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MLB: San Francisco 8, San Diego 4

Sept. 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Marco Scutaro went 3-for-5 with three RBI Saturday and the San Francisco Giants clinched the National League West with an 8-4 win over San Diego.

Scutaro's two-run single in the fourth inning put the Giants ahead 5-1 and his RBI hit in the sixth gave San Francisco a 7-3 advantage.

Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and three runs scored, while Hunter Pence delivered a sacrifice fly as the Giants claimed their second NL West crown in three years.

Madison Bumgarner (16-10) earned the victory, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out six as the Giants notched their sixth straight win.

Andrew Werner (2-2) was tagged for five runs on six hits in a 3 2/3-inning start for the Padres.

Yonder Alonso knocked a two-run homer and Chase Headley drove in two runs for San Diego.

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