ruf homered with one out in the bottom of the seventh to break a 5-5 tie.

Alex Dickerson and Mauricio Dubon also homered for the Giants. Dubon’s homer was an especially delightful display of pop and circumstance, so much so that the young center fielder took his time enjoying it himself, standing in the batter’s box a for a few very long seconds admiring his slugging. No word yet on whether there will be retaliation of the Mariner kind.

Tyler Rogers retired three batters for the win and Tony Watson earned the save with a scoreless ninth.

Donnie Barrels had three more hits to raise his average to an incredulous 353. Folks, that’s not a singles softy .353. Mr. Solano is hitting the ball, long, hard and loud as he comes up with huge homers and extra base hits for the Giants all season. Do I hear chants of “MVP!” “MVP!” by the cardboard cutout faithful?

Do you remember when the Giants were 8-16 earlier in the season? I do and it was not pretty. We were all throwing dirt on the coffin of this season pining for Brian Sabean and everything… Well, just when you thought it was safe to pull out those World Series DVDs the Giants have now been on a tear, going 14-5 since then.

Who are these guys?


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Samardzija is expected to throw in a warm up session tomorrow. The word is he may be able to return before the end of the season.