Stow in San Francisco’s forecast

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Stow in San Francisco’s forecast

Dad makes surprise guest appearance to encourage his son’s ceremonial first pitch
Giants’ pitcher Jeremy Affeldt puts his arm around Tyler Stow as the 13-year-old listens to a surprise guest speaker Friday at San Francisco’s home opener: his dad, Bryan Stow. The elder Stow, beaten into a medically induced coma after a Dodgers-Giants’ game in Los Angeles last March, is making strides toward recovery. Tyler Stow threw out the ceremonial first pitch, then the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0.
Giants win on Barmes’ miscue

SAN FRANCISCO – Emmanuel Burriss scored on a throwing error by shortstop Clint Barmes in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 win over the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Melky Cabrera hit a sharp grounder to shortstop.
Barmes, playing in at the edge of the infield grass, made a low throw home that bounced in front of catcher Rod Barajas. He tried to make a backhand stop, but the ball skipped away.
The Giants earned their second consecutive series victory after Matt Cain tossed a one-hitter in a 5-0 win Friday.
Burriss hit a leadoff single in the ninth off Chris Resop (0-1), and pinch-hitter Ryan Theriot followed with a sharp single to right that moved Burriss to third.
The win was a nice morale boost for the Giants on a night they learned All-Star closer Brian Wilson is headed for surgery and could miss the season because of structural damage and a ligament problem in his troublesome right elbow.
Javier Lopez (1-0) retired one batter for the win, striking out Alex Presley to end the ninth with the potential go-ahead run on second.
San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford made several snazzy plays with his glove in the win.

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Giants’ pitcher Jeremy Affeldt puts his arm around Tyler Stow as the 13-year-old listens to a surprise guest speaker Friday at San Francisco’s home opener: his dad, Bryan Stow. The elder Stow, beaten into a medically induced coma after a Dodgers-Giants’ game in Los Angeles last March, is making strides toward recovery. Tyler Stow threw out the ceremonial first pitch, then the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0.
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